Should I play Total War: Shogun 2 first before I play this?

#1NobHillFoodsPosted 3/25/2012 11:10:55 PM
Never played Total War: Shogun 2 because I wasn't really interested in the Shogun era. But I have some interest in Fall of the Samurai. If I start Fall of the Samurai first, will I miss anything?
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#2hammoudPosted 3/26/2012 12:17:42 AM

Not really. I think it's more enjoyable for people who have played Shogun 2 first though, mainly because it is refreshing

#3AutismBoyPosted 3/27/2012 9:11:58 PM
Both are actually fairly different experiences, considering this is an 'expansion pack'. Shogun 2 is fantastic, but FotS is equally good, and if you prefer the time period FotS is set in, there's no imperative reason for you to get Shogun 2. That said, it's still amazing, and I highly recommend buying it.
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#4Dragon239Posted 3/29/2012 9:24:47 PM
If I buy just FotS will I have access to the standard shogun 2...campaign? Mode? Will I be able to play without guns and whatnot?
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#5Pal 080Posted 3/30/2012 12:27:35 PM
No you'd have to buy Shogun 2 separately to do that campaign and its historical battle scenarios, and to create a Shogun 2 online avatar. To buy both of them is probably about the same price as one new game, or less.

Though in theory you could still play without guns in FotS, maybe a few levy linemen to start off till you build some dojo's and you still have access to a decent variety of non- firearm troops. It would be tricky though!
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#6Dragon239Posted 3/30/2012 3:07:36 PM
An online avatar? What does that give me? Can I play LAN without this avatar?
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#7Pal 080Posted 3/30/2012 4:55:34 PM(edited)
Well there are separate avatars for regular Shogun 2 and FotS. Your avatar is basically your customized General, you pick your clan colours and banner as well as distribute points into special attributes as you rank up. Of course your Shogun 2 avatar has access to all Shogun 2 troops only, and same for FotS for those troops.

Not sure how LAN works with his game but I'm sure you can play on LAN with FotS if you can with Shogun 2, unlikely you need an avatar for LAN but it's nice to have a clan with customized colours and a general that appears unique (you can change armour and such)
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#8dragonfirexxxPosted 4/1/2012 9:52:10 PM
For some reason when i bought FOTS : LE at gamestop on 3/25/12, they gave me a free digital copy of Shogun 2 regular... which i already had... so i gave that copy to my friend. If you really wanted both copies maybe gamestop is still offering unless you want a digital copy.
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