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Shogun: Total War (Windows)

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Written by  :  William Shawn McDonie (1152)
Written on  :  Dec 29, 2000
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Summary

Truly a wonderfull surprise!

The Good

I remember the days of KOEI games and highs of PTO and the lows of Operation Europe. KOEI also make several horrible asian games that would try your patience. So when I first saw this title in stores I overlooked it. When I saw it in the used game section with a hint book for 15$ I gave it a chance. (only because there was nothing else to choose from) When I got home and first saw the intro I was totaly hooked. Just the campain alone was enough for me but then I tried to command the soldiers directly. WOW!! I loved the background and the easy controls. I took me a while but when I became the undesputed shogun WOW!! again. The ending movie was great. Now time to take my armies ON-LINE.

The Bad

Overall the problems of this game in no way detract from the game. They are only just possible ways the game could have been even better. 1.better use of diplomacy 2.more options on throne room 3.A way to elimate poor talent generals

The Bottom Line

This is a great stratigy game. If you loved the age of empires series then give this a try.