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.
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.
Summary: Way back in 1999, the release of Shogun: Total War came as something of a revelation to PC gamers. Creative Assembly had delivered one of the first, if not the first games to effectively marry the depth of traditional turn-based games as with the pace and excitement of real-time combat. Shogun was such a landmark release that even eleven years on few developers besides Creative Assembly themselves have been able to offer " Total War- style" gameplay.
Conclusion: The grand scale and intense detail of Total War: Shogun 2 is completely unmatched by any game in the genre. Both the turn-based mode and the real-time battlefield mode work extremely well and put the gamer in total control. The full Feudal Japan experience is gained through the splendid visuals and authentic instrumental music.