Rising Sun is a mod for Mount & Blade: Warband based on the Gekokujo mod set during the late Bakumatsu and Boshin War periods of Japan (1866 - 1869). Fight to restore the Imperial Court or retain the Tokugawa Shogunate.
I'm so happy that this mod finally has a release! Finally, a Boshin War mod for M&B Warband! I love this time period so much.
EDIT: Review below is based on the unofficial 1.2 patch
-I'm playing with the Satsuma domain for the most part, and I still notice "Trained Imperial Infantry" spawning without any weapons, so they just run at the enemy swinging their fists. Also, some Imperial infantry still sometimes spawn without pants. I looked at the troop trees and they've improved for the most part.
-No more texture errors pop-ups for me, but yari and ceremonial arrows still have white textures.
-I find it weird that some Japanese troops upgrade into Western soldiers. It would be more realistic if the western troops were a separate tree, like mercenaries
These are all minor, though, and nothing takes the enjoyment out of this mod. Using Gekokujo as a base means Rising Sun benefits from all the features of that mod. The change in time period and addition of modern firearms makes the gameplay feel exciting, new, and sometimes brutal due to the power of the new guns. Tenno Heika Banzai!
I really like the ideas behind the mod, fun to play, unique and still feels like a mount and blade game. still early alpha so bugs are to be expected, but nothing game breaking that i have found.
The Rising Sun, as it stands, is a very solid mod. Two of the glaring issues, lack of pistols and the bottom half of "modern" uniform pants, was quickly addressed. As of the latest (unofficial) patch available for download the issues with ranged troops spawning with bows rather than firearms seems to be fixed.
With the speediness of the updates and the response to questions, concerns and reports, I'd say this mod has a bright future. I downloaded it 2 hours after it was released, and have had to start 4 new games since then due to updates, a problem I'm happy to have.
I would highly recommend this mod to fans of Japanese history, fans of late 19th century warfare and regular Warband players looking for a little something different.
All that said, I give Rising Sun: Bakamatsu a solid 9/10
Amazing mod, this might even overdo Gekokujo. If only it added the new features from sugoroku.
This mod is just BRILLIANT! There is still work to be done, no question about that, but it is already great mod and ONLY of it's kind.
Must congratulate on commitment to the details, keep it going, this is no doubt one of the GREATEST MODS for Warband ever made!
GREAT JOB AND DON'T DISPAIR, YOU CAN DO IT! ;)
I have been loving this, The changes to combat really throw you upside down. trying to take castles is a nightmare. I have been playing as a Satsuma Officer. honestly. this is just so fun. been playing for hours with shogun 2 fall of the samurai soundtrack in the background. I look forward to seeing this mod grow.
FOR THE EMPEROR
This mod so far has been incredibly stable for an 'alpha release'. Even using warband sizer, this mod does not glitch out at all. The AI, seems to be a little werid, as in they do a circle dance when confronting each other before they actually go into combat, and I am not sure what causes that, but I know base Gekokujo does not. Aside from that, this mod could only grow forward, thus I'd encourage people to give it a go, do not let 'alpha' dissuade you from enjoying a mod with great potential.
Incredible mod. Of course, it still needs some polishing, some textures are missing, and the Gekokujo problems like women faces and square leaves are still here, but I give it 10. With hope for something more in the near future. Great thanks to the author for hours of enjoyment.
1 for wicked idea
1 for wasted time
at the moment this is unplayable and bugged mod
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Highest Rated (3 agree) 9/10
I'm so happy that this mod finally has a release! Finally, a Boshin War mod for M&B Warband! I love this time period so much. EDIT: Review below is based on the unofficial 1.2 patch -I'm playing with the Satsuma domain for the most part, and I still notice "Trained Imperial Infantry" spawning without any weapons, so they just run at the enemy swinging their fists. Also, some Imperial infantry still sometimes spawn without pants. I looked at the troop trees and they've improved for the most part…
Aug 7 2017 by UltraElectroMagnetic