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.
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
Excerpt: In my opinion Rome total war is one of the best computer games ever made. Unfortunately this expansion pack isn't quite as good. In my opinion it is a waste of money and is nowhere as good as the original. Although it has more settlements, factions and soldier types it also takes out all the old ones leaving you with a very poor game.
Excerpt: "...considering buying this expansion to Rome Total war you are better off just keeping your money in your pocket, as this expansion doesn't offer anything that wasn't already in the main game, and is far less fun and involving to play. I never bother to go on the expansion, instead prefering to stick with the fantastic game that Sega developed the first time around. ...
Pros: Offers hundreds of new troop types
Cons: Doesn't actually improve on the game at all .
Excerpt: "This game starts out when the roman empire is at its peak but still divided into 2 empires. The western roman empire is slowly degenerting becuase of barbarian invasions, hense the title. If you choose to be any of the other of the people you will most likely not have any territories of your own but you start out with an army that you can move to where you want to start your empire, so if you are the huns or most likely the vandals try and get to ...
Pros: great gameplay
Cons: only a few weeks of fun, unusual for stategy games
Summary: Mein Erfahrungsbericht Vor dem Game Da ich damals noch den Vorgänger Rome Total War spielte, war es für mich ein Muss diese Erweiterung zu kaufen. "Barbarian Invasion" war eine gute Idee als Erweiterung, da man nun entweder als die Barbaren das römische Reich angreifen konnte, oder als die Römer das Reich zu verteidigen und weiter vergrössern.
Pros: Einige Fehler behoben, gute Grafik, guter Sound
Cons: lange Kampanien, erschwerte Seitenvernichtung