Summary: At first I did not like it. I did not understand how to do things. As I failed alot, and learned... it became very clear that this took some planning. The diplomacy is a major part of this game. Quite updated from Medieval TW 2, upon which I tend to judge all other products of this genre. It can be VERY demanding. I find that slow turns, which are well thought out.. are rewarded. In this title this is especially true.
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. Can't wait to see how the Rome reboot looks!
Summary: i remember playing the original shogun and it was good, but this game is twice as good. I love it and i got hooked on it since the day i played it first. as a true gamer I will tell you this is one of the best most beautiful video games ever created.
Summary: So, you want a new Total War game? Sure, you could spend $60 on Rome 2, but it's full of bugs, performance issues (even after 4 patches) and missing a lot of features that made previous TW games fun. For half that price, you can get one the best entries in the series, plus its two expansion packs. For $30, Shogun 2 Gold is a great value.
Summary: This review is for the original Shogun 2 Total War and not for Limited or other special versions of the game. I haven't played Limited Edition or any other version so am not qualified to critique those. I also do not engage in multiplayer so I have nothing to say about multiplayer. If you're looking for critiques of any of the aforementioned then this review will likely be of no use to you. Also, thusfar I have only played the game on Normal difficulty.
Summary: UPDATE REVIEW: I'm starting to more corrupted save files now and lost hours of game-play, very frustrating! Reduced rating from 4 stars to 2 STARS. It was fun while it worked though. As another reviewer has stated, it's best to download the game from Steam. Just get the serial key from Amazon, activated and download it from Steam. Amazon's game download service has always been slow for me. I usually get about 2/3rds of my speed.
Summary: First impressions are very positive - exotic setting, very polished interface, graphics and audio (the music score alone is worth the purchase). The game looks stunning after the DirectX11 patch was released. Battles are quick and deadly, castle sieges are a bit slower but more action packed due to the way they are performed. Strategic part of the game is involved, the expanded (over Medieval) diplomacy and character development trees are a nice feature.