Summary: This addon to Total War: Shogun 2 is only moderatly successful. I had trouble getting into the game, whereas the original immediately captured me. For some reason, the dual clan leaders is distracting. I have played the original several times but could barely get through "Rise of the Samurai" once.
Summary: Shogun 2 is a great entry in the Total War franchise. Detailed reviews of the core game and Fall of the Samurai stand-alone expansion can be found on their respective Amazon pages and elsewhere. For those who are new to the game and wonder what this Gold Edition is missing, here is a list.
Summary: Shogun 2 is an amazing game. The gold addition is a bang for your buck. The game is fun and challenging, and you sometimes feel as your in the game. It runs nicely on most computers. I play on my laptop and it runs very well. Shogun 2 is amazing.
Summary: This has a lot of the best of what the Total War series has developed. It's the most involved and enjoyable of the series and the most difficult. Now a big army isn't enough. Economy is even more sensitive than it was in previous editions and once again the battle engine is much improved.
Summary: The majority of reviews and previews of this game all said that it would include all of the available DLCs (minus the Blood Pack) but it does not include any of them except for the Rise of the Samurai!!
Summary: Shogun 2 and fall of the samurai are two of the best made total war games of the series. They will keep you entertained for 100's of hours. The multiplier is great and the campaigns will allow you to conquer all of Japan in 3 different time periods.