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Shogun 2 Screenshots Thought This Was Sword Week

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Sega has released a batch of in-game screenshots for upcoming strategy epic Shogun2 : Total War. They're moody!

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While the past two games in the series - Empire and Napoleon - had screenshots big on pomp, marching drums and pretty uniforms, Sega is going the atmospheric route with Shogun 2. I think there was a rule: if it's not a creepy night with rain or lightning, then there'd damn well better be at least one cherry blossom in the shot.

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Mobius Pizza

While I look forward to theme of Shogun, I've been disappointed by Creative Assembly for their Total War series recently. Empire Total War was a step back from Medieval total war just as Medieval total war was a step back from Rome.

ETW when it was released was a bug fest. AI was stupid. Much less options in diplomacy system, you can't ask AI to declar war on a specific faction for example. Siege battles didn't even work. Crashes was often. It took them a year to iron out bugs, while releasing overpriced DLCs along the way to fund the patches.

I dare myself to try Napoleon total war, which is just a 'cheap standalone' expansion to ETW.

I've hope they learnt their lessons already.

Also, wake me up if they did an Imperial Chinese Total War series. Chinese war history was just as exciting as the Japanese.