The 24 games of Christmas! Day #17: Nobunaga’s Ambition: Awakening

Thinking Christmas away.

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It’s that time of year again! We’re counting down the days to Christmas with our own little “advent calendar” – one new game to play over the holiday season each and every day.

As the year winds down, things get really busy. We’ve got Christmas parties to attend, the end of year rush on work, and all the rest of it. But it’s also a time where we take holidays, find a moment to relax, and enjoy the company of others. This is the best chance to catch up on some key games that you might have missed from the year… or just play that multiplayer game that you’ve been waiting to get a crew together for.

Day 17: Nobunaga’s Ambition: Awakening

Read our review here.

I always find that one of the best things about Christmas gaming is that it’s an excuse to play something really new. Something that you might not have otherwise tried. Perhaps the game looked good, but you just weren’t sure about whether you’d love it. Perhaps you knew it was a game with a serious time commitment, and didn’t want to go down the rabbit hole when there were other things to play. Nobunaga’s Ambition is probably that game for a lot of you.

A screenshot of Nobunaga's Ambition: Awakening, showcasing the game's overworld map.

Yes it’s a fairly seriously strategy game, designed for people that love their 4Xes and are looking for something with a little more meat than they get from Civilization. And yes, it’s not going to be for everyone. But, give it a go! Screenshots and video footage don’t really give a proper indication of what a game like this is to play, and more that a few people have personally told me that while they might not have ever considered it for themsevles, once I got them to give it a go, they were hooked.

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Matt S. is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of DDNet. He's been writing about games for over 20 years, including a book, but is perhaps best-known for being the high priest of the Church of Hatsune Miku.

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