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.
Summary: It should be an option within the game, honestly. This game already has a full expansion with tons of DLC, at some point it would be nice to be appreciated as a customer and be thrown a bone once in awhile.
Lisa Shea "be the change you wish to see in the world", Amazon
6 September 2012
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.
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.
Summary: I was really scheptic on purchasing this pack as the preview videos were too "Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill"-style to me. But most of the animations this pack has add more realism to the battles. The price was ok for the content.
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...