I love me some video games, but college life continues to team up with my full-time job to attack my free time. Over the last few weeks though I have been managing to sneak in some gaming time and the main title I have been losing my weekends to has been Nobunaga’s Ambition Sphere Of Influence.
Become a Daimyo
Nobunaga’s Ambition Sphere Of Influence allows players to “become a Daimyo of the Warring States period of Japanese history” and is “a historical simulation game of conquest and domination”. I’ve been having so much fun with this game which allows an insight into Japanese history, it is easy to play but hard to master and can be played in so many ways that the 50+ hours I have spent playing over the last month an a half feels like a drop in the bucket while still being so much fun.
So far I’ve played and completed games with the Nanbu Clan, Takeda Clan, and Oda Clan. The first part of my clunky playthrough as the Nanbu clan can be seen in a 10 part Youtube series embedded below (sorry for the lack of commentary, I usually play when chillaxing). Don’t forget to subscribe to my Youtube channel.
Warring States Portraits
The story of the game revolves around actual persons and events during the Warring States period and I have gotten so much educational value learning about the different events depending on the clan I play as. The story is told via wonderfully drawn stylized portraits representing the generals and other characters.
I highly recommend picking up Nobunaga’s Ambition Sphere Of Influence if you like this kind of game. It is available for the PS4, PS3, and PC. Check out the official website and tweet me @Jamaipanese if decide to play!
Kirk is a proud Jamaican who started Jamaipanese.com in February 2006 and now lives in rural Japan. He enjoys sharing his experiences learning about Japan, personal milestones in life as well as interests such as photography, gaming and travelling.