Total War: Shogun 2 - Hattori Clan DLC
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The Hattori Clan Pack includes all four unlocks previously only available in the Total War: SHOGUN 2 Limited Edition.
The Hattori clan are masters of the Iga-ryu ninjutsu - a unique collection of martial skills and guerrilla techniques. This additional in-game faction is available for use in single or multiplayer Campaign modes and Custom and Multiplayer Battles. It includes the most powerful battlefield ninja units.
The Battle of Nagashino (historical scenario) saw an alliance between the Oda and Tokugawa clans clashing against the legendary Takeda clan in 1575. Takeda was ultimately defeated but, as in all Total War battles, victory lies in your hands and by playing one of these three factions you can repeat history... or even rewrite it!
Special armour for your avatar – this complete set of armour will make your General’s avatar stand out on the battlefield and will reward you with the Bad Omen retainer that affects morale to enemy ashigaru (foot soldier) units, giving you a competitive advantage online.
Bank account of XP for your avatar – start your General’s avatar at a higher level, with instant access to one upgrade point to spend on special skills or traits.
A cool new clanConorEngelb | Aug. 17, 2013 | See all ConorEngelb's reviews »
Good DLC adds content to its parent game that expands it meaningfully, buy without feeling underdone, overpriced or intentionally left out. This DLC gets most of these mostly right.
While the addition of a new clan isn't the most meaningful addition to the game, it can somewhat increase the amount of time you spend playing. If you like the clan. On the plus side, they do look cool. It doesn't feel underdone; a well done addition, and nor does it feel intentionally left out - the game was more than good enough without it.
Worth picking up on sale, if you want to potentially get more out of Shogun 2.
A ninjutsu clandomenthechief | Aug. 5, 2013 | See all domenthechief's reviews »
The Hattori clan marches under the red and black banner. They are the masters of subterfuge, assassinations and experts in the art of ninjutsu. They can recruit ninja warriors cheaper than any other clan in the Grand Campaign of Total War: Shogun 2 and their ninja receive the best training in all of Japan.
Their traits and bonuses are quite unique - they get a bonus for the success rate of their ninja agents, their Specialist Hattori possess kisho training and they can hide more effectively in battle.
At the end of the day the Hattori clan is very fun to play and I really enjoyed the Grand Campaign while playing them. The clan's starting location is almost perfect. It is very close to the Ahikaga Shogunate and this gives you some interesting options. Will you work in their favour or against them? The choice is yours, the DLC is cheap and worth the price. I highly recommend it.
Just another clanAntix | April 28, 2013 | See all Antix's reviews »
Unlike the Ikko Ikki and the Otomo clan packs, the Hattori pack doesn't do anything to really set itself apart from the content already present in Shogun 2. You get another clan that is just a copy-and-paste of all the other clans with the exact same units and the exact same buildings and tech tree, they just get a negligible percentage bonus towards ninja usage.
That said, the Hattori have a great starting location and completionists will definitely want to pick this up for the little variety the pack offers.
A DLC with usefull contentpanz3r88 | Oct. 29, 2012 | See all panz3r88's reviews »
The Hattori Clan Pack is a good DLC because it adds new elements that can increase the hour of gameplay in Shogun 2 with a new scenario. The new faction, the Hattori clan, is well done and increase the variety in the gameplay. There is also an interesting armour that can give you bonus during battles
Great AdditionROKET | July 3, 2012 | See all ROKET's reviews »
This game is already packed with content and CA keeps it coming with these content packs. At first I thought there was only a clan given through the DLC but they also include a Historical Battle and armor foy our Avatar which is also cool. Id recommend waiting for a sale to pick it up just to make it that much sweeter but overall - I like what I get.