Shogun 2: Total War Battle Report Trailer

Check out some of the enhancements and new features of Total War: Shogun 2.

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usatheman2001
usatheman2001

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frenzzy
frenzzy

That's horrible defense strategy, you should not separate you tiny army against that big enemy.

dcbatlle
dcbatlle

So castles basically have no defensive capabilities now.

Emraldo
Emraldo

Wow, that was seriously distressing. It seems like they decided to fix the borderline-retarded unit AI from Empire's problems with scaling walls by removing them entirely. The enemy could move through his fortress more freely than the defender, but that might just be his army of genetically engineered spidermen. Not impressed.

soyleyenda
soyleyenda

What a horrible defense movements ! So, this is a castle or only a great palace.. those walls look ridiculously weak and unuseful.

advanracer
advanracer

funny how his personality changes when he's IN GAME. Waiting for that W.o.W RAGE. any minute now.

johncollins80
johncollins80

"Oh yes, we have all those massive stone walls but they serve no purpose! I mean our soldiers do have to go down the ramp in order to get to the lower ground from walls but enemy soldiers - no, they don't need no ramps! They just overrun, or better said - overwalk, our fortifications and that's it. And if you have wondered, yes we made those crenellations just for aesthetics. But our archers don't even mind them when shooting fire arrows through(!) them. How unthoughtful. Oh, and the gates too... aren't they... pretty?"

galgawine
galgawine

what is the point of walls if they can just climb right over them? Its like fighting Spidermen with swords. Why doesn't he actually put his archers on the walls instead of lining them up like that? they play this weird in england

Nightfall31
Nightfall31

This game is a MUST BUY....Looks like Sega did an outstanding job on it....

pogswarts
pogswarts

This guy is not all that great...

smookert010
smookert010

This look sort of promising. The siege battles in empire,napoleon were extremely bugged and boring as hell I can remember killing an entire army with just couple of line infantry and some farmers by putting them in building and beneath the stairs. AI just keeps running brainless for the mid flag. So siege needs some serious fixing and by the looks of it, its going well

squidbilly22
squidbilly22

massive sword fights with no blood or dismemberment ,forts that welcome the enemy to climb the walls.Whats the point ? I got bored watching the trailer ,yawn zzz..Politics and micromanagement wont hide the AI flaws ,looks like Napolean with a few new bells and whistles.

gh0stw4rr10r
gh0stw4rr10r

It seems to me that new castle defense strategies will be needed. And offense is easier since there is no need for siege weapons. No more flipping cow carcasses into cities I'm afraid:))

ZakMcKracken
ZakMcKracken

@naderal12 The player mentions he is defending a very high lvl castle, so I think all walls can be scaled.

cordelas1983
cordelas1983

omg, even on CA's computers the real time battles lag. Last good game of the series was Medieval 2 (and kingdoms). Everything after those seems to be made from a different developer. Sad to the best Strategy title becoming something like Empire,Napoleon...

george43
george43

Looks better than Empire, but I kinda wish we got a new Rome one. Rome Total War is the pinnacle of the series. Sure wasn;t Medieval 2 Turtle War.

russian_takeout
russian_takeout

game looks good. only thing is that in this battle there is no real point in defending this castle with invisible walls. there was a reason why there were walls... sure not for looks.

Arther-la-Blunt
Arther-la-Blunt

Is it wrong to complain that there are too many good games coming out in March?

naderal12
naderal12

Block the gates!? They are coming over the wall, like spiderman, you cant stop them. Build bigger walls, this was like open field battle, shame...there was like no advantage for the defenders. Hope this is like lvl 1 keep.

ziegd
ziegd

Looking good. Shogun was the game that hooked me on RTS, so a return to Japan is most welcome indeed.

