**Note: Please know that this IS NOT about Fall of The Samurai DLC**
Total War: Shogun 2 is a Turn based strategy game based on 16th century in Japan. Time that most people call the "Edo Period". Period with mainly only wars, destruction, pain and sorrow. A time when almost every bigger clan was battling to gain their place on the "throne". Every clan wanted their Daimyo to become a Shogunate.
In Shogun 2 you can chose almost any of the strongest clans that existed in the Edo Period. And if you ask me, Shogun 2 is a great way to learn what was happening in Japan in 16th century. Maybe you even start to like one clan so much that you'll know almost everything about them! For example, I'm a huge fan of Date clan because they were masters of the sword ( Katana ). My dear June is a big fan of Takeda clan because they were best cavalry in that time. She likes horses. She even has two horses at home!
You start off on the part of land which was owned by your clan from the very beginning. Then you need to start making armies and start conquering.
You can't just plan your attack two days before you have a battle and then just do it. You need to plan it within the fight! Because there is always something that goes wrong.
- Wonderful fraphic.
- Massive battles with over 20 units per player.
- Various terrains to chose from.
- Make your own clan in multiplayer.
- Unit customization in multiplayer.
- Make your own story and become the next Shogunate!
- Requires a very strong computer.
- Has way too many DLC's which only means more cost.
- Loading on beginning of the game lasts very, very long.
- Character's mouth don't move when they talk (yea, very unneeded detail.... But it's a detail!)
Now when you rode this whole review, its up to you to decide if Total War: Shogun 2 is a game for you or not! To be honest, it's currently one of my favorite games. I was playing it a lot with June over summer (we sat together, one beside another. She would build armies, conquer lands, and I'd be her war general. I'd win all the battles) so it's kinda boring now when i play it alone.
But if we forget that, I love this game! It's absolutely great! If you're as big Samurai fan as I am, and a strategy fan, this game is a MUST GET!
Thank you for reading!