Total War: Rome II - Blood and Gore DLC
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Requires Total War: Rome II (base game) to use this DLC
Experience the violent horror of the ancient world battlefield with Total War: ROME II Blood & Gore DLC.
Blood & Gore brings the savagery of front-line combat to viscera-splattering life with decapitations, dismemberment and devastating impalements. Featuring hundreds of gruesome animations that play out in combat between multiple different unit types, the massed battles of Total War: ROME II will never be the same again.
Employing a more refined particle system than Shogun 2, Blood & Gore for ROME II looks and feels grittier and more brutal. Gore coats combatants, the ground will become soaked with blood, and you’ll hear every stab, slash and impact with bespoke new sound effects.
Brutal, gruesome, bloody! An essential part to enjoy Total War!Crimsomrider | July 29, 2014 | See all Crimsomrider's reviews »
The Blood and Gore DLC is the most essential feature for any Total War player that is looking for realism and immersion on the battlefield. With this DLC, you become a painter on the battlefield that uses only one color, crimson.
ABOUT THE FEATURE IN-GAME:
The blood itself is pretty satisfying. There are normal blood splatters that gets onto your army while they're slashing away at the enemy, and then there are blood fountains when someone gets stabbed through the chest. For gore, I mostly witnessed limbs cut off, though not so many heads. I don't know if it's on purpose, but I haven't seen spear units cut off limbs or heads, but they do stab a lot and it really feels amazing. Sword units are best represented for this feature since they like to cut their meat a lot.
GRAPHICAL VIEW ON THE FEATURE:
The feature is obviously mostly aimed for Cinematic View and zoomed in combat. On PCs that are running Total War Rome 2 on High, you can see the blood and all, but mostly when you zoom in. The ground gets painted with crimson, all the warriors are full of blood and you can see limbs on the ground. But once you zoom out and turn your attention to some other area on the map, if you go back to the place where your army just fought, the ground will not be covered in blood anymore, though all the corpses will be. It is probably done to improve performance during battles for medium PCs, since there is already a tremendous amount of objects to render. Total War Rome 2 on highest settings however, may leave the blood on the ground since it isn't limited by the PC configuration.
The Blood and Gore is really the most essential feature for Total War if you truly want to immerse yourself into this era. Until this DLC came out, the battles felt like a war between dolls since they never bleed and I didn't care to much about the men fighting. But now, it feels much more organic, lively and simply more awesome. I recommend anyone to buy this amazing DLC... once you try it, you won't be going back. It's that great!