Guys, to be fair, the BT reviewers essentially admitted to playing an older version of the game. They've had the game since February. Also, naval invasions do happen, in fact, one happened in the campaign play-through posted on the official forums. Here, read through this page/post: http://forums.totalwar.com/showthre...(now-complete)?p=115700&viewfull=1#post115700 And you guys are joking if you think the a.i. in RTW, even after being extensively patched, is better.