I'm embarrassed for the Total War franchise that they even put their name on this.
I thought this was going to be a decent (if simple) hex combat strategy game based on the Total War Shogun units but what it is is a port of a crappy mobile game that I wouldn't even have downloaded for free on my tablet. It has freaking microtransactions!
The "strategy" winds up being something like throw your unit on a hex and watch it slowly creep forward in a straight line while you wait for another unit to build so you can send it plodding forward on the next path down. I think even the zombies in PvZ get to be a little more creative in their attack, honestly.
Lesson learned, always read the reviews even if the game's on sale for super cheap.