Summary: Total War Rome 2 is a well developed game with incredible potential. At release, this game was hard to play and quite full of bugs and glitches, but it has come a long way in the past 3 months. The game looks absolutely stunning and the gameplay is so addicting. The campaign map is very similar to Civ 5 and the gameplay is identical as well. However, the individual battles is what truly make this game shine.
Summary: Rome 2 is by far the best and most complete strategy game that you can buy in the market. Being set in our historical landscape, in the game, you can explore both strategic and real-time tactical choices to determine the fate of any heritage/tribe/faction. Each detail has been rendered with breathtaking elegance and variety that will only get you to commit yourself to a lifetime of exploration and play through.
Summary: The AI is still not able to attack or defend a Town properly, even on 'Legendary'. - AI pathfinding is still up. - The optimization is horrible, it looks worse than Shogun2 but the framerate is unacceptable, even on high end rigs that play BF3/Metro 2033/Crysis3/ArmA3 on ultra with mostly over 60 frames. - Day 1 DLC. That is always a negative thing.
Summary: First off the graphics a down grade from Shogun2. The battles are Ok problem is you limited to just 3 armies units and 2 naval units while cpu has unlimited forces at it's disposal Only general or admirals can recruit new troops and they cannot move while Troops often needing multiple turns to recruit, are being Mustered. and those you have are deserting your army in droves. I cannot recommend this game to fans of the series.