Romance of the Three Kingdoms 2 is published by Koei and can be considered as one of the longest historical simulation series. The first version is too difficult to play, therefore I will start straight into the version 2.
Besides improved graphics, Romance 2 comes with good soundtrack too. The soundtrack with chinese motive is very pleasant to listen.
We can play Romance 2 in different characters, including creating a fiction one. My favorite mode is to create a fiction character to play the game.
In Romance 2, a general can lead 10000 soldiers rather than 100 in earlier games. To succeed in battle, general and training play the most important role.
One unique part in Romance 2 battle is, before going into real war, those general with high strength will challenge enemy's party for duel. If enemy's part reject, their number of soldiers will be reduced by almost 10%.
If you are lazy to complete the game, just load the "JOHN" saved game. I purposely save it to enjoy the ending.
This is the last screen of the game. Quite a long journey indeed.
You can download Romance 2 here.