This is second only to Rome TW 2 which to me Rome was the best of the series. But Shogun is an immediate second!
"Get rid of all this overly complicated crap that's infested all the TWs since"
I agree that the game gets to a point where the micromanagement is nearly impossible to follow and become uninteresting. The inability to assign tasks to certain character like ambassadors is a pain in the ass. Fucking go and get negotiations you idiots do I have to move you each time?
The ship combat was nice looking but after playing 5 rounds of it I always chose auto resolve.
Dunno but TW after Rome just started sucking and I can name a few reasons why but lately its REALLY bad. I actually can't bring myself to start a new game because I hate it so much, except for the combat screens now.