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: Concept: Move Shogun 2 forward a couple hundred years to the inflection point between traditional weaponry and widespread firearms
Graphics: The technical wizardry involved in making these massive battles with thousands of figures look this good is as impressive as the use of painterly art that mimics Japanese styles of the period
Sound: The lack of new music in the score is a disappointment, but the hammy voice work is still amusing
Playability: The few interface...
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.
Conclusion: Overall, Total War: Shogun 2 is the best game in the series and probably one of the best strategy games out there today. The mechanics are solid, the art style is beautiful, and the game has plenty of character. Sure, there are a few glitches in the multiplayer, but these aren’t an issue and should definitely not hold you back from trying this game. The game is very demanding of your gaming system, so make sure you have a PC that can handle it.
Excerpt: Total War: Shogun 2 review Game Over Online - http://www.game-over.com Given that Total War’s scope kept increasing since the Rome edition, Total War: Shogun 2’s revisiting of Japan might feel like a reboot of the franchise. But with the map of Japan divided into sixty provinces, the developers have applied a lot of lessons from previous franchises to give us a focused campaign set during the time of the samurai.