Along with the introduction of Officer Play in this release of the Nobunaga's Ambition series, the Civic Development System also introduces "Garden Politics".
Enjoy developing your own domain. Consider the advantages of the terrain and the characteristics of your people.
Also, the contents and scale of a city depend on the retainers, castle lords, daimyō, and the officers the player selects. Experience the reality of advancing in status as you play the game.
Freely develop your domain and castle towns.
Some places have water sources. Some have highways. Some have other characteristics.
Freely develop your domain as if it were a miniature garden.
Combine various facilities and develop your domain to enjoy your own profound city.
The domain you are provided as a retainer varies. Each time you play the game, the terrain and surrounding environment change.
To enrich your domain, development that makes effective use of the terrain is essential.
Cultivate "Paddies" in places with water such as riversides. Build "Merchant Towns" along well-traveled roads. Build facilities effectively according to the terrain. Such actions increase civil points for your crafts and crop yield.
In addition, the facilities that you can build depend on your domain's "Resources". With over 40 types of facilities, you can enjoy development that is rich with variation.
Three types of facilities can be built: "Production Facilities", "Dedicated Facilities", and "Military Facilities". Carry out development while skillfully building the different types.
When increasing your provisions and troops with Production Facilities, there is a limit to the productivity of each individual facility. By combining these facilities with Dedicated Facilities, you can greatly improve production power.
Also, by stimulating "Concepts" such as "Western Import" and "Tea Ceremony", you can build new facilities. Concepts are the basis of managing your domain.
You do not just merely build facilities. You can also alter the land itself.
You can "Irrigate" canals on land where water is scarce from nearby rivers.
When you irrigate, it improves water control on the land, and paddies can be cultivated even on land that is far from rivers.
If through the course of development your domain becomes too small, you can expand it by clearing land. You might discover new resources, but you might also find a "Bandit Compound", whose very existence threatens your territory and must be driven out.
Fulfill your Daimyō's orders and gain honor.
As a retainer, you are provided one corner of a castle town as your domain.
You can create a town from scratch on empty land.
While developing your domain and reclaiming territory, aim to fulfill your "Lord's Orders".
To fulfill your Lord's orders, you must accomplish various related "Missions".
As a result, you gain honor, and the path to climbing the ranks opens.
However, other officers whom are your colleagues are also completing missions. You need to beat them as you compete to climb the ranks.
You might receive requests (duties) from the peasants living in your domain or from other officers. By performing your duties, your popularity increases, and you can build sympathetic relationships with officers.
When your honor reaches a certain extent, you will receive an offer from your Daimyō to become a Castle Lord. Whether you accept the offer and choose to climb the ranks is up to you.
On the other hand, defection can occur due to collusion from other clans. Depending on the selections of the player, the fate of an officer greatly changes.
Freedom increases, and relations with
neighboring clans become important.
When you are a Castle Lord, you can create your town more freely.
You can also compete with neighboring clans and form an Inner Circle.
Castle Lords can develop the castle town or upgrade the castle itself.
However, even Castle Lords receive orders from their Daimyō. Gain honor through completing missions. Because you have more authority, the range of your actions widens.
Along with the increase in freedom as a Castle Lord, the amount of consideration that must be taken also increases.
For example, because nearby Castle Lords are also aiming to expand their castle towns, you must race to quickly clear fertile land and develop it.
In addition, fighting with or appeasing nearby tribes, scheming against other clans, bringing in peasants from nearby castles, and reaching out to foreign clans become important.
You can rise to a position higher than a Castle Lord, from that point on you can form an inner circle of officers.
The inner circle consists of positions like "Chief Retainer" and "Elite Bodyguard" which provide various effects.
By increasing your honor through “missions” or tasks your “influence” among your subordinates will also improve. The increased influence will allow you to make specific requests to your Daimyō.
Establish a governing system for your domain,
and aim to unify and conquer the land.
A Daimyō does not merely manage their own domain.
Broader gameplay is possible, such as controlling Castle Lords, diplomacy, and forming provinces.
If you do not compensate your subordinates accordingly with fiefs, their loyalty weakens, and betrayal or rebellion might occur. When changes of rank occur, they establish systems of territorial government. While skillfully controlling Castle Lords, Daimyō form provinces and expand their territory.
Daimyō are not the only ones giving orders. Sometimes they receive requests from Castle Lords as well. Daimyō choose which requests to adopt while performing management.
Also, retainers gain honor from day to day. If you do not give them the according fiefs, their loyalty weakens, and betrayal or rebellion might occur.
When you are a Daimyō, managing your people becomes even more important.