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Set in the regal turbulence of twelfth-century Japan, Lords of the Rising Sun is an adventure of honor, power, and vengeance. Players take the role of a young feudal lord destined to reunite the three kingdoms — or die trying. Like many other Cinemaware titles of its time, this is a game of diverse action and playing styles, designed to provide a well-rounded representation of the life of a noble warrior in medieval Japan.
Much of the game involves leading an army across the countryside, claiming vital towns for supplies in return for protection. When an enemy army is encountered, real-time battle ensues, controlled from a simple, top-down perspective. Other modes of play involve other aspects of the warrior's quest, from action-oriented siege defense to strategic political maneuvers, and players must overcome all obstacles and opponents to unite the people and lead them forward to a new age. ~ T.J. Deci, All Game Guide