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...
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.
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.
Summary: This review is for the original Shogun 2 Total War and not for Limited or other special versions of the game. I haven't played Limited Edition or any other version so am not qualified to critique those. I also do not engage in multiplayer so I have nothing to say about multiplayer.
Summary: Disappointing game. The company has been making this games for 10 years and yet level of innovation is insignificant. Exactly same unwieldy interface in pre-battle and battle sequences. If you select more than a single unit it will have completely random effects on movement.
Summary: Just for context sake let me say that I've enjoyed all of the Total War series (even Empire) and this product wasn't a Total Disappointment as it is quite playable, however in order to get full use of this game you need a group of friends playing with matching schedules.