Shogun 2: Total War Battle Report

Check out this gameplay video with developer commentary for Shogun 2 Total War.

Discussion

124 comments
MrTakeda
MrTakeda

But this looks great! what i don't understand is the PEGI, 16+ ive seen worse on 12+ games!!!

MrTakeda
MrTakeda

If I where him I would have hidden the main part of my army in the forest Takeda troops walk towards my troops, and then when they least expect it my army comes charging out of the forest shooting arrows and engage them in combat. Then i send my cavalry round the sides and attack them from the rear flank (this causes the weaker troops to rout), then I get my army to surround and slaughter the rest of the stronger troops... simple...

DamacosG
DamacosG

any chance there will be a modern warfare total war?

Australians
Australians

nice tactic taking out the archers on the flank I use that with artillery in Empire total war but its risky if the enemy have carvery in reserve

HellJumper
HellJumper

The choreographed fighting and kills are gonna be AH-MAZING

domz_dream
domz_dream

What's the point of sneaking at all. You break out of a guy's hold by the leg. You fall over another guy. What's the point of sneaking by? Just walk along. Looks cool though.

theo303
theo303

I think they should stick to Medieval era- it had the most interesting mix of gunpowder troops and heavily armoured knights. Refine AI rather than trying to cover every historical period

Boothy316
Boothy316

I am eagerly anticipating the release of this one! I have played the Total War Series since the beginning and this was one that I had hoped would eventually get remade with the new engine.

s33k
s33k

very nice ..but lol @ leglock

aha_q
aha_q

i waited Rome 2 Total War.. But This game will be not bad.. i hope it will..

Abberon
Abberon

They botched Empire Total War so badly I'm not at all interested in this game. Sorry CA, but that one was unforgiveable.

WorstNightmare1
WorstNightmare1

Man i really am psyched up for this game even more now. Damn i need to upgrade my PC though to play it smoothly

Wombaggins
Wombaggins

I hope to God I can get a job so I can get a computer that can handle this game. I love the Total War series. I picked up Empire, but, to my delight, my computer isn't able to handle it very well...

elementrium
elementrium

Like the way the game is looking used to play the first one a lot, shame I cant watch it in 'HD' Gamespot...

mtwmaster
mtwmaster

Hmmmm......interesting.......

saobsidia
saobsidia

Human-like AI? We'll wait and see, Creative Assembly. Looks like you beat the AI army with a very simple flanking attack. Let's see one where the AI wins through strategic initiative.

Vekit
Vekit

I hope this game strategically good as its graphically good I love Rome,medieval and original shogun totalwar series ,it have a good replayability value Empire,Napoleon series had let this series down by miles,

hsmgaye
hsmgaye

This game is suck like hell.

CptMactavish
CptMactavish

man this is just pre-alpha footage, i cant imagine what the real thing will look like

CptMactavish
CptMactavish

@julius_deific yeah i know exactly what you mean

mekauptodate
mekauptodate

awesomeness..but this is a "total" rape of my PC :'(

DevilD2005
DevilD2005

This game looks complete enough to me. I WANT IT NOW!

pasannadeera
pasannadeera

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julius_deific
julius_deific

I am always excited about Total War releases, but I would love to see them bring back the shell. I miss it and it really adds to the replay value. I have not played Empire or Napoleon anywhere near as much as Rome and Medieval 2 largely because there is no shell in Empire or Napoleon.

gregorypierce
gregorypierce

I am all over this. Hell based on the footage I would buy it today :)

Cillerboy
Cillerboy

@reter121 japan is really big lol and there will be loads of provinces

reter121
reter121

if this is only in japan then the map will the smallest yet in total war

Tommy1240
Tommy1240

im gonna need a new computer :O

guczy
guczy

Is there anyone that actually believes CA when they talk about their "awesome AI"? I mean i friggin loved Rome and Medieval 2, but in both of those games the AI was horrendous, Empire and Napoleon were even worse (if that is actually possible)

