Summary: There is an issue with the play aspect of the game . When in battle my armies get stuck everywhere and you have a difficult time trying to fight the enemy . it's almost as if there are no patches downloaded to this Gold Edition game like there is supposed to be .
Summary: I purchased this since I was a big fan of Total War Rome. My thoughts after about 20 hours of play are the following: - The computer will cheat - Good luck winning any Normal or higher mode games against the computer - This is a fun game to kill a few hours with.
Summary: Building up your empire and getting new types of units is fun, as is the variety of countries you can play (Poland takes over the world?). Graphics look really good and its fun to see the fights up close.
Summary: M2TW is an ok game. Although there are improvements from RTW, there really isn't that big of a difference. I still like RTW better. Pros- Graphics are pretty good. M2TW's AI is smarter than RTW's AI. Expanded Map More playable nations.
Major Disappointing Bugs bog down a would be masterpiece
.... "..................", Amazon
22 June 2007
Summary: As a huge fan of Rome:total war and its expansions, I was anxiously awaiting the release of this game. In Rome total war, the quick battles, amazing campaigns, and customized battle scenarios gave me months of playtime, literally.
Summary: the game is a bit of a letdown if you prefer multiplayer games to single player games. for starters, the campaign mode in M2TW is single player only. you can play campaign mode multiplayer on the same computer via hotseat, but not over the internet.
Sieges are same old, other battles are beautiful, but alas, can't be fought at sea.
Berkeley Gamer, Amazon
29 January 2007
Summary: This game is Rome: Total War moved into the middle ages. That is, it has the good and the bad that Rome had, with minor polishes in graphics and strategy. There are two gameplay features that were really grating in Rome. First, sieges are essentially the same every time.
Summary: The vanilla game offers no incentive to use any tactics or amass a reasonably historical and balanced army. I honestly do not feel compelled to play the game in its present form (after investing hundreds of hours into Rome, which, while flawed, had huge charm and was just plain fun.
Pros: Very nice graphics. No more armies of clones. Fitting atmospheric music. Some attempts at advancing the gameplay (castles vs. towns system). High modding potential.
Cons: Does not offer much compared to Rome and the original Medieval. AI sucks. Units run way too fast, and the kill rate is outrageous. E.g. using archers against *dismounted* knights is meaningless--those dudes, supposedly clad in heavy armor, sprint across the huge field in under 1 minute and prompt...