Quick Look: Napoleon: Total War

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#1  Edited By drewbert
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#2  Edited By Winternet

Hey Dave!

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#3  Edited By ironhide

Total War sucks you in too much, only that and Age of Mythology did that for me.

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Hey Daveeee

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#5  Edited By LiquidS

Glad Dave is doing this!
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#6  Edited By ManMadeGod

The total war games have always been my favorite but there is no reason for them to make a Napoleon: TW.

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#8  Edited By Winternet

I haven't played TW games since Rome. I don't like the battles that much. I just played it for the turn-based stuff. And CIV4 was so much better. I hope there will be a CIV5 in the near future.

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#9  Edited By eroticfishcake

More Total War is always good. The historical context in terms of gameplay isn't the most interesting sadly.

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#10  Edited By Daniel

Dammit I wish I had a PC I could run this game on.

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#11  Edited By CasinoGhostt

I'll never think of storming a building in the same way again.

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#12  Edited By dark1024

The game Jeff was describing (with the direct control) reminds me of Rise and Fall: Civilizations at War

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#13  Edited By metal_mills

Wow, they don't even have French accents? That's pretty bad. :|

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#14  Edited By Ben_H

Medieval 2 is where this franchise ends for me.  I didn't like what I played of Empire and this seems to be a very similar thing to that.

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#15  Edited By zameer

Wow that was fast? This game didn't have nearly as much marketing or fanfare as Empire did. 
 @Ben_H said:

" Medieval 2 is where this franchise ends for me.  I didn't like what I played of Empire and this seems to be a very similar thing to that. "
And yeah you're right, Medieval 2 was perfection! I played that ad nauseum but never really got into the flow of Empire.
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#16  Edited By buckybit

I have to confess: I only played Shogun, liked it ... and that was it. I cannot get myself to play this 'fake history' RTS games.  
 
Either I have to complain about the inaccuracies I find in all the games (starting with Age of Empires) or I am eager to controll every single unit, not trusting any A.I. 
 
I feel, I miss out - still won't buy/play this one. 
 
On the other hand BILL & TED Excellent Adventures (movie and games) - most excellent with me, Duders. :)

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#17  Edited By MeatXbeatsXman

I love how they're all just filing into the house at the end, like it's a sweet Kid n' Play house party.

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#18  Edited By LiquidS
@zameer:
NTW was going to be an expansion to ETW but due to all the issues and problems they had with ETW they decided to make it a stand alone game (iirc). Also they could charge more and that's what all the cool kids like to do now.
 
Looks alright and will buy it but not day 1. ETW burned me to much to believe that the game will be playable upon release.
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#19  Edited By Jimbo

I think this was a misstep;  it's just too close to Empire in terms of tactics and units.  This won't enjoy a fraction of the (quite considerable) success that Empire had.
 
They either needed to make Total War: Pirates!, or Total War: Victoria.

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#20  Edited By roborobb

Killer Hats, Yo!

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#21  Edited By Kefkaesque
@Jimbo: This is just just an expansion pack for Empire; the next game will probably be quite different.
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#22  Edited By neon321

The one thing that bothers me the most is the lack of a French accent.

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#23  Edited By Jimbo
@Kefkaesque said:
" @Jimbo: This is just just an expansion pack for Empire; the next game will probably be quite different. "
No, you don't need Empire to play it and it's much closer to 'new game' price than 'expansion' price (here in the UK at least).
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#24  Edited By Lazy0718

Napoleon seems like a good choice.  He's widely considered one of the greatest war generals of all time.  His tactics have been taught at West Point for a long time.
 
As for his accent, I wonder what type of accent he'd have.  He was born on Corsica, which was under French control, but had more in common with Italy (technically the Republic of Genoa).  Napoleon's name was Napoleone di Buonaparte, but he changed it to make is sound more French.   Of course, his accent in the game doesn't sound Italian either, but realistically he wouldn't be speaking English anyway, so the accent is irrelevant.

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#25  Edited By McPaper

I like the total war games but the period isnt really my favourite

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#26  Edited By ThatFrood

I really like the Total War games, but I've long wished that they managed to get the AI to improve. I mean, yeah, it must be really difficult to program a competent AI general, but Total War kind of banks on awesome, large and tactically challenging field battles, and the AI more often then not simply fails to deliver.
I can't tell you how many times I fended off an enemy, storming my castle with 2000 men, with an army of 100 or 200, just by sending out cavalry and harassing them until the entire army forgot this was a fucking siege.
What ended up happening is they just got confused, stood there, and got pelted by my archers forever while the game was set to x3 speed.
 
