Romance of The Three Kingdoms XIV

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59 / 100
Mar 12, 2020

An underwhelming strategic take on the Three Kingdoms, especially compared to Total War.

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6 / 10
Mar 4, 2020

There's a satisfying strategy experience to be had here though one that comes with quite the learning curve. Even once you have a grip on the basics, tangling with ROTK's new grid-based system and overall pacing can often put a few awkward steps between you executing your next cunning plan.

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6.8 / 10.0
Mar 23, 2020

A verbose strategic one, with a farraginosa interface, offering a solid, complex and articulated game structure, but also very "hard" to tame: only for fans.

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4 / 10
Feb 29, 2020

Eschewing role-playing aspects, depth, and fan-favorite features in favor of simplified pause-and-play automation, ridiculous map-painting mechanics, and lackluster strategic options, Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV is one of the most disappointing offerings from Koei Tecmo's popular franchise. It's the Liu Shan, not the Zhuge Liang, of the series.

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7 / 10.0
Feb 29, 2020

Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV represents a marked improvement on recent outings from the franchise, offering great strategic gameplay and strong characterisation. All of this is done with a strong focus on ease of access, made easier by a clean UI that allows people to pick it up easy.

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6.5 / 10.0
Mar 13, 2020

The fourteenth version of the strategic series signed by Tecmo Koei, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, arrives in our shores on the occasion of the thirty-five years of the franchise.

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5 / 10.0
Mar 10, 2020

The latest instalment in a long-running strategy series, Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV feels like a full-priced budget title. It's functional and at times entertaining, but lacks the depth or variety of other games in the genre.

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3 / 5.0
Mar 1, 2020

There is some fun to be had here, but for me at least it quickly became tedious.

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4.5 / 10.0
Feb 18, 2021

The grand historical strategy of Romance of the Three Kingdoms has had a rocky history. At its best, it is a dramatic, frantic, and tense strategy game that can compete with the best. At its worst, it focuses on dull mechanics and banal world conquering. So, where does the fourteenth instalment sit? Grand strategy or dull micro-managing?

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4.4 / 5.0
Mar 7, 2020

If you like games like Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia then you will most likely enjoy Romance of the Three Kingdoms, if you are a fan of the previous versions then this may well tickle your fancy.

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