Summary: Unlike the previous fellow reviewer I find myself to be enjoying the game very much so, DX11 isn't Necessary at this point and they have already stated that it would be released in the near future, just to quench the fears of those Doomsayers. The animations are very sharp and the game play is very streamlined, Best of all is the co op feature. Using Steam ensures that you get product updates often.
Summary: WARNING This game is incomplete and does not include the following features: 1. NO DIRECT X 10 SUPPORT 2. NO DIRECT X 11 SUPPORT 3. NO ANTI-ALIASING (THIS MEANS THAT THE GRAPHICS APPEAR JAGGED AND PIXELATED) This game comes with artificial intelligence glitches that have been present in past Total War releases such as the "endless reform bug" and enemy armies that don't move or attack.
Summary: About a decade ago Shogun: Total War was the masterpiece that launched one of the best Strategy simulation franchises in gaming history. It was a perfectly balanced game that combined turn-based strategic decisions with real time battles in a beautiful interface made in the style of medieval Japanese artworks.
Summary: A leaner, meaner return to the game that started it all. Shogun 2: Total War pulls out all the stops and stands out as the most refined Total Wars to date. An excellent achievement and a fine addition to the franchise which I will gladly dedicate hundreds of hours of my valuable life to. The Creative Assembly have done it again, well done guys.
Summary: Total war has, since Rome, been the absolute pinnacle of strategy gaming. No other series produced by any other studio has been able to reach the depth and scale of a Total War game. However, such magnitude is not always ideal. Empire: Total War was beginning to strain under it's own ambition. The game mechanics sagged under their own weight, unit rosters overflowed with redundant and meaningless clones, and there were mechanics that were not well thought out.
Summary: Been playing since release, what can i say...i havnt slept...its pretty awesome, best total was since medieval 2! Looks amazing even tho theres no dx11 untill they patch it, then it'll be a 11/10!
Summary: This game is the bomb, this game is a mix of Shogun 1 + Medieval 2 + Empire = Shogun 2. Steam is required, but its worth it, I downloaded it from Amazon with no problems at all. Took maybe 3 hours to download, and 20 mins to install. Update I've been playing for two days now, and it still awsome. Havent really played multiplayer much, just campaign. I've tried three faction, and in everyone one I get way over my head.
Summary: Totally immense. Been waiting for this ages for ages, at last it is here and I just can't put it down! The graphics are sensational, out of this world! The siege battles were just amazing, probably the best bit of the whole game! I literally cannot put it down, I don't think I will be leaving the house for the next few weeks!