History VideoGame / TotalWarShogun2

17th Jan '17 8:22:48 AM BeerBaron
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* JackOfAllStats: Naginata Samurai are intended to be this, being better infantry-fighters than yari troops but not quite as good as katana samurai, and better cavalry-busters than katana samurai but not quite equal to yari samurai. Note however that they could be considered exceptional in terms of their armor stat.

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Naginata Samurai are intended to be this, being better infantry-fighters than yari troops but not quite as good as katana samurai, and better cavalry-busters than katana samurai but not quite equal to yari samurai. Note however that they could be considered exceptional in terms of their armor stat.
13th Jan '17 11:39:54 AM Tacitus
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** Another potential monk retainer is an [[BlindSeer Itako]] companion. Her flavor text is [[Film/EventHorizon "Where we're going, we won't need eyes to see."]]
6th Jan '17 8:42:43 AM BeerBaron
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* GangUpOnTheHuman: "Realm Divide" is essentially this trope as a legitimate gameplay mechanic.

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* GangUpOnTheHuman: "Realm Divide" is essentially this trope as a legitimate gameplay mechanic. Basically, once your clan controls about 15 provinces (out of 65), ''every other clan'' will ally against you. You're also given a severe diplomatic penalty, meaning your former allies will abandon you and you'll be unable to establish trade relations, killing your economy. To make matters worse, the clans allied against you [[NotPlayingFairWithResources will be given large stacks of veteran units every turn]]. To add insult to injury, [[MyRulesAreNotYourRules AI players never trigger Realm Divide]], no matter how many territories they own.
26th Dec '16 7:22:51 PM Arima
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* SnowMeansDeath: The opening cinematic has a Takeda force attacking an Ikko-Ikki fort in the middle of winter. Both sides send out champions to fight in swirling snow. When the champions duel, the backdrop transforms to a beautiful cherry blossom meadow in bloom until the Takeda champion strikes a killing blow - vapor appears as the Ikko-Ikki champion breaths and clutches in pain, and then the snow reappears as he falls dead to the ground.

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The opening cinematic has a Takeda force attacking an Ikko-Ikki fort in the middle of winter. Both sides send out champions to fight in swirling snow. When the champions duel, the backdrop transforms to a beautiful cherry blossom meadow in bloom until the Takeda champion strikes a killing blow - vapor appears as the Ikko-Ikki champion breaths and clutches in pain, and then the snow reappears as he falls dead to the ground.ground.
** Winter is never a good month to start invading a neighboring province as any attacking armies in hostile territory will suffer winter attrition.


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* TeethClenchedTeamwork: In ''Rise of the Samurai'' and ''Fall of the Samurai'', the situation is such that you'll be competing for territory with the others even though you're supposed to be on the same side.
** The Minamoto, Taira, and Fujuwara clans are all divided into two branches which are the Kamakura & Kiso, Yashima & Fukuhara, and Hiraizumi & Kubota. They are all obliged to work with each other at the beginning as diplomatic relations will slowly deteriorate between them if they just stand around doing nothing helpful for the other. But as only one clan can establish itself as Shogun, they will have to commit the necessary evil of eliminating the other branch.
** Until realm divide comes, the Imperial and Shogunate factions will fight each other unless they choose to make alliances and reach an agreement not to break them for any reason whatsoever. Unfortunately, this tends to be easier said than done.
23rd Nov '16 11:25:20 PM VutherA
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* FragileSpeedster: Revolver Cavalry in ''Fall of the Samurai''. Fast-moving as horsemen are apt to be and ''[[GunsAkimbo dual-wielding]]'' revolvers that have a rather short range, a high fire-rate, and not much ammunition to go with it, they'll either probably shoot up nearly the entirety of any unit in short order that they get to fire off all their rounds at, get shot to pieces trying to get in range or shredded in a melee.
21st Nov '16 11:38:26 PM VutherA
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** In "Fall of Samurai", you have to research "kneel fire", which simply involves the front rank of an infantry unit taking a knee so the soldiers behind them can shoot. That's right, simply going into a kneeling position is something that has to be researched, and it's not an early thing either. It's actually very far down the tech tree.
** Also in "Fall of Samurai", you can research "censorship", which grants increased repression in your cities. In a nation that has always been an autocratic dictatorship for its entire existence, you would think all the governments in Japan would already know how to do that. Even better, Metsuke have a "Censor" ability! Apparently no one asked them to write down their practices.

