ROMANCE OF THE THREE KINGDOMS TOUCH Plus for iPad
By KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD.
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The classic historical simulation Romance of the Three Kingdoms has come to the iPad!
RTK Touch is a tactical simulation game based on the people and events from the Three Kingdoms period of Chinese history (2nd & 3rd centuries AD). Fight against the heroes of legend and unite all of China under your banner.
Enjoy the classic RTK experience, newly revamped for the iPad!
1. Intuitive controls optimized for the iPad
The graphics and interface have been completely redone to make full use of the iPad’s capabilities. Assess your enemies’ strengths and weaknesses easily with the new, wider info screen layouts and easy-to-use controls. High-resolution graphics bring the world of RTK to life like never before!
2. The mighty heroes of old, reborn
Build your forces from among a grand total of 255 characters, each with unique abilities and extensive back-story. Extend an olive branch to recruit free officers, or overpower and capture enemy officers on the battlefield; no matter how you do it, you will need to raise a strong army in order to conquer all of China!
3. Create your own original characters
All new customization options allow you to create your own original officers and armies. Create a dream team of ancient Chinese warriors and spread your influence across the land! Also, new in-game editing features allow you to change stats and alter the abilities of any officer you like. Truly, your power is limitless!
4. Strategy that's fun for everyone
With a helpful tutorial and extensive glossary and hint features included, even the most inexperienced warrior will be conquering in no time. Though the road to victory is fraught with difficulty, your advisor will offer you wise words on everything from domestic affairs to military operations. Worry not! Fans of the series and newcomers alike will feel right at home.
How to play:
Eliminate all rival forces to win. The game ends in defeat if the player's force is wiped out.
During the strategy phase each city gets one turn per month in which to improve infrastructure, make diplomatic entreaties, recruit new officers, etc. Work hard to build your power base!
During the battle phase you command your troops turn-by-turn in order to defeat your opponent’s army. Battles end after 30 days.
What's New in Version 1.1
1. Now able to use the [Delegate] command in provinces other than the one occupied by your Ruler.
2. Changed the way the application deals with instances of insufficient memory.
If you experience issues such as the application not starting properly or abruptly quitting during gameplay,please try turning off the power of your iPad and waiting at least 1 minute before turning it back on.
*Included a message to help you restart your iPad in order to resolve issues caused by insufficient system memory.
*If you have problems with the application (it will not start, crashes, etc.), please refer to the procedure below to restart your iPad.
[Restarting your iPad]
1. Please hold down the Sleep/Wake button of your iPad for at least 5 seconds.
(Holding down the button for less time than that will only put your iPad into sleep mode and will not restart it.)
2. When the slider appears on the screen, drag it to turn off your iPad.
(This will turn the power off on your iPad.)
3. Leave the power off for at least 1 minute before turning the power back on and launching the application again.
Still needs some work.
I was one of the hesitant people to buy this game after seeing the reviews, but restarting your iPad helps. I've played through a game or two and I've had fun doing it. Though I think some changes to the AI would be nice. It seems like a lot of the AI ignores free land unless they absolutely need it in order to get next to someone who actuallly owns property.
The game isn't exactlyl flashy, but if you've immersed yourself in the Three Kingdoms History or TBS, then you will have fun with this. A lot of the reviews are bad because the game doesn't run for them, but again restarting it (like it says in the little update) helps it with memory problems. I think it might also be nice to keep in mind that I probably have few applications on my actual iPad than most people perhaps.
The actual game itself is still fun. Few things still need to be changed. All their needs to be is either different types of AI, or simply just a better one for its pretty easy to mess with them.
I do have one problem though, and that is that I cannot seem to transfer this purchase from my iPad to my actual computer's itunes library. I bought this on the iPad seeing as I was already on it, and now I cannot seem to transfer it over which worries me because I don't want to lose this purchase at all. Hopefully I can fix this.
Classic, Great Experience... Game Play Needs Work
I bought at the same time, both Romance for the iPad and Nobunaga's Ambition for the iPhone. The difference between the two makes Romance almost useless (Nogunaga is AWESOME!!!). Taxing control and Dam building are two HUGE lackings and really hurt the game play. The price of rice doesn't even fluctuate.
It's guaranteed that you will constantly keep building farmland and dry up all your cash on those. If you succeed in building an army you'll never be able to maintain against your neighbors. If you get hit with a disaster you'll never keep up, ever. Without setting a tax rate or building dams forget it, but with those added to the game it would make it amazing.
Other glaring omissions are being able to move money and rice through your provinces, as well as distributing your army to specific officers.
I'm positive though that these things can be rectified making this game amazing. It's tough, and should stay tough... But the game play has to be adjusted and added as updates, stale development will force me to never buy a game from Koei again. Let's hope that doesn't happen, because i have faith in their great complex games. ;)
I bought this because I loved my RTK Nintendo 64 game back in the day. 20 years later, this iPad version is a mere shadow of the old, old, old version. You can only utilize ONE officer per turn, even if you have dozens of others. I guess all the others just sit on their thumbs while the one officer works?
You can't re-allocate troops. The price of food does not fluctuate. You can't assign tasks to other officers. There are only about 20% of the command options as in RTK Nintendo 64. The battle graphics consist of two hexagons bumping against each other.
In other words, the Nintendo 64 game (circa 1990, 20 years ago, with only 64MB memory) is at least 5 times better than the iPad version (state-of-the-art 64GB memory). Price gouging? More like theft! This app is barely worth $1.99.