Started by Gusington, February 16, 2012, 10:10:42 PM
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Quote from: Gusington on March 06, 2012, 01:52:14 PMOK so I'm at ~1565...I have about 40 turns left and after almost being snuffed out, I am on a tear. I'm basically taking back everything that was taken from me and crushing the Satsume (?) clan that took it from me. But beyond that I know I cannot win, as the Oda are dominant with about 22 regions. So on the one hand I am happy that my skill level increased and I wasn't snuffed out immediately like I was in my very first campaign. I am also annoyed that I can only act as a spoiler now to bigger clans. It would take a titanic effort with only one truly skilled general to achieve victory conditions by 1575.Also haven't hit the Realm Divide event as I don't have enough provinces. I probably would if I took back absolutely everything and then took the provinces that are now rebel after seeing the Ikko Ikki kicked out.It took time but I am finally getting the building dynamic, what is required to build what, how to balance expenses, etc. In this way Shogun 2 is by far the most demanding game of the series. No longer can a player just rely on utilizing game exploits to win while ignoring finances and citizens' happiness. The game demands you stop, think and plan.With a defeat as the Ikko imminent, I'll need to research what other clans will fit my fondness for turtling. I know some of you guys mentioned a few above. I also don't agree with people that every faction is basically the same...the differences are more subtle than in other total war games but they are there.With almost 40 hours in (but without a victory yet) I can confidently say that this is now my new favorite game. Not my favorite Total War game (mainly because of nostalgia) but it is excellent in every way. My once floundering hopes for the series are renewed!