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.
Summary: This game is great. As a fan of RTS games and samurais, this was like a dream come true. Most of the bad reviews are not about the game itself, but the fact that this game requires a lot of hardware. I am running this on my ASUS G75vw-ds72, and it runs just fine although it can get slow at places.
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.
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...