Summary: Loading time is crappy but gameplay is amazing! It would be nice if there were more units to choose from, but they did a great job with the game. I never play naval, as I don't find it as much fun, but that does not take away from gameplay.
Summary: I am still waiting for the boxed limited edition, but went ahead and ordered the download. Yes, I'm a diehard! So far I have not been disappointed. First, the game plays different than Rise of the Samurai and the standard game.
Summary: This is a high-end graphics gamer's dream, with beautiful graphics the game looks quite amazing from videos I've seen. However, if your computer isn't at the top of the food-chain expect for a little bit of hurting in the graphics department.
Recommend buying a hard copy in case it doesn't work
21 February 2012
Summary: Before anyone accuses me of what has become the standard reasons for the game not working: Yes, my Steam account works just fine. Yes, I am using a high-speed, non-wireless internet connection.
Summary: Another Total War edition. I was very happy to see a "local" campaign mission, instead of the all spanning global battlefields in Rome and Empire. Additionally, the concept of moving to a whole new theater type, moving away from a Europe central game was interesting.
Summary: This is a great add-on to a great series of games, and for only $6! This add-on gives a lot of content and redirects the flow of the game. Instead of trying to overthrow the shogun and take over Japan, you start as a on of three families that will become the future shogun.
Summary: I played the original Shogun, then Medieval, Rome, and pretty much focused on the melee type games rather than Empire or Napoleon. I have no experience on the multiplayer or avatar portions of this game.