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Game Informer Magazine (Mar 22, 2012)
Fall of the Samurai, like the original Shogun 2, is good enough that I heartily recommend it to everyone who owns a PC regardless of their experience with or opinion of the grand strategy genre. If you’re coming into the series for the first time there is a lot to learn, but you’ll be amply rewarded with hundreds of hours of top-notch entertainment should you make the investment.
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Hooked Gamers (Mar 16, 2012)
To put it simply, Creative Assembly have brought to the table the best Total War experience since Rome: Total War changed things up. With the various additions to the already stellar Shogun 2 experience, both veterans and newcomers will find something to appreciate about the Fall of the Samurai, even with residual issues still remaining from previous titles.
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GamingXP (Mar 23, 2012)
Eisenbahn, Feuerwaffen, keine Nahrung, dafür aber mehr Runden: „Fall of the Samurai“ bringt viel Neues und eine eigentlich traurige Geschichte mit sich. Der Untergang der edlen, traditionsbewussten Schwertkämpfer wird hier noch einmal ganz genau durchgenommen und der Spieler darf selbst in die Geschichte eingreifen. Die wieder erstarkten Seeschlachten bringen zusätzlichen Pep in das Spielgeschehen und die vielen neuen Möglichkeiten lassen das Spiel in einem neuen Glanz erstrahlen.
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Between the campaign, the multiplayer and the historical skirmishes, Fall of the Samurai offers a wealth of content for gamers to explore. Although it is an expansion pack in name, its size coupled with the fact that you don't need the original Shogun 2 to play, means that this is a complete package in its own right. Exciting new units compliment a tried and tested formula to great effect. If you're looking for a new challenge, new armies to lead and new lands to conquer, then Fall of the Samurai comes very highly recommended.
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Gamereactor (Finland) (Mar 15, 2012)
Tässä on peli jolla on potentiaalia yhdistää kaikki Total War -fanit saman lipun alle. Jotkut tykkäävät miekoista, toiset tuliaseista, ja nyt nämä ovat saatavilla yhdessä paketissa. Pelin kaikilla klaaneilla on omat erikoispiirteensä, joten sillä on huomattavaa uudelleenpeluuarvoa molemmilla puolin rintamalinjoja. Kyseessä on erinomainen strategiakokemus jossa keskitytään niin korkean tason strategiaan kuin yksikkökohtaiseen säätämiseenkin. Sen pelaamiseen kannattaa kuitenkin varata aikaa, koska etenkin reaaliaikataistelut voivat kestää aimo tovin, ja pelin tahtia voisi muutenkin kuvata verkkaiseksi.
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Metro.co.uk (Mar 26, 2012)
An excellent expansion that focuses on a fascinating period in history, and helps to make the perfect toe-dipping experience for strategy newcomers.
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GameOver (Greece) (Mar 16, 2012)
Το γεγονώς πως το Fall of the Samurai είναι και ένα κανονικότατο expansion παλαιού τύπου, που μπορεί να παιχθεί ανεξάρτητα αν έχετε το πρωτότυπο Shogun 2 στην κατοχή σας, είναι απλά το κερασάκι στην τούρτα. Αποτελεί ένα υπέροχο πακέτο, που προσφέρει μεγάλη ιστορία, τεράστια αντοχή στο χρόνο και είναι μια απαραίτητη αγορά για όλους τους φίλους της σειράς. Υπομονή, λοιπόν, μέχρι τις 23 Μαρτίου όπου και θα μπορέσετε και εσείς να πιείτε λίγο σάκε κάτω από τις ανθισμένες κερασιές της Ιαπωνίας στην περίοδο της Bakumatsu.
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Vandal Online (Mar 28, 2012)
Total War Shogun 2: La Caída de los Samurái se convierte por derecho propio en una magnífica expansión que no se contenta con simplemente introducir una mayor cantidad de contenidos, sino que se preocupa por añadir novedades de peso para refrescar la experiencia y que se sienta como algo nuevo y diferente, a pesar de mantener las bases jugables de su título original. Sin duda se trata de una compra muy recomendable tanto para quienes disfrutaron con Shogun 2 como para los fans de la estrategia en general, ya que ofrece diversión y contenidos suficientes para mantenernos enganchados durante meses.
