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Facebook Games: Samurai Dynasty Review

by: Brian Lamacraft ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 5/25/2012 • Leave a comment

Samurai Dynasty takes you to feudal Japan. Build up a city complete with defenses, armies, and resources. Dominate your opponents on the game map and join alliances to become powerful.

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    Game Basics

    Samurai Dynasty Screen One   If you like medieval warfare games, you’ll enjoy Samurai Dynasty on Facebook. In this game, you have a city that you need to build up with various structures. Your city also needs resources including food, wood, stone, silver, and iron. The game features a quest system where players can receive resources rewards to help with early building projects. The game features several different military units including, peasants, archers, mounted soldiers, samurai, musket men, canons, spearmen and more. Improve your armies and cites with technology improvements from the academy. Venture onto the game map and fight other game players or NPC locations. Use your Facebook friends as general to lead your armies and manage your game economy.

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    Game Econony

    Samurai Dynasty Screen Two   Many browser strategy games have some sort of game economy. In this game, you’ll collect food, wood, stone, iron, and silver for your city. Your resources go into building structures, training military units, city defenses, and training technology improvements such as better food production. To raise silver you can change your cities tax rate from the castle building and add more housing units to your city. Players should focus their early game towards building resource mines, fields, and putting enough people into their city.

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    Quests

    Many browser strategy games have some sort of game economy. In this game, you’ll collect food, wood, stone, iron, and silver for your city. Your resources go into building structures, training military units, city defenses, and training technology improvements such as better food production. To raise silver you can change your cities tax rate from the castle building and add more housing units to your city. Players should focus their early game towards building resource mines, fields, and putting enough people into their city. The game could use some daily quests or a quest series which you'll find in more advanced browser games. This game features average browser game building quests.

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    City Technology

    Samurai Dynasty Screen Three   To improve your city you can research technology from the academy. Some of the first technology you’ll research is improvements to your resource production through the logging technology, for example. Other technology unlocks various units in the game, improves unit speed, defense, carrying load, and other attributes. Use the academy to unlock other technologies such as espionage and upgrade your academy to unlock all technology for your city.

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    Armies and Generals

    Samurai Dynasty Screen Four   In the game, you can assign Facebook friends to lead your armies from the general’s quarters building. Players can lead armies, improve the economy, troop production, technology research speed, and help with building construction. Combat is text-based and you’ll get a report after the battle telling you what happened. Access your battle reports from your mail messages. Train your military units in your dojo, you’ll start with oxen and peasants and then unlock others such as archers, or musketeers as you continue to play the game.

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    Graphics/Sound

    The game currently doesn’t feature sound options. The graphics are decent enough for a Facebook game but the screen is small. The world map features cities that are too close together so if clans surround you you won’t have much fun in the game since they can attack giving you very little time to respond. The cities should be spaced apart some in the game.

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    Interface/Multiplayer

    The interface of Samurai Dynasty makes it easy to find your way around. Tabs on the left give you access to the city, resource, fields, and game map. You can view quests, alliances, messages, inventory, and the game store for premium items at the top. Tabs for building and army movement are located at the right hand side of the screen. The game also features in-game chat with other game players. Hire your Facebook friends to lead your armies and join an alliance to get the most out of the multiplayer features in this game.

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    Conclusion

    Samuari Dynasty is another average strategy war game you can play on Facebook. The game is worth playing but don't expect to see anything new with it. The game needs a bigger play area and the game map needs more space between cities.

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    References

    All images from Samurai Dynasty.

    Source: Article is author's own experiences playing Samurai Dynasty on Facebook.

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