Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV: Diplomacy and Strategy Expansion Pack
If you are new to this series or simulation strategy games in general, expect to spend a couple of hours just in the tutorials of Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV: Diplomacy and Strategy Expansion Pack. The gameplay is complex, but not overly convoluted. As you gain experience and get familiar with the available options and the general flow, it becomes a satisfying adventure.
With a second season pass to come, RoTK XIV is a significant investment, but it's one of those games that becomes a hobby all by itself. The portable platform suits it, as the clean aesthetics and design look resplendent on the Switch screen, and while it's not exactly a pick-up-an-play experience, it's also the kind of strategy game where you can get a lot done when you've got an hour's spare over lunch or before bed. This is going to be on heavy rotation for a long time to come.
While the Nintendo Switch version of the game has a slightly downgraded visual resolutions and frame rate than other platforms, Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV: Diplomacy and Strategy Expansion Pack Bundle has a clever, possibly even smarter set of controls and accessibility with the addition of the touch and swipe screen function. But this was only possible because the game’s usual detailed strategy customization has become simplified. The Diplomacy and Strategy Expansion Pack adds more in-depth content but doesn’t highlight some of the butterfly effects of certain strategic decisions. Still an enjoyable game to those who expect complex drama and human interactions sprouting from different tactical outcomes.
Review in Korean | Read full review
As expensive & underwhelming as funding a mercenary forces attempt to scale the enemy walls without ladders.
For more fervent fans of the genre, Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV: Diplomacy and Strategy Expansion Pack can be a rich treasure to explore. However, the dedication necessary to understand the significant actions in the complex tangle of the game makes it difficult to enjoy it for almost any other type of player.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV: Diplomacy & Strategy Pack is a worthy addition to an already excellent strategy game. It was enough to get me to sink in dozens more hours into a title that I had not played in several months, reminding me how much I enjoyed the fourteenth installment of the franchise. That being said, if you played the core game in the past and found it not to your liking, I doubt that the additional depth or even the addition of Chronicles mode will convince you to give it another go – the core content and pacing had not changed all that dramatically. If like me however, you enjoyed what the base game had to offer, the additional depth and options hold plenty of appeal.
Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV: Diplomacy and Strategy Expansion Pack is a good bundle that will offer us hours and hours of fun if we are into the grand strategy genre. It has some details that can be improved, such as the AI, or some dead hours in the games, but also great ideas such as how to annex territory. Also, the four scenarios offered by the expansion add even more hours to a game than if you get hooked, you won't need anything else for quite a while.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
You won’t find the depth of territory or building development that you do in Civilization, but you will find a complete and engaging strategy game. Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV is packed, full of different scenarios, with hours upon hours of quality strategy war gameplay. There is quite a lot of nuances to the game which I’m still learning, but if you do stick with it, I think it proves to be a very rewarding strategy game!
Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV Diplomacy and Strategy Pack is an extra that will bring very interesting news if you are one of those who like strategy simulators. If you already had the basic game, now you will see your possibilities expanded with such cool additions as being able to market in other territories.
Review in Spanish | Read full review