Destiny of an Emperor centers on the wars for unification in second century China, as fictionalized in the novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms. You guide Liu Bei and his allies as they attempt to bring peace back to China. The game differs from other RPGs in that instead of each character having hit points, they command a variable number of troops. In battle, you can choose from numerous options and tactics, as well as an “all-out” mode where the computer fights for you. Overall, this game is a good example of the innovation possible in a console RPG, with a level of depth and realism rarely found on the NES.