Although just an expansion pack this game has enough content and new additions to reawaken my thirst for the game. The game oozes quality and stability, for example the graphics are still good even by today's standards and the game has never crashed on me, even playing on full settings, which is more than I can say for the Total War series. The campaign section was just the right length and took you though Japan, China and India. I played it on easy and thought this setting was great. The new cultures have new technologies and bonuses, the new maps on skirmish mode are a nice addition as I expected. It has a massive replayability factor. A very worthy expansion pack.