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? --- "How do you set up the monitor while the Pc isn't set up because it can't be because their is no monitor?"-Gamefactz Revived
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. --- HR9, 180 hours! ---- Gold Soul Z Brunhild/Juggernaut/Midnight Blades/Golden Falchion/AncientDrgnwoodCannon!
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? --- Phenom II x4 955 3.2GHZ, 4GB DDR3, HD4890 1GB, W7 Ult x64, 22inch LCD Asus. http://i.imgur.com/kmiQd.jpg - http://i.imgur.com/nOprG.jpg - Carai an Caldazar!
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! --- "If we can hit that bulls-eye, the rest of the dominoes will fall like a house of cards. Checkmate"
An online avatar? What does that give me? Can I play LAN without this avatar? --- Phenom II x4 955 3.2GHZ, 4GB DDR3, HD4890 1GB, W7 Ult x64, 22inch LCD Asus. http://i.imgur.com/kmiQd.jpg - http://i.imgur.com/nOprG.jpg - Carai an Caldazar!
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) --- "If we can hit that bulls-eye, the rest of the dominoes will fall like a house of cards. Checkmate"
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. --- PSN: kevweird