Reviews and Problems with Rome: Total War Barbarian Invasion
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1 January 2014
Summary: Equally exciting and challenging as the original Rome Total War, Barbarian Invasion brings you to another stage of history: the downfall of the great Roman Empire, which is, to me, as interesting as the rise of Rome portrayed in the Vanilla. Still the same world and map you'll be fighting in, but there are totally new factions that never appeared in Rome: Total War, and along with them, of course, are new threats. Really tough, and also extremely breathtaking.
Summary: A very nice addition to Rome. New factions are pretty well balanced and enjoyable to play (especially East Rome and some barbarian factions, like Francs), new units are interesting and some minor gameplay elements were improved (for example mercenaries finally being more expensive than regular troops). The most disappointing thing probably are barbarian hordes themselves, which are pretty weak and suffers from poor A.I.
Summary: It's okay, but when you take an enemies final city and utterly destroy all of their population, they will still spawn a massive roaming army that can easily take just about any city. It makes destroying civilizations much more difficult and ruins the gameplay.
Summary: I was rather disappointed with this expansion. Provinces have been redrawn so that they are now much bigger, but still only have one main city each--which means that the action is far more spaced out than before, and hence less exciting. I tried playing through the campaign but after a couple hours found that most of my neighbors were too powerful or far away to fight, and the barbarian hordes which give the game its name were mindlessly wandering far to the north.
Summary: Not much change is put into the expansion for gameplay yet it still proves a worthwhile expansion to the Rome series. I allows u to experience the harships of the western and eastern empires as they struggle to keep power and allows u to experience the military might it takes to push back the barbarians at the borders. All in all its a pretty good expansion to Rome: Total War.
Summary: Great game, loads of fun. It's incredibly amusing playing as your nationality's roots and beat down The Romans. Or pwn them as Carthage with Amoured Elephants. Probably the best strategy game I've ever played.
Rome total war: Barbarian invasion. War just got Hairy
6 October 2011
Excerpt: "...western roman empire rules from rome while the eastern empire is ruled by constantinople. Both empires face threats from all sides as the Barbarian nations circle ready to exploit any advantage they can. In the west the savage Frankish tribes mobilise and the Aggressive Alemannii muster for war while the cunning Saxons make way for the isle of brittania. In the east the mighty Goths and Vandals seem to be running from an even greater threat ravaging ...
Pros: good all round fun . extra units, more playable nations .
Cons: not long enough . no advancement on graphics from the original