Posted: March 20
What is Shogun 2 you asked? Shogun 2 is a Turns Based Real Time Strategy Game. You play as one of the selectable clans from Sengoku Jidai periods, also known as the time period where the samurai dudes were killing each other becasuse they were high on the bushidos (Suicidal Warriors Code) stuff. There are around roughly 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 clans. Each with their own Unique traits and special unit. If you haven't played any of the total war games ,you should just unplug your computer and donate it to someone more deserving. But in case you're a newborn and haven't experience the glory of a total war game, you should pick up this game whether it's on sale or not ASAP and play as either the Chosokabe or the Date clan to learn the basic. Now, I called this game a Turns based real time strategy game because the world map is like a board game based on the island of Nippon or Japan unless you're not as weeaboos as I am. You construct buildings, raising armies, recruiting spies, politicians and (Women that do nasty stuff for money because pros-ti-tute is apparently censored) to do your bidding. You can also make diplomacy with other clans. Once you attack an enemy's army. The game shift into hawk eye view of the battlefields and you commands your troops to do all of these fancy tactic you've always dream of doing because you watched too much actions movies. "Why should I buy shogun 2 when I can buy Rome Total War since it has more people vouch for it? or Heck I can buy Rome 2, it's newer so it's probably better" Rome 1 is a great game, but it's a relic of the past. Shogun 2 is the best total war game to date at the time I wrote this review. Rome 2 is a complete joke compared to this game. Each and every single little character in the battlefield in Shogun 2 are animated. The graphic is beautiful and it has a great mod community. The musics and sounds effect are amazing. But, if you cringe at the sound of japanese language I would suggest you not get this game and spend the money to get a new personality because you are racist. In a war game such as this, the AI play a huge role as they are your opponent most of the times so how are the AI? The AI in this game are great for a total war game. They do sometimes make stupid decisions though. As a strategy game enthusiast, I recommend you get Shogun 2 Total War. It is a great game that would suck your life away. Once you beat the vanilla game you can try out the two new expansions Rise of the Samurai and Fall of the samurai to see how it all started and how it end. I rate this game a 10/10/10 it's a must have! Unless you hate Japan for some reason. Then don't, go buy a new personality instead because the world doesn't need closed minded person like you.