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Old 05-28-2010, 08:47 AM   #1
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Shogun 2: Total War bitches!!!

Fuck yeah! Shogun was the godliest and I'm so happy they're going back to flesh it out rpoperly this time. Cant fucking wait. Still need to play Total War Meieval 2 and Empire. Getting there lol


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itle: Shogun 2: Total War
Publisher: SEGA
Developer: The Creative Assembly
Format: PC DVD
Players: 1 - 8
Ratings: ESRB Teen, PEGI 16, OFLC M, USK 12 – All provisional
Release Date: 2011

In 2000, the Creative Assembly re-invented the strategy genre with Shogun: Total War, an unprecedented blend of 3D real-time battles and turn-based management game and the first offering in the multi-award winning series. With over 7 million units sold and universal acclaim from the press and community, Total War has consistently been at the cutting edge of the genre and is today one of the most successful PC franchises of all time.

In 2011, the makers of Rome and Empire: Total War will release the sequel to the game that started it all. Shogun 2: Total War will take long-time veterans and newcomers alike to the next level of strategy gaming on PC. Based on 10 years of experience in making Total War, Shogun 2 is the perfection of the series with a new Artificial Intelligence (AI), revolutionary multiplayer modes, brand new campaign map options and epic 3D real-time battles.

It is the middle of the 16th century in Medieval Japan. The country, once ruled by a unified government, is now split into many warring clans. The player takes on the role of one Daimyo – the clan leader – and will use military engagements, economics and diplomacy to achieve the ultimate goal: re-unite Japan under his supreme command and become the new Shogun – the undisputed ruler of Japan.

Set during the golden age of Samurai warfare, Shogun 2 brings to life the most turbulent period of Japanese history.

Key Features:

Total War Redefined: Shogun 2 is the ultimate refinement of the original formula with a new, cutting-edge AI, more polish and online functionality than ever before. The result is the perfect mix of real-time and turn-based strategy gaming that invites both veterans of Total War and new players to experience the enjoyment and depth of the series.

New Character Progression: Choose from 9 different clans and compete on and offline for the undisputed supremacy of Medieval Japan. Gain experience to level up your own character-warlord as well as your generals and agents.

A Complete Single And Multiplayer Offering: Play through the Main Campaign in single player or invite a friend online to play competitively or cooperatively in Campaign Multiplayer mode. Join 8-player multiplayer battles with your own upgradable avatar and climb the online Leaderboard to show the world who reigns supreme. Also including exciting new modes of team play for clans, a first in the Total War series.

New Generation AI System: Developed according to Sun Tzu’s principles in the Art of War, the Artificial Intelligence constantly analyses its situation and reacts to your every move with greater precision and variety.

Improved Land And Naval Battle Gameplay: Land battles never felt so realistic with new multi-staged castle sieges and terrain features changing according to the weather and time of the day – turning each engagement into a tactical challenge. Set buildings on fire to force garrisoned troops out and use your units’ special abilities to turn the tide of the battle.

Naval combat also offers more variety with the addition of coastal battles. Islands can work as effective cover for your ships, while sand bars and reefs can be used as traps against an enemy fleet.

Accessible And In-Depth Empire-Building Gameplay: A streamlined User Interface makes management of your kingdom much easier. Build and govern cities, recruit and train troops, conduct diplomacy and manage your agents – each feature is now introduced with comprehensive tutorials, gradually revealing the depth of the Shogun 2 campaign map – the heart and soul of the Total War experience.
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:19 AM   #2
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Ooh, campaign multiplayer sounds rad. Perhaps this will be the first Total War game I get. (I know the others are good, but I'm holding off pending an awesome Steam sale.)

http://kotaku.com/5549952/total-war-...turns-to-japan
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:42 AM   #3
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There already was an awesome steam deal with almost all the Total War games in a pack. Theres very few game series I play where each game is just full of lushnous. This is one of them.

Actually they sort of have one going.

http://store.steampowered.com/sub/1350/

I think everythings there except for the bonus content for Empires, Medieval 1, and Shogun 1. With Medieval 2 in there I dont think you'll need to play 1 really.
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Old 05-31-2010, 11:39 PM   #4
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IGN have a trailer which doesnt show off much but confirms Shogun... (in japanese)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzsBvmlaIN8

Also I recommend skipping over Empires and going straight to Napoleon.
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Old 06-01-2010, 02:47 AM   #5
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Really? Most say napoleon wasnt really worth the effort.
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Old 06-01-2010, 09:51 AM   #6
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Really? Most say napoleon wasnt really worth the effort.
Oh I hadn't heard that.

All I know is back when I played it, Empires was the most buggy Total War game I'd ever come across. I hear they have put out some patches for it but haven't it out yet. The path finding was just terrible. I remember trying to siege a fort and my men wouldnt climb the ladders or ropes and the ones that finally did got to the top and went back down again.

