Summary: I have problems with all the constant rioting when you conquer a city..I am sure they didn't riot as much as this game allows and just when you need artillery support from you batteries of Artillery, they freeze up and don't fire. It's layed out wrong. I am a student of Napoleonic History and I'd love to meet the person that wrote this program.
Summary: Ok, so first off i have had this game for about 6 months now and i wanted to wait before i wrote a review on this game. Ok, now to run this game you are going to need a steam account, which does have to connect to the internet. But once you have it installed, cause it will install off of the disc, you can play steam in offline mode. This does not require any internet. And, you will still have the game.
Summary: I looked forward to this title so much! Unfortunately, it's a disappointment. The Total War guys seem to think that their model for the campaign is appropriate to all historical ages. This one comes off as just a re-skin of what has gone before. And is anyone tired yet of the bread-and-circuses city-building component to pacify the citizens back home? I am, in spades. The tactical fights are disappointing.
Don't buy an used DVD copy, won't be able to use it.
avilr "avilr", Amazon
14 October 2013
Summary: This game, even though distributed in DVD format, is under the Steam racket leash. I wasn't aware of that. I knew newer games - like Rome II - are Steam driven, that's why I will never buy them. But I thought that NTW, a 2009-10 product, was still what most of PC games were for decades: a DVD (CD - and even floppy disks - before that) distributed software that you could install in your PC all by yourself.
Summary: I wish I could review the actual game, but I didn't even get to play it. I ordered this "New" on Amazon.com several years ago and it turned out someone had already registered its serial number on Steam. I went back and forth with customer service at Steam for days and even sent them pictures of the box and receipt showing that I had purchased it. They didn't care. So I was stuck with a game I couldn't play and it ended up going in the trash.
Summary: Quite possibly the most complete and engaging AI in a video game....and that's on medium difficulty! The graphics are stunning, the gameplay and strategy are second to none, and according to history professors I know, this is extremely historically accurate. Get the Limited Edition and all the extra downloadable content from Steam, you won't be disappointed!