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hey everyone,

well i saw that there was a sale on shogun 2 on gamersgate, but i had never really played any of the total war series. i did however, purchase medieval 2 from steam when it was on sale because of my friend, and played it but i didnt really like it at the time.

now that shogun 2 is on sale, i decided to play medieval 2 again and really try it..... and i love it! i was wondering though, since im having fun with medieval, should i still buy shogun 2?

also, even though i really like the game, i suck at it so badly, does anyone have any tips or guides for someone like me?

thanks in advance!
    
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I've got Shogun 2, can't get into (The scale is too small, compared with the excellent scope of Empire Total War)

Do this and you will thank me for eternity

1.) Buy Empire:Total War
2.) Donwload the latest Darth Mod for Empire:Total War (you can find it twcenter.net)
3.) The most amazing Total War game ever, ever.
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I would go for Shogun 2. Game is addicting!
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is empire good? i totally forgot about it, and i couldnt find any guides on how to get started for any total war games except medieval 1 ._.

as a new total war fan, i gotta say, these games take so much of your time, but since ive started playing them i feel like i should get a generals hat while i play lol
    
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post #5 of 14
I think Empire is better than Shogun 2. Napoleon is good as well. I haven't been enjoying Shogun 2 as much as I enjoyed Medieval 2 and Empire.
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post #6 of 14
I enjoy Shogun 2 more then previous games, I love Rome a lot but even the Seleucid's have nothing on this style of warfare.

I like the fact every clan has similar units minus 2-4 unique ones per clan, navies are important to keep trade up, and when you get too powerful its as if the Papacy excommunicated you, difference is it is the Ashikaga Shogunate.
post #7 of 14
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ahh, i just want to buy them all! but alas i can only get one, so i guess my choice is between empire or shogun 2.... they both look so pretty ;_;

im finding controlling the calvary in medieval so hard, i just cant get the timing down on when they need to charge and positioning them so that they get either the side or back
    
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I think Shogun 2 was a cop-out (the easy option)

Now if they made the game into a Far East Asia sort of game, with Korea, Japan, & China.

Now that would have an awesome game.

Sort of try to take Japan over as Kublai Khan, or try to takeover Korea as Japan. Stuff like that.

But sadly its was all Japanese.
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every "total war" game is basicly the same just set in different time periods and locations, with better graphics for the newer ones. I find them all to be incredibly fun and addicting, but perhapts the later ones I find more attractive because of the better graphics, making for a better in game experience, and my interest for those time periods. I spent houndreds of hours playing those games, and still counting, but if I had to chose I would go;
1. Empire
2. Shogun 2
3. Rome
4. Medieval 2
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well, since empire is cheaper then shogun 2, i think ill get that one right now. what time period is that anyway? i see guns and horses so im guessing colonial times?

any tips for a new empire player like me?

edit: just bought empire =]

any mods to install? trying to find that darth mod but its hard to navigate to the actual download page in twcenter.net for me >.>
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