Summary: my email:Medieval Total War PC Game by Activision Inc. was ordered. I received medieval gold edition by Sega. Kindly either refund my money or send the proper game. If you want the wrong game back please pick it up at reception. I am very unhappy! Response: We are very sorry to here that you are unhappy with the version you have received If unwanted please return for a full refund Please return with amazon order number or a copy of invoice Return too: Gamezone 2 Nettles...
Summary: I love the tactical battle part of this game. Its is far better designed than the strategic component. The only issues I had with tactical battle part was the camera didnt control very intuitively, and getting unit facings correct was somewhat of a hassle. Also the AI tended to throw away the life of its general. Apart from that I think this is the best battle simulator Ive ever played. The strategic section had three important flaws in my opinion.
Summary: The detail given this game is awe inspiring at first, but on close examinantion it's often excessive and superfluous. I found myself stripping away layer after layer until it was actually playable. There must be hundreds of different unit types, and I'm still not sure if it isn't all the same just to get a huge stack of generic spearmen, throw them into the fray, and let the computer auto-calculate.
Summary: Boy ,talk about mixed emotions. I have had a love/hate relationship with this game. I have bought it twice and trashed it twice. What is severely lacking is just plain old character. There is nothing to give you a sense of identity. Shogun at least gave you an advisor with whom you could consult(if you had a hankering for confucian riddles) or receive dignitaries whose insults were barbed with eloquence.
Conclusion: The game itself is a great mix of turn based strategy and real time battles on a huge scale. Having bought this I can confirm it does work with Vista but simply doesn't work with modern day graphics cards. I tried it on 2 different PCs, both of which run Shogun Total War (which came out 2 years before Medieval!) and neither of them would run this. I eventually installed it on a laptop which has a simple integrated graphics chip with it and it runs perfectly.
Summary: I play this game at the strategic level (i.e., I let the computer fight the tactical battles). Played this way, the game is the kind I like. However, the people who produced this game need to put some more thought into managing the armies, navies, keeps, and countries. Essentially, it's a problem of status changes. For instance, each country has two build queues (infrastructure and units).
Summary: Personally I think they did a better job on the first one(Shogun: Total War). Medieval: Total War gets very boring after a few days of playing it. You can't win. Anytime you get about half of the provences the factions start coming back. This is so unreal. When did the heir of a kingdom come back, start an uprising, and with far more supior troops. I was disappointed. All the promo's got me to get the game as soon as possible.