Summary: Great game. I personally have no major issues with the game so far. But I guess the game experience varies from person to person or PC to PC. As most people know, this game is getting patched and updated as I'm writing this. Lets hope what ever is broken for some people will eventually get fixed so that this game wasn't a big waste of money for them. It's not a lie to say that the game is not finished.
Summary: Pros: Japanese theme, extensive unit selection, pretty graphics Cons: The difficulty varies wildly - sometimes opponents seem psychic when determining your army's position, other times they will stand in front of your fort motionless until every unit is cut down by arrows. Also, the load times are intolerable. I have a decent system and I can go make a sandwich while waiting for just the start menu to come up.
Summary: I just piced up my copy of shogun 2 one week ago and i will say this you need a high end computer to play this game im runing on a 46gtxmobile on my laptop and so far all is running smoothly although the game does have a realy long instalation period in my opinion. I found stea to be a nice adition as well because it makes it much easier to play this game with a freind.
Summary: This game is great, great atmosphere, very interissting in a historical view, very immersive, respect of Japan Shogun Era, lot of Subtility, combats are huge ... For those critic this game i advice you to try the demo of Shogun 2 so you will see its your computer is adequate for running this game. This game need strong cpu and good graphic card, if you have a little Pc , dont say the game crash. Its your fault.
Summary: I've played every single Total War game to date. And I can tell you what they all have in common. Everything. Its been 11 years, starting with Shogun and after spending another wasted 50 on Shogun 2, I hope it ends on the sequel to this classic series. Total War has dozens of wonderful and amazing design features. It will always be a fun game. Its idiosyncratic habits.. are fun. Its campaign is both a fantastic time sink and a great source of entertainment.
Summary: I am big fan of the Total Series. I remember waiting anxiously for the First edition to arrive after seeing and reading the review in "Computer Gaming World" Mazagine. The first Shogun Total War was everything that I could hope for. Even down to content development Dr. Stephen Turnbull, one of my favorite experts on Japanese/Samurai history. If you get a chance read some of his works. This new edition did not disappoint.
Summary: Total War Shogun 2 bears less in common with the "roots" of the series, and more with Empire Total War and Napoleon Total War. It's virtually the exact same engine, with the exact same interface, look, and disappointing loss of features between Medieval II and Empire (as in, in Medieval II you could take prisoners on the field and ransom, release, or execute them, and all your units had about 3-4 different appearances on the field.
Summary: -Graphics are sweet and top notch for a strategy game -Takes higher skill to play which is why you might see it poorly rated. With that being said i belong more to the mass appeal fanbase, therefore i thought this game was not worth it when i first got it from my processor. It took me a while to learn all the skills and abilites, avatar. But when i finally got it.
Summary: This was the Total War that was supposed to focus on multi-player, yet multi-player in unplayably glitch ridden. None of the promised features work reliably (battle stats, avatars, skills) and the game give EVERYONE "dishonorable coward" because it doesn't count your finished games properly. Even the old features like campaign multi-player have the same game ending de-syncs and crashes as in EMPIRE. How do they keep charging for things that don't work?!?!?