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In Barbarian Invasion it's the decline of Rome, barbarians invade and conquer some areas. The Roman Empire is now divided into the western and eastern halves. You can play as the Romans or either any of the barbarians because they're already unlocked from the start. The game has all new factions like the Huns, Franks, or Goths and the AI has improved greatly having much bigger armies assaulting. The new features in the expansion pack are small, but good. You can now fight night battles with sol...1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Today, it is impossible to play Barbarian Invasion without comparing it against Total War: Attila. To its credit, the former provides a bright and colorful world, with a limited number of cities to promote the kind of open-field battles that originally made Total War so great. However, it is all built on a shaky foundational premise.This is a series at its best when there are a bunch of evenly-matched warring powers that are spread out across the map, rather than having the world already carved ...1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
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