How do I
git gud?I feel like I'm wasting my turns while enemies rapidly grow in troop numbers as I pretty much stagnate in comparison. Any general tips, what should I prioritize etc? Are dungeons worth doing?
For reference, here's my progress so far. Military-wise, it's been going good until I tried my hand at handling Tokugawa, but I got hilariously rekt instead.
I wish I could put Sengoku Rance on my steam so I could know how many hours I've put into it.
He has like 3 conquests per turn with his main character and I can't goddamn scratch them in each of the battles. It's quite impossible and I see it all rolling down towards me getting rekt.
I was pretty much going with quality > quantity and It worked nicely until Tokugawa, who pretty much amassed over 18k troops since the game's start, which I couldn't possibly handle. I think my biggest mistake was vassallizing stuff instead of outright conquering.
In general, what should I keep an eye out for? Should I just always prioritize conquest, or find a balance between building relationships and dungeoning?
I've only finished the game twice so my tips probably are the opposite of what the pros do.
Building relationships with characters is generally second to me compared to making sure my kingdom is stable and capable of self-defense and taking a castle a turn. Unless you're going for a specific route or have actual plans to make a specific unit OP, I doubt most of it will be necessary. Conquest is definitely the safest way to go. If you're being overrun by several countries/one really strong country, use the covert actions to shut them down for a turn. I generally don't focus on dungeoneering at all until way later, as it doesn't affect the army battles at all as far as I can tell.
Raise Rance's satisfaction. At certain intervals you can select an extra action fan as a bonus. In fact, at 47 you should already have been able to select it for quite a while if I remember correctly.
So I'm gonna start this game for my first playthrough, any tips for a noobie?
Bang your head against a wall until you win.
I know that doesn't sound like actual advice, but aside from looking up how to recruit commanders, this is a game where you generally figure it out yourself.
>Spend turns getting relationship points and shit
>Don't want to have to reread everything all over again
>Never play again
Should have been reinforcing my land and getting troops
-with some exception enemy troop numbers scale with the size of your army, excluding foot soldiers
-higher commander stats are generally more important than troop counts
-archers are mostly useless
-always be at war
-try to use all of your commanders every turn
-don't take vassals
-breaking seals advances the plot
Wait, so they let Rance be on steam, when it contains LITERAL LOLI GANG RAPE, but they ban that Yohjo Simulator game because it contains a hidden scene that is implied rape (if you think about it creatively)?
Steam are fucking retards
Play as blind as possible, really. I think one of the biggest things SR has going for it is the discovery factor, learning what works and what doesn't yourself is fun and rewarding.
Big Bang Age is translated, also by Alicesoft and has a lot of similarities to SR
Sengoku Gensokyo is a doujin rance clone featuring touhou characters and locations. No lewds. it's translated but make sure you update the game, i somehow ended up playing the whole thing on the 1.0 patch while the most recent patch added a shitload of content.
Eiyuu Senki is another Rance clone where you play as a japanese guy and conquer the world, all the enemy leaders are girl versions of various historical figures. pic related is vlad the impaler.
The R18 version of the game is PC only, but the only translation available is for the PS3 version of the game, which was just recently released on PSN.
Mainly troop size. Having assassinate2 helps. It will ALWAYS fail on characters flagged as 'important' though. Note that not all important characters have unique sprites. Some generics have it as well, even if they have no actual dialogue. If it doesn't work multiple times even with a reasonable troop size, then give up.
I guess so. I really thought I didn't, but I must have remembered wrong.
Big Bang Age is great but a lot less polished than Rance. Eiyuu Senki is pretty similar but worse in most aspects but the porn. I've personally been designing a game that's somewhat similar where you play as Athene advising the Greeks during the siege of Troy, but I'm too busy with another project to actually make it right now.
First time I played i never even fought ninjas until he attacked me a good ways into the game, any reason not to fight them? I also fought the monks because Xavier was fucking up morale
IIRC, the only thing that changes its chance of working is if you have a higher troop count than your target. Whether it's 1 troop more or 8000 it won't change your chance past that
Keep in mind that if you play on any difficuly higher than 1-star, having more troops is bad because all troop types except footsoldiers increase enemy troop sizes.
That is an adaptation of the first game. Rance is the seventh game.
Sengoku Rance is the most fun to play and decently standalone. It's also the most popular in the west so it's not as hard to find people to help you out if you can't figure something out.
