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Dynasty Tactics 2 Ships 25

KOEI announces that Dynasty Tactics 2 is to be unleashed unto North America this week. Based upon the Dynasty Warriors titles, Tactics 2 now features the infamous Lu Bu among its characters. Final Fantasy Tactics Advance just reintroduced me to the genre of the tactical strategy game, and if this installment is like the previous, it should be a good game. The game system sounds interesting as well. From the release: "The game's new Points Evaluation System grades a player's performance based on several criteria including: 'complete defeats' and 'number of tactics linkages.' Players can also explore cities, villages, and tactics training camps. On the streets, you can meet the villagers, obtain items and receive instructions on employing rare tactics with devastating results."
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Dynasty Tactics 2 Ships

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  • by Anonymous Coward
    You mean you haven't been playing Advance Wars (and 2) and you own a GBA?

    • Yes, reintroduced. As in played the hell out of them both and moved on, then got back in with FFTA.
  • PS2 only! (Score:3, Informative)

    by Cancel ( 596312 ) on Tuesday September 23, 2003 @11:18AM (#7034692)
    It was hard to find in the press release, and nonexistent in the submission, but Dynasty Tactics 2 is a PS2-only release.
    • At this point, if the system isn't mentioned I think the "for Playstation 2" is just assumed.
      • But just being "for PS2" is different than being exclusively available on the PS2. I would say that most games released by third parties these days are for the XBox and PS2. The fact that the game is a PS2 exclusive is noteworthy and I certainly wouldn't assume exclusivity unless it was noted.
  • by stonecypher ( 118140 ) <stonecypher&gmail,com> on Tuesday September 23, 2003 @11:28AM (#7034753) Homepage Journal
    It's kind of a shame that Koei has fallen into naming their games to take up the popular trends - that is, after Tactics Ogre spawned FF: Tactics - considering that they've been running strategy games on console gaming hardware longer than almost anybody else still alive. Their historic characters happen to be the same ones chosen for their other games - nobunaga's ambition, rise of an emperor, genghis khan, romance of the three kingdoms, et cetera - and they were a foundation experience in strategy gaming for an entire generation raised without Tom Jolly, Ravensburger, or other *real* physical game makers.

    But, hey, everyone's gotta earn lunch money, I guess.
  • Love the game - finished it a couple of times... and still play it (getting Ramza to near godlike status is a hobby)...

    I don't have a GBA... but might consider getting one it FFTA is as good...

    How does DT2 (or even 1) compare to these? I realise that it is tactical... but is it strictly military? Are magic and monsters in the game as well?
  • reintroduced me to the genre of the
    tactical strategy game
    Uh, so which is it? Tactical, or strategic? There's a difference, y'know.
  • ... I still have a long ways to go in the first one! :(

  • How do you "tactic" a ship, let alone two of them?
  • Why is this news? It doesn't seem like this game deserves any more special attention then any other game release.

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