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A strategy game set in feudal Japan. You take the role one of the 9 clans and try to achieve supremacy over the country. During the campaign the winning condition is to conquer and hold Tokyo; additionally to conquering a certain number of provinces (the exact number changes depending on if the long or short campaign is played). Just like with all entries in the Total War series, the gameplay is split into a turn-based strategy map and real-time tactics fights.

During the strategy mode you need to manage your provinces, e.g. by researching (called "mastering the arts") new military and civilian achievements or training special agents like ninjas for assassinations or monks to demoralise the enemy. Each of those units can be improved when they gain experience. Additionally every character can have up to three supporting people who bring further bonuses.

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  • Total War: SHOGUN 2

    I just have to play as Date Masamune lol

    MewZero said 4 days ago 1 comment Like this (1) Report
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    I am enjoying this as much as I enjoyed Napoleon, the first game I played of Total War series. Damn good games.

    Darklordkjell said 2 months ago 4 comments Like this (1) Report
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    • Yeah, i just think the tutorial just be a bit more detailed. Its really just the bare basics, and where dark souls is a lot more about reflexes, this is about strategy and knowing what to do, what unit to use and when to use it. Sure, you learn it eventually, and when you do achieve something its fun...But you need to spent a lot of time into it, at least if its the first time you play a game of this genre.

      A couple of years ago i never would have said that, and im by no means for a all out casual approach, but now that i have a job and everything...I really dont have the time to read up on dozens of hours of informations. Its a shame though, because i think i would really enjoy the genre.

      Nethyrol said 2 months ago

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    • @Nethyrol I agree 100%.

      I am playing Starcraft 2 campaign again and each SP mission is based on teaching you something new. The whole campaign is a tutorial on how to play.

      Many Total War games do have "introductory/tutorial campaigns" (Rome 1 all the way to Napoleon). Shogun 2 kept it short, but you get those nice audio pop-ups and hints?

      Unlike strategy games from Paradox or AEGOD, which throw book-lengthy text blocks at you or just throw you 'cold' into the game, thinking 'whoever buys this game has already played one like this".

      What no tutorial can 'teach' though is 'game-flow' - the minute-to-minute gameplay flow. I don't know how I lived before Youtube and gameplay videos.

      buckybit said 2 months ago

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  • Total War: SHOGUN 2

    1864 - The Battle of Chobe. Victory has eluded me... there is no honor in losing a battle vs AI.

    buckybit said 4 months ago 3 comments Like this (1) Report
  • Total War: SHOGUN 2

    Just got this today for £5 great game, amazing animations!

  • Total War: SHOGUN 2

    Honor restored - game is running again on Win8.1. After 3 years (and 53 hours of gameplay), the Emperor of Japan finally 'recognized' my efforts. It is AD 1547. I suck at this game, but also love it to death.

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    huh - game crashes in Win 8.1 suddenly. Verifying game cache in Steam shows no effect. But now Steam servers say their 'busy' Error code 55. Reminds me to say: for every game I own, I need a cracked copy ... [+] huh - game crashes in Win 8.1 suddenly. Verifying game cache in Steam shows no effect. But now Steam servers say their 'busy' Error code 55. Reminds me to say: for every game I own, I need a cracked copy to actually be able to play. :/

  • Total War: SHOGUN 2

    This game... Played co-op campaign with a buddy yesterday. Started at about 10AM. At about 11PM we finally stopped. Didn't feel like we'd been playing for even half that long.

    Looking forward to finishing it this morning.

    The_Holy_Pie said 1 year ago 4 comments Like this Report
  • Total War: SHOGUN 2

    ... I want to buy this but...

    http://puu.sh/3IVPk.png

    Which one? The more expensive collection doesnt seem to have the fall of samurai stuff?

    MewZero said 1 year ago 1 comment Like this Report
    • I really enjoy this game but I don't have the expansion. The RPG aspects of the game are awesome but it doesn't have the unit diversity from previous games.

      Laughingman84 said 1 year ago

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    I wish i could play this Game...But since i use a TV instead of a regular PC-Screen, thus sitting away, i cant read the font. Like, at all. Its like you try to read font size 2 if you ... [+] I wish i could play this Game...But since i use a TV instead of a regular PC-Screen, thus sitting away, i cant read the font. Like, at all. Its like you try to read font size 2 if you are 4 feet away.

    Nethyrol said 1 year ago 7 comments Like this Report
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    So wonderful that I started playing this...I have nearly no experience with RTSs! Hehe, I'm gonna get my army murdered with my lack of experience.

    MassLegion808 said 1 year ago 18 comments Like this (3) Report
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    • >.> yea,my friens are hooked on it like crack!....I just don't feel like paying full price xD

      surza7 said 1 year ago

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    • Ah I used to be a WC3 player as well (and btw - WoW is dying, quickly). I love Shogun, but I usually am better at dealing in politics and espionage. My armies generally served for protections and intimidation.

      The_Shweenz said 1 year ago

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