Total War: Rome II – Hannibal at the Gates Review (PC)
28 March 2014
Excerpt: The all-new Hannibal at the Gates campaign for Total War: Rome II is designed specifically to simulate this engagement in detail, offering players a chance to control both the two superpowers of the moment and three smaller factions that can play a larger role in the conflict.
Pros: + Recreation of Second Punic War, + Battle mechanics, + Focus on characters
Cons: - Artificial Intelligence performance, - Micro-management heavy
Excerpt: The enemy managed to get to my ballista and kill its crews and I was then in danger of seeing my entire line getting rolled, but I managed to stop their process using the Loyalty of the 10th special ability and by whipping my trusty legionnaires.
Pros: + Focused experience, + Seasons and terrain have a greater effect, + New factions
Excerpt: Matthew Flanigan provides us with this video review of the
recently released, and much patched, Rome Total War II. He concentrates on
those game features that have changed from earlier games in the Total War
Excerpt: 339 hours. That’s how long I’ve played Empire: Total War. Shogun 2 is no slouch either, at 139 hours. I didn’t play the original Rome or Medieval 2 on Steam, but I assume those numbers would be comparable. I’m not a Total War master, but Total War: Rome 2 is hardly my first rodeo.
Excerpt: Total War: Rome 2 (Or Rome 2: Total War to the purists) is the latest offering from Creative Assembly’s Total War series, and it’s one that’s been long coming. The original Rome: Total War came out nine years ago in 2004.
Summary: Sequels or the next iteration of games in a series are generally assumed that they will be superior to their counterparts in one way or another be it the gameplay and narrative or visuals and performance.
Conclusion: I deliberately spent some extra time to review Total War: Rome 2 . Not because I wanted to get further into a particular campaign, but to experience the game without the horrendous crashes that the game displayed on initial release.
Rally the Troops and Prepare for War | Total War: Rome 2 Review
New Gamer Nation
19 September 2013
Conclusion: Overall, Total War: Rome 2 is an excellent game. There are a few minor hit detection issues and some minor problems with the AI, but there isn’t anything that we experienced that was game breaking for us.