There was a good chunk of time there when the Total War series was one of the best things on the PC. Its combination of real-time battles and turn-based planning made it a lot of people’s—mine included—perfect strategy game. Then along came Total War: Rome II.
Creative Assembly, the guys behind the Total War series—some of my favourite games—have along with publisher Sega tried something slightly different for their next release’s DLC. And it hasn’t gone down too well.
You’ve been wondering what Total War: Warhammer would look and play like, right? A new walkthrough video gives a look at the units, leaders and gameplay of the mash-up strategy title.
If you were worried that the announcement of Total War: Warhammer (why not Total Warhammer?) is coming at the expense of proper Total War games, Creative Assembly has told PC Gamer the Warhammer title is being developed by a “completely separate team. The historic thread goes on uninterrupted.” Phew.
The Total War series is getting an infusion of orcs and magic with the long-rumored Total War: Warhammer. Creative Assembly’s latest strategy game has been confirmed, though we don’t have a release date (or even year) quite yet.
Waterloo, released in 1970, is a war movie that had some pretty big stars, and also won a few awards. Yet in the decades since, it's been all but forgotten. Which is a tragedy, since its ridiculously epic production is one of the most amazing stories in cinema history.
Just as I was talking about Total War, colour and character, here we go: an art book featuring concept and promo pieces dating all the way back to the very beginning of the series.
I am a massive Total War fan, but that fandom comes with the knowledge that the games are far from perfect. And near the top of the list of things wrong with Total War has long been the series' janky AI.
People have been expecting this for over two years now, but Creative Assembly and Sega have finally gone and announced a Total War: WARHAMMER game. In about the most anticlimactic way possible.
If you're not a fan of the Total War series, let me clue you in on how they're normally announced. Fans will spend months, maybe even years hoping for their favourite historical era to be revealed as the game's setting. When it's inevitably shown to be something else, everyone gets bummed out, but then finds something…
Hey, Pecking Order! It's been a while. So let's ease in with a ranking that's very dear to my heart.
Total War: Rome II went from being one of 2013's most promising games to one of its most disappointing. Indeed, it took months of patches and updates to even get it to a presentable state. Not that performance and AI were the last of the game's troubles.
Ever notice how violent video games are? Wonderful! Terrible! Your call, but hey, it's a thing.
**Updated with final verdict**
Fiendish stares from hell, death animations that look like dance moves, subterrestrial ships, a Superman army, weird low-res textures... Total War: Rome II has some of the funniest glitches of any strategy game. And since a patch comes out today, all these things will probably be lost in time, like Spartan ships in…
Total War: Rome II is getting a patch this Friday. Which is good, because as it stands, the game is a mess.
Creative Assembly's latest PC strategy game, Total War: Rome II, is out today. Make sure to watch your back while slaughtering armies and conquering all those cities, lest you end up lying in a pool of your own blood. Don't follow the trailer's example, folks.
The Roma Surrectum mod for Rome: Total War allows us to play on ridiculously steep battle maps like the one in this picture. It's just too bad the game's physics engine won't let us launch history's biggest human avalanche.