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Medieval 2: Total War

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by WilHarris, 24 Nov 2006.

  1. Hovis

    Hovis New Member

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    The next big steps that CA need to make in the next Total War game needs to come from a switch to DX10 and some proper multi-core support. With those changes there would be a substantial improvement in the quality of the eye candy, both in the individual units themselves and their environments, and also from the potential scale of the battles.

    The era is a tricky thing, but to be honest I'd be happy if they just continue to refine the Medieval setting. It's the best one and the only one that really works in my opinion. What makes the Total War games so compelling is the melee fighting, when your horde of little knights and peasants runs screaming into somebody elses horde of knights and peasants to stab their faces off. With that reduced to just the Napoleonic exchanges of musketry and bayonet prodding I don't think it'd be too exciting.
     
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    Hi,
    I was just wondering if the game would be too hard for a complete newcomer to the genre?
     
  3. impar

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    Greetings!

    Dont think so.
    Just make the tutorial and switch Advices options to Tell Me Everything.
     
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    If you're prepared to get stuck into it I don't think so no. The game designers do make a very good effort at helping new players, and while even then it'll be a challenge at times, you should find it enjoyable and get the hang of it soon enough :)
     
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    Anyone ever play Imperial Glory? That is pretty much a Total War game set during the Napolienic times, didn't have as much polish but it was still pretty fun none the less.
     
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    What battle? We all know Achilles would wipe his whinny ass all the way to Camelot and back... ;)
     
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    The only problem with the mythical thing is I don't know of any mythical heroes from Spain or Germany etc..
     
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    Last sentence sentence
    doesn't seem to make sense?
    Fixed
     
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    You can be quite sure there are a few.

    I was actually thinking a bit about possible places that the genre could go, and it could probably actually go as far back as about 500BC in any of the interesting European countries, so I guess it still has a fair range of times and places to explore.
     
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