Total War: Three Kingdoms is a strategy game set in ancient China. With this game, you get to follow historical events and characters, but play as a medieval Asian ruler. You can also choose between playing as one of the warring factions: Han, Wu, or Wei. Each faction has its own strengths and weaknesses, so you’ll need to choose one of the many available factions and choose the right one for you.
The battlefield is very large. Battles are made up of three types of units: infantry, cavalry, and artillery. If you’re into total war games, you may find this a little overwhelming, but if you are not, it’s fairly simple.
One problem with each type of unit is that they are incredibly powerful. Once you have them, they will be able to take on any number of enemies. If you want to win, you have to work together with your army.
The armies are led by emperors’ lieutenants and generals. In Total War: Three Kingdoms, each emperor controls his own army, and needs to find ways to beat the other, as well as finding allies to do so. When they succeed, their side wins.
When it comes to diplomacy in Total War: Three Kingdoms, there are two ways to go about it. Each of the three major factions has different traits, so choose your strategy depending on what you want.
Eunuchs are highly skilled warriors that serve as messengers and spies. They’re expected to fight for their emperor. Their role in the military is critical, so having them make sure that each new army reaches their goal is a great bonus.
For the Wu, the strongest trait is Honor, meaning they are highly respected by all the other clans, while Guos are legendary for their courage, they are extremely dangerous at winning battles, so their strength lies in fighting other clans. The Han are noted for their skill and inventiveness, and the Wei have the most expertise at building forts. These traits are important because they each add a different facet to your strategy. It’s important to choose the right traits to fit your play style, and since they are such a great boost to your faction, using them is even more valuable.
Like many of the Total War games, Total War: Three Kingdoms is a great gateway game for the series. For those who are interested in becoming familiar with strategy games, this is a great way to get started. It can be easy to pick up on how each faction works, and keep playing until you decide to stop.