Koei has released a lot of games that play identically. It's true, we admit it, but for those who play Koei games, they don't mind. Look at Japan -- they love almost any of the Warriors games that see the light of day, nearly consistently topping sales charts upon each title's release. Bladestorm is a pretty fun experience for strategy/RPG fans. It's hard to rate this game -- on a Koei-specific scale, this game would rate an 11. However, since the world is not just Koei, it's an average game.