History VideoGame / SwordOfTheSamurai

12th Feb '15 5:49:40 PM jormis29
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You can visit the master's estate and meet your rivals there, or court a sufficiently honorable maiden (who usually needs [[DamselInDistress rescuing from a bandit's lair]]). [[SpotOfTea Tea ceremonies]] will occur to improve your relations with your peers (the other samurai, who must eventually be surpassed if you want to inherit your lord's estate). Occasionally, your lord will call on your to mobilize your army, and then a real-time army-on-army battle will take place, a primitive but [[OlderThanYouThink closely-reminiscent]] version of ''Shogun: TotalWar''. You can also visit your peers' estates, and if you're in disguise, can [[StealthBasedMission break inside]] and try to dishonor them by kidnapping a family member or stealing something precious they were guarding for someone. On the flipside, your peers can also do the same thing to you - except they will come to your estate accompanied by {{Ninja}}s, making things nightmarish at best. Of course, the best thing you can do in disguise is to try to [[TheStarscream break into your own master's estate]] and assassinate him. If you're the favoured Samurai at the time, this is a sure-fire way to [[DragonAscendant inherit his estate]]!
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You can visit the master's estate and meet your rivals there, or court a sufficiently honorable maiden (who usually needs [[DamselInDistress rescuing from a bandit's lair]]). [[SpotOfTea Tea ceremonies]] will occur to improve your relations with your peers (the other samurai, who must eventually be surpassed if you want to inherit your lord's estate). Occasionally, your lord will call on your to mobilize your army, and then a real-time army-on-army battle will take place, a primitive but [[OlderThanYouThink closely-reminiscent]] version of ''Shogun: TotalWar''.''VideoGame/ShogunTotalWar''. You can also visit your peers' estates, and if you're in disguise, can [[StealthBasedMission break inside]] and try to dishonor them by kidnapping a family member or stealing something precious they were guarding for someone. On the flipside, your peers can also do the same thing to you - except they will come to your estate accompanied by {{Ninja}}s, making things nightmarish at best. Of course, the best thing you can do in disguise is to try to [[TheStarscream break into your own master's estate]] and assassinate him. If you're the favoured Samurai at the time, this is a sure-fire way to [[DragonAscendant inherit his estate]]!
26th Nov '14 8:58:32 PM Angeldeb82
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''Sword of the Samurai'' is a Video Game released by {{Microprose}} in 1990. As with many games created by that studio during the period, it was an attempt to combine basic elements of {{Action|Game}}, {{Strategy|Game}} and [[RolePlayingGame Role-Playing]] into a single game. It is set [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin in the time of the Samurai]] of Medieval Japan.
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''Sword of the Samurai'' is a Video Game released by {{Microprose}} in 1990.1989. As with many games created by that studio during the period, it was an attempt to combine basic elements of {{Action|Game}}, {{Strategy|Game}} and [[RolePlayingGame Role-Playing]] into a single game. It is set [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin in the time of the Samurai]] of Medieval Japan.
26th Nov '14 8:13:34 PM Angeldeb82
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''Sword of the Samurai'' is a Video Game released by {{Microprose}} in 1990. As with many games created by that studio during the period, it was an attempt to combine basic elements of [[ActionGame Action]], [[StrategyGame Strategy]] and [[RolePlayingGame Role-Playing]] into a single game. It is set [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin in the time of the Samurai]] of Medieval Japan.
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''Sword of the Samurai'' is a Video Game released by {{Microprose}} in 1990. As with many games created by that studio during the period, it was an attempt to combine basic elements of [[ActionGame Action]], [[StrategyGame Strategy]] {{Action|Game}}, {{Strategy|Game}} and [[RolePlayingGame Role-Playing]] into a single game. It is set [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin in the time of the Samurai]] of Medieval Japan.

* AppealToForce: [[AvertedTrope Averted]]. If your daimyo orders you to commit {{seppuku}}, you ''cannot'' solve the problem by launching a coup d'etat, even if you can get rid of him by force at any other time.
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* AppealToForce: [[AvertedTrope Averted]].{{Averted|Trope}}. If your daimyo orders you to commit {{seppuku}}, you ''cannot'' solve the problem by launching a coup d'etat, even if you can get rid of him by force at any other time.

* AppealToForce: [[AvertedTrope Averted]]. If your daimyo orders DamselInDistress: There's a random chance when you to commit {{seppuku}}, you ''cannot'' solve court a bride that they'll be kidnapped by bandits and need rescuing. Also, any time the problem by launching a coup d'etat, even if you can get rid of him by force at any other time.player's wife or daughter is kidnapped would qualify.

* DistressedDamsel: There's a random chance when you court a bride that they'll be kidnapped by bandits and need rescuing. Also, any time the player's wife or daughter is kidnapped would qualify.
30th Jun '13 1:56:46 AM Ramidel
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Not the case. The AI does weigh its chances, and often backs down if it thinks it's outclassed. Also, not defending one's honor has serious practical consequences.
* HonorBeforeReason: Both the player and the AI samurai may mock each other's families. The honorable way out is challenging the offending opponent to a DuelToTheDeath, and this is the option the AI players tend to take - [[ArtificialStupidity even if the player has already killed a dozen other samurai in similar duels]]. The fact that the game is set in Feudal Japan [[JustifiedTrope makes it understandable]] for characters to go to extreme lengths to protect their honor, though.
21st Jan '13 12:29:14 PM SeptimusHeap
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* AppealToForce: [[AvertedTrope Averted]]. If your daimyo orders you to commit {{seppuku}}, you ''cannot'' solve the problem by launching a coup d'etat, even if you can get rid of him by force at any other time.

* ScrewTheRulesIHaveANuke: [[AvertedTrope Averted]]. If your daimyo orders you to commit {{seppuku}}, you ''cannot'' solve the problem by launching a coup d'etat, even if you can get rid of him by force at any other time.
8th Oct '12 3:52:16 PM Ramidel
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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveANuke: [[AvertedTrope Averted]]. If your daimyo orders you to commit {{seppuku}}, you ''cannot'' solve the problem by launching a coup d'etat, even if you can get rid of him by force at any other time.
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