Summary: Another great Total War game. Fall of Samurai and base game are one of best games I ever played. Epic battles, great graphic and much, much more. ...oh, and you can take third person perspective and use Gatling Gun...pretty sweet!
Summary: I love the game, the new characters are a lot of fun and I think it is a great continuation of the shogun series. The game still has a lot of bugs. You have a 1/3 chance that the entire map turns to ocean after a battle and you then have to save and reload the campaign to fix it. From what I read online this is happening to a lot of people. The load times are unbearable, to load the game takes up to 5 minutes!
Summary: A downloadable pack for "Total War: Shogun 2", "Rise of the Samurai" moves Shogun 2's gameplay from the Muromachi period (1500s) to the Heian period (1100s), with appropriate changes in art, units, and strategies. Rise of the Samurai's campaign takes place during the Gempei War, a war of succession between three powerful families: the Minamoto, the Taira, and the Fujiwara.
Summary: I have played every Total War game since MTW and this is my least favorite. I think the best part of the Total War games is the variety. In this, there is really none to speak of. I am familiar with and understand this part of Japanese history. I know you can't reall add other cultures but every single clan in the game is basically the same. Same units make the battles rather boring. In Rome TW you can go up against Greeks in one battle and then Gauls in the next.
Really good game, loved it along with the gameplay.
8 August 2012
Summary: The game was really good with all the new units like the Modern Infantry units and Gatling Guns. Also the gameplay for the campaign was better than the regular Shogun 2 campaign because there were a lot more things to do (also bombartments and fortifications).
Summary: Amazing game play that is let down by the bug infested multi player that utterly breaks the game and makes it unplayable. The co-op campaign had to be started again twice at turn 7~ due to a bug that would mean the battle would show a black screen for both players and "please wait for the other player 299 seconds" This message would not go away no matter how many times we restarted the game.
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.