Excerpt: Leonis Software has released a downloadable strategy guide for MedievalII: Total War called the Warboard. It says something about the Medieval II: Total War that such a product even exists. And that, in itself, speaks volumes of the quality of the Total War franchise's output over the last decade.
Excerpt: The total war expansion pack is upon us and gives us 110 new units to take command of, as well as whopping 13 new factions, 27 new multi player maps and a few tools to keep things interesting for a long time to come. Speaking of the SDK tools, the designers are nice enough to give the player a few tools to bring their own twist on the game, those who are enterprising enough with their own creative spark now have the ability to create their own content or Mods.
Excerpt: The game is proof that a big name tacked onto a game does not necessarily guarantee a great game. It just seems like a game trying to ride on name recognition alone. Maybe Railroad or Sid Meier fans are all a gush and may actually enjoy the game. Maybe I am just tired of seeing yet another game that has the creators name in the title. The game is a remake of Mr. Sid Meier's well loved railroad game from the early 90's. Looking at it, I had a feeling of dread.
Conclusion: To be honest, Total War would have benefited hugely from a total overhaul, because the experience is getting too similar to its predecessors for anyone familiar with the series. The interface is beginning to show its limitations, and the more that’s added for the player to control the more cluttered it gets and the less refined it feels.
Conclusion: for diplomacy, presumably through well thought out arranged marriages, and priests that can help to spread your beliefs to neighboring lands. Interestingly, religion will play a prominent role in Medieval II , reflecting the sway that the Catholic Church held over Europe during the Middle Ages. The Pope will always be watching the various nations’ behavior, ensuring that their leaders’ policies are appropriately pious.
Excerpt: The Wargamer is pleased to present
VikingHorde with this Award for Excellence for Medieval:
Total War XL. Medieval: Total War XL makes
a great game even better, extending the life of this
terrific strategy game with more depth and rich play.I love PC gaming. And I especially love the high levels of immersion and almost endless amounts of modifications that can be added to recent strategy and tactical titles.
Excerpt: Where oh where has the summer gone? Well, a lot of it, I admit, went into playing video games. And what does a videogame reviewer play when he’s not reviewing videogames? I’ll tell you. I continued playing Grand Theft Auto 3 after the review was over, and while it gets repetitive after a while, I still think it’s a brilliant game. I also stuck with Jedi Knight 2 as my 1st person shooter of choice.