Nobunaga's Ambition: Taishi Reviews

Nobunaga's Ambition: Taishi is ranked in the 34th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
6.5 / 10.0
Jun 7, 2018

Maybe the years are a weigh heavily for this last Nobunaga's Ambition or maybe the consoles are not its home anymore but Nobunaga's Ambition: Taishi feels old, clumsy and hard to play on a DualShock 4. It good features are covered by its defects.

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75 / 100
Jun 8, 2018

Nobunaga's Ambition: Taishi is certainly the kind of game that you can get lost in, constantly muttering 'one more turn' while losing sleeping and playing into the wee hours of the morning.

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Dave Aubrey
Top Critic
6 / 10.0
Jun 8, 2018

Nobunaga's Ambition: Taishi is an interesting, but painfully slow and uninvolving strategy game that I want to praise more, but in comparison to its contemporaries, I can't help but feel it still needs work. Shame, as the strategy flavor of Nobunaga's Ambition has always appealed to me, but in practice it feels sluggish and makes me yearn for strategy games I'll enjoy that much more.

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7 / 10.0
Jun 24, 2018

Nobunaga's Ambition: Taishi is a turn-based grand strategy role-playing simulation video game which comes out in the 35th anniversary of this series. Maybe this could be one of the reasons why it (pitifully) maintained most of its main features, including many faults that could have been removed or improved.

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3.5 / 5.0
Jun 5, 2018

The new features, particularly the Resolve system, are cool, but the title still manages to feel incomplete. For those elite, it's best to wait until the next version.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 7, 2018

Nobunaga's Ambition: Taishi has some small bugbears with its presentation, but thankfully nothing that hurts that core strategy experience too badly. It is one of the few of its kind that mixes both the excitement of battles and the mundanity of managing politics, while making both engaging. The UI designs and tutorials making the game an excellent place for genre fans to give it a try. An easy recommend for the kind of player who's sunk hundreds of hours into Civilization or Total War.

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3 / 10.0
Jun 13, 2018

I really hate tearing down games because nobody sets out to purposefully make a bad game and people put passion and effort into Nobunaga's Ambition: Taishi, but not only does this game fail on its own merits, the fact that this is the 15th entry in an acclaimed series makes it even more disappointing. The way it tries to hide its lack of depth is almost insulting, and not even a decent character system can save it.

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6 / 10.0
Jun 24, 2018

As a turn-based strategy game that should have offered more depth with the amount of time that you spend on it, Nobunaga's Ambition: Taishi is disappointingly shallow and fails to carry on the long legacy for a series that is known for its incredibly complex and deep strategical implementation of ancient Japan.

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8 / 10
Jun 15, 2018

Nobunaga's Ambition: Taishi is a game that feels like a more approachable version of what's come before, both for returning players and new ones alike.

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Jun 5, 2018

This is the kind of game I can sit down to and play for an entire evening without realising how much time was slipping. It's always "just one more turn," or "just one more battle", and even after all these years of playing Koei's strategy and action games set through the Sengoku period, and reading books about it, I'm always impressed that Koei Tecmo manages to teach me something new each time it releases something in the franchise.

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Drew Hurley
Top Critic
3 / 10
Jun 15, 2018

Considering this is the fifteenth in the franchise, Koei Tecmo took a big risk by trying to attract an all new audience and it failed spectacularly. Understanding where Nobunaga's Ambition: Taishi came from can help to explain it. It was released not just for PC originally, but for tablet also, hence the big changes and simplified features. In this bold move, Koei Tecmo managed to not only drive away its loyal fan-base but also fail to bring in any new fans to the series. Ultimately, the final product is just dull, too simple to appeal to the hardcore, and too dense to appeal to the casual. It's hard to see who could enjoy this outside of hardcore J-History buffs and, even then, a textbook would be more entertaining.

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6 / 10.0
Jun 5, 2018

Pretty good strategy game overall. The combat is engaging, the number of characters is vast, and the delegate feature is pretty handy. However, the graphics are rather subpar.

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GameSpace
Jatobi
Top Critic
8.5 / 10.0
Jun 5, 2018

Nobunaga's Ambition: Taishi is an excellent addition to the grand strategy game genre. It provides an historically accurate setting with a lot of story from actual conflicts during the Sengoku period. Requiring good strategy planning and governance, the game provides a difficult setting to enjoy massive warfare on a grand scale. If you're a fan of the Sengoku period, or just a fan of grand strategy games, you'll fall in love with the in-depth features offered by Nobunaga's Ambition: Taishi!

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7 / 10.0
Jun 12, 2018

Nobunaga's Ambition: Taishi is a slow-moving strategy game that needs long hours of play, a complex user interface and a smooth and annoying system of instructions rather than being useful to newcomers. On the other hand, the title provides many historical information about feudal Japan and real characters and battles from this era.

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