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XGN (Mar 16, 2012)
Total War: Shogun 2 – Fall of the Samurai is een zeer indrukwekkende uitbreiding geworden. Met maar liefst 39 nieuwe troepen op land en in het water, zullen de slagvelden gevarieerder en grootser zijn dan ooit. Bovendien kun je ook nog eens aan de slag met nieuwe agenten, technologieën en strategische mogelijkheden. Het grootste minpunt blijft dan ook de multiplayer, die de kracht van de singleplayer nog steeds niet goed kan volgen en ook te kampen heeft met connectieproblemen. Fall of the Samurai is ronduit geweldig en ligt ook nog eens in de rekken voor een verlaagde prijs. Deze standalone uitbreiding is nu al een van de beste strategiegames van het jaar!
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Everyeye.it (Mar 16, 2012)
Shogun 2 si proietta nell’era della seconda rivoluzione industriale e lo fa in grande stile. Gli sviluppatori sono riusciti a creare un ottimo connubio tra il capitolo precedente e la serie Empire, capace di ammaliare il giocatore e portarlo a rivivere il XIX secolo orientale. Le novità introdotte sono tantissime e ci chiediamo se non possano gettare le basi per futuri titoli ambientati sempre in quest’epoca: noi ci auguriamo di vedere la guerra di secessione americana. A parte qualche difetto tecnico riscontrato, senza riserve consigliamo fortemente il titolo a tutti gli appassionati di strategici. Sia agli amanti di Shogun 2 che a tutti gli appassionati che si sono persi il capitolo precedente.
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Games.cz (Mar 16, 2012)
Samostatně hratelný datadisk, který bere už tak vynikající původní hru a vytváří zcela jiná pravidla, na která se musíte adaptovat. Pro milovníky série je datadisk povinností, protože vytváří speciální prostředí, s jakým jste se dosud nesetkali a využívá k tomu osvědčenou kostru Shogun 2. Opět skvělá zábava na desítky hodin.
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A new era of Shogun 2 warfare makes for a masterful addition to the franchise. Recommended for fans and new players alike.
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Gameplanet (Apr 10, 2012)
After a decade of development, and thousands of years of bloodshed and territorial domination, it seems the Total War series has come full circle. Fall of the Samurai is the resounding conclusion, a well-thought out, well-crafted game that puts comparable expansions to shame.
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GameSpy (Apr 12, 2012)
Fall of the Samurai changes Shogun 2 in just about every possible way, and gives an already superb game an even more extended life. It also shows that the Shogun 2 system is good for more than just medieval warfare, and that Total War has almost figured out how to handle Industrial Age warfare. Fall of the Samurai isn't just a new Shogun experience, it's a new Total War experience, and one that every fan of the series should check out.
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IGN (Apr 03, 2012)
Yes, Fall of the Samurai is an expansion, but like any good expansion – even standalone expansion – it doesn't just add things to the original, it changes them. You'll get an experience much more like a Civil War-era wargame with Fall of the Samurai, as opposed to a medieval wargame with the original Shogun 2, and that, in itself, is worth the cost of admission, let alone all the new units, locations, abilities, factions, and bells/whistles.
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Cheat Happens (May 07, 2012)
It may have some AI problems and lack some of the length found in previous editions of the series, but Total War Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai is a great addition to an already incredible franchise. Not only does it continue what the others did so well, but it also introduces new gameplay mechanics that change how you play dramatically. For strategy fans, this is another one from Creative Assembly that can't be missed.
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PC Gamer (Mar 16, 2012)
If you’ve played Shogun 2 to death, there’s enough here to make the war for Japan feel fresh again. If you haven’t, buy Fall of the Samurai anyway, if just for that magnificent, booming artillery.
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Multiplayer.it (Mar 16, 2012)
Shogun 2: Il Tramonto del Samurai è un'espansione notevole, una nuova conferma (se ce ne fosse ancora bisogno) delle capacità di Creative Assembley. Dopo un incredibile Shogun 2, con questo nuovo pacchetto aggiuntivo il team di sviluppo propone una campagna lunga, ricchissima di contenuti e non priva di qualche intrigante novità, mettendo insieme un prodotto consigliatissimo anche a chi non avesse ancora giocato il titolo originale. I veterani di Total War, di contro, potrebbero lamentare la carenza di novità nel gameplay, ma vista la qualità della proposta, venduta a poco meno di trenta euro, ci risulta difficile non suggerire l'acquisto di questa espansione anche a loro.
