Summary: So while I will admit that the entire download process was painfully long I havent had any problems. From the time of purchase to being able to play took me about 2 or 3 hours. It is able to start up fine and I havent had any problems with freezing during the game. Game is a lot of fun so far and as a huge fan of the total war series I am pretty happy with this game.
Summary: This is my first foray into the the Total War series. It's an interesting game, with a good bit of a learning curve (from someone coming over from starcraft II). Once I finally got the hange of it, it plays very well. The turn based play with real time battles is a good twist. Plus the ability to use naval support for land troops (and bombarding towns, armies, etc.) is very welcomed. I'd recommend it if the price is low and you enjoy strategy!
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10 May 2012
Summary: The second downloadable content pack for "Total War: SHOGUN 2", Fall of the Samurai deals, naturally, with the end of the samurai era and the beginnings of modern Japan. Fall of the Samurai takes place during the Boshin War of 1868. Unlike the Sengoku period of the default game, which was about warlords seeking their own power, the Boshin war is a dedicated "civil war" between those who support the Shogun and those who support the Emperor.
Summary: I have always enjoyed the TW games, from the first Shogun to Rome, etc they have always been fun and challenging. I dont really understand the review on here that says the game is too hard, I find that it is a pretty predictable and easy game to play if you use all of the elements of the game, such as agents, proper garrisons, proper navy strength etc.
Summary: Love this game. It is like crack, and much better than Rome TW (which I loved also). One drawback is the level of technology advancement that is attainable before you have to conquer the Shogun. It seems that you have to choose just one or two paths, because the time runs out before you can really get advanced in different tech trees.
Great simulation, fun with friends and intense gameplay ! A+
6 April 2012
Summary: Great game. The graphic are incredible, the whole gaming experience mind-blowing. I seriously have to calm down and think of my next move for several minutes before ending my turn. The co-op experience is a lot of fun. Japan feodal times are not something I studied or anything but I pretty much felt like it was taught to me through this game.
Summary: Loading time is crappy but gameplay is amazing! It would be nice if there were more units to choose from, but they did a great job with the game. I never play naval, as I don't find it as much fun, but that does not take away from gameplay.