Conclusion: It is worth noting that you will likely be a lot more attached to your character (and your team mates) than you were in Far Cry . I couldn’t care less about Jack Carver’s fate but somehow Nomad, Psycho and the others are a lot more likeable. Helena Rosenthal isn’t exactly Alyx Vance but you will like her enough to at least care about keeping her alive. About how many games can you honestly say the same?
Summary: Medieval II: Total War Kingdoms offers an unprecedented amount of new content that gives gamers over 75 hours of epic new gameplay, including four new campaigns, 13 new factions with no less than 150 new units.
Excerpt: So you want to be King, eh? Then get a taste of the regal life in Medieval 2: Total War, the next generation of real-time strategy from the folks at Creative Assembly and SEGA. The AI is much improved, the clone armies are gone, and you'll wince with every bone-crushing impact of sword and shield. Welcome the latest addition to the GF! team, Jamie Gergen, by checking out his review of one of the most highly anticipated RTS titles of the year.
Pros: ups: Animation is exciting, Gameplay long and varied, Very detailed, AI adapts, tons of replay value
Cons: downs: Multiplayer for die-hards only, requires high-end system, limited campaign out of box
Excerpt: I have been a fan of The Creative Assembly's Total War series since
their very first production, Shogun: Total War, was released almost
seven years ago. The combination of a turn-based strategic campaign mode, coupled
with an engaging, visually delicious real-time tactical mode, has made for an
attractive and engaging franchise.
Excerpt: It appears that Creative Assembly is unable to fail when it comes to their Total War series. Their latest effort, Medieval 2: Total War , builds upon previous titles and comes out looking as solid as ever. Being a Rome: TW fan, I was eager to try out the familiar strategy game design applied to Medieval Europe. The game officially spans the High and Late Middle Ages, years 1080-1530 C.E., but includes some content from the Dark Ages, as well.