Expanded Description Dynasty Tactics 2 once again challenges players to unite ancient China's splintered Three Kingdoms under one rule. KOEI's turn-based strategy game now features multiple storylines and endings as well as three times the tactical formations found the original. With careful planning, players can take one military unit and create up to ten "tactical combo" links. These links are triggered from one specific tactic, based in part on the unit's position relative to the enemy, which can automatically lead to additional attacks. Causing an opposing army to retreat to a position already occupied by friendly forces would be an example of a tactical combo.
Joining the original's cast of characters is the mighty warrior Lu Bu, and players can now acquire new tactics by entering special training camps during the campaign. Players are also free to solicit troops for their armies, assign specific tactics to subordinate officers (previously only leaders could use tactics), and join forces with other commanders to perform special maneuvers. Players are graded on their overall skill at the end of each stage, in such areas as complete defeats, number of linked tactics, ingenuity, leadership, and more. The overall goal is to unify China within a period of 30 days.
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Control Elements Gamepad/Joystick
ControlInstruction STRATEGY PHASE: D-Pad = move cursor; X Button = confirm; Circle Button = move cursor to your capital, change the sorting category; Square Button = display the conditions for winning the scenario, change the display; Triangle Button = cancel; R1 Button = cycle the cursor in order over your units or spies; R2 Button = display the list of officers in your army, display detailed information; L1 Button = cycle the cursor in reverse order over your units or spies; L2 Button = display the civilian list; Start Button = end turn; Select Button = function menu; BATTLE PHASE; D-Pad = move cursor; Left Analog Stick = change the distance of the camera; Right Analog Stick = rotate or move the camera; X Button = confirm; Circle Button = switch tactics; Square Button = display detailed unit information; Triangle Button = cancel; R1 Button = cycle cursor forward though units in order of movement; R2 Button = display tactics, show detailed information of item or tactic; L1 Button = cycle cursor backward through units in order of movement; L2 Button = toggle display of officer names and troops numbers; Start Button = toggle display of control help; Select Button = open command menu