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Old 01-20-2006, 04:12 PM   #1
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While I think RTS games in general are garbage, this looks sweet.

http://www.worthplaying.com/article....thread&order=0

A new Total War game.

Can't say I've ever considered the series to have "brutal" battles, though.
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Old 01-20-2006, 05:57 PM   #2
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Considering ever Total war game has been vastly over-rated and lacking compared to other RTS games out at the time, Its safe to say I will pash on this one.
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Old 01-20-2006, 09:07 PM   #3
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Now that looks extremely yummy. I must admit Rome was a huge let down for myself personally. That game had alot of problems that should of been fixed. Like the unrealistic rebels element that kicked you out of your city instantly without you being able to do stuff all about it. That almost made me uninstall the game twice. So far Shogun is still the best of the series, and oneof the best games ever.
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Old 01-20-2006, 09:10 PM   #4
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Didn't they patch those problems in Rome, or someone mod them?
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Old 01-21-2006, 12:33 AM   #5
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Not sure about mod, but the patch didnt do much. I still got kicked out for no reason. Worst adition to a game ever.
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Old 01-21-2006, 02:38 AM   #6
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Total War Rocks, Rome total war was cool I liked the hole new over world map
that was the best addition.
Barberian invasion looks really awesome too.
There doing a Barberian + Rome 2 in 1 pack
Which I will probably Pick up and trade in my Rome only game.

ShoGun was great fun but It was a bit to easy IMO.
(Sending the assassins in was awesome.)

As I really like Knights and stuff.. Medieval total war was my favorite,
So this new Total war being 'Medieval 2' Is great news for me.

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The King Of RTS Returns For A New War
SEGA to launch the greatest strategy game of all time

LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO (January 20th, 2006) SEGA Europe Ltd. and SEGA of America, Inc. today announced 2006's most highly anticipated PC title, Medieval 2: Total War. The Total War franchise is unmatched in ambition and scope, receiving widespread critical acclaim and a multitude of awards across the globe whilst selling a staggering 3.5 million units to date. This, the 4th instalment of the franchise, takes the strategy genre to a whole new level with the most epic and cinematic 3D battles ever seen on PC.

Medieval 2: Total War is the latest release from the highly acclaimed developer, The Creative Assembly, who SEGA made headline news by acquiring in 2005. The game boasts an impressive array of new graphical and gameplay enhancements, including the capability for a massive 10,000 dynamic characters to be taken into battle at any one time. On top of this, The Creative Assembly have implemented a fully redesigned multiplayer mode that offers a dynamic multi-battle campaign bolstered by an unprecedented level of visceral combat choreography that reflects the brutality of medieval warfare.

"Medieval 2: Total War is the result of 7 years continuous development of the Total War series and has been designed to appeal to all gamers, not just hardcore strategy fans. " commented Mike Simpson, Studio Director at Creative Assembly. "Each game in the series has outshone the previous one and Medieval 2: Total War is no exception."

Set in the most turbulent and bloody era in European history, Medieval 2: Total War will allow gamers to lead their armies across the battlefields of Europe and the Holy Land before discovering the Americas and doing battle with the fearsome Aztecs.

Medieval 2: Total War offers a vastly enhanced terrain model to create new graphically rich environments portraying breathtaking cliff top castles and enhanced settlement features that are unique to each civilisation. Over 200 new units, greater depth in siege warfare, new weaponry and a highly detailed building damage model all combine to make Medieval 2: Total War the best version of the PC's greatest strategy game ever made.

Medieval 2: Total War will be charging its way onto streets in winter 2006. For more information please go to www.totalwar.com or www.sega-europe.com.
P.S I think a 'Fantasy Total War' would rock..
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Old 01-21-2006, 04:22 AM   #7
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I wouldnt bother with Barbarian. Its honestly more of the same. The exact same map with a few extra units and factions. I pretty much uninstalled it after realising it wasnt anything special. Definately a must for people who didnt play Rome though.
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I really liked the hole, Pick up your hole civilisation and move on across the map thing.
That sounds cool.
But I may just not bother..
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Old 01-21-2006, 07:07 AM   #9
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Look like they raised up the polygon for TW series. I personally like Shogun and Medievil TW. Rome was crap!
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Old 01-21-2006, 02:45 PM   #10
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Rome rocked. Sure, the rebellion thing sucked. They should have made it possible to start exterminating that scum before they had a chance to rebel or something, but it was pretty much the only big flaw. Otherwise it was awesome and much better than Shogun.
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Old 01-21-2006, 09:11 PM   #11
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Nah only Shogun was a game worth playing.
Midievil sucked, Rome was worse. If the trend continues, this should be the worst yet.
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Old 01-22-2006, 05:09 AM   #12
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Mistatee, you talk nonsence.

I agree with Ninnie, Rome did rock Medieval was my favorite though
Romans were never that great but Rome as a game was far better then the other 2.
The over world was cooler and the battles were much much more impressive.
It was more tactical to where as in Shogun you could just build massive armys
and move them all at once from one province to another WAY TO EASY!.

With the gameplay of Rome TW and the coolness of Knights and Medieval TW
This game will deffinitly be the coolest in the series.
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Old 01-22-2006, 06:18 AM   #13
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Sorry to dubble post but here is the first Interview about it from IGN
and I have to say its pretty interesting expically on the second page.

http://pc.ign.com/articles/682/682437p1.html
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Old 01-22-2006, 06:23 AM   #14
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Romans were never that great? They took over most of Europe at one stage and were the most fearsome army you could come across. I prefered MEdieval to Rome as a game though, and Shogun was still the best because of what it did. The new ones just added some new units and made the map with the sections of land larger and more numerous. No big changes. To me Medieval 2 might be a far larger step. Need to wait and see. I'll still play it either way though.
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Old 01-22-2006, 06:25 AM   #15
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Maybe he meant that the Romans never appealed to him?

Of course he would still be wrong, since the Romans were fucking awesome.
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