The multiplayer in the Total War series is amazing. Simply amazing. Shogun 2 has the best multi-player of the entire series. Don't get me wrong, I love the other games to death but their multiplayer all seem hallow compared to shogun 2. The fact that you create your own general from scratch and build him up battle after battle. You do the same thing with your troops. create the banner you take with you into fights, choose how your army will look, earn and name your veteran units and then further choose how they look so they stand out in your army. It all adds this connection you have with your army. I mean look at my boys. These are my boys and I love these boys (no homo).