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Pokemon Conquest!

May 2, 2012


As a great fan of both Japanese history (specifically the Sengoku-Jidai period of the 1400s-1600s) and Pokemon, I was pretty sure this thing was never going to see the light of day in the United States. Lo and behold, I set my expectations too low!

Of course, a weird question: who is the audience for this game? Do the same people who know who Oda Nobunaga is, also like Pikachu? I can imagine it working in Japan, but here? I imagine I’m a pretty small subset, to say the least, but Pokemon’s still pretty popular ’round these parts, so who knows? Maybe some public school kids will get interested in an obscure war from five hundred years ago; Koei’s Warriors series has done that quite often.

I am a big fan of Koei’s strategy games as well; Romance of the Three Kingdoms is an excellent series, even if you hate calculating numbers for six months trying to conquer China. I can’t imagine this game being bad in any way. But, as noted earlier, I don’t see the crossover appeal for most people. I mean, who likes both of those? It’s like a caramel covered steak – I certainly like both seperately, but together?

I have hope, though. I’ll certainly buy it!


From → Video Games

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