Conclusion: Complete Control, No Hassle - In this rendition of Total War you must control everything that is going on in the provinces you control. From making sure what buildings are being constructed in each city and how much you are taxing the civilians, to how much food is being produced and whether you feel as if it is in fact time for another Sumo competition.
Excerpt: De verwachtingen voor Shogun II: Total War waren hooggespannen. Niet alleen is de Total War-reeks een topserie, de serie gaat ook al lang mee en dan wordt het steeds moeilijker om vernieuwend uit de hoek te komen. De eerste glimp die we konden opvangen van Shogun II deed veel goeds vermoeden, maar natuurlijk is het altijd spannend afwachten tot de finale versie klaar is. Gelukkig heeft een Total War game ons nog nooit teleurgesteld.
Excerpt: The first time I played a Total War game was right here at Cheat Happens. It was within my first year as a full time reviewer, and I knew little about it. After an almost non-stop ten hour session with the game, I gave Empire: Total War a nearly perfect score and had a new favorite series. Flash forward a few years to Total War: Shogun , which set a new standard for the series.
Excerpt: Fall of the Samurai, the first stand-alone expansion for Total War: Shogun 2 , is set during Japan's Boshin War of the 1860s, a civil war that began as an ideological struggle over the shogunate's pro-Western policies. Clans opposed to these policies fought to overthrow the shogunate and return power to the emperor, and over the course of the war, both sides were compelled to embrace armaments like Armstrong guns and ironclads.
Pros: Stands alone but you can spar with Shogun 2 players, Modern era units add more bang to the Total War formula, Off shore bombardment breathes new life into navies, Mix of new and old units lets you bring swords to a (Gatling) gun fight
Cons: Long load times, Railroads have limited utility
Conclusion: Creative Assembly a eu la présence d’esprit de prendre en compte le contexte historique. Ainsi les châteaux du jeu sont composés de cours et de niveaux intermédiaires. La composition de l’armée adverse doit définir notre stratégie. Il faut s’adapter en fonction des situations et éviter les trop grandes spécialisations. Combattre un clan spécialisé dans la cavalerie à l’aide uniquement d’archers relève du suicide.
Pros: L'interface simple, Les tutoriaux clairs, L'ambiance immersive, Les possibilités stratégiques, Les modes multi-joueurs
Cons: Addictif, Gourmand en ressources, Absence d'un éditeur de cartes
Conclusion: The Total War Community, especially in recent years, has become a bit hard to please. We're confident though that this will meet most of your expectations. Given the nature of the franchise, don't expect a ton of depth on the scale that Paradox manages, but there's enough here to play around with. This is the most fully featured Total War to date, and a great homage to the game that launched the series.
Excerpt: The land of the rising sun holds a strange sort of fascination for westerners, more so than other far eastern countries. China has an arguably richer and more extensive history, yet there's something about that most mysterious and isolated of lands that fascinates us. And, of course, there's Creative Assembly, who has returned to Japan to create a sequel to the game that made its name, Shogun: Total War.
Excerpt: Anyone who’s played Total War for any length of time is familiar with the grand campaign mode but here’s a short summary for those who aren’t familiar: you take control of one of many factions in the game (Clans in the Sengoku Jidai, in Shogun 2’s case) and guide your nation in a turn based map similar to a tileless Sid Meier’s Civilization . When two armies meet, you are taken to a separate real time battlefield to command your troops in massive force on force battles.