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Meristation (Mar 22, 2012)
Hay poco que reprochar a esta expansión. Es un contenido significativo por cantidad y calidad, que además supone una campaña interesante y diferente a lo visto en Shogun II, por lo que tiene cosas que ofrecer incluso a los que ya han exprimido el original. Tiene algunos puntos débiles, como los combates marítimos que resultan bastante tediosos y poco interesantes. También se echa de menos algo más diferenciación entre los dos bandos, que independientemente de sus lealtades y su posición sobre la tecnología u occidente, acaban más o menos usando las mismas unidades avanzadas -a menos que el jugador haga un esfuerzo constante por no desarrollarse, quedándose en clara desventaja-. Los que quieran imitar la última batalla de “El último Samurai” no tendrán problemas al hacerlo, aunque posiblemente el resultado no cambie demasiado con respecto a lo que pasó en la película.
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New Game Network (Apr 10, 2012)
Fall of the Samurai is a great expansion with some meaningful, albeit occasionally problematic, changes to the formula that still retains the qualities that made Shogun 2 so engrossing.
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GameStar (Germany) (Mar 11, 2012)
Schau mal einer an, Creative Assembly lernt dazu! Nachdem ich mich bei Medieval 2: Kingdoms und dem Empire-Ableger Napoleon zweimal in Folge über die zerstückelten Kleinkampagnen eines Total-War-Addons ärgern musste, bietet Fall of the Samurai endlich, endlich wieder einen groß angelegten Feldzug – und nicht nur das, er ist sogar länger als der des Hauptprogramms. Also: Hut ab, Wertung rauf. Dazulernen dürfen nun gerne auch die Computergegner, über deren Aussetzer beschwere ich mich nämlich ebenfalls schon seit Jahren. Sei's drum, das erste Lernziel ist erreicht – und ich bin dank Fall of the Samurai erstmal wieder ein paar Monate lang beschäftigt.
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PC Games (Germany) (Mar 23, 2012)
Seit dem Test von Fall of the Samurai habe ich ein neues Lieblingswort: „Ratta-ta-ta“. Das ist streng genommen gar kein Wort, beschreibt aber wunderbar dieses knatternde Geräusch, mit dem die Gatling-Kanone ganze Kompanien an auf sie zustürmender Infanterie niedermäht – ein Anblick, der Ehrfurcht erweckt. Das Add-on hat mich voll überzeugt: Sowohl See- als auch Landkämpfe spielen sich noch anspruchsvoller und taktischer als im Hauptprogramm. Auch im Rundenmodus hat sich vieles zum Guten gewendet. Als Nächstes dann bitte Rome 2, liebe Entwickler. Und zwar zur Abwechslung mit fähigen KI-Generälen.
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Gameplay (Benelux) (Mar 31, 2012)
Fall of the Samurai is een geweldige uitbreiding geworden die erin slaagt traditionele en moderne oorlogsvoering op een speelbare wijze te combineren. Een must voor elke Total War fan.
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Cheat Code Central (Apr 05, 2012)
If you're a graduate of the School of Shogun 2, Fall of the Samurai will be a toybox containing countless new ways to play, along with an intriguing overarching plot. If you're a newcomer to Total War, Fall of the Samurai's status as an expansion doesn't keep it from being a great place to start. No matter who you are, if you like turn-based and real-time strategy, Fall of the Samurai ought to be at the top of your must-buy games list.
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Jeuxvideo.com (Mar 16, 2012)
The Creative Assembly continue sur sa lancée et propose une extension de grande qualité qui ravivera sans aucun doute la flamme des fans de Shogun 2. Extrêmement riche, palpitante de bout en bout, La Fin des Samouraïs nous plonge dans un contexte unique et parvient à mettre en lumière les enjeux de l'époque tout en conservant sa dimension éminemment ludique. En somme, vieux de la vieille et nouveaux venus ne seront pas déçus par cette nouvelle entrée dans la mythique série des Total War.
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Spazio Games (Mar 19, 2012)
Shogun 2: Il Tramonto dei Samurai rappresenta la nuova conferma dell'incredibili capacità di Creative Assembly di realizzare prodotti in grado di soddisfare anche i fan più esigenti degli rts senza cadere nella ripetitività. Tuttavia, la sua natura di "semplice" espansione potrebbe frenare dall'acquisto coloro i quali abbiano già giocato il capitolo principale ma, visto il prezzo piuttosto abbordabile (circa 30€) e la qualità dello stesso, non possiamo fare a meno che consigliarlo a tutti indistintamente.
