So I enjoy the early parts of the campaigns but get bored ...
Tom Brandeis, Amazon
21 August 2015
Summary: I had higher hopes for this expansion. It does add some interesting units and factions. One would hope the modifications would extend to the strategic level of playing as well, but it leaves unchanged my one big complaint about this series; realm divide.
Summary: I absolutely loved Total War: Rome, so I figured that an Japanese setting would be amazing. On a side note, I did not enjoy Empire that much. Anyways, there are hardly improvements that plagued the older games. For instance, the AI auto resolve is terrible.
Summary: The game is just too complex and for those who are not die hard Total War fans will have problems going through a long campaign mode. The in-game battles are fun and at times difficult but the challenging type of difficult.
Summary: Fun, a little over the top but a nice addition that should have been thrown in the game but for a dollar can't really complain. Iv'e seen a couple decapitations and a lot of blood squirting upwards from vertical slices that get my monitor messy but luckily I watch dexter so easy to clean up.
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.
Summary: This addon to Total War: Shogun 2 is only moderatly successful. I had trouble getting into the game, whereas the original immediately captured me. For some reason, the dual clan leaders is distracting. I have played the original several times but could barely get through "Rise of the Samurai" once.
Summary: Shogun 2 is a great entry in the Total War franchise. Detailed reviews of the core game and Fall of the Samurai stand-alone expansion can be found on their respective Amazon pages and elsewhere. For those who are new to the game and wonder what this Gold Edition is missing, here is a list.