Bought Napoleon, (First expansion I ever got for a TW game) and I didn't find any of the problems Empires did.

Either way I'm looking forward to a return to Shogun more then any of the two gunpower driven Total War games.
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Old 06-01-2010, 10:09 AM   #7
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Yeah it had some issues. But those got fixed up quite nicely.
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Old 06-01-2010, 10:16 AM   #8
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Oh well in that case I'll probably give it another bash in waiting for Shogun 2.
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Old 06-03-2010, 03:20 PM   #9
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What? Shogun? Damnit! Stop moving backwards. I want my freaking WWI Total War game already. Trench warfare ftw.
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Old 06-04-2010, 06:11 AM   #10
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What? Shogun? Damnit! Stop moving backwards. I want my freaking WWI Total War game already. Trench warfare ftw.
What... really? I thing that would be a total waste of what makes the TW series so good.

I don't know what I would find more boring the campaign map where nobodies moving or the battle map... where nobodies moving.
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Old 06-04-2010, 09:42 AM   #11
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MEGA INFO APPROACHES!!



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Shogun 2: Total War will be released exclusively for PC in 2011.

Features:

# 9 Playable clans ranging from the large and powerful to the tiny and weak.

Take charge of any of the nine major factions of Japanese feudal history, from the mighty Oda to the more delicate but well positioned Tokugawa clan. All of these clans could rise to take the position of Shogun under your leadership.

# Pre-Battle speeches with Generals inspiring their men before engaging.

Made famous in Rome Total War and much requested since, the generals pre-battle speeches have returned! Daimyos and Generals alike will seek to inspire their men on the battlefield (With variable results) there are over 100,000 possible speeches that could be delivered based on the character, their location, their relationship to the enemy etc.

# Brand new siege mechanics vastly improved over Napoleon and Empire.

Japanese siege warfare is markedly different form its European equivalent. Castles are now elaborate death traps, with the enemy being invited in to attempt to destroy the defender. Defenders and attackers now have multiple options, paths and objectives within a siege and a larger number of castle types make this all the more elaborate and strategic.

# Much improved terrain and environments, mountains in battle and new environments.

Shogun 2s terrain system is brand new to deal with the Japanese landscape and the radically different topography it presents the player. From savage mountain ranges to gentle landscapes and cherry blossom trees, the new battlefield terrain system generates battlefields that play utterly differently to previous TW titles and feel totally unique.

# The four seasons on the battlefield. Autumn leaves to summer sun.

The four seasons are fully represented on the battlefield for the first time. Beyond simple snow and rain, the season system now affects the battlefield conditions as a whole and has an impact on the troops within it. This adds the staggering beauty of Japanese landscapes, and the tactical depth of seasonal warfare.

# Sengoku-Pedia, an archive of all the units and history in the game accessible from the menu.

A full knowledge base of the in game units and technologies, along with historical facts and information relevant to the players experience. Know what works against your enemies, how and why.

# Five stage castle sieges, breaking the outer walls of the toughest castle is only the start.

Multiple types of castles, across a variety of terrain that can be upgraded across five different levels of fortification allow for truly diverse siege mechanics and siege play. Storming the outer walls and entering a courtyard is simply the beginning of what is a true challenge of both the defender and the attacker’s skill.

# Morale boosting buildings, capturing temples on the battlefield offers reward.

For the first time, battlefields will feature structures that will influence the men as they fight. Protect or capture shrines or temples, or indeed burn those of your enemy, to dictate the morale of troops on the battlefield.

# All new historical land battles, drawn from the period.

Famous battles such as Sekigahara will be included for the player to test their mettle against history’s greatest tactical challenges and feudal Japans greatest adversaries.

# Coastal battles; fight naval engagements of the coast of Japan navigating islands and land.

For the first time ever Shogun 2 Total War combines land and sea battles. Navigate the island coast of Japan, using the coast, mist and the elements against your enemy. Use ships to create choke points and to engage as the land dictates.

# Unique ‘Hero’ units. Single men on the battlefield able to carve through the enemy.

At the height of martial prowess and technology are the hero units. Available to the player as ‘legendary’ units of a certain discipline these troops make a distinct difference on the battlefield. A single hero surrounded by a handful of their disciples can take on large numbers of enemy troops and will seek to find enemy heroes and duel them to the death for the honour of their lord and their clan.
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Old 06-05-2010, 04:52 PM   #12
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"100,000 possible speeches "

Woah! I loved speeches in Rome, got me pumped for battle... So glad their returning.
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Old 08-26-2010, 05:20 PM   #13
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Gameplay, very dark.

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Old 08-27-2010, 02:06 AM   #14
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Instant buy for me, just like the first shogun was when it was released.
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Old 09-04-2010, 11:21 PM   #15
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This is the greatest fucking thing I've ever seen and I'm buying it the minute it comes out and making sure my pc can run it at max settings smoothly.


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