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#1 Posted by mm665 (429 posts) -
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#2 Posted by Sackmanjones (5452 posts) -

Friendly notice. There are about 4 of these threads. Anyway I am pretty damn pumped for this too. Guess in a few years we will see medieval 3?

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#3 Posted by mm665 (429 posts) -

@Sackmanjones: I didn't see any on front forum page. Sorry.

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#4 Posted by Do_The_Manta_Ray (1273 posts) -

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees! Fuck yes! Wooooooh! The SPQR shall rise again! Wahoooo! Imma' keep hollerin' like this on my way out the door. Thanks, TC!

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#5 Posted by Nephrahim (1217 posts) -

@rebgav said:

But has Europa Barbarorum 2 been announced?

No and TBQH I wouldn't bet too much on it.

It's a fact that the latest TW engine isn't as modding friendly as older ones, and by all impressions it's still being used.

Excited to play the new game, but I don't know of the glory days of RTW will return.

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#6 Posted by AhmadMetallic (19301 posts) -

Sadly I have failed to get into RTS games, but I know that Total War Rome is supposed to be the greatest Total War game ever so, this is pretty fucking sweet news.

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#7 Posted by EquitasInvictus (2079 posts) -

@rebgav: It's all about Rome Total Realism.

Actually, I think EBII was supposed be a mod for Medieval 2: Total War but I'm not sure what happened with that.

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#8 Posted by Kaiserreich (892 posts) -

@EquitasInvictus: Its in development hell and is never going to see the light of day.

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#9 Posted by EquitasInvictus (2079 posts) -

@Kaiserreich: Makes sense; it has been practically three Total War games since Medieval 2 so I can't see them continuing to try to work on a Medieval 2 EB at this point of time.

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#10 Posted by ManMadeGod (1625 posts) -

If I was forced to name a favorite game of all time it would be Rome: Total War (with mods of course). I could not be more excited about this.

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#11 Posted by squirrelnacho (459 posts) -

This is very good. Rome: Total War was probably the best of the series.

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#12 Posted by mandude (2824 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic: Total War is mostly turn based. You can forgo entirely the RTS parts of the game if that's not your thing.

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#13 Posted by EquitasInvictus (2079 posts) -

@mandude said:

@AhmadMetallic: Total War is mostly turn based. You can forgo entirely the RTS parts of the game if that's not your thing.

Yeah the campaign aspects are more like those Grand Campaign games such as Crusader Kings II and you can autoresolve battles if you don't like RTS in a tactical level. It can get really fun, though, I mean sieges were always awesome when you had the right siege engines! And you can command people riding elephants with archers on them!

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#14 Posted by Mikemcn (8159 posts) -

@Sackmanjones said:

Friendly notice. There are about 4 of these threads. Anyway I am pretty damn pumped for this too. Guess in a few years we will see medieval 3?

I'd prefer an Empire 2 first.

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#15 Posted by Sackmanjones (5452 posts) -
@Mikemcn

@Sackmanjones said:

Friendly notice. There are about 4 of these threads. Anyway I am pretty damn pumped for this too. Guess in a few years we will see medieval 3?

I'd prefer an Empire 2 first.

I'm with you on that one friend. I'm one of the few people who absolutely loved that game
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#16 Posted by Skytylz (4134 posts) -

Rome was my first total war game, I'm very excited for this. The era works excellently for the style of the game.

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#17 Posted by Sackmanjones (5452 posts) -
@Mikemcn I'm just saying from the order they are going in, it seems like that would be next
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#18 Posted by mandude (2824 posts) -

@EquitasInvictus: Yeah, I'll admit to using auto resolve for my first few (attempted) playthroughs, simply to get used to the other elements of the game. It can all be quite overwhelming, but even the RTS is different from most other RTS in that resource management is left out. It's entirely tactical, which makes the combat really dynamic. Other RTS seem kinda shallow in comparison once you get into it...

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#19 Edited by SpartanHoplite (429 posts) -

this is great news along with kotor bundle!

its said to be mod friendly. includes europe, africa & asia, so its much bigger in scale. u can attack cities with ships, & the campaing map has been made better. theres also alot less micro managing.

so overall sounds pretty amazing.

also, Spartan Hoplites For The F@#king Win!

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#20 Posted by EquitasInvictus (2079 posts) -

@SpartanHoplite: Asia as in the complete Silk Road? That'd be pretty awesome.

Man, as I've mentioned earlier, my favorite tactic is to have a small number of Spartan Hoplite units positioned at one end of a bridge to get attacked by a numerically superior force to have the larger force get massacred trying to charge the bridge by how unbreakable the Spartan phalanx ends up being. They're so (perhaps rightfully) overpowered!

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#21 Edited by SpartanHoplite (429 posts) -

"We want to wind it back out again to cover a much, much larger geographical area and a whole series of cultures this time." The desire is to create a game that really does span those three continents - not just geographically, but by reining in (so that you can reign over) all the diversity, contradictions and complications that are found in the cultures and peoples of Europe, Asia and Africa." from Eurogamer preview.

sounds really cool with the mixing of naval & land battles into one huge conflict. i was a huge Julii 'form TESTUDO!' fan, but then i found Spartans & their Phalanx formation, and i too love going through battles with only few Spartan units. u actually can conquer huge cities with few Spartans if u succeed getting into narrow street & form Phalanx there on both directions.

itll be intresting to see how ROME tacticts work in ROME 2.

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#22 Posted by Captain_Insano (2638 posts) -

YES!!!!!!!!!!

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#23 Edited by MocBucket62 (1836 posts) -

About time they annouce this!!!! Gonna try to make as much money as possible to get this game!!! 
 
EDIT: If you notice at the end of the trailer, there's actually a piano version of the menu theme from Rome 1. FUCK YEAH!!! LOVED THE ORIGINAL ROME SOUNDTRACK!