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One of Japan䀙s best-selling role-playing game series makes its stateside debut on the PSP with the release of Generation of Chaos. Mixing strategy with kingdom building and character advancement, Generation of Chaos follows in the footsteps of such titles as Final Fantasy Tactics and Dragon Force, but with the ability to command an army of 30 characters in real time. The lead protagonist is Allen, who longs for peace in a world ravaged by war and civil strife. Players begin with a small and fledgling kingdom named Zodia and must try to expand its influence by conquering neighboring kingdoms or creating political allies. The belief is that peace can only come when the land is united, so players must engage in fierce battles against rival armies to ensure this noble goal.
Unlike most games of its type, Generation of Chaos does not involve controlling individual units in battle. Players instead issue global commands like "crush," "charge," and "wait" as the two armies automatically engage in combat. Before the battle commences, players can order their army to fight in a specific formation and purchase spells to heal, burn, summon lightning strikes, and more. In between battles, players will be able to explore the world on a board game-style map and expand their kingdom by making decisions in the areas of infrastructure, commerce, foreign relations, and military. While players begin with a variety of generals to choose from, each with distinct abilities, new leaders can be recruited to the cause and then outfitted with armor, weapons, items, and accessories to improve their army䀙s effectiveness in combat. ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game Guide