Gekokujo is a mod for Mount and Blade Warband set in the Sengoku period of Japan. The name is a term often translated as "the low-ranked taking over from the high" and was chosen because it was a running theme during that era: Oda Nobunaga descended from a clan of deputies to the nominal governor of their province, but the Oda usurped them and toppled their neighbors; Toyotomi Hideyoshi began his career as a cook and sandal bearer and ended up the ruler of Japan; Tokugawa Ieyasu was an upstart who probably fabricated a claim of descent from the Minamoto clan--the only ones allowed to be granted the title of Shogun. As a player of Gekokujo, you will start from nothing and attempt to gain control of the entire country, making the title fitting.
Great map - great units - only abit dull!
Love this mod so much!! Thank you for making it.(My bad I couldn't vote 9+ Newbie but I'd given you a 10/10)
A very convincing beautifully made mod. Just thankful it is not another fantasy or historical mod based around Medieval times. Finally a bit of variety and diversity in the Mount & Blade modding scene yay.
It's a great mod, I particularly enjoy having the chance to take over independent castles and the artwork is brilliant. My suggestions would be to have a wider variety of cities in terms of setup and coloring (at the moment they feel a little too similar and somewhat boring) and improve the character creation screen. I've played the Clash of Kings mod and the setup therein for creating your character's background was really handy, and I would suggest implementing something similar or that can show what stats your character will have as you make the various choices to build their background. Lastly I would expand the sailing option as in some cases I can only sail along certain pathways to get to different islands, and I would rather have a open sailing experience. These are only minor suggestions as the game is fun, with a wide variety of factions and has a great feel for the period. I highly recommend it to others.
Gekokujo, in a nutshell, is a labor of love that, while it still has flaws, is certainly one of those mods that every M&B fan should have, or at the very least should try if they get bored of playing with knights and vikings and the sort.
Gekokujo is a very impressive mod that not only provides a refreshing take of the old M&B formula, it also adds a few neat ideas that make the game more fun and balanced, and thus more satisfying.
While it does have a lack of unit variety and there are a few odd bugs here and there, for the most part the good easily overwhelms the bad, such as the lovely soundtrack, massive map, attention to detail and, well.. I can't fit it all, let's just say that. The number of problems I know of I can count on one hand, while all the good things I need both my hands, and maybe even a foot or two.
Really, if you are tired of Native, but still want to swing a sword around, give this a try. It's totally worth it.
Really good mod, still needs a little improving, some of the clans are historically inaccurate, it would be nice to see these fixed.
Towns and inns [taverns] are initially unique but become repetitive; some diplomatic spam but not game-breaking; all-in-all an entertaining
A excellent mod, few bugs, but still a GREAT mod. And, of course, loved the guns!
I think that this is a great mod but it would be better to include some factions that visited the Japans like the English, French, Dutch or Portuguese.
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