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Might just swing and pick this up. I haven't checked if you can activate a retail copy on Steam or not.

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Nice find and retail copies of Shogun 2 do activate on Steam.
    
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Shogun 2 Limited Edition for £18.39 ($30.07 USD)

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Not much feedback here on OCN regarding this game. Can anyone here that owns it give your .02? I'm not a big fan of turn based strategy, but this looks kinda fun. Input?
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Not much feedback here on OCN regarding this game. Can anyone here that owns it give your .02? I'm not a big fan of turn based strategy, but this looks kinda fun. Input?
Probably my 2nd favorite total war game to date, first being medieval 2 but that is just biased on my part.

Gameplay is solid and everything seems to be much simpler (compared to Napoleon) since the game is more to its roots now. Multiplayer is my only gripe somewhat but that just be me sucking at it.

TONS of stuff to do in the game and I have 120 hours played on it on steam. I haven't played it in a while but just bought some new DLC they released so will probably bring that number to 200

Best RTS game I have played all year.
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I really love the demo and it is about the only game I've tried to push my system. I'm not entirely sold though. If anyone else here has it here are my questions:

1) Does managing units, buildings, taxes, etc between turns feel entertaining or cumbersome?

2) Is the persistent general in online mode feel like a unique feature or is it not very customizable?

Keep in mind I'm a big Starcraft II player with some experience in other strategy like Supreme Commander 1 and Civ 3.
   
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Might just swing and pick this up. I haven't checked if you can activate a retail copy on Steam or not.

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Retail copies integrate with Steam whether you want it to or not.

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Not much feedback here on OCN regarding this game. Can anyone here that owns it give your .02? I'm not a big fan of turn based strategy, but this looks kinda fun. Input?
I have it and love the game, it has it's flaws but the good far outweighs the bad. Especially since the last patch. If you don't really likle strategy, i'd suggest giving the demo a go first.

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I really love the demo and it is about the only game I've tried to push my system. I'm not entirely sold though. If anyone else here has it here are my questions:

1) Does managing units, buildings, taxes, etc between turns feel entertaining or cumbersome?

2) Is the persistent general in online mode feel like a unique feature or is it not very customizable?

Keep in mind I'm a big Starcraft II player with some experience in other strategy like Supreme Commander 1 and Civ 3.
It definetly pushed my system and killed it. lol Forced me to get an i7 to stabalize my FPS at max settings.

1) Managing buildings and units are less involved then previous versions of Total War. It seems like less work then previously when dealing with your buildings and once you build a unit, when they take casualties they automatically start replacing dead automatically if your in friendly territory. Nothing you need to do. Taxes, outside of temporaily exempting an unruly province from having to pay. Not much you have to do there(unless you want to change it around, which I don't).

2) Granted I don't play the online part of the game(not that good at it, lol), I did mess around with my avatar. You can customize his clan banner, all his armor, his face, armor color, horse, and alot more. So there is alot of room for customization if you play online.

If you enjoyed the demo, you will probably love the game then. Especially since you would be getting into it after the DX11 patch. Which was awesome btw.
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Alright that pushes me over the edge. I'm getting it. I noticed the demo seems to do a terrible job with AA when zoomed in on the soldiers, did the DX11 patch do much to change that?
   
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Alright that pushes me over the edge. I'm getting it. I noticed the demo seems to do a terrible job with AA when zoomed in on the soldiers, did the DX11 patch do much to change that?
If you noticed major stuttering when zoomed in, they fixed that. Used to I had to drop the unit detail down to high not to have a slideshow. Now I can keep everyting maxed an be perfectly playable, still stutters for me. But, I have a major CPU bottleneck that i'm replacing. The DX11 patch opened up full AA(which is disabled for DX9), soldiers look alot better now. With your sig rig, you should run it silky smooth.
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Not so much stuttering, but the jaggies were driving me crazy. Also I have the occasional horsemen flicker in and out of reality. Not the horse, just the rider. O_o
   
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