Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai - Obama Faction Pack

Third party DRM: Steam

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Customer notes

Requires the base game Total War: SHOGUN 2 - Fall of the Samurai on Steam in order to play.

Description

The Obama Faction Pack adds a new playable faction to Total War: SHOGUN 2 - Fall of the Samurai for use in single or multiplayer Campaign modes and Custom and Multiplayer Battles.

With long experience of government and administration, the authoritarian people of Obama are unsurpassed in controlling people and trade.

History of the Obama:

The Overseers

The Sakai clan, the rulers of Obama, are firm supporters of the Shogunate. The original Sakai lord of the domain, Sakai Tadakatsu, was one of the roju, or elders, under Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first Shogun. This was a hugely important post in the affairs of Japan, and Tadakatsu was correspondingly powerful within the Shogunate's administration. The Sakai clan could also claim to be related to the Minamoto clan, and to be cousins of both the Tokugawa and the Matsudaira clans. They are, then, very well connected. Their domain is worthy of them. The town of Obama had been a prosperous trading port, but its importance declined as Japan closed itself off from the outside world. It remained an important link to Ezo, modern Hokkaido.

Because of their long experience of government and administration, they are experts at managing the population of their lands. They receive a taxation bonus, and are highly efficient at repression. They also spend money wisely, and they pay less upkeep for land units. All their garrison troops are also of high quality. It is, by the way, a complete coincidence that the 44th President of the United States has the same name as this domain.

Faction Traits:

  • Vigilance (+2 to the experience of defending garrison units)
  • Logistics (-10% to the upkeep cost of all land units)
  • Authority (+2 to repression across all provinces)
  • Overseeing (+5% increase in tax income)

Customer reviews

75

A new clan

domenthechief | Aug. 4, 2013 | See all domenthechief's reviews »

The Obama Clan DLC adds a new playable faction to the Fall of the Samurai DLC, that is quite fun to play. The Obama clan support the Shogunate. They receive a taxation bonus, which is quite useful for economy and all of their land units have reduced upkeep. Their defending garrison units have more experience as well and they get a +2 repression bonus across all provinces, so obviously they have some really nice and useful bonuses that you can benefit from.

It is a descent DLC, no doubt worth buying if you enjoy playing Fall of the Samurai.

65

The Name

jeyko | Sept. 24, 2012 | See all jeyko's reviews »

Honestly, I bought this just because of its name. Yeah, I know what the first thing that pops up in your head is. But the DLC itself is like the small Magicka DLC packs which give nothing of real value. You get the Obama faction which is just a reskin of every other faction seen in the game, with very few stat changes. But if it's on a sale, I guess it's okay as the price isn't all that huge.

65

Adds some variety, wait for a sale

Gh0st233 | Aug. 21, 2012 | See all Gh0st233's reviews »

Obama Faction pack, while it has nothing to do with Barack Obama, is a DLC worth checking out on a sale. It brings an all-new faction to the Fall of the Samurai, with their own units and traits. It is also usable in both singleplayer and multiplayer, which is great if you like playing multiplayer, as it makes you stand out a bit.

Verdict: Worth it on a sale.