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** In "Fall ''Fall of Samurai", Samurai'', you have to research "kneel fire", which simply involves the front rank of an infantry unit taking a knee so the soldiers behind them can shoot. That's right, simply going into a kneeling position is something that has to be researched, and it's not an early thing either. It's actually very far down the tech tree.
** Also in "Fall ''Fall of Samurai", the Samurai'', you can research "censorship", which grants increased repression in your cities. In a nation that has always been an autocratic dictatorship for its entire existence, you would think all the governments in Japan would already know how to do that. Even better, Metsuke have a "Censor" ability! Apparently no one asked them to write down their practices.


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** Subverted in ''Rise of the Samurai''. Despite the war that will broke out among the major families forcing you to be prepared for it, overemphasizing your military will leave your troops flatfooted as they must garrison a territory of majority enemy influence to keep it in order or quite slowly replenish their numbers for most of the game - be sure to leave yourself enough income to make regular use of agents to lessen your armies' dirty work.
21st Nov '16 11:27:23 PM VutherA
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* EndOfAnAge:

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* EndOfAnAge:EndOfAnAge: A constant theme among the campaigns. Most blatantly, the first technologies available to be researched in the trees of the two later-setting campaigns are the ultimate technologies of the previous period's.



** ''Fall of the Samurai'' uses the Boshin War, Meiji Restoration and Satsuma Revolt as its backdrop, clashing the old order against the sweeping tides of Westernization. Most blatantly, the first technologies available to research in its tree are the ultimate technologies of the last one.

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** ''Fall of the Samurai'' uses the Boshin War, Meiji Restoration and Satsuma Revolt as its backdrop, clashing the old order against the sweeping tides of Westernization. Most blatantly, the first technologies available to research in its tree are the ultimate technologies of the last one.



* FriendOrFoe: Your units do ''not'' like this - being subjected to friendly fire causes a fairly significant morale penalty.

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* FriendOrFoe: Your units do ''not'' like this - being subjected to friendly fire causes a fairly significant morale penalty.penalty that's equivalent to being attacked at the rear...which is basically that with different words.



* GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave: Shirabyoshi/Geisha are implied to age rather gracefully, considering how even one in her 50's or 60's can seduce enemy generals and daimyo.

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* GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave: Shirabyoshi/Geisha are implied to age rather gracefully, considering how even one ones in her 50's or 60's can seduce will be ''better'' at seducing enemy generals and daimyo.agents than far younger ones.



*** Playing as the Kamakura will probably have you subsume the neighboring Takeda clan with your starting Junsatsushi in spite of how anyone whose looked at the main campaign will see the Takeda will persist to the Sengoku period.



* LeeroyJenkins: The Date clan has this as their specialty: They gain a bonus to charging units and their specialty unit is the No-Dachi samurai, a unit that's most effective when charging an enemy unit.

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* LeeroyJenkins: The Date clan has this as their specialty: They gain a bonus to charging units and their specialty unit is the No-Dachi samurai, a unit that's most effective when charging an enemy unit. Funnily enough, their Sendai clan descendants have bonuses toward the opposite sort of mindset, with a diplomacy bonus, easier control of opposite influence in their cities, and starving out cities by a siege faster.
21st Nov '16 11:05:50 PM VutherA
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Two expansion packs were produced, introducing new campaigns to the game. The first, ''Rise of the Samurai'', is set during the Genpei War of the late 12th century, which led to the decline of the Chinese-influenced imperial court, the rise of the first shogunate and the dominance of the Samurai class in Japanese society.

