Excerpt: Sega profiles Napoleon: Total War as a standalone expansion focused on the little French dictator. Empire: Total War may be the basis for this game, there’s quite a lot of innovations present, some returning from older titles.
Excerpt: The time period between the Napoleonic Wars and the First World War was relatively peaceful compared to the periods before and after. Much of it is considered the Victorian Age, the years Queen Victoria ruled Great Britain.
Excerpt: Chris Steelgrave Mohon storms the beaches of Tarawa with the U.S. Marines, fights the Krauts in Russia and takes up arms with the Commonwealth in Men of War: Assault Squad, the latest offering from our Russian friends at 1C Publishing.
Excerpt: I never played the original Men of War. Generally, RTS games and I
don’t get along. One might attribute that to fading reflexes on my part; I
prefer to claim a preference for deep thought before making a move.
Excerpt: World War II: No single event in history has had such an impact on our culture, politics, technology, and entertainment. There have been numerous games based on this deadliest of wars, and this is one of them.
Excerpt: Napoleon takes the global focus of the Empire Total War game and shrinks it down to the size of three campaigns and a dozen battles. The concept of a follow up game always seems to happen with Creative Assembly’s releases. The initial games are always vast and unstructured, almost too ambitious.
Summary: Few games pull off the sense of scale and epic conflict that Total War does so well. Reliving the exploits of Lord Nelson as he struggles to clear the west coast of Europe of Spanish and French navies is an amazing experience – and that’s a tiny part of the ongoing struggle against Napoleon’s...