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Shogun: Total War Warlord Edition (Jewel Case)
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Manufacturer: Electronic Arts
Average Customer Rating: Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5

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Binding: CD-ROM
Brand: Electronic Arts
EAN: 0014633125115
ESRB Age Rating: Teen
Format: CD
Label: Electronic Arts
Manufacturer: Electronic Arts
Platform: Windows 98
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Studio: Electronic Arts

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Editorial Reviews:

Two RTS Shogun Total War Classics in One Pack including Shogun: Total War and Shogun: Total War - The Mongol Invasion. Thousands of loyal warriors stand before you, a nation lies ready to be conquered, in the shadows, ninja assassins await your orders. In Shogun: Total War you must display strength and cunning to conquer ancient Japan. In Mongol Invasion you lead the Mongol hordes on a bloody campaign to invade Japan and steal its riches.


Spotlight customer reviews:

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Summary: A MILESTONE IN GAMING HISTORY!!!
Comment: DISCLAIMER: I am a Japan-buff and games based on the Sengoku period of the Shogunate Wars have to be really bad for me not to enjoy them.
Now imagine how much I enjoyed one of the BEST strategy games ever!!!

SHOGUN: TOTAL WAR is admittedly such a great game in every aspect it has become a RTS game benchmark. Not to mention it has fathered the TOTAL WAR series!

Alternating between a tactical map (in which units get moved and improvements built) and the battlefield map (in which real-time unit movements and battles are fought) SHOGUN:TW has struck the perfect harmony between Turn-Based and Real-Time Strategy gaming.

The graphics are by now only a bit dated - and, on the other hand, they can truly shine even on mid-range systems today. The units are easily distinguished during battle, controlling them is done via a user-friendly interface and the issued orders are followed fast and effectively (something not true for much latter games, such as SUPREME COMMANDER).

The sounds manage to be both majestic and realistic (even after so many years, I am using them as my main WinXP Sound-Theme). Both Japanese and English is available.

Birth of an heir, earthquakes and assassination attempts by ninjas all add to the unpredictability of the gameplay. The particulars of the terrain and the weather, the troops deployment and the placement (and survival) of the general, all make the real-time battles such a unique experience!
Alliances are made and broken; rebels conquered and their shock troops assimilated; Christian traders allowed or shunted. Every decision has consequences.

Do not miss on it!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

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Summary: A True Classic....
Comment: Even though this game is now outdated, for it's day there were no contenders. This a true classic in every sense. If you're still running and old pc that can't handle the later titles in the series I would definitely recommend it.

* The opening cinnemactic is from the movie RAN directed by Akira Kurosawa.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5
Summary: An Atmospheric Classic
Comment: Shogun is one of those games that would never exist in today's world of high-money publishers going with the same-old-game over and over again. It truly broke the mold of strategy games when it came out. Since then, its ideas have been copied in many different locations, and the maker (Creative Assembly) have gone on to do two more games and four expansions.

Despite the lack of cutting-edge graphics, the atmosphere in Shogun is truly immersive. Steven Turnbull, a professor and expert on the Sengoku Jidai period in Japan, was CA's main advisor as they developed this game. And Steven's attention to accurate detail shows through, from the brilliant battle music, to the lamp-lit cutscene movies, to the authentic names and costumes.

An excellent all-round effort, well worth checking out even eight years after release.

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Summary: Nice game.
Comment: Not a bad game at all. I never got this when it first came out as I into C&C; and many other RTS games But I have been going back and trying to catch up on a few games I missed.

This game reminds alot of Lord Of The Realms 2. You do basically the same things except for a few differences.

This is a turned based game (like Lords 2 and Civilization games)with real time battles. You could either have the Computer resolve the battle or fight it yourself. The thing I didn't like about the battles was it seemed half the time, the other general would run away (a few times mine did and these 3 amd 4 ranked generals with many victories). Some of the generals are your sons. As the game continues, you play through the 4 seasons. Eventually, a son will be born. When he reaches age 16, he is ready to lead one of your armies. Depending on how many years this goes, your leader (Daimyo as they call it) can die. If you have no heirs, your game is over. Otherwise one of your heirs takes over.

There are many buildings you can build and upgrade that affects what kind of units you can create, how good their weapons and armor is, and how much honor and moral they have. Some buildings will only show up once one of your generals is of very high rank.

the resources of the game are Koku (money) from alliances, mines, Koku's pillaged from victory in war, and farming. You have to keep your people happy to stop revolts also.

You also have special units such as emmisaries that spy and offer alliances and Ninja's who are used to spy and assasinate other generals and emmisaries (the cutscenes for this are pretty cool).

Graphically, this game is pretty good for a 4 year old game, the sounds are good, and the music is pretty good. Replay value isn't very good, but there is alot more to this game than what I just told you here.

No that this is over, it is off to start Medieval: Total War. Good luck and enjoy a pretty fun game while it lasts.



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Summary: BUY IT!!!
Comment: As the battle scene opens, the 3-D landscape, the hills and the mountains, present a majestic setting. The enemy armies marching towards you in organized military formation makes you feel like you're a general in an actual battle; in that very moment you feel like you're out to conquer the world. Undoubtedly this game is the best war game on the planet. If you want guerilla warfare, get Starcraft or Warcraft. If you want real battles, get Shogun: Total War Warlord Edition. You won't be disappointed, believe me.


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