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4Players.de (Mar 22, 2012)
Tradition trifft auf Moderne, Katana auf Karabiner – ein spannender Konflikt wird hier sehr gut inszeniert! Creative Assembly meistert im Laufe einer umfangreichen Kampagne trotz der Gegensätze einen sanften militärhistorischen Übergang, denn die Schusswaffen müssen sich auf dem Schlachtfeld des 19. Jahrhunderts erst entwickeln und beweisen. Ich war zwar etwas skeptisch, denn das Erweiterungsgespenst flattert meist mit wenig Substanz um ein großes Spiel herum. Aber die Briten präsentieren ebenso anspruchsvolle wie abwechslungsreiche Unterhaltung, die in vielen kleinen, aber leider nicht allen relevanten Bereichen verfeinert wurde. Auf dem Weg nach Rom müssen sie weiter an der Diplomatie, der Kollisionsphysik und der KI feilen.
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Gry OnLine (Mar 23, 2012)
Karabiny, rewolwery, Gatlingi, parowe pancerniki, amerykański akcent. Tyle i znacznie więcej w najnowszym, samodzielnym dodatku do gry Shogun 2: Total War, noszącym tytuł Zmierzch Samurajów.
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Gamer.nl (Mar 24, 2012)
Fall of the Samurai is de uitstekende mix tussen oude en nieuwe oorlogsvoering, al neigt de game soms iets te veel naar het nieuwe, waardoor liefhebbers van de oude strijdwijze zich soms wat benadeeld kunnen voelen. De uitbreiding is daarentegen zo groot en anders dat je hem eigenlijk niet kan laten liggen. Een uitbreiding die het origineel zonder meer tot grotere hoogtes stuwt.
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Game Watcher (Mar 20, 2012)
So, a decent addition to Shogun 2's content library, although we still think a slightly missed opportunity to do something truly special. Still, those of you who purchase this expansion are unlikely to be disappointed, as there's still a lot of fun to be had here. With an RRP of £29.99 you might want to try and pick it up in a sale, as that's basically the price of a full game and stuff still is missing: Family relationships, for example, are non-existent because the new time-frame means you're unlikely to see children grow up, which means secession isn't really an issue either. In fact a lot of the RPG elements outside of specialising character skill trees are gone now. But expansions like this are all about give and take, what you lose there you gain elsewhere, and there's a lot to gain from delving into this particular page in Japanese history.
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AusGamers (Mar 19, 2012)
In the end the overall appeal, like with any expansion, lies with fans of the original, and does very little to try and win new players into the fold. But with Shogun 2 scoring top marks across the board from both critics and fans alike, this is not necessarily a bad thing, so ‘Fall of the Samurai’ comes highly recommended. With arguably more gameplay content than the original, expanded diplomatic and battle strategies, and moving the series forward to the industrial age, developer Creative Assembly have released another stellar entry into this long-running series.
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NZGamer (Mar 26, 2012)
Just like its parent title, Fall of the Samurai offers a raft of in-depth strategic choices. Its historical setting, attention to detail, and engrossing combat mechanic make it a worthy addition the Total War series. Fans of the series (especially fans on Creative Assembly’s foray into bullets and bombs) should definitely think about picking this up.
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Impulse Gamer (Mar, 2012)
At the end of the day, Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai is a fun game if you like this genre of PC gaming that contains a very sturdy interface with some lush graphics and political intrigue thrown into the mix. It does feel a little dated at times but then the game will do something unique like allow you to customise your agents or the improved gaming mechanics of naval battles. Navigating the game is not the easiest thing, especially for new comers but fortunately the game holds your hand until you find your feet. All in all, it's a fun experience that will definitely make you come back for more!
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GameSpot (Apr 11, 2012)
Overall, Fall of the Samurai is an exceptional stand-alone expansion that adds some welcome improvements while retaining everything that made the original game great. In fact, the only major drawback to Fall of the Samurai over Shogun 2 is that the load times are quite long. Fans of the series who want to play with ironclads, railroads, and Gatling guns shouldn't hesitate to pick it up. If, however, you haven't enjoyed the modern thrust of the series from Empire onward, then you should pass on this one.
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Absolute Games (AG.ru) (Mar 29, 2012)
The Creative Assembly — единственная компания, от которой я не жду подвоха. Fall of the Samurai — идеальный аддон. Тут нет ничего, что заставило бы ахнуть от восхищения, но все нововведения отлично вписались в игру. Эволюция в чистом виде.
