Reviews by seacarrot

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2 Steps Forward, 1 Step Back.

seacarrot | Aug. 23, 2014 | Review of Total War: Rome II Emperor Edition

Obvious comparison is with the beloved Rome Total War, of which this is a upgrade in all the essentials, graphically a leap and on par with Shogun 2, UI is clean and usable, day one bugs and glitches aside. It does however take a slightly different direction in gameplay, no longer a choice between 3 of the Roman families, its already a unified Rome. Lacking complexity in family and the Senate, it leads to a rather dry campaign experience. Coupled with lazy AI and some downright bizarre battle behavior, it leaves a bittersweet/what could have been taste in the mouth. Worth the go for a fan of the series to make your own judgement, but for a first timer to the series I'd recommend Shogun 2 instead.