Fuck yeah! Can't wait.
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.
@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!
I'm with you on that one friend. I'm one of the few people who absolutely loved that game
@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.
@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...
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!
@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!
"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.