Summary: I would love to sit here and say this game is great, and it is in single player. Single Player is amazing....if you like playing by yourself this game is perfect. BUT if you prefer Network Play this game is BAD. I cant finish any network game without getting a out of sync issue. I bought this game 2 times....one for me and a friend to play. We haven't been able to finish one game together without the game freezing and going out of sync.
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: 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.