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is this a cpu intensive game or gpu?
    
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CPU

both really.
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Downloading the demo right now. I'm hoping it'll confuse me less than the Medieval II demo did.
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Ok, got my copy on wednesday, 96 hrs ago, so far played for 28 Hrs.

Firstly i'm surprised theres not more talk about Shogun 2 on here, but then maybe that's because they have their fan own base and forums, and maybe it all seems low key after what happened in Japan... the release date was unfortunate in that respect.

The game took some time to get into, but i'm now addicted as usual with Total War. I was surprised how well the game plays on my system, everything on full apart from ssao and hardwhere shadows, I stopped using these on Empire, and was happy with graphics. Shogun 2 runs far better tham Empire ever did. However the lack of AA is pretty appalling, I think this is what took me so long to get into the game, I just couldn't adjust my eyes to the pixelation, I don't play consoles games because I don't want to see jaggies. There's not much differentation between units graphically at a distance, it's difficult to tell a spear unit from archers unless you're very close to the units for example, this is hindered even more by the lack of AA, but again you get used to it.

Having said all that, apart from the lack of AA, I love the graphics, it's stylish, the armour glistens, the trees look good (remember this is a RTS game, not crysis). The horses look stupidly chunky, but I can live with that. Overall the franchise has come such a long way since the original shogun (which was graphically, not very good), but even compared to more recent releases, Shogun 2 is polished.

Just as a footnote, whilst I agree Rome was the greatest, what was wrong with Medieval, and Empire? Especially Empire, people seem to have issues with it, I enjoyed it, the game really encapsulated what 18th century warfare was all about, most especially Naval power.

In Empire Total War, if you controlled the seas, you controlled trade, if you controlled trade you had the money, you won. Maybe it's because people get hung up on playing multi player now a days, I like the series for single player, historical accuracy, geographical accuracy, the whole managment side of the game is often more interesting than the battles, it's like a multi layered chess game.

Back on topic, buy the game, it's great!
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Back on topic, buy the game, it's great!
Just agreed with all you've said.
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Best game in the TW series, and certainly a "new" classic as far as PC gaming goes... excellent game, very little in the way of issues, theres a OCN clan as well, for those that care, although its not very active... gotta figure most the folks that play games like this also work for a living... just sayin
 
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I am getting this game when I get paid on monday!
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Wish the ssd I bought with it would stop making my game freeze every other battle, weird issue which seems to have no solution yet
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Heard it crashes for some people?
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These games are good. But the regular bugs at each release is getting frustrating.
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