28101992
28101992

wowwowowowowow im so gonnna buy it!!!!!

shabbathai
shabbathai

gimme active pause and i will play.. :P

hastati4
hastati4

Since he seems to be so outnumbered, you'd think he'd try to avoid fighting on multiple fronts. Find somewhere to funnel the enemy into.

blackcherokee
blackcherokee

I wish you could place your archers at the wall, following the line of the wall rather than a straight line.

fullxtent
fullxtent

I don't know what troops he had, but I would have taken out the troops attacking my rear and possibly the smaller force in the front to avoid having to fight on multiple fronts. looks awesome though!!! so syched for this game

Nick_2266
Nick_2266

why can't this come out sooner!

Dominicobaggio
Dominicobaggio

lol wonderful, should i get a pc for this and dragon age? I have only a week left to decide if i want the signature edition!! Is it worth a pc upgrade for this game :/ hmmm

iron_zealot7531
iron_zealot7531

damn wish i had a computer that could run this. As it is I can barely run empire at an acceptable level

ruarz
ruarz

WEAK FLANKS, I HAVE NO WEAK FLANKS!

kaijui
kaijui

just to say. Im english and i have never used any of these words this guy is using (please dont use him as a sterotype XD)

exinitor
exinitor

one of the dumbe things he did was to put his archers in front and all the melee units at the end ( he should have placed the melee to protect the archers)

oday2
oday2

the siege battle is this game has been chagned from the orignals games the makers put in the philosphy of that of what the japans used during the period and it is let the enemy in the castle and trap the enemy then try to keep the enemy out and fight them

emorej
emorej

is it just me or am i really seeing the triforce on those blue flags

Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

lol owned that was the so painful to watch but the game looks awesome

FlaMezV2
FlaMezV2

HOWEVER THAT WAS AAAWWWWEEESSSOOOMMME!! And that was DEFINATELY not a "close defeat" lol

FlaMezV2
FlaMezV2

You were outnumbered from the beginning so your best bet was to put all soldiers at the centre, line it with archers and block the gates with the melee units! And as for the way you lost your general... SOOOO rookie lol

FlaMezV2
FlaMezV2

Why is the person representing the game so bad at it lol

KuRf
KuRf

He should put the archers to mount the walls while a melee unit guarding the gate. Nevertheless he can't win this battle unless he have horse unit. Anyway, nice trailer, can't wait to play this.

StarFreak101
StarFreak101

man, they need to make a china total war!

Tokugawa77
Tokugawa77

@Puddle of Sid That is pushing the bounds of reality. It could be possible, but It is definately not plausible in a battle scenario. I'd like to see you try to scale a wall tens of feets high with your bare hands while carrying 50 pounds of equipment while being pummled by arrows and other such projectiles. Not to mentions your hands would be sweating, and if you were carrying a pole axe, no way. Most historians agree that the walls were built at an angle to lessen the damage by the frequent earthquakes that Japan experiences, not to "invite the enemy in" as someone below me said.

Puddle_of_Sid
Puddle_of_Sid

@Tokugawa77 It's on an angle and it's made from rock that isn't paved smooth, that's how It's uncommon for it to be done, as most battles take place outside the castle in Japanese warfare, but in a last ditch scenario it allows archers an extra minute or two of firing on their enemies before they get within the castle walls

Puddle_of_Sid
Puddle_of_Sid

@Tokugawa77 It's on an angle and it's made from rock that isn't paved smooth, that's how It's uncommon for it to be done, as most battles take place outside the castle in Japanese warfare, but in a last ditch scenario it allows archers an extra minute or two of firing on their enemies before they get within the castle walls

Tokugawa77
Tokugawa77

Mehh... He didn't play that badly. I'm more concerned about that terrible voice acting "your troops are running", and how the hell can armored men climb a 20 foot high wall

MaDkid515
MaDkid515

OMG, that was so frustrating watching him fail! He definitely needs a tactical adviser! But over all, seeing the game play was WICKED! Looks epic!

WillyChong
WillyChong

@Eoino What? How come no one gonna love such epicness in this game. This game makes age of empire or red alert 3 look like garbage! This is a game for the epic and awesomeness, you don't really need history lessons to fall in love with it, but with lessons it helps which clan to choose! XD