One thing I really like about the Orochi series is that it really gives a chance for otherwise neglected characters to get their own moments of glory. They still screw Pangles, of course, and that’s frustrating, but it’s nice to at least have that potential.
If/when they make a real sequel, I hope they focus a lot on the characters they couldn’t/didn’t do much with in DW and SW.
He should be. Of course, he should be a regular character in everything. But especially that.
Maybe Lü Bu counts.
That usage of style names is entirely wrong.
Since using a man’s style name indicated equality, a man could NEVER use his son’s style name. Period. While a man’s superiors could use his style name as as a compliment (indicating that they were equals), this did not apply in the case of fathers and sons. There is no circumstance in which Cao Cao would ever say the style name of any of his children.
Cao Zhi was still alive (he didn’t die until 232, while the first campaign was in 228). He would definitely be a factor. While no one really supported him over Cao Pi or Cao Rui, with Rui dead without an heir, he could generate significant support.
Cao Rui had an infant son named Cao Mu. Though Mu died in 229, he would have been alive at the time of the first campaign, and it’s possible that there would be a movement to enthrone him as the emperor.
Cao Yu was very close to Cao Rui and actually raised him for several years and was a very well-respected man. He could also be a contender.
Cao Biao was also well respected, and Wang Ling tried to enthrone him in 251, so there’s certainly a chance that someone might try to put him in power.
It’s unlikely that one of Wei’s generals would actually try to take the title for themselves. Most likely, they’d be fighting on behalf of one of the above leaders.
Cao Rui also had numerous other brothers, though because of Wei’s policies regarding Imperial relatives, there isn’t much known about them.
masterofintrigue the-archlich you guys are the best, thank you so much for being so supportive of me even when I’m such a little shit, I’m seriously the worst friend ever and I promise once I get some of my current life nonsense somewhat straightened out I will be online more and we can talk like normal humans I’m so sorry ilu
Don’t say nice things to me, I don’t know how to respond do that. You just take your time and get your shit together.
But since when do we talk like normal humans?
Sounds interesting, and like there’s definite room for a sequel. I certainly would like to see one.
I’m just not sure if its worth buying the game again, though. Particularly since I can’t return it if Ilm unsatisfied, with it being DL only (because it’s in Japanese).
Arguably, Liu Bei himself fits this role. He did just sort of meander around China, stirring up conflict and then disappearing, only to resurface again later to cause more problems.
I’d definitely like some more hypothetical endings in DW. More story paths are always great.
I would say so. While Zhuge Liang held more authority, Zhuge Jin seems to have used his authority better. They were about equally accomplished as academics, and Zhuge Jin was a bit more successful as a general.