Total War - Warlord Edition
by Sold Out Software
Developed by The Creative Assembly
Platform: PC CD-ROM
Released - Out Now
Price : £4.99
the arrival of Shogun Total War strategy games were either turn-based
or real-time and gamers usually preferred one or the other. Make
no mistake about it Shogun Total War was a benchmark title. The
combination of the turn-based campaign map and pause able real-time
battles allowed for both depth and tactical combat.
is set in seventeenth century feudal Japan. Basically you control
one of the states and battle to become Shogun. The game is full
of nice touches such as being able to spy on your rivals and assassinate
the generals of the rival armies. It might be called Total War but
you can at least make temporary alliances to give you extra support
against strong rivals.
opportunity to purchase Shogun at the lowly price of just £4.99
would have been enough to warrant a 5/5 rating but Sold Out have
gone one step further and included the Mongol Invasion expansion
pack too. The expansion added the Mongols, several new campaigns
and new victory conditions. With the expansion Shogun is almost
the perfect strategy game.
game is suitable for the deaf gamer as every piece of information
is displayed textually and subtitles are the default option for
the game. There isn't an option to slow down the speed of the text
but as you only have one sentence on the screen at a time, it is
comfortable to read. Tool tips (information pop-ups when the mouse
pointer is left over icons units etc.) are very useful to the beginner
on the strategic map and on the battle screen you can pause the
game and make tactical decisions.
Highly Recommended. Arguably one of the best strategy games of all
time, and its fabulous expansion pack, all at the lowly price of
£4.99. Pure Gold.
Suitability for deaf gamers: Perfect. There are
no problems at all
Game Rating: 5.0/5