Reviews for Total War Battles: Shogun
Not your Shogunlok0812 | Aug. 17, 2013 | See all lok0812's reviews »
This game was a success when it was for the mobile devices but it is just not up to the PC standards when it is ported. First off, compared to the awesome Shogun 2, this installment is nothing like it, battles are not as epic and sounds are not as grand. Strategic thoughts are still required to play this game though but not as much as needed in Shogun 2. Even though it is only a port, the game itself is acceptable being a RTS game instead of seeing it as a Shogun 2 game. The game is only single player only and the campaign last around 8-10 hours depending on how you play the game. Great challenges and a welcoming addition to the Total War collection.
Fun little game.Wredniak | Aug. 31, 2012 | See all Wredniak's reviews »
This is PC version of mobile game which explain simple mechanics. In this case simple doesn't mean stupid or boring though. If you are expecting another Total War title like Medieval or Shogun 2 you will be disappointed as it's not that kind of game at all.
The Gameplay consists of building few resource/unit production buildings and fitting them on the map like a puzzle as each building have predefined shape you must fit it with others in limited space then you add some units to the queue and when they are ready you place them on battlefield. Once placed units can't go back or attack enemies behind them. Your troops can either march forward a straight line or stop and wait for enemy. You can also order them to change the line they are attacking but after that you have to wait few seconds before unit can maneuver (change lines). There is some tactics involved for example spear units are good against cavalry but die pretty quick if faced with sword wielding enemy. Also attacking ranged units from the same lane usually means most troops are dead before they even reach the target so you need to think a little in this game.
You won't spent 20+ hours here in one campaign trying to conquer all Japan and it was never intended that way. This game is much more casual as each battle takes about 5-15 min max and allows you to come back whenever you have some time to spare. Other interesting difference is a story, which was never a part of other Total War games. Complaining that this is not similar to other titles in Total war series is silly as this is not a continuation of the series, more like side story.
Just a port...DrHouse | Aug. 29, 2012 | See all DrHouse's reviews »
It's a cut version of the original PC game, and it's just ported over to PC. So it's basically a cut version of the original game. Worse graphics than the original PC version. Worse sound. Worse details. Worse maps. It's worse in everything than the original version. So, from my viewpoint it's just a money-grabbing mobile port. And it's overpriced.