Editors Liked

  • Gorgeous art style
  • Good A.I
  • Rewarding multiplayer game
  • Solid historical base
  • Advanced simulation
  • Stylistically gorgeous and brimming with character
  • Avatar Conquest mode encourages repeat play
  • Japanese castles spawn novel siege battles
  • Great cooperative campaigns
  • Improves upon previous Total War games in every way

Editors Didn't Like

  • Interchangeable factions
  • Heavy on grinding
  • Multiplayer frontend needs work
  • Indepth play will be tough for casual gamers
  • Rare crashes haunt multiplayer campaigns
  • Occasional AI issues in realtime battles
  • Some of those innovative multiplayer additions aren't all they're cracked up to be
  • Wonky morale/fatigue model