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.Read full description
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:
The Ikko Ikki Clan Pack also includes:
Ikko Ikki is a new warrior monk clan you can play in the Shogun 2 Grand campaign. It is a nice addition and the clan itself has some interesting traits. The DLC also adds Warrior-Nuns, Naginata Warrior Monks, new skill tree, new historical battle and more. They can recruit large units of ashigaru, a bunch of weak soldiers with a high morale, and they can recruit superior warrior monks. However, they cannot recruit metsuke agents and samurai units. Ikko Ikki generals can also convert provinces to their faith, Jodo-Shinshu Buddhism. Despite not being able to recruit Samurai units, they can recruit Ronins, stronger units than the Samurai but come at the cost of reduced numbers. This DLC is a must-buy for every Shogun 2 player that is looking for more challenges in the Grand Campaign.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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