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  Battle Realms
Battle Realms from Liquid Entertainment is a fantasy strategic game that looks inviting when you look upon the packaging and web site. I was curious because it seemed to have similar attributes as Diablo and Diablo 2. The game has an oriental flavor to it and the characters are samurai types and the scenery includes rice fields and pagoda type dwellings.
When you first start out, you are given the opportunity to help some local peasants get rid of bandits. Once this is done, you are given a quest and this part of the game I found a bit boring or even tedious. You have to build houses and dojos’s. This costs you water and rice so you have to assign peasants to harvest the rice and collect water and when you have reached 20 peasants you can then start to train them in the dojo to become warriors. This took me about 35 minutes and I just sat there and watched.
The game play was a bit tricky to master at first because you have to select a man by left clicking on them and then right click where you wish them to go. Similarly to get them to fight an opponent, you have to select the individual with the left mouse button and then click on the opponent with the right one and hence they fight.
I finally figured out how to get the whole band to go marching off to the bandits’ territories to wipe them out and again I just watched most of the time.
I was a bit disappointed where you do not have much control over how a character fights. It seems too automatic.
Now having said all of this, I must commend the 3d engine and graphics in the game. It is truly awesome and I do not impress easily.
For adventurers, I would certainly recommend this game.

Review ID Number: 129
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Liquid Entertainment / Ubisoft
Review Date: 2002-01-01
Reviewer: Nick Sardy
Rating: 8 out of 10
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