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SEGA-Portal.de (May 23, 2012)
Mit Shōgun 2: Fall of the Samurai ist Creative Assembly mal wieder ein großer Sprung gelungen. Die vielen Erweiterungen in Sachen Technik und Inhalt machen diesen Stand-Alone-Titel zurecht zu einen Solo-Produkt. Lediglich das Fehlen einer Tutorial-Kampagne sowie einige KI-Schwächen sind anzumerken. Wer sich Shogun 2 noch nicht zugelegt hat, der kann bei dem Preis ruhig zuschlagen – Total War-Fans selbstverständlich ebenso.
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Gamereactor (Norway) (Mar 16, 2012)
Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai er svært likt forgjengeren på mange områder, men som en frittstående utvidelse er det et strategispill for fans av serien enten de har spilt eller ikke spilt Total War: Shogun 2. Det er et spill som bidrar til å gjøre Total War-serien stadig mer intuitiv og samtidig enda raskere. Flerspilleren bringer i likhet med Total War: Shogun 2 en svært samarbeidsvennlig nettdel. Dersom Boshin-krigene og nyere japansk historie vekker interesse, er dette et flott spill som gir mer enn nok underholdning for pengene.
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Gamereactor (Sweden) (Mar 23, 2012)
Det kampanjen, återigen, som etsar sig fast i bakhuvudet och vägrar släppa taget. Mina personliga ambitioner mot eller för världen, med tusen detaljer att hålla reda på, underhåller så till den milda grad att jag kommer fortsätta spela långt efter att den här recensionen publicerats. Gör det du också, tycker jag.
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The shortcomings are overcome by the game’s achievements. While expansion packs usually mean adding a few units/maps/features here and there, this is an expansion that plays much like a standalone game, and kudos to Creative Assembly for exploring new areas with their game. For plays new to Total War, I would recommend starting with Shogun 2. But for hardened Total War fans, this is indeed an important part of the series. It introduces a plethora of new units, tactics and gameplay elements, and does represent a significant evolution in the Total War series.
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Level 7 (Mar 26, 2012)
Rent spelmekaniskt tar inte denna expansion Total War-serien till nya höjder, men man lyckas ändå berika det redan strålande strategispelet Total War: Shogun 2 med en ny kontext, samt andra detaljer som höjer spelupplevelsen. Mixen mellan skjutvapen och mer traditionella krigsredskap gör att slagfältet fortfarande känns fräscht, men framför allt kul. Strid till havs är dock fortfarande oengagerande och laddningstiderna mellan slagfälten och kampanjkartan är fortfarande olidligt långa, vilket drar ned helhetsintrycket något.
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videogamer.com (Mar 16, 2012)
The same problems that plagued Shogun 2 are present here, with insufferable load times, wonky pathfinding and an ever so slightly idiotic AI on the campaign map. This is a roundabout way of saying that if you were happy to put up with those issues in Shogun 2, there's no reason why they should annoy you here. Shogun 2 was a massive, beautiful game, and Fall of the Samurai is that same massive, beautiful game, except now it's got guns and trains, and a much stronger theme that plays into the mechanics. So it's not hard to ignore those niggles, especially when you've got an excitable eight year old in your head jumping around and making gun noises as he pretends to swing a sword about. There's a magic in that weird juxtaposition of old and new. You want to know who'd win, because while there's an awesome power in the barrel of a gun, there's a romanticised grandeur to the blade of a sword. And you know who won, because our policemen don't walk around with katanas strapped to their backs.
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MMGN (Mar 28, 2012)
With over 100 hours of gameplay,Fall of the Samurai adds immense value to the Total War: Shogun 2 experience. Not only have there been improvements made to the interface, combat, and tech tree, but a multi-faceted layer of strategy depth has also been added. Whether you are a seasoned strategy player or one new to the Total War series, Fall of the Samurai will offer a unique combination of strategic elements. The level of immersion, high attention to detail and strategic depth seen in the Fall of the Samurai are the epitome of the very best of the strategy genre. Rarely are expansions better than the base game, but in this case, it is totally evident.
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CPU Gamer (Apr 29, 2012)
Another year, another Total War: Something. Creative Assembly’s been building and building, year after year, on the engine and gameplay systems that initially started off a little shaky with Empire but have since then matured gracefully. Every single new installment has resulted in better AI, better gameplay and better everything. So, Fall of the Samurai represents another iterative leap, building on the fantastic Shogun 2, but the question is whether that’s enough to qualify this new Total War game as fantastic, and, well, it’s not.
