First Shogun 2 Battle Report shows full gameplay

Friday, 3rd September 2010 07:55 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Double the amount of body parts per unit. Flaming arrows. “Human” AI. Is this the game you’d hoped it would be? It seems likely.

Sega’s released the first proper look at Shogun 2 in action, and it’s unlikely to disappoint.

The footage shows Japanese forces clashing on a stormy battlefield in a skirmish that lasts less than seven minutes.

There are pointers there to the increase in unit detail over previous games in the long-running RTS series, and much of the chatter between the two developers involved revolves around enemy AI and how it responds to battlefield situations.

It’s out next year for PC. Check out the latest screens here.



  1. Grimrita

    Well only time will tell about the AI. Sega/CA have always mumbled on about AI but in the end it turns out to be a Total Mess.

    Graphics are already looking good but I will reserve judgement on the game

    #1 4 years ago
  2. ybfelix

    From this video the computer Takeda doesn’t display much AI, it just watches as a company of cavalry run past and charge its archers from the back…

    Though this demo in general feels just like that, a demo. It’s almost played like a turn based game.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Grimrita

    thats was total war is almost about. someone has to make the first move. The demo shows that you can hide you archers etc in the trees – something you could do before but the AI always somehow knew that they were there.

    In Napoleon TW, the campaign map AI was poor and the Generals on horse back would always charge your front lines. Rome had the best AI of the series – cant they just rehire that dude?

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Yoshi

    I might go back to the Total War series with this. I got Empire and personally I think the guns ruined the epic battles.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Uncontested

    People always complain about the AI, yet I’m willing to bet 90% of the problem is people playing on Easy/Easy difficulty.

    Seriously I’ve played on VH/VH or whatever the max settings are and the game just becomes asinine.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. ybfelix

    But in VH difficulty the computer cheats by identical units having higher default morale and/or HP, money from nowhere etc, which I hate very much in a strategy game, it’s like playing chess and the opponents pieces needs to be captured twice.

    #6 4 years ago

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