Conclusion: The best thing about PC games is that the final game doesn’t have to be the final word. Yes, Rome II has some bugs – those will be addressed. Rome II may have some balance issues—that can be fixed. The game isn’t perfect and likely it never will be, but most of its problems can be fixed with patches. Even so, this will not be a game for everyone. It is a massively large game that will take a lot of time to play.
Pros: Massive amounts of gameplay options, strategic and tactic options, fantastic visuals
Cons: All the headaches of ruling an empire, a few bugs that need to be worked out
Conclusion: "Rome II does a great job expanding on the series' massive scope." "A successful, multipronged attack in Rome II is both invigorating and a stunning sight to behold..." "...the turn-based, empire-building element of Total War has also come a long way since the first Rome." "...a sudden peace offering from a nation you're at war with can be just as exciting as a successful siege against a capital city.
Pros: Leading attacks on land and sea simultaneously, Stances and out-of-battle tactics, Overwhelming scale that constantly tops itself
Cons: Characteristically steep learning curve, Interface that's a bit over-reliant on tooltips, A few pathfinding issues
Excerpt: Pretty much every PC gamer older than a cup of tea will have played some incarnation of the Total War series. It started with Shogun Total War back in 2000; we’ve been to Medieval times, the Napoleonic area and the Revolutionary War. They’ve all been strong games in their own right, not perfect mind you. I think we can all agree Creative Assembly’s franchise is no stranger to bugs and iffy performance.
Total War: Rome 2 review - Strategy on an epic scale
2 September 2013
Summary: On a foggy hill, deep in barbarian territory, our Roman army readies itself for battle. A few miles away, the Averni of ancient Gaul (a tribe that famously opposed Caesar and lost) amass in a forest. Our Rome is significantly outnumbered by these woad-caked tribal warriors, but army size isn't everything in Total War. We have catapults and veteran triarii with the finest armour; they have iron swords and rocks.
Pros: Huge, cinematic battles, Incredibly detailed turn-based and real-time strategy
Cons: Can be overwhelming for new players, Some pathfinding issues
Summary: Noch gigantischer – noch bunter – noch besser! Genau das scheint sich Entwickler Creative Assembly als Leitsatz für Total War: Rome 2 auf die Fahne geschrieben zu haben. Ein guter Vorsatz alleine reicht leider nicht immer aus. Ob es dem Nachfolger eines der beliebtesten Titel der Total War Reihe gelingen wird, ihn würdig zu vertreten?