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Eurogamer.it (Mar 16, 2012)
Proprio l'introduzione delle mitragliatrici e dell'artiglieria navale è infatti l'elemento maggiormente condizionante rispetto al passato e rende Shogun 2: Il Tramonto dei Samurai un titolo consigliabile a chi aveva giocato alla morte Empire, magari lasciando sugli scaffali Shogun 2. Se siete dei fan di quest'ultimo o, più in generale, dei tradizionalisti allergici alla polvere da sparo, pensateci bene prima di un acquisto banzai visto che 29 euro non sono pochi, sopratutto se un anno fa ne avevate già sborsati cinquanta per intraprendere la via del bushido.
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Eurogamer.es (Mar 25, 2012)
Se ha seguido puliendo todos detalles y no se abandona el modelo de estrategia que siempre se ha querido mantener con la saga Total War. Además, el particular escenario elegido para la historia de La Caída de los Samurái lo convierten en una gran elección incluso si no tenemos Shogun 2 previamente (es una expansión stand-alone, es decir, no hace falta tener el juego original). Quizás como los mismos japoneses de esa época, en Creative Assembly (y probablemente nosotros también) queramos matar el dragón que pretende imponer su dominación y acabar con lo que caracteriza a la saga hasta ahora.
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Eurogamer.dk (Mar 18, 2012)
Ellers er det et virkeligt fint spil, der forstår at tale til "en tur til"-genet i dig, i en grad der ikke er set magen til siden Civilization. Ikke bare er det et spil der balancere perfekt på grænsen mellem casual og hardcore krigssimulation. Spillet indeholder også en større fortælling om noget gammel der dør, og noget nyt der kommer frem. Ikke nødvendigvis noget bedre, men under alle omstændigeder noget stærkere.
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Eurogamer.se (Mar 21, 2012)
Även om mycket är sig likt finns det som sagt en del saker som ger Fall of the Samurai sin egen ton. Trots att jag inte är överförtjust i Empire: Total War och mer modern krigföring tycker jag att Creative Assembly har lyckats behålla tillräckligt mycket av det som gör Japan så exotiskt. Dock har de tappat lite av det episka från Shogun 2 - att bygga upp en dynasti, vilket jag tycker är en stor del av tjusningen. Men jag kan inte förneka att expansionen i grunden förvaltar sitt arv väl och gillar du välgjorda strategispel ska du inte missa detta.
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Eurogamer.pt (Mar 20, 2012)
No global, Fall of the Samurai é um jogo/expansão de estratégia de excelência. A Creative Assembly não transformou ou inovou nada em particular, mas reescreveu algumas páginas do livro, e acabou por trazer a série um pouco mais para a modernidade adicionando novos elementos ao gameplay. É uma expansão "standalone" competente para todos os que gostam de jogos de estratégia, e que ao mesmo tempo oferece elementos suficientemente diferentes para agradar a quem já teve a sua dose de Shogun 2.
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Eurogamer.fr (Mar 23, 2012)
Même si je préfère le Japon médiéval, Shogun 2 : La fin des Samouraïs donne un nouvel élan et permet de se lancer à nouveau avec bonheur dans des batailles mettant en scène de très nombreuses unités, toujours aussi bien animées, même avec une configuration de PC moyenne. Le multijoueur bénéficie de la nouvelle carte redessinée de ce Japon des clans du XIXe siècle et d'un nouvel avatar avec plus de 40 nouveaux vassaux et 30 pièces d'armures.
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Eurogamer.net (UK) (Mar 23, 2012)
If it hasn't ironed out all of the creases that mark the series, Fall of the Samurai has at least gone some way to smoothing them - and with a particularly unusual slice of history as its subject, it's a fine choice as either a standalone expansion or a welcome addition to Shogun 2. I could certainly wish for a few more improvements or perhaps that greater leap forward, but I'm not one to turn my nose up at progress.
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Gamer.no (Apr 11, 2012)
Fall of the Samurai er en god utvidelsespakke til et av fjorårets beste strategispill. Det fanger essensen med industrialiseringen av Japan og avviklingen av shogunatet, og gir en verdifull historietime på kjøpet. Spillets største problem tilhører det systematiske plan i form av at Total War-serien nå går litt på tomgang. Jeg er en stor fan av både Shogun og Shogun 2 på grunn av dets tematikk og flotte innpakning, men Creative Assembly er nødt til å brette opp ermene og eksperimentere mer med serien. Jeg har fremdeles litt å gå på før jeg blir lei, men jeg blir småbekymret for at hele Total War-franchisen skal råtne på rot.


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