With Rome 2 looming on the horizon, it’s time to look back at where the last game left us. Shogun 2 represented a fairly impressive step forward from the previous games (Empire, Medieval 2), offering a slick new heir to the already prestigious line of Total War games. All of the buzz about Rome 2 suggests that Creative Assembly is ready to do it again. But how does Shogun 2 really stand up to the previous Total War games? What should CA look to keep, and what should be revised or removed?