AloeVera4
AloeVera4

PRE-ALPHA STAGE FOOTAGE??!! Are you freaking kidding me? It already looks AWESOME!!! I'm starting to play all Total War games in chronological sequence, starting with Rome:Total War, Rome: Barbarian Invasion, then onto Medieval 2: Total War, then I'll wait for Shogun: Total War, then onto Kingdoms (Americas campaign), Napoleon then Empire:Total War. Hopefully...HOPEFULLY, one day they'll come out with a Civil War:Total War!!! Daaaaamn! Is it 2011 yet? Civilaztion 5? What's that?! Hahahahaha

DevilD2005
DevilD2005

I need this game. Not want... NEED!

Vincent1986
Vincent1986

I hope they make expansion for Japanese invasion on Korea. We will achieve what Hideyoshi couldn't.

mordecai_z
mordecai_z

cue... The Last Samurai music... and I thought the remake of the game that launched the Total War series would just be a fantasy... nice...

Pelezinho777
Pelezinho777

"Gud...Gudmn...Gumnsnmn...." What an idiot ! Has he been in elementary school ?!

MXVIII
MXVIII

@ raingiver God I hope not. The total war series has been so convoluted with city management and diplomacy. This is TOTAL war, not war peppered with peace talks, and building useless civie buildings. I hope they stick with the city management of the original shogun, where the only diplomatic options were: Ally or Surrender. And all the buildings in the game should either, strengthen troops, provide new troops, or create Spies, emissaries, and Assassins. The only financial buildings should be the mine, and the koku farm. The only Civic buildings should be Castles and Palaces, and Temples and Churches, which train Warrior Monks, and Priests respectively.

raingiver
raingiver

This game looks absolutely amazing. I've been a fan of all the TW games since rome, but missed the original shogun so I'm pretty excited to have a chance to play TW with samurai! I've always thought the TW games offered the best RTS experience out there; they offer a great mix of grand campaign strategy and tactical battles. I love the battles, but I think the best part is guiding my virtual empire to victory in the campaign portion. I hope that they add more options in terms of diplomacy, trade, and city management on the map portion.

BrokenRemains
BrokenRemains

@Ecislav ummm bud total war already is the greatest RTS... it combines turn based with real time so its like putting civilization and age of empires together to create a masterpiece. and thats the truth

Ecislav
Ecislav

Without bugs, weak AI, lagging campaign maps, lack of balance, stupid concept of hidden units disappering from battlefield... Total Wars would be the best RTS-es ever. If this one can make that happen I will uninstall all other RTS-es and never need to play them again. But i highly doubt that can happen:(

mosamania
mosamania

I have played Rome for years so with medieval. Empire im just starting it out but i hope i go far in it. But now im 100% set my mind on this game.

karilius
karilius

i wonder if that Ingimar guy is from iceland

CruiserCaptain
CruiserCaptain

I LOVE YOU Total War Series!!! It is one of the few game titles and series that I have never lost interest in. These games ahve so much depth and thought... THese are some of the best RTS's EVER! And this one looks even better!!! Time for a new PC so I can play.

ganges40
ganges40

One thing that i missed a lot in Empire and Napoleon was the melee. It gives more srategical elements to the game.

Jaceric
Jaceric

wow, looks really nice with a "Smart AI". and those graphics and weather effects.. if they somehow manage to improve theese it´s gonna be a blast!

Kristophski
Kristophski

Nice, intelligent AI (even if very specifically showcased, its pre-alpha). Good remake of an old TW game that the community wanted revisited. Well done Creative Assembly.

Stealth_B
Stealth_B

For those of you who want Rome 2, search for the Europa Barbarorum MOD and you'll get the ultimate REALISTIC Total War experience. And soon they'll make the mod on the Medieval 2 engine, so better graphics too. Anyway I've been waiting for Shogun 2 for a very long time, I remember back in the day I used to conquer Japan in just a day. I didn't like Empire, and never played Napoleon but I do hope the pretty graphics don't beef up the requirements too much... strategy games are not supposed to be graphics oriented.