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 then just let us bask in that warm light of a formidably crafted turn-based Mediterranean as they witter on about trade and resources. Yeah, that's how to do a goddamn campaign map, yes sir.
Argh! The flames!
*Are you allowed to do a Let's Play of your own game? Does that make sense? And can it really be said to be a Let's Play for a game that is not out or finished? I am really unsure of the etiquette here.