Excerpt: Why must we fight? All of this senseless bloodshed and turmoil for what? I’ll tell you for what: a very entertaining game about stabbing people in the faces and then stabbing where their faces used to be until there’s no face-place left to stab.
Barbarorum started off in 2004 as a project to help
the Creative Assembly with the portrayal of the “barbarian” factions planned
for the game, with the team gathering a huge amount of historical data and
sources to give CA the best historical basis for the game possible.
Excerpt: We’re the year 270 Before Christ, although nobody knew back then a certain Jesus Christ would be born, so we can say we’re at the cradle of the Roman civilization. Somewhere in a tiny little village at the Tiber some people suddenly got it in their mind: “Hey, we’re pretty good here, let’s make a...
Excerpt: With the second series of Time Commanders in full swing at the time of writing, now seems like an opportune moment to publish a somewhat belated review of the third game in The Creative Assembly's Total War series.
Excerpt: Skiing games have been fairly popular in Europe in recent years, but not many of them have made it over to North America. But Merscom has decided to bring over Bode Miller Alpine Skiing, hoping to tie in with the success of said athlete.
Excerpt: It�s not too often that a game can blow me away on almost all aspects of it�s being. Rome: Total War was one of these few games that seemed to take control of me from the moment I started the first training session, all the way to the first time my family took control of Rome itself.
Excerpt: By hook or by conquest, total control of Rome is the aim in Activision’s Rome: Total War, latest in the Total War series that started with Shogun: Total War and continued with Medieval: Total War. Now you get to compete for the Title of Emperor of Rome! That is in the grand campaign game.
Conclusion: mean increasing the chances they’ll acquire their own entourage, which in turn awards further bonuses to the family members. The good thing here is that members of the entourage aren’t fixed – they can be assigned to other family members.
Conclusion: If this is your first introduction to strategy gaming, Rome: Total War will get you off to a good start. Only problem might be that it will set the bar with which you measure other strategy games very high. That is a good thing though!