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Total War: Rome II

The RPS Verdict: Total War: Rome II

"turn the volume right up and clench my fists"

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6 years ago

Total War: Rome 2 Patches Fix Bugs, Add Steam Workshop

When Total War: Rome 2 entered the gladiatorial arena of Adam's Wot I Think, he found it easy to love, but knocked it to its knees for its crashes, bugs and AI idiosyncrasies. A portion of the audience have been calling for its thumbs-down slaughter ever since. Creative Assembly have spent the time since release putting the game through a series of training montages, so…

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Et Tu, CA? – Rome II Devs Apologize For Issues

Total War: Rome II hardly signals the splintering, screaming fall of Creative Assembly's strategic empire, but history has shown that over-extension is all too often the beginning of the end. But then, one might argue that pride came before the aforementioned falls, and Creative Assembly - to its credit - seems anything but. In the wake of an angry Internet beeswarm (of which Jim and…

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Let’s Talk (And Play) Rome II Multiplayer

The Youtube generation has a lot to answer for. We used to call these "Gameplay Trailers" but now those hip young kids have their "Let's Plays" and their "unboxing vids" and the ancient golems of PR, marketing and development are racing to catch up. Creative Assembley's latest Rome II effort has two rad fellows spitting rhymes (disclaimer: may not contain rhymes) and throwing info about…

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Try And Trireme Again: Total War – Rome II

Professor Veronica Marbles, chair of the Serious Person's Classical History Forum, would almost certainly be outraged by the contents of the video below. It's almost four minutes of naval combat in Total War: Rome II, you see, and it's so preposterously crunchy and wonderfully dramatic that it can't possibly reflect the reality of wooden ships at war. At one point a pack of smaller ships…

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Total Fight: Macedon vs Rome In Rome II

The Creative Assembly have released another big gameplay 'n' chat video for Rome II, in which CA's own Al Bickham takes on Rome as the Macedonians, while playing on "very hard" difficult. Bickham is a guy who modifies and paints Games Workshop miniatures at a pro level, so his grasp of a paintbrush is not to be sniffed at. But does that also extend to…

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He Comes: Rome II Hannibal Trailer

It's all been a little historical on RPS of late, what with bringing you not only Adam's ginormahuge and historically important hands-on feature for Creative Assembly's Rome II,┬ábut also the latest trailer from the depths of... wherever makes Rome II trailers. Lo, it introduces the legendary Hannibal Barca by way of debate in a Roman council on his next move in the on-going war. Take…

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Totally: Rome 2 ‘Let’s Play’ Shows Off Campaign Map

I'm so excited about Rome 2 that I keep catching fire. It's horrible. Scorch marks on everything. Faint smell of bacon. It's not making it any easier watching The Creative Assembly's own Let's Play thing*, which they've started off by looking at the campaign map. Always the best bit of a Total War game, right? You can see that happening below. They talk factions, and…

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Talk Like An Egyptian: 15 Mins Of Rome II Footage

This is the wrong battle to highlight when I'm in the middle of a massive Frasier rewatch. I see "Nile", and all I can think of is the tragedy of the unrequited love that Niles has for Daphne. I'm six seasons in and Donnie and Daphne have just gotten engaged. Noooooooooo! Now I'm sad, and entirely in the wrong state of mind to write about…

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Happy Camels: Total War: Rome II Shots

I had a brief demo of Total War: Rome 2 at Rezzed. The demo consisted of me standing behind the wonderfully hatted Al Bickham (disclaimer: we once shared a bed) as he sent elephants screaming through lines of whoever-his-enemies-were. At this point he asked me if I knew what I was looking at, and I confessed that I might as well be watching EastEnders. Not…

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Rome II Will Conquer 35 GB Of Your Hard Drive

Creative Assembly need to tell you something. The Horsham-based developer has been trying to let the world know how large Total War: Rome II is for ages now, showing off its enormous battlefields, the thousands of men rushing around the place, the naval units that lurk offshore. The elephants. Having played the game myself at Rezzed, I can confirm that the wars do appear to…

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The Nile Council: Rome II Introduces Cleopatra

Cleopatra does what 'any mother would do' in the latest trailer for Total Rome: Two War - builds the impossible, sleeps with the enemy, brings ruin on her people, suckles a wolf (metaphorically), feeds the beast (metaphor again), and kills her sister (not a metaphor). There's no mention of a dalliance with an asp but presumably that particular part of the tale is still to…

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Total War: Rome II Release Date Unleashed, New Trailer

Total War: Rome II has a release date. Facts, straight at the front. That's what I'm all about: business. Focused on the matter at hand, not allowing myself to wander off and start writing about bees or nostrils, like some airheaded buffoon. Too many gaming sites these days seem to think that they, the author - in my case John Walker, aged 35, living in…

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Totally Teutoburgic: Tons Of Rome II In-Game Footage

You've been told plenty about Total War: Rome II, but you haven't seen all that much of it. Not in living colour, full motion, high-resolution video with digital sound and smellovision. How the heady scent of historical battle fills my nostrils! It's just like my office is filled with sweaty Roman loincloths. But then again, when isn't it? These narrated 11 minutes of man-stabbing cover…

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Because Why Not: Total War Has The Biggest Screenshot

IN A WORLD where game publishers are all in competition over very silly, largely pointless things for no real apparent reason... [Scene: the world] Sega: "Push the button." Creative Assembly: "This is madness. We can't do it. If we take this step, there's no turning back. Not just for us, but for the world." [Scene: still the world] Epic: "Did you see the readout coming…

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Dying Total War Fan Immortalised As Rome 2 Unit

The videogames industry isn't all sexualisation, lies and Doritogates, you know. Sometimes nice things happen because they are nice things. Case in point, the Creative Assembly giving a fan with not long to live a chance to play pre-alpha Rome 2 code, advise on its development and be recreated as a proud soldier of the Roman empire in-game. Tragically, the chap did not survive his…

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The Burning Ambush: Total War – Rome 2

If you dig deep in any random farmer's field or carpark in Britain, you'll eventually find a Total War: Rome 2 trailer. They're impressive too - shiny, dramatic and packed to the brim with tiny men of war. While I'm convinced that, at times, the game will be as attractive and grand as the videos suggest, I'm also aware that a great deal of the…

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7 years ago

Ripe Old Carthage: Total War – Rome II

Total Two: War Rome is going to be enormous, like the Roman Empire itself, although hopefully it won't suffer from sprawling overstretch and collapse, in conflict with itself. Forty units, combining naval and land forces, can take place in the battles, and the developer diary below concentrates on the siege of Carthage, because it's a big city having rocks lobbed at it. Creative Assembly discuss…

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You’ll Never Guess Which Nation Is Definitely In Rome II!

Go on, try to guess. Creative Assembly have announced the first playable faction for the forthcoming Total War: Rome II, and we know who it is! Okay, I'll give you some hints about who you'll be able to play in Rome II. They liked long straight roads. They conquered enormous stretches of the globe. They were very keen on murdering each other to usurp power,…

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Look: First Proper Total War: Rome 2 Trailer

Roooooooooome! Two. The ancient Empire is set to rise again next year. And again. And again, as millions of us click our way to dominance of the old world theater of empire-building. I'm planning on building an Empire of druids, too. (As it should have been.) Regarding the trailer, SEGA explain: "The year is 146BC, brilliant tactician Scipio Aemilianus is dispatched by Rome to break…

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