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.
Conclusion: I loved the Total War series, until it came to Shogun 2. This game was advertised as having an AI system "which obeys the Art of War, and actively reacts to your decisions during battles". It does neither. Worse, it openly cheats - if you send an army at an enemy province, you can watch as the AI gifts itself entirely new, large, experienced, well-equipped armies in said province, and uses them to grind down your invasion force before throwing them out in counter-attack.
Conclusion: This game is absolutely superb. First the looks the game is beautiful and the graphics are superb but you do need good specs I dont think it is worth playing if you computer barely copes with it.
Conclusion: This is a super looking game set in a wonderful but bloody phase of history. I would pay no attention to the first review, with specs like that his pc should run it perfectly. The game itself doesn't require that much to run so don't worry if you think you have a "mid range" pc, it will be fine:-))
Conclusion: Its very good, but if you have a mid-range gaming PC like me then the graphics are greatly reduced and on my PC (Quad processer, 4 GB RAM, ATI Radeon HD 4850) it looks worse than Total War: Empire.
Conclusion: Creative Assembly really refined their franchise with Shogun 2. It is the most user friendly of the series and is incredibly enjoyable. The graphics are fantastic, the battles are epic and the attention to detail is amazing. Definitely a must buy for any PC owner.
Conclusion: I recently purchased this game, And it took nearly six hours to install 4 of which was used downloading the last 25% from steam, Now i don't know why it cant just be like normal and install files directly from the disc like every game iv played in the last ten years of playing, It didn't load at any point a waste of 7 pound Dreadful.