• Publisher: SEGA
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 314.2 MB
  • Version: 1.4
  • Price: $1.99
  • Average User Rating: 5 (2)
App description: *** Featured by Apple in 'App Store BEST of 2012 - New Ways to Play' ***

Total War Battles supports iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad, iPad 2, the New iPad, iPod Touch 3 and iPod Touch 4.

BUILD, BATTLE AND AVENGE!
Specifically developed for touchscreen platforms, Total War Battles: SHOGUN is a new real-time strategy game from the makers of the award-winning Total War series.
Total War Battles delivers quick-fire, tactical combat balanced with intuitive building and unit management. All set in a beautifully illustrated Medieval Japan.

This high-quality production dramatically streamlines the RTS genre for mobile play, while making sure it's packed with enough tactical depth to make its many skirmishes tense and exciting
PocketGamer.com 90% Gold Award

A refreshing change from the App Store's barrage of angry avians, physics-based puzzler and match-3 games.
TouchArcade 4/5

Total War Battles is a surprisingly beautiful and engaging mix of war gaming and puzzles.
Slide To Play 4/4

1. COMPETE FOR THE SUPREMACY OF MEDIEVAL JAPAN
Lead your clan to battle through more than 10 hours of story-driven campaign set in the world of Total War: SHOGUN 2; winner of Best Strategy Game of 2011 awards from Gamespot, IGN, Gamespy and GameTrailers.

2. BUILD YOUR ECONOMY
Deploy and manage your bases to generate resources and recruit units including samurai, archers, ninjas and cavalry. Each victory awards XP to spend on building and troop upgrades that could make a decisive difference to your future battles.

3. A UNIQUE TAKE ON REAL-TIME BATTLES
Total War Battles introduces a new real-time battle system that feels both familiar and fresh. The hex battle maps allow for natural unit movements and deep strategy. However, as followers of the Bushido code of conduct, your units can never turn back this twist to classic RTS gameplay adds tension and intensity to the action, making each victory even more rewarding.

4. DESIGNED FOR TOUCHSCREENS
Introducing an interface designed specifically for touchscreens drag and drop buildings and troops, swipe across the battle map with a flick, and pinch to zoom in and out.

5. 1Vs1 LOCAL MULTIPLAYER
Play against a friend in real-time on a single device in three different multiplayer modes.

6. SKIRMISH MODE
Play through six standalone battles in Normal, Hard or Shogun difficulty. Compete against other players on the leaderboards and unlock new Skirmish achievements.

7. STRATEGY FOR ALL
Total War fans will naturally enjoy the intense, deep and rewarding action-strategy gameplay, while more casual strategy fans will appreciate the Zen simplicity of the opening tutorial battles, scalable difficulty level and hint system that will soon make them a tactical master.

8. UNIVERSAL APP
This iOS app is designed to scale its appearance for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, which means Total War Battles takes complete advantage of the iOS device that it's installed on.

Echoseven's comments:




12-27-2012, 01:05 AM
I'm glad some of you guys like it as much as me. Although I beat it, I'm playing through it again (the update removed all my 3 star rankings from the map) but I'm still enjoying it. After you've beaten the campaign/skirmish, you'll realize a lot of new better tactics. And I find that you often will never use all the units. I usually always go for my favorites every match.
12-27-2012, 01:29 AM
Watched a YouTube of auralux. Android can keep it lol.

12-27-2012, 01:59 AM
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: Earth
Posts: 1,410
Quote:
Originally Posted by Talbs View Post
Watched a YouTube of auralux. Android can keep it lol.
Well, you wanted a no-frills RTS game and I gave it to you.

In any case, why're you brushing it aside? Did you see the super slow version of the game? (the default is very slow...the faster version is about 5 times as fast. And there is another Nova mode that will make you shit in your pants) Or what? It actually plays really well, for me at least.
12-27-2012, 03:11 AM
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: Ponce, PR
Posts: 1,655
Quote:
Originally Posted by Talbs View Post
Watched a YouTube of auralux. Android can keep it lol.
Why? this looks great



Youtube link | Pop Up

Applebloom FTW!
Playlist
Brave Frontier - Elune Saga - Monster Squad - Looking for more F2P games like Brave Frontier, PM ME recommendations please!
12-27-2012, 07:59 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by september View Post
Being a total war fan on PC this was nothing like I expected, presentation is top notch but it's half puzzle game with a little bit of double sided plant versus zombies (or zombies versus zombies might be a better description).

Big disappointment if you're after a war game, fine if you want a puzzle/PvZ type game
Nah, RTS is my genre -- been playing them for years -- and this is a great compromise for the platform. Yes, it riffs on PvZ, but that's perfect. You still build structures with strategic positioning, but to try and piece together a full-on Total War game on iOS would have likely been a complete mess no one would want to play. I think this is a respectable, fun use of the license.

And hell, PvZ is still an RTS, regardless of its casual construct. It's one of the best games to come around this generation.

Final Fantasy Tactics -- all day, every day.
12-28-2012, 12:16 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by defred34 View Post
Dude, if you expect to see a game as it is on PC on iOS, it is just not gonna happen. This game was reworked from the ground up for touch devices.

Yes, I agree it is not an RTS outright. It has got lane-defense as well as some puzzling elements. But that just makes the game deeper and makes good use of whats possible to be done on this platform.

If you want a strictly no frills RTS game at its very core, try playing Auralux. It is only on Android for now, but will come to iOS soon. Available on PC too. This is the very basic definition of an RTS game.
I probably expected more along the lines of Autumn Dynasty so expectations are what suffered most, rather than this being poor at what it does. I'll have a look at Auralux, thanks.

Quote:
Originally Posted by GeekyDad View Post
Nah, RTS is my genre -- been playing them for years -- and this is a great compromise for the platform. Yes, it riffs on PvZ, but that's perfect. You still build structures with strategic positioning, but to try and piece together a full-on Total War game on iOS would have likely been a complete mess no one would want to play. I think this is a respectable, fun use of the license.

And hell, PvZ is still an RTS, regardless of its casual construct. It's one of the best games to come around this generation.
There are a few functional RTS variants, ipad is perfect for the genre. I wouldn't call this an RTS, there are elements but the core isn't there.

But it's not meant to be which is fine, and it does what it wants to well. Just saying it is something it isn't leads to people being misinformed and disappointed.

Last edited by september; 12-28-2012 at 12:28 AM.
12-28-2012, 08:53 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by september View Post
There are a few functional RTS variants, ipad is perfect for the genre. I wouldn't call this an RTS, there are elements but the core isn't there.

But it's not meant to be which is fine, and it does what it wants to well. Just saying it is something it isn't leads to people being misinformed and disappointed.
I don't know, man. When this game first came out, I was able to look at it for about 30 seconds and know exactly what I was getting. The only thing that was a bit of a surprise was just how lovely the story was presented.

Final Fantasy Tactics -- all day, every day.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:24 PM.