Full game or expansion?

#1 Posted by TheBigBopper (68 posts) -

I was wondering whether this will be an expansion pack to Empire like Alexander was to Rome because this seems so similar to the last game. Any ideas?

#2 Posted by deaux (233 posts) -

It sounds like it'll be stand alone.  Personally, I'd rather just have an expansion.  Coming out less that a year after Empire, I have to expect that it'll be Empire with new units and maps.  That's fine, but asking full retail price might be bit much.

#3 Posted by Gunner612 (4338 posts) -

If its anything like Kingdoms was to Medieval 2, id expect it to be an expansion. 
 
Though im sure it'll be a stand alone expansion if it is.

#4 Posted by thwak (104 posts) -
@deaux: From what steam says, it's actually 10 bucks cheaper than empire.
 
Unless you go with the imperial edition which is throwing in Medieval II as a pre-order bonus and a whole bunch of elite units which will probably be sold separately after the game's released.
#5 Posted by The_Drizzle (624 posts) -

I know this doesn't really pertain to the game being discussed but i recently bought Medieval II would you recommend playing through the tutorial to learn all the strategies?

#6 Posted by Draken (5 posts) -

Well at first it was announced as a expansion. Now they want to release it as a full game. Irritating is the fact that with the last patch to E:TW 1.5 they broke the Battle AI and announced that they have no more resources to work on that old Title .... The Battle AI was ok in Version 1.3, bah - but we will get lots of DLC i bet ;)

#7 Posted by Phantom_Crash (298 posts) -

It could be a stand-alone expansion but its packed with a good amount of content to be a full stand-alone game.

#8 Posted by Ultimadark (150 posts) -

My guess is standalone, since on the store page in steam it doesn't say anything about needing the steam version of Empire, contrary to the DOW2 expansion.

#9 Posted by Will1Lucky (408 posts) -

It is a Full game, you don't need Empire in order to play this game. It just uses the same engine and is set shortly after the end of Empire.

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