Go play the 1st, with Viking invasion!
Anofalye wrote this review on .
- Individually each new GBT feature is an improvement, it is better. However, it lack an overall view. The game became overly complex without adding that much. Lack of vision.
- Micromanagement. Sure, you can let the computer do everything, just as in the 1st...but the idea behind this is to allow the computer to do what you don't like, not to do what you like but can't because the map is getting to big.
- In interview, the devs openly dislike the GBT aspect of the game. There is nothing wrong with promoting the RT battles, but if they don't like the GBT aspects, maybe someone else should have design them! This will reflect in many aspects. You just feel it is complex, heavy, complete, but done as a chore, not out of love...and this just show in the game.
All in all, stick with Medieval Total War 1 (adds Viking, even if nowhere a great expansion, it adds nicely whatever little it does); don't bother with this game or with Rome. Individual features may be good, but as a whole, they are heavy, uninspiring, boring.
Complexity for the sake of complexity can't be good.
THIS REVIEW IS ABOUT THE GBT STRATEGICAL MAP/GAME, I didn't even consider the RT tactical battles, since I didn't play it.