Summary: This stand-alone expansion modernizes Total War while remaining true to tradition.
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
Summary: Total War: Shogun 2 is a fantastic return to form for Creative Assembly. Not all of the series’ problems have been stamped out, as the AI will still renege on agreements and declare war without cause, and some of the new features land with a thud (Realm Divide), but the package is such a step up from the last few years that those are small annoyances when compared to the positives of an improved AI, streamlined interface, and character customization options.
Excerpt: The argument that a recent PC game or port has been “consolized” is all too familiar for many people. Call of Duty , The Elder Scrolls , Crysis , and other games have all recently come under scrutiny by diehard PC gamers, complaining that the benefits of the computer are being overlooked by developers looking to make a quick buck on the console market. Total War , in that regard, is a bastion of hope.
Summary: The Creative Assembly — единственная
компания, от которой я не жду
подвоха. Fall of the Samurai —
идеальный аддон. Тут нет ничего, что
заставило бы ахнуть от восхищения,
но все нововведения отлично
вписались в игру. Эволюция в чистом
виде. P.S. Приятным сюрпризом
оказалась сюжетная мини-кампания,
знакомящая с героями и этапами