The first game has been translated but...it's a machine translation. THe 2nd game was too but at least they edited that shit afterwards.
3, 4, 4.1 and 4.2, and Kichikuou have all been translated by people here on 4chan and they're good translations.
If you want to play Quest or IX, there's dedicated dictionaries to use with VNR which will get you through the game and more or less know what's going on. I never was lost playing Evenicle that way.
>Natori and Isoroku are overrated. Drop them as soon as you get their H-scenes.
You cheeky motherfucker.
>Sengoku Rance is the most fun to play
I disagree, Rance VI is by far the best game in the series.
yes and no she doesn't need too much troops and her main purpose is essential (outside of dungeon battles) RNG assassinate for huge stacks or Chun shuriken to cancel enemy preparation your warriors are going to need those troops as late game might kill most of your warriors
>Natori 30% damage to stacksize
>Isoroku the secondary Assassin
although mikos and archers are generally shit they are the best ones and should do good from early game to late game which natori is still good
Only officers better than Natori are Omachi, Uruza and Ootomi Sourin. Although Natori has that unique instantly-fill Rance's like meter whenever you harem her too so that needs to count for something.
>late game which natori is still good
Until you realize 30% to stack is really shit damage for a move that takes all of your AP and needs prep time. A regular diviner attack can do that.
holy shit you are in for some ass dicking
literally fuck melefis
if you want ex let him live and around november if mars attacks the castle directly abandon and a chance that ex will save you
don't forget to fuck stone doll
give amusement park pussy to football player
when you see T.Hawk from the street fighter series always levy in the area he is in
conquer Oda in one turn
investigate the old lady
Helmans are fucking OP and Hanty is best mage
use Miki as meat shield and have her concentrate like 3 times for miki nuke but it can fail often
nah nignog she is really good especially with the fast bug and tactician against the late game enemies since the mouri daughters and the african niggers are fucking op and she does damage without risk of counterattack also why do you call everything a fucking meme
who cares if it takes all your AP and prep time if it's guaranteed to push the meter 100% to your side. You also get her extremely early and easily, which makes her very important in situations like your first playthrough when you probably won't have any good officers from mouri/takeda/one-eyed and need to kill those fuckers in the demon army castles with zillions of troops.
Of course she's also invaluable on the harder settings when the other houses start packing 9999 strong footmen left and right, even Omachi won't be able to dent those units like Natori can. It doesn't need to be quite that extreme though, unit defenses mean diviners are rarely ever going to do as much damage as Natori, and also just as importantly she'll do full damage no matter how many troops she has.
Even outside battle she's one of the more useful commanders, since seeing her on visits to Rance's room instantly fills his affection meter.
You can if you are persistent. After a certain number of turns the army retreats and becomes passive. You will have all the time you need to raise a competent army. FIRST PLAYTHROUGH ONLY. That's why the first playthrough you should play however you need.
1. Play Sengoku
Go to RPG Codex and read Let's Plays for Rance I to Rance 4.2
1. Read Rance I digest
2. Read Rance II digest or play the MT game
3. Play Rance III
4. Play Rance IV
Rance 4.x isn't particularly necessary
The RPG Codex Let's Play is a text/screenshot based Let's Play that covers the entire game. Reading all the Rance games there takes like 5 hours max
Well yeah. You shouldn't.
Learning moon is the way to go if you're that interested. IX as a game is not good enough to play if you can't understand what is going on.
Evenicle and Magnum are probably fine though I have difficulties recommending machine translations.
Rance VI borderline.
>Evenicle and Magnum are probably fine though I have difficulties recommending machine translations.
Like I said before, I never had a problem understanding anything when going through Evenicle. I even had Arunaru with me and asking him if I was understanding things right when trying to guess ahead in the plot and I was right most of the time.
>Rance VI borderline.
I don't think VI works with VNR. It's too old.
VNR/ITH same shit.
And yeah I reckon Evenicle would be fine to play with MT. Same with Magnum.
The gameplay is solid enough to be interesting and the plot is quite simple (while good) and the game is straightforward.
So even though I'm reluctant to reccommend MTing anything I believe it's probably fine to do it.
With VI i'm not so sure but at least the gameplay is good.
With IX I think you'll get a very devalued experience and the gameplay isn't good enough to play the game while missing it's stronger points.
What I'd advise is learning Japanese and using Evenicle and Quest as an early game while your learning