Summary: This is my favorite game of all time. I played video games since i was 8 and i've tried many; but Shogun 2 is something different. I am not big on reviews, but seeing a 3 star rating on such an epic game doesn't sit well with me. I've put 608 hours into this game and replayed it countless times. Graphics are amazing ( make sure to get Darthmod, a great free addition to an already epic game). All soldiers look differently not like a bunch of clones.
Summary: I got this game completely out of wanting to use the advanced weapon systems in it. I can say that it satisfied it, the game does a great job with showing how old melee tactics cannot alone win you the battle anymore. You must use a lot of unconventional tactics against your foe to take them down. The combat is lighting fast and if your not careful you can lose 100's of men if your not paying attention. I really liked this game.
Summary: Amazon's download speed is atrocious. I started my download a day ago and it still claims it will take somewhere from 12-16 hours more to download. I was getting consistent 11-12 mbps for the first couple hours, now I'm lucky to get 500 kbps. So many others have had this problem it needs to be addressed.
Summary: This software is already out dated. You can buy it and it will run but if you intend to play against other gamers over the net, you'll have to buy additional content. Let me rephrase, you won't HAVE to buy it but if you don't you'll be pitted against those that have paid extra and they will stomp you with their paid-for superior units. You read it right. Pay up or play at a disadvantage. This is extortion and Creative Arts should be ashamed.
Summary: While I'm waiting for this thing to update, reinstall, redownload, or whatever the hell its doing, I figured I would take a moment to be the one millionth person to say I HATE STEAM!! I downloaded the game off amazon, all 21 ridiculous GB of it, installed steam, thought I installed the game, and then click the game icon on my desktop and it asks me to install again? Click that, and it starts downloading the game again!