Discussion in 'Total War' started by Birdjaguar, Feb 26, 2010.
Has anyone bought and played the game?
I have. It's quite good.
How's the strategic game?
Better then Empire (although the AI is still head-bangingly stupid some times). Attrition is a very nice touch as well.
I haven't encountered that much AI stupidity that a real commander wouldn't (and didn't) make. To be fair, all I've played was the Italian campaign, and part of the Egyptian one. And I'm also relatively easy on game AIs.
The new troop replenishment system is awesome.
Damn, its not terrible. I guess I'll have to buy it.
I didn't like the interface, so I did not buy it. Perhaps if a mod came out that changed the interface I might buy it.
Also I do not like that top bar with the menu. It just feels wrong.
The game play though was better than Empire and more challenging.
How is the interface any different?
You can change (or get rid off/reduce) most of the battlefield GUI at the very least.
I got the steam version. Haven't had time to play it much yet. The graphics are good.
As a note, i noticed that in Canada, the price is $39.99, so it is cheaper to buy it from a store than off Steam or any site that will charge you more (since Steam uses USD for Canada).
Unless you have really high sales tax (I've never had tax when buying off steam ).
I payed like $39. The only big draw-back that I can see with steam is that is takes a really long time to download. I had to keep restarting it. My laptop would go into sleep mode until I change the power settings. It took me about 20hrs to download it.
Honestly, from the start I really didn't like the idea of mini-campaigns as per Kingdoms. Those are fine for an expansion (but even then, VI shows how it should be done), but for a standalone game, I expect a full campaign, including the Americas, which were actually rather relevant to the Napoleonic Wars.
The later campaigns are "fuller" from what I understand.
I'm finding the NTW campaigns more difficult and interesting than the RTW campaigns. The AI still does stupid things in battle but its a bit smarter on the campaign map. It seems to anticipate your moves better and it goes after your supply lines. It generally will not try to attack a stronger army with a weak one like the RTW AI does. It also builds better armies. In RTW it would often bring too many skirmishers and you could just take them out with cavalry. Not so in NTW. Now they bring a better balance of infantry, artillery and cavalry. I like that you can do drop-in battles. If you're in campaign mode you can sometimes have a human player take over the AI for a single battle.
You guys mean to tell me that Napoleon total war isn't Empire total war reskinned? Yes, I'm sure there are AI improvements "nifty" new features ect. but in general? I'm waiting for the next total war game...
It's more of a change than any expansion pack has been, but at the same time it's obviously not an entirely new game as compared to ETW. Then again, M2TW wasn't exactly an "entirely new game" as compared to RTW...
I tried it recently, and I find it quite fun. I tried Empire total war but didn't buy it because the units where too similar between countries, and the provinces were too small.
here, it's gorgeous, I like the voices in original language, uniforms are accurate and detailed, battles are fun.
And the AI is not that stupid. Sometimes.
Except the Swedish army with 12 units I crushed with 2 Russian infantry and a gun, because the Swedish sat in range of my artillery, doing nothing, until I destroyed all his units, while a good charged would have had me badly outnumbered.
For the moment I still have difficulties to control what I'm doing, especially in naval battles.
The... provinces were TOO SMALL in Empire?
What the hell? Did we play the same game?
Although I do like the implementation of other "minor" towns.
As for naval battles, yeah, I hate them. I usually lose, with lots of BS!
Sorry, I meant "too small in number".
One attack, capture one province, capture the whole country.
I played N:TW alot over the past few months, but i've been taking an extended break from it as of late. It's a great game, but as other posters here have mentioned, the AI can be a little simplistic. Basically the only difference between difficulties is the amount of troops you are fighting against and how quickly they will run away when i've flanked and surrounded them.
It's still a great game.
Well, you would run away if you were surrounded
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