Shogun 2 OK for TW Fans, Mediocre for players new to the series
7 April 2011
Summary: Shogun 2 Total War is less impressive than the reviews tend to suggest, at least what I've been reading as of March 2011. Overall, the gameplay is marred by problematic controls and command-issuing difficulties. The campaign is poorly-explained, and generally-confusing as to how to maximize your goals. There's a lot of in-game tutorial, but not a whole lot of the detail that's needed.
Summary: Another great game to add to the already fantastic Total War series. This game is a must play for any avid Total War fan or newcomer to the series. The updated game engine is truly stunning. A job well done. The only knock against the game I can think of is that the campaign is short relative to previous Total War games but that won't prove too much of a problem since the replay value is off the charts.
Summary: Me and my two roommates play this game constantly and repeatedly. Be prepared to sink a ton of time into it as it constantly rewards you with new upgrades, new units, new provinces, etc. Very deep and very beautiful. Worth a computer upgrade to see all of the bells and whistles.
Summary: Having a lot of fun with this game. I have played Rome Total War and Medieval Total war in their several variations and loved them. Empire Total War, not so much. This game is looking great - haven't hit a bug yet. It is visually gorgeous, and quite playable. I find single player game more challenging than other Total War games. The UI is different enough form the others that it takes a little while to get used to things. Overall, a great game.
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: This is an entertaining game. I've always loved turn based strategy games. The last one I played was Castles II.. around 1993. So for me, this game is a pleasant surprise. I was able to play without problems for 3 weeks. But now my computer crashes after loading a campaign. I hope they fix this... or I will demand a refund. Pros: Very deep/detailed strategy Great 3d battles Great artwork Cons: Crashes.. can't play the game at present.
Summary: The game that launched the series finally has the sequel. In total war shogun II you will experience the classic total war content that you love and even some added multiplayer excitement. I give the game 4.5 stars. Pros- All the best parts of any total war game are present. Incredible graphics (if your machine can handle it. Epic battles and strategy. Huge campaign maps with challenging gameplay.
Summary: this game is great for people that like controll your army tipe games. me personaly started playing them a year and a half ago some time later when napoleon total war came out and just loved it .