Excerpt: I was anticipating the release of Total War: Shogun 2, the latest sequel to the Total War series from Creative Assembly, for some time. Though the game delivers beautiful battlefield graphics and a draw-dropping strategy map, it lacked variety upon release and failed to grab the attention of many of us for more than a couple campaigns. Therefore, many Shogun 2 gamers turned towards mods to fulfill their Sengoku war gaming needs.
Excerpt: Shogun: TW puts players in the role of an ambitious daimyo, or provincial warlord. In feudal Japan this was a powerful but dangerous position. The authority of the Imperial family had eroded centuries before and each daimyo was the de facto ruler of his own territory. Seems that game is partly inspired by Akira Kurosawa's wonderful film Ran and the book Shogun by James Clavell. Shogun:TW is fully 3D for gameplay reasons, not just to make it look better.
Shogun: Total War Warlord Edition - Mongol Invasion
18 October 2001
Excerpt: A quite brilliant game is taken to even greater heights by all the changes and new features. Those who already have Shogun: Total War will not want to miss the later stage campaigns or The Mongol Invasion, making the expansion package a very good buy. Those who don’t yet have the game don’t know what they are missing.
Summary: Shogun: Total War offered more than I expected. The potent combination of turn based strategy and real time battles makes for an event that is rarely matched in other games. More often, we are given one of the pieces of the puzzle, rather than an amalgamation of both. Since you can simulate the battles, all fans of turn-based and real time strategy should find something to like in Shogun: Total War.
Excerpt: Developed: Total War Published: Electronic Arts http://www.ea.com/ Da Requirements: Single Player 233mHz processor or 200 mHz processor with supported 3D accelerator card 32MB RAM 500 MB hard drive space (at least) 16-bit colour 4MB PCI or AGP video (DirectX compatible) 4x CDROM DirectX 7 Sound card Mouse Keyboard Windows Media Player 6 Recommended 300mHz processor 64MB RAM 8x CDROM 1.5 GB hard drive space 3D graphics accelerator w/16MB RAM Da Introduction: Raise your...
Conclusion: But it isn’t just the visuals that are great about the battles, there is some very good AI in Shogun as well and a very comprehensive combat system. There are a number of way that you can set up your forces, combining them into larger units, giving them offensive or defensive stances, and a bunch of formations to boot.
Excerpt: Shogun: Total War is a strategic campaign and tactical war game, in which the player takes the role of a daimyo competing with six other rivals to conquer all the provinces and so become the next shogun. The campaign consists of a seasonal turn-based strategic phase involving a mixture of diplomacy, intrigue and resource management elements, and an optional real-time tactical phase, where the player directly commands all his troops on the battlefield.