The second new campaign came in the form of a stand-alone expansion, ''Fall of the Samurai'', which depicts the [[UsefulNotes/MeijiRestoration Boshin War]] of the 1860s between the Tokugawa Bakufu and the resurgent Emperor. As a result of Japan's opening and contact with western influences, Japanese society is changing rapidly, spelling the demise of the feudal rule under the Samurai which has been in place for almost 700 years.

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Two expansion packs were produced, introducing new campaigns to the game. The first, ''Rise of the Samurai'', is set during the Genpei War of the late 12th century, which led to the decline of the Chinese-influenced imperial court, the rise of the first shogunate and the dominance of the Samurai class in Japanese society. \n\n Unlike the basic game, the major clans are split among three families and the igniting event of the conflict ''will'' occur (Emperor Takakura is pressured to abdicate by the Taira and his toddler grandson Antoku is placed on the throne), setting off war between the three families and probably their aligned minor clans with them - the pressures of this war will create an emphasis on the usage of agents to aid your cause without even more fighting. The religion mechanic has been adapted to "influence" of the three major families which will be a core mechanic to deal with constantly, since Junsatsushi agents can convert provinces with a majority of influence aligned to your family without a fight - especially helpful with the war certainly occupying your troops elsewhere.

The second new campaign came in the form of a stand-alone expansion, ''Fall of the Samurai'', which depicts the [[UsefulNotes/MeijiRestoration Boshin War]] of the 1860s between the Tokugawa Bakufu and the resurgent Emperor. As a result of Japan's opening and contact with western influences, Japanese society is changing rapidly, spelling the demise of the feudal rule under the Samurai which has been in place for almost 700 years.
years. "Modernization" serves as the technology trees and buildings involved in the main strategic mechanics, which will naturally improve your clan greatly to procure...at the cost of citizens becoming increasingly unhappy with their lives being turned upside down by foreign influence overtaking traditions. The influence mechanic replacing religion remains from ''Rise of the Samurai'', instead split between Imperial and Shogunate alignment. Unlike the other campaigns, Realm Divide here will have the Shogunate and Imperial forces openly declare their loyalties and fight against each other with you forming the vanguard of one of them - or you may instead choose to fight off ''everyone'' again by forming an independent republic!
17th Nov '16 5:44:18 PM GeneralYin
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* SnowMeansDeath: The opening cinematic has a Takeda force attacking an Oda fort send out champions to fight in snow-blowing weather. When the champions duel, the backdrop transforms to a beautiful meadow in bloom until the Takeda champion strikes a killing blow - vapor appears as the Oda champion breaths and clutches in pain, and then the snow reappears as he falls to dead to the ground.

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* SnowMeansDeath: The opening cinematic has a Takeda force attacking an Oda Ikko-Ikki fort in the middle of winter. Both sides send out champions to fight in snow-blowing weather. swirling snow. When the champions duel, the backdrop transforms to a beautiful cherry blossom meadow in bloom until the Takeda champion strikes a killing blow - vapor appears as the Oda Ikko-Ikki champion breaths and clutches in pain, and then the snow reappears as he falls to dead to the ground.
16th Nov '16 5:35:29 PM nombretomado
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** ''Fall of the Samurai'' has [[MoreDakka Gatling Gun]] units with an inscription on the body which, upon closer inspection, reads [[AutotuneTheNews "Hide your kids, hide your wife, and hide your husband."]]

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** ''Fall of the Samurai'' has [[MoreDakka Gatling Gun]] units with an inscription on the body which, upon closer inspection, reads [[AutotuneTheNews [[WebVideo/AutotuneTheNews "Hide your kids, hide your wife, and hide your husband."]]
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