Romance of the Three Kingdoms III: Dragon of Destiny
DOS - 1993
Also released on: FM Towns - Genesis - Sharp X68000 - TurboGrafx CD
Description of Romance of the Three Kingdoms III: Dragon of Destiny
After the disappointingly easy Romance of Three Kingdoms 2, KOEI revamped the whole engine and introduce many enhancements for the third game in its flagship series. The results are mostly positive, although some might argue that the game is still much easier than the first game. There are many enhancements and new features.
First, RtK 3 places a much stronger emphasis on tactical battles. The game debuts the attractive isometric view of the battlefield, which makes commanding your army more exciting. It also introduces new units such as crossbow, strong crossbow, and cavalry. Size of castles are more realistic in the isometric view, and you can actually place units at various points inside the castle if you are defending against an invasion. Capital Cities such as Luoyang and Xu Chang have bigger castles compared to other towns, spanning almost the entire screen. This makes it more difficult to capture these cities, as the castle can house many more units of the defender.
There are also several new tactics, such as ambush and pitholes if an advisor is present in battle. On the downside, the game is much easier than RtK 1 if you have intelligent advisors (with 95 or above intelligence score). This is because their advices are so accurate that you already have a good chance of winning if you just blindly do what they say. Still, longer and more involved tactical battles help lengthen the game, especially in late stages when you are trying to break down the last strongholds.
Overall, RtK 3 is a fine sequel to a great series. Attractive VGA graphics and great soundtrack help bring medieval China to life. To prevent the game from ending too soon, though, play as a custom character instead and don't ask for advice from your advisors . Thumbs up!
Review By HOTUD
Comments and reviews
seroster 2023-03-22 0 point DOS version
Love that this game is declared as not abandonware, yet also is only available in Japanese. Oh well, there's always a Super Nintendo ROM, but the graphics in most of Koei's early 90's games were better on the PC.
Aan 2021-09-14 -1 point
Bagaimana cara download game ini ya? Apakah bisa dimainkan menggunakan hp andoid
Adam 2019-08-16 -1 point
This is perfect! Exactly what I was looking for. However, when I download it (the Genesis version) it's all in chinese. Any way I could get the English version?
Rays 2017-07-07 -1 point DOS version
Can you put it on Dropbox or Google Drive then post the sharing url here, so other can download too? Many thanks.
ตุ่น 2016-05-17 1 point
สามก๊กภาคสาม เป็นอะไรที่ลึกซึ้งมากๆ เกมนี้มีมนต์เสน่ห์ทั้งรูปแบบของเกมที่สวยงาม เพลงก็หวานมากในโหมดการวางแผน ทัศนียภาพของประเทศจีนเหมือนดูภาพถ่ายจากดาวเทียมไทยคม1ฤดูกาลก็เปลี่ยนแปลงตามเดือนที่ปรากฎ การยกทับจับศึกต่อสู้ก็เหมือนดูฟุตบอลไม่มีผิดเพี้ยน การโกงเกมก็ไม่มีผลกับตัวละครมากนักนอกจากจะตั้งปีค.ศ.ให้มากกว่าที่ตัวละครในเมืองนั้นๆจะมีชีวิตอยู่ได้ ตั้งปีค.ศ.0ก็ไม่มีผลอะไรต่อตัวละครเลย เรื่องราวในนิยายสามก๊กจะยังคงดำเนินต่อไปจนกว่าผู้ปกครองนั้นๆจะยึดเมืองทั้งประเทศได้ เกมถึงจะจบลง
icewater 2013-09-08 0 point DOS version
There seems to be a bug in this download. Cannot seem to un-delegate a city. A city becomes automatically deglated after conquering it.
Xantrani 2012-06-24 -1 point DOS version
i have a real strategy guide...one that points out many of the missing points of other so called strategy guide. like the formulas used to determine how much your economy will grow, how to build your land production, plant crops, and flood control/irrigation most effectively. plus real beginning game cheats. where do i post this guide?
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