Shogun’s Fate Basics (3 out of 5)
Shogun’s Fate puts you in control of your own shogun dynasty. In the game, you construct buildings using workers to help your city grow. Resources such as meat, rice, wood, and iron are used to complete construction. Works are distributed to the areas of your economy where you need workers to complete the tasks. So for example, you can move workers from rice production over to construction when you need a building done quickly. Take the tutorial where you’ll complete your first structures and learn more about the game. Players can join one of several factions which all have their own distinct bonuses in the game. New players will wat to join a clan or create their own for added game play.
City Building (3 out of 5)
In Shogun’s Fate, you have several important structures you need to build. The first is housing which helps you unlock many of the other buildings. It’s a good idea to move workers off your economic production and onto construction so your houses will be completed in a shorter period. Scroll the map to see the other areas of your city and the requirements for each building. Once you build the Dojo, you’ll unlock the ability to create troops and armies. In the game, you can train samurai and ninjas too with special buildings. With a market, you can trade with other players in the game.
Units (4 out of 5)
The game features a number of units including archers, samurai, cavalry, armed peasants, assassins, saboteurs, and magic units such as monks. The game also has some fantasy units such as goblins, spirits, and some animal units. With the fantasy element, this isn’t a true history game and that’s a bit disappointing. It would be nice to see ancient Japanese units and not the fantasy units such as goblins. Some units will require additional buildings to be constructed. You’ll need to balance unit production with your economy and be careful not to recruit too many people away from your resourse production. You’ll get a battle report after you fight in the game with a turn-by-turn outcome.
Graphics/Interface (3 out of 5)
Shogun’s Fate features pastel style graphics but has no sound. The game in mainly text based but the few graphics that are there help to brighten up the game. The look of the city is a little weak and some better graphics here would help. On the map, you can see your territory and those around you. The graphic map is the highlight of the graphics in this game. The interface in the game is nice with tabs for the various sections of the game such as the economy or military units. There are several different tabs on the map so you can see the political picture, general map, allies, and enemies using the globe tabs. You can also search by user or by faction too.
Multiplayer/Game Play (4 out of 5)
Like many browser style games Shogun’s Fate has a multiplayer element, where you can join or create your own clan. It’s always a good idea to join a clan in a game such as this once since it’s difficult to get anywhere without one. The game has quite a few different buildings to construct and there are also a lot of different military units. You won’t find anything different with the game since it features much of the same game play as other browser war games. The ability to move workers around to your economy or to help construct buildings adds a bit of strategy to the game since you need to balance the economy with your military.
Conclusion (3 out of 5)
Shogun’s Fate is a decent browser game with a nice ancient Asian theme. You’ll find plenty of units to build and structures to build. The game features a bit of a fantasy element so this might appeal to some players. The game map is well done and the game economy adds some strategy to the game where you manage your workers. Be sure to join an alliance to get the most out of the game and do the tutorial to learn more about it.