Summary: In simple terms, Total War: Shogun 2 is the best game in the series in a long time. All the mistakes of the last major release, Empire, have been addressed. There are plenty of interesting factions to chooose from, the strategic and tactical AI is improved, and I've heard some good things about the new multiplayer from trusted sources. Even if you are not a big fan of the setting (I'm not), you will still find plenty to keep you happy.
Summary: I bought this product for something to do on a weekend trip for work. I was pleasantly surprised with how in depth and exciting this game was. Although this game takes a very long time to download, it is well worth the wait.
Summary: Good game so far. Takes a while to install and load up, but you can tell the makers of this game spent a lot of time on this. This is my first Total War game and I'm enjoying it so far. Not a big fan of steam though.
Summary: This game has many improvements from Empire, but it scales the world down some. Simplification in many ways is what made this game great in my mind, but it still holds all the complexities of intricate campaign management. Everything is just streamlined excellently. There are a few glitches, especially online, but I assume that since it's a new game they still haven't ironed everything out yet.
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.