Online play can get really intense, though.

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#27  Edited By Jimbo
@Lazy0718 said:
" His tactics have been taught at West Point for a long time. "
They should call the course "How not to fight the British - Love, Nelson and Wellington xx".
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#28  Edited By uk_john

How come we get FOUR campaigns in the Medieval II Total War expansion 'Kingdoms' and yet this puny little game gets to be a full price addition?! Not going anywhere near it - I prefer my King Arthur The Roleplaying Wargame, which GiantBomb don't want to review for some reason and just dumped on the game in it's quick look...!!!

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#29  Edited By WonderboyCoz
@Jimbo: No, they need to make Mars: Total War or Atlantis: Total War
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#30  Edited By taccyp

Why does this game exist. Go back to swords and shields.

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#31  Edited By 88Fingers

riveting!   not!

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#32  Edited By Lazy0718
@Jimbo said:
" @Lazy0718 said:
" His tactics have been taught at West Point for a long time. "
They should call the course "How not to fight the British - Love, Nelson and Wellington xx". "
Yeah, he got destroyed several times by them, but for quite a while he was untouchable.  His ground tactics were the standard for the next century. 
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#33  Edited By NocturnusFatalis

Who is Mike Horn? Did he work on the game? If he's just a dude from the office, you guys should tell him to talk. Shy dudes who only speak when spoken to aren't the best for quick looks.
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#34  Edited By adziboy

"We can't do a 4 hour video..." 
 
YOU SAY IT LIKE WE DONT WANT IT.

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#35  Edited By BossTycoon

Napoleon is a short duder

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#36  Edited By Artigkar

So.... uhh. What happened to  the video?!

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#37  Edited By milkman4591
@NocturnusFatalis: sounds like maybe a new member of gb
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#38  Edited By ThatFrood
@Jimbo said:

" @Lazy0718 said:

" His tactics have been taught at West Point for a long time. "
They should call the course "How not to fight the British - Love, Nelson and Wellington xx". "
or "Why not to invade Russia"
 
Oh, and I think that game Jeff was talking about was "Mount and Blade"
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#39  Edited By LiquidS

@Artigkar said:

"So.... uhh. What happened to  the video?! "


Don't think your allowed to show preview builds of games. GB breakin the laws!!!

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#40  Edited By JoelTGM
@Winternet said:
" I haven't played TW games since Rome. I don't like the battles that much. I just played it for the turn-based stuff. And CIV4 was so much better. I hope there will be a CIV5 in the near future. "
lol all I managed to do in that game after failing the campaign for the most part was set up unfair scenarios... like an army of war elephants vs a bunch of peasants or something.  Also flaming catapults and whatnot.
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#41  Edited By AddyMac
@BossTycoon said:

" Napoleon is a short duder "

Someone isn't watching enough QI.
 
 
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#42  Edited By bhhawks78

Can't get the QL to load :(

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#43  Edited By Funkydupe
@Jimbo said:
" I think this was a misstep;  it's just too close to Empire in terms of tactics and units.  This won't enjoy a fraction of the (quite considerable) success that Empire had.  They either needed to make Total War: Pirates!, or Total War: Victoria. "
Stone Age: Total War !
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#44  Edited By jasius

God darnit! Still not loading!

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#45  Edited By WholeFunShow
@bhhawks78 said:
" Can't get the QL to load :( "
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#46  Edited By Geno
@Funkydupe said:
" @Jimbo said:
" I think this was a misstep;  it's just too close to Empire in terms of tactics and units.  This won't enjoy a fraction of the (quite considerable) success that Empire had.  They either needed to make Total War: Pirates!, or Total War: Victoria. "
Stone Age: Total War ! "
Primordial Ooze: Total War
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#47  Edited By Jimbo
@Geno said:
" @Funkydupe said:
" @Jimbo said:
" I think this was a misstep;  it's just too close to Empire in terms of tactics and units.  This won't enjoy a fraction of the (quite considerable) success that Empire had.  They either needed to make Total War: Pirates!, or Total War: Victoria. "
Stone Age: Total War ! "
Primordial Ooze: Total War "
Isn't that Spore?

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