Tiny Epics

Shogun: Total War puts Kurosawa on your PC

Given the amount of bloodshed, lawlessness and internecine intrigue associated with 16th century Japan, it's a wonder no one ever turned the era into a successful computer game. Until now. Shogun: Total War, available later this month from Electronic Arts, is about to do for your PC what the mini-series did for television. Shogun is a grand strategic epic that has been crafted with so much loving attention to detail that it overshot its release date by about 12 months. It was worth the wait.

Shogun's political side is interesting enough in a Civilization kind of way; as daimyo--feudal warlord--of a...

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