GameSpot writes: "It took more than a strong arm and a sharp blade to unite the fractured country of 15th-century Japan. During this violent time, cunning, diplomacy, and knowing when your best friend might try to poison you were all equally important. Sengoku, a real-time strategy game from developer Paradox Interactive, is aiming to capture some of the day-to-day drama of building and maintaining an empire. Your goal is to bring enough of Japan under your influence--through military, diplomatic, or…nefarious means--and usurp the current shogun from his seat in the capital of Kyoto. On the battlefield, the game takes a hands-off approach to combat, but every other aspect of your empire is at your fingertips--assuming you can keep it all straight in your head".