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Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence - Ascension

Koei Tecmo Games, Kou Shibusawa Productions
Oct 28, 2016 - PlayStation 4, PC, PlayStation 5
Strong

OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

45%

Critics Recommend

IGN Spain
7 / 10
GamingTrend
50 / 100
ZTGD
7 / 10
COGconnected
66 / 100
Wccftech
8 / 10
GameWatcher
9 / 10
TechRaptor
7.5 / 10
Hardcore Gamer
3.5 / 5
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Critic Reviews for Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence - Ascension

Deep but ugly and with a horrible control scheme on consoles, this game may entertain those who enjoy the deep strategy games, but may be too dense for everyone else.

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Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence – Ascension is a very deep, complex, and well made game with high quality experiences from the lowest to the highest level of rule in Feudal Japan.  It is also a tease, showing you all of this quality without taking the time to actually explain itself. Frustrating camera controls and a total lack of guidance leave a bad taste in the mouth when the game so easily could have avoided both and been truly great.

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ZTGD

7 / 10.0
ZTGD

I find myself in an odd situation where I felt miserable playing Nobunaga’s Ambition, mostly because it’s just not the kind of game that I enjoy. However, at the same time, I couldn’t help but be impressed at the level of depth and polish in the overall experience. Still, it remains that this game did nothing to make me want to delve deeper into the genre of Grand Strategy.

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That being said, you probably already know if you’re going to like Ascension or not because the changes aren’t significant enough to attract strategy fans that were put off with the previous release.

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Sphere of Influence - Ascension takes you on a more personal journey through the Sengoku Jidai period of Japan. Take control, rise through the ranks and explore an even more detailed game than the original. This standalone expansion improves on the original in almost every way.

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Ascension is a fantastic stand-alone that is a superior game in every way to its predecessor. It’s perfect for both new players and veterans and both with have plenty of content to get their teeth into.

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A great Sengoku period strategy game with thousands of unique historical figures that sadly doesn't offer much beyond the previous release in the series.

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Fans of understatement would describe Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence – Ascension as sprawling.

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