This Might Be The Only World War II Tactics Game With Dragons And Spaceships

By Spencer . March 21, 2011 . 12:24pm

Last year, SystemSoft Alpha to a break from Moe Moe Niji Taisen and went back to their bread & butter – Daisenryaku. The long running military tactics series was, in SystemSoft Alpha’s words, perfected with Daisenryaku Perfect: Champion of the Battlefield, which was released for PSP last year.

 

This June, Daisenryaku Perfect is coming to HD consoles. SystemSoft Alpha has a PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 port with a few extra features such as online multiplayer and 3D graphics during attack scenes.

 

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OK, that may not appear to be an upgrade, Daisenryaku Perfect: Champion of the Battlefield used sprites on PSP. Here are some comparison screenshots.

 

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PlayStation 3/Xbox 360

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PlayStation 3 / Xbox 360

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Despite SystemSoft Alpha’s push towards realistic tactics, Daisenryaku Perfect’s map editor lets players set up out of the world battles. You can create units like sci-fi style space ships and dragons to fight a fleet of F-22 Raptors.

 

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Daisenryaku Perfect supports up to eight players for online battles over PlayStation Network or Xbox Live. However, the PlayStation 3 version does not have in-game chat.

 

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  • Code

    You know what’d be really awesome — a new Advance Wars game owo; This looks kinda bad xpx; But maybe if they can cram this game with units maybe it’ll be something of interest opo?

    • http://twitter.com/gabriel_may_uk Gabriel May

      New Advance Wars game with Dragons, Bear Calvary and a Panda with a Gun would be most welcome :D

    • Joanna

      Hopefully the wait will be over soon and we’ll get one since there is a new handheld system. I still want that remake of FE3….. :’(

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1472407455 Charles Lupula

    Ummm…

    Errrr…

    You know, as someone who enjoys NISA products, I’m usually the first person to say, “graphics don’t matter.”

    But…uhhhhh…

    How is it possible that the PSP version looks better than the PS3/360 versions? That is one ugly game, like first generation Saturn/PS1 ugly.

    • http://s1.zetaboards.com/Crossed_Swords_Inn/index/ konpon568

      IS this really from NISA? Are you sure? Is this an error?

      • Ladius

        I think Lupula was implying that since he’s into NiSA games he doesn’t mind low budget titles, not that this game will be released by NiSA in the west ;)

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1472407455 Charles Lupula

          Exactly. I actually would hope NISA wouldn’t pick this up, as then I’d have to buy it to support them and this looks awful.

          As Ladius said, I was saying that graphics don’t usually bother me, while that’s the number one complaint I hear from people who don’t play NISA games. “They look like PS2 games,” which doesn’t really matter to me.

          This, though…wow…this is a new kind of ugly. Or should I say an old kind. It reminds me of when games first switched to polygons from sprites and I’d wonder why they’d make everything so ugly looking.

          • http://s1.zetaboards.com/Crossed_Swords_Inn/index/ konpon568

            Oh, OK then.

  • http://twitter.com/Sieghardt Sieghardt

    I quite like the look of this and I would totally buy it for a reasonable price. but I hear it’s ¥8,190? That’s a bit too rich for my blood

    • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

      Yeah, that’s the launch price. It *may* get a price drop if it doesn’t sell like other SSA games.

  • http://twitter.com/gabriel_may_uk Gabriel May

    The PSP version looks cleaner and sharper oddly.

    • http://s1.zetaboards.com/Crossed_Swords_Inn/index/ konpon568

      I agree. Sprites do make this game look better. At least aesthetically…

      EDIT: Scratch that. I thought they were sprites, but it’s only the explosions. The vehicles are still in 3D. Yeah, this game should stay a portable game, or at least a Mini/XBOX Arcade game (if it isn’t that already).

  • http://profiles.google.com/seanw17 Sean Williams

    We are actively trying to localize this version of the game. (The Dragons and Spaceships are sort of just a mod.) The main game is a WW2+ based technology turn based hard core strategy game. Historically; the Daisenryaku series has been around since the late 80′s beginning on the NES and moving up through just about every console.

    It is a very good game that allows you to match up with/against 8 other A.I./people on a giant detailed terrain hex grid (with varying levels of altitudes for air units and different depths for sea faring units).

    Its a hard core strategy game through and through, which scares many people off :). However, we have built a great community of people willing to answer any questions and inform anyone interested about the game and its history.

    Please drop in and voice an opinion:

    http://community.us.playstation.com/message/31033816#31033816

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