Summary: I saw the bad reviews, waited until April 2014 to play the game and I did not see too many bugs in the few hours I played, but I am just disappointed with everything. I could live with the lame interface, but the battles are terrible globs of men bumping into one another. Makes me want to just reinstall Rome 1 and play that instead.
Summary: The original 'Rome Total War' is one of my favorite games. So what could be better than a newer version, what a dream. As it turns out Rome II is a disaster, the strategic and political situations have little analogy to this ancient world. Diplomacy is worse than the original game. The tactical battle work, but the rest of the game is less than mediocre.
Has some nice ideas, but implementation fails miserably.
Tor Hvatum, Amazon
14 October 2013
Summary: This game simply needed to be beta tested longer. It was released in an unfinished state. The AI is particularly broken. I'll consider playing the game again after several patches and improvements have been made.
Disappointed. This could have been so much better.
U.S. user, Amazon
4 October 2013
Summary: I am disappointed with this game. The first one had many issues, but was more enjoyable to play. This one was hyped so much that it fooled me into pre-ordering. I would not trust Sega/Creative Assembly ever again. This game could have been so much better, but they managed to carry out such a great PR campaign, but under deliver, disappointing so many of their fans. They are continuing to patch this game, but it still lacks uniqueness that Shogun 2 and Rome 1 have.
Summary: This game is still going through Beta testing. There are a lot of bugs in the game that CA is addressing by weekly patches, and a lot of incomplete game play mechanics the CA is not really commenting on at this point, saying they are focused on addressing the bugs that are keeping people from being able to play the game without crashing. Currently AI is fairly pathetic. I am able to kill 1,100 enemy units with a samller force and only lose 14 of my own units.
Summary: And this game is rife with them. But let's start somewhere else before we get into those. This game had a lot to live up to, following the line of succession in the series of the legendary Total War saga. A lot of people fell for the hype, but what is hype if not misguidance by the developer if the developer fails to follow through with it? How can the player be blamed for being upset when the developer fails to bring to the table what was promised?
The downfall of Rome: horrible performance & poor graphics
J. Ellison, Amazon
3 September 2013
Summary: Nearly a decade has passed since Total War Rome was first released, yet the game engine has evolved into something monstrous and grotesque. This is a poorly optimized, ugly game. It does not "scale" to any spec as advertised. Even on "Medium" graphic settings my machine experiences pathetic framerates and stuttering, both on the campaign map and battlefield. (I play Saints Row 4 on High settings with absolutely no problems, so my gaming machine is respectable.
Summary: I now have over 50 Hours of playing time with this game and wanted to leave a review. However, there's nothing that hasn't already previously been said so I can keep it short. Something that really bothers me about gaming reviews these days is that these professional gaming magazines dont seem to leave completely honest reviews anymore and it seems that they are in bed with the gaming companies.
Summary: Alright, so i played original Rome Total War when i was still in 7th grade and loved it. I played Shogun 2 and it became my most favorite game of all times (i'put 722 hours into it). So needless to say i was very excited about Rome 2; i even pre-ordered it, which i never do. So long story short, with high expectations and hopes that i had for this game, it failed.