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Alexander?

Discussion in 'Total War' started by psweetman1590, May 3, 2007.

  1. psweetman1590

    psweetman1590 Emperor

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    Hey guys. I've been out of the RTW loop for a long while. My comp wasn't very good, so I stopped playing it.

    Now I've got a good one, and want to start again. I've been looking around, and I see mention of an expansion pack in addition to BI (at least, this is what it appears to be). Is it any good? Worth buying? I don't have BI, so is that included in it? I want answers, rebukes, facts, opinion, the whole bit, and the kitchen sink, please. :D
     
  2. Keroro

    Keroro Dororo: Ninja Frog

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    I've got it, and it ain't that good. Wouldn't bother myself. And no, it doesn't come with BI.
     
  3. LLXerxes

    LLXerxes Space Travel is Boring

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    It has gotten negative reviews. Apparently there are only 4 factions, and if you die the campaign ends.

    I recomend skipping this one.
     
  4. psweetman1590

    psweetman1590 Emperor

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    Well, is BI worth buying then?
     
  5. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    I didn't know there was another expansion other than Barbarian Invasion.
     
  6. duckmanbro

    duckmanbro Warlord

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    I thought about picking up Alexander, but always avoided it in the end. It looks interesting, and is relatively cheap, but I always have put the box back down before buying it.

    But, if you are the hoarding type, just buy it for the sake of it being a RTW game :D
     
  7. Keroro

    Keroro Dororo: Ninja Frog

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    To add to my previous post - the historical battles are pretty good, though very hard. That's the good part of the pack.

    Also, it's worth mentioning that there are plenty of mods that use the BI expansion features, but none AFAIK that use anything from Alexander. IMHO it is worth getting BI, but I wouldn't bother with Alexander, despite my particular leanings towards games that involve him.
     
  8. drzoidberg

    drzoidberg Prince

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    BI is in my opinion a vast improvement to RTW. I think it's the best TW game on the market so far. Even better than MTW2, (which I'm playing now).

    I played Alexander just to see if it got any better as the game progresses. It doesn't. It's just one great big slogging. Extremly repetetive and just gets more and more boring, boring, boooooring.
     
  9. drzoidberg

    drzoidberg Prince

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    There's a really good Middle Earth mod that requires the Alexander expansion.
     
  10. psweetman1590

    psweetman1590 Emperor

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    Alright, thanks guys. Seems you all pretty much agree, and that's the best endorsement a game can have. :goodjob:
     
  11. Vietcong

    Vietcong Deity

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    i liked the alexander expansion, its only like 10 bucks too so y not just go for it??

    u get a barbarian fraction, macidonia, inda, and persia
    the barbarians are a bit on the weak side, and the indians too.
    but the indians get a realy great general unit, the elephant general.
    but thay only get one melle unit, some indian spear millita, but tons of ranged units..

    the persians get some realy good units. i realy love the imortals, as thay are realy good troops*still not good for atacking a phalinxs head on* and dubble as archers!
     
  12. civverguy

    civverguy Emperor

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    BI is good but Alexander isn't, there are only four factions and only one is playable.
     

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