Total War: Shogun 2 DLC - Ikko Ikki Clan
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The Ikko Ikki Clan Pack adds the iconic ‘warrior monk’ clan to Total War: Shogun 2 and a wide variety of brand-new content for use across the different game modes of Total War: Shogun 2.
The Ikko Ikki “warrior monk” Clan:
- A new clan for use in single or multiplayer Campaign modes and Custom and Multiplayer
- 8 new unit-variants specific to the Ikko Ikki clan
- New skill trees
- New Ikko Ikki Monk Agent with his own specific skill tree
The Ikko Ikki Clan Pack also includes:
- The Warrior Nun unit – can be trained by any clan except the Ikko Ikki
- New Naginata Warrior Monk hero
- New Historical Battle: Nagashima (Ikko Ikki VS Oda)
- Ikko Ikki armour set for Avatar - includes hood, robes and barefoot leg-pieces.
- New Retainers for use in the Avatar Conquest mode.
One of the better packs for Shogun 2Antix | April 28, 2013 | See all Antix's reviews »
The Ikko Ikki pack adds a new clan, a new monk hero and a decent mid-late game new monk type unit for all the other clans, along with multiplayer cosmetic items and traits that everyone and their mother uses because they're pretty damn powerful.
The Ikko clan has its own religion that is different from everybody else, so prepare for the rest of Japan to hate you. Their early game units are also a bit less powerful than everybody else's, albeit cheapar, and they also get unique monks and have to hire more expensive ronin instead of samurai. They cannot hire metsuke either. They have one of the best starting locations though, only outclassed by some of the clans near all the trade nodes.
As you can see, the Ikko clan is the most unique clan in the game when it comes to play style, and a lot of their units have their own visual flair to them, unlike the rest of the clans. There's quite a discrepancy between how much effort when into them compared to the other clans in the game that just get slight bonuses to certain things but are otherwise identical to every other clan.
Overall this is a decent piece of DLC and good value for both multi and single player.
Ruthless and I Love itROKET | July 8, 2012 | See all ROKET's reviews »
I didnt know you got so much content with this DLC when I first bought it. I scooped it up with the rest of the DLC and now Im very satisfied. The campaign Ive been playing has been spiced up by the crazy Ikko Ikki and I like it. CA has been doing a decent job so far and I really like Shogun 2. Recommended.
Nice additionBlizniak | July 7, 2012 | See all Blizniak's reviews »
Shogun 2 was a fully-fledged game that's great on it's own but the Ikko Ikki dlc definitely changes the dynamic of the campaign if you're playing some other clan while also adding a pretty difficult clan to play as. The additional units are not particularly interesting but the fact that Ikko Ikki have a different religion than all the other clans makes them interesting. The other additions including a historical battle and stuff for avatar conquest don't really amount to a whole lot but still I would highly recommend buying it if you plan on playing Shogun 2 campaign mode multiple times.
Nice additionlonewolf80 | Aug. 28, 2011 | See all lonewolf80's reviews »
The Ikko-Ikki DLC pack for Shogun 2 is a welcome one. It adds the Ikko-ikki clan to the game, which brings a pleasant change of gameplay style from many of the other clans in the base game. In addition, the inclusion of many new unique units to the Ikko-ikki adds a whole lot of vcariety to the battles as well. Good to have for any Shogun 2 fans, but not a must have.
Not a very good DLC.mevidek | Aug. 19, 2011 | See all mevidek's reviews »
Sure it adds a new clan, but not much initiative to play again. Apart from some bonus items and soldiers, there's no point to get this. Not really adding anything else undermines this DLC, when many other DLCs from various games expand on the game massively. Get this if you're a collector. If not, then stay away.