Shogun 2 is set in 16th-century feudal Japan, in the aftermath of the Ōnin War. The country is fractured into rival clans led by local warlords, each fighting for control. The player takes on the role of one of these warlords, with the goal of dominating other factions and claiming his rule over Japan. The standard edition of the game will feature a total of eight factions (plus a ninth faction for the tutorial), each with a unique starting position and different political and military strengths.
The AMD FX8350 loses out to our long term last generation Core i7 970 system, more noticeable at 720p when the game is CPU bound. At 1080p, the difference closes significantly to only 3 frames per second difference.