Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 3 Jun 2010.
I'd be getting this - I loved the first.
hoo-ray. Been waiting about 5 years or so for this announcement...
Cannot wait!! Love the whole range with the exception of Empire which was average
yay, looking forward to this
the same but different? cool. and a few less identical unit types and factions can't hurt.
Do want, especially for the one man epic unit <3!
I can't wait. I was rather worried that the Total War series was going to continue with their current trend of getting more and more modern and potentially go for something properly ridiculous like the US Civil War or World War 1, despite it being massively obvious that while the graphics look the part the battle AI is all over the shop and cannot handle that level of sophistication.
A return to their fairly well proven systems for sword and bow combat, coupled with state of the art graphics and increased detail and depth to the game should make for another classic. Really it's theirs to mess up, but in footballing terms it ought to be a tap-in.
i guess this is another wait and see. The total war games should be good in theory but...........
Creative Assembly's recent releases have been appallingly bug ridden, and their community relations and support are amongst the worst in the industry.
IIRC the studio head said that only after the fifth or so patch for empire, over a year after release was he happy to show the game to his "friends". He obviously thinks the consumers are mugs then!
Shogun 2 is just lazy they could of done china when they try to invade japan or the mongolia's invation of china and that
I REALLY hope that this means they will get around to doing Rome 2: Total War. Let's face it, it's what we are all waiting for.
Rome 2 would be more epic than any Empire managed, the original was for me the most "magical" of all the series and the one that lended itself most to PC gaming.
I didn't really like Rome until it got modded, and even then it's a little drab. The problem with Rome is that the factions are quite asymmetrical. The Romans fight one way, the Gauls another, the Greeks another, the Persians another and so on.In some way the variety makes it more interesting, but I think it also detracts slightly because each faction becomes something of a one trick pony and you end up just trying to pull your factions trick on the enemy before they do it to you. In Medieval 2 armies were more similar, so you could have proper stand up fights. You can do this in Empire and Napoleon, but the weak battle AI is a factor.
Honestly I'd love to see them broaden out a little more and do the Greek warring period, peloponseian wars, great wars in china during the formation of the empire, etc.
Some day if the AI is up to it I'd love to see something like the Civil War, Crimean war, etc. I don't know about WWI or II. or more modern. To me it would get tricky once battle fields are measured in dozens of miles instead of just maybe a mile or three. That plus mixing say armored vehicles and airplanes in with infantry/cavalry would make things pretty tricky both on AI and user control of the battlefield/forces.
I wouldn't mind seeing a Spanish American war or say a general Victorian Total War. Arguably cooler naval ships, still infantry and cavalry tactics, though with some more modern weapons mixed in. Possibly still managable. Who knows, maybe one of these years.
Naval + land battles seem interesting.
They'd just better don't do Universe : Total War.
Laser Tanks v Swords!
Warhammer: Total War...
I'm very excited by Shogun 2. I loved the original. The animations for samurai could end up being a lot of fun too
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