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Pokemon Conquest: Gotta invade them all!
July 4, 2012
By John Powell - G4 Canada
The Pokemon franchise has spun off into more directions than the octopus ride at your local fairground. There have been dungeon crawlers, race games, puzzle games and even a typing game. 'Pokemon Conquest' - the latest in the Pokemon sequels - is the most challenging and the most noteworthy of them all.
An RPG game in the same vein as 'Fire Emblem' and the like, 'Conquest' has Pokemon and warlords joining forces and battling over the Ransei region. As the story goes, if one warlord can conquer the region's 17 kingdoms, the legendary Pokémon who created the region will be revealed.
Battles follow the traditional rock-paper-scissors Pokemon style of combat with a few differences. Movement and the obstacles of the surrounding terrain are major factors in the game.
Pokemon aren't the only ones who can throw down either. Warlords have special abilities too which can affect individual Pokemon or the entire army as a whole when brought into play.
Collecting warlords, sorting them into armies (teams) and steadily evolving everyone's Pokemon takes a lot of time and effort. The main story is approximately a hundred plus hours to complete, so just like your regular, annual Poke title, 'Conquest' will keep you busy over the summer until 'Pokémon Black 2 and White 2' hits stores in October.
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