Originally Posted by TotallyImba
I dont really understand the game concept but I am really interested, just want to be sure before I splash out for it.
Do you battle mythical beasts like Dragons in this game?
That's only possible if you run into a battle as an event. •••Spoiler: I actually had an event in my game where my exploration party discovered a dragon's cave. I sent a group of warriors to kill the dragon and got a LOT of cows-worth of goods but there wasn't any turn based element to the battle - I just selected how many troops to send and then it gave me the battle results.
The normal battle mechanics in this game when you attack other clans or have to defend against other clans' attacks are not "interactive" in the sense that you select the types of attacks in a turn based manner. Its more like the real old strategy games from the 80s where you select the number of troops to fight, pick your strategy (charge straight in, evade, etc), what your goal is (plunder, take land,etc), select how much magic you want to use in the fight, and so forth. Then the battle results are provided to you. Sometimes a battle event will happen that you have to make a decision for one of your leaders but its more of an input->output type system which can reward/punish you more based on how much risk you take.
Its really more of a strategy like game with random events that pop up that you have to manage. Your choices in those events can help you later on in the game or can hurt you in the future.