GP: "Pokemon has always been a series about conquest. Very few games so thoroughly conquered the market as Pokemon Red Version and Pokemon Blue Version did back in the nineties, and even afterwards, the most poorly-received spin-offs sold by the millions. Even in the games themselves, players travel across the lands, punching Pokemon out and becoming the Muhammad Ali of Pokemon. Dungeon-crawling and pinball are nice distractions, but Pokemon as a series has always been about conquering. The commiserate themes make Nobunaga’s Ambition seem a ripe target for absorption into the glorious empire of Pokemon. Unfortunately, Pokemon Conquest is an object lesson in the fact that even the hardest fought battles can win little more than a pyrrhic victory."