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Total War: Shogun 2: Fall Of The Samurai

7 years ago

Feature: A Lot Of Gaul

Hail CAesar! A Chat With Total War: Rome II’s Lead Dev

I came, I saw, I previewed Total War: Rome II. I also chatted to Total War series lead designer James Russell about the enduring appeal of the Roman Empire, how it's possible to control a wargame on this kind of scale, introducing a human element to the game's soldiers and politickers, and branching storylines on the campaign map. This is part one of a two-part…

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Feature: The Empire strikes back

Surprise! Eyes-On With Total War: Rome II

Most of the internet knew the nature of the Creative Assembly's next Total War game as of last week, but as a man of honour I have ignored the leaks and waited to mention it until I could tell you about it properly. Onwards then, and to battle... 'Big' would be the obvious word. "Enormous" is probably a slightly better one. "Bugger me, what an…

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Total War: Shogun 2 Map Editor Totally Out Now

It's apparently DIY Day in the gaming industry. First, ShootMania came down with a case of BetaMania and indulged in TrailerMania to celebrate. And now, Creative Assembly's seen fit to lunch Total War: Shogun 2's long-awaited map editor. (Yes, two semi-related events apparently qualifies them for "day" status. It actually makes perfect sense because... shut up.) Simply titled The Editor - which has somewhat amazingly…

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8 years ago

Feature: They’ve got cannons

Shogun 2: The Rise And Fall Of Reginald Samurai, Part 3

Dan fights against the inexorable tides of history to bring traditionalism back to the the Japanese archipelago. Part One. Part Two. And now: Months have passed. Togichi and Fukushima have become relative havens of tranquility - but Hitachi is a permanent wreck; I’ve fought at least a battle there every month, the first three months recapturing it from another rebel force I bribed into existence…

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Feature: A Total War: Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai diary

Shogun 2: The Rise And Fall Of Reginald Samurai, Part 2

Dan Gril returns to continue his inevitably doomed attempts to restore traditionalism to an increasingly modernised Japan in Total War: Shogun 2: Fall of The Samurai. Here's part 1 in case you missed it. It’s misty out there. A thick old pea souper soaking into the old Japanese wood. Did you know that a Japanese wood called Aokigahara is the world’s second worst suicide hotspot…

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Feature: A Total War: Shogun 2: Fall of The Samurai diary

Shogun 2: The Rise And Fall Of Reginald Samurai, Part 1

Dan has been playing through Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai for us. Here’s the first diary of his attempts to restore traditionalism to an empire heading towards modernisation: a tale of betrayal, Fukushima and Project Gutenberg.

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Win! An Alienware M11x Laptop & Total War Games

It's a weekend, it's sunny, and that means you should stay indoors playing videogames. Or reading about videogames. Either really, just stay indoors no matter what. Another way you could do that is by entering our competition to win an Alienware M11X R3 gaming laptop, courtesy of the men of war at The Creative Assembly. They've just this week released expandalone Total War: Shogun 2…

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See Through Time: Shogun 2: Fall Of The Samurai Video

I did a double-take on seeing there was 'reveal' footage of Total War Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai, because my brain had told me that Sega's standalone expansion of their awesome historical war game was already out. I had a check and there are other lies in there, too. Lie #1: Corey Feldman is dead. Lie #2: Squid are not alive. Lie #3: Donkeys…

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Feature: The Way of the Gun

First Look: Shogun 2 – Fall of the Samurai

Fall of the Samurai, a standalone expansion for Shogun 2, is the most modern Total War game yet – and quite possibly one of the most fascinating. It’s the tale of what happened when Japan met the West – where the industrial revolution and social turmoil that had been brewing in other nations for centuries was suddenly played out in the space of twenty years.…

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Obscured: Total War Shogun 2 Expandalone

Videogames can expand now? Whatever is going on? And they can do it alone? I shall call this... EXPANDALONE! (You know, the last time I went on about how utterly brilliant that word is, the guy who coined it got in touch. He is my hero.) Shogun 2: Total 2 War Shogun is doing this some more, with the addition of Fall Of The Samurai:…

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