Total War: Three Kingdoms delivers an 8/10 by Gamespot! (PC exclusive)

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#1 Edited by DaVillain- (37441 posts) -

Here's the review for Total War: Three Kingdoms and I expected scoring an 8/10 for the most parts. As much as I love the series, I'm a bit burnt out on Total War for the moment, but I will pick this up somewhere this June, too many games to play at this time.

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#2 Posted by Vaeh (538 posts) -

High praise from Rock Paper Shotgun.

"Three Kingdoms is the best historical strategy game in a very long series, and certainly the most dramatic and personal."

10/10 from Wccftech

9 from Gamersky (Chinese)

IGN review give it 9.3 rating.

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#3 Edited by XVision84 (16317 posts) -

PC master race prevails again. Top tier exclusives? Check. Best way to play multiplats? Check. Free online? Check. Complete customizability? Triple check.

PC: It only does everything.

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#4 Posted by NoodleFighter (10447 posts) -

@vaeh said:

High praise from Rock Paper Shotgun.

"Three Kingdoms is the best historical strategy game in a very long series, and certainly the most dramatic and personal."

10/10 from Wccftech

9 from Gamersky (Chinese)

IGN review give it 9.3 rating.

And then PC gamer gives it a 78/100.

PC Gamer: Everything about this game is awesome and near perfect but it's not fantasy like Warhammer so 7.8.

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#5 Posted by xantufrog (11609 posts) -

I'm definitely getting it. Total War in this setting is awesome

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#6 Posted by with_teeth26 (9587 posts) -

picking this up next week, hope its more interesting than Thrones of Brittania

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#7 Posted by lundy86_4 (53612 posts) -

Beat Days Gone hands down... Ouch.

Not my type of game, but seemingly well-deserved.

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#8 Posted by mrbojangles25 (44100 posts) -

Yyyyyyyyyyes my body is ready.

I only stopped playing Warhammer 1/2 Total War because I had other games to play and after 200 hours it's time to give it a break. Truth be told, I'd still be happily playing it if it was my only game.

Total War returning to a historical setting is what I am craving, and this sounds perfect. Chinese history is pretty fascinating, and I look forward to the "hero" system they have made for this game.

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#9 Posted by br0kenrabbit (16130 posts) -

I want this but I gotta play through Warhammer 2 first. My backlog is shameful. :-(

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#10 Posted by I_P_Daily (12283 posts) -

@XVision84: PC even has the most cheaters/pirates: big ol check :)

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#11 Posted by uninspiredcup (34286 posts) -

Kinda stopped after Rome.

Maybe prick it up on a sale once the inevitable DLC has been dropped.

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#12 Posted by XVision84 (16317 posts) -

@i_p_daily: That's fake news, IP. Don't believe everything you read on the internet!

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#13 Edited by DaVillain- (37441 posts) -

@i_p_daily: I don't cheat & I don't pirate either -_-

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#14 Posted by R4gn4r0k (31405 posts) -
@uninspiredcup said:

Kinda stopped after Rome.

Maybe prick it up on a sale once the inevitable DLC has been dropped.

I suggest trying out the Total War Warhammer games to ease you into this series again, plus they can be bought for really cheap.

The fantasy battles in TW: Warhammer are truly something to behold.

I'm amazed at how Creative is able to release these games on a yearly basis now and still manage to improve and change so much with each one.

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#15 Posted by ermacness (8131 posts) -

@XVision84:

It's a proven fact that cheaters are more rampant on PC than they are on console. Now I'm not saying that there isn't any on console, but you'll find more cheaters on PC, henceforth the anti cheat software programs on the PC.

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#16 Posted by DaVillain- (37441 posts) -

@ermacness said:

@XVision84:

It's a proven fact that cheaters are more rampant on PC than they are on console. Now I'm not saying that there isn't any on console, but you'll find more cheaters on PC, henceforth the anti cheat software programs on the PC.

While cheating is wrong in MP online gaming but it's all fair game if you are playing single player only. In short, it's okay to cheat in single player games and really, who's gonna know or even care for that matter?

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#17 Posted by XVision84 (16317 posts) -

@ermacness: The cheating argument is way overblown on PC. I have been gaming competitively on PC for countless years and very very rarely came across cheaters. Maybe two or three times at most.

Anecdotal evidence aside, if cheaters were nearly as big a problem as people claimed then PC multiplayer communities would not be thriving.

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#18 Edited by dxmcat (2702 posts) -

Random bait reply that doesnt even really apply to the thread.

I don't think I've run into a cheater in a RTS game, EVER.

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#19 Posted by Enragedhydra (1084 posts) -

@br0kenrabbit said:

I want this but I gotta play through Warhammer 2 first. My backlog is shameful. :-(

Your not the only one with a backlog problem

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#20 Posted by Vaeh (538 posts) -
@NoodleFighter said:
@vaeh said:

High praise from Rock Paper Shotgun.

"Three Kingdoms is the best historical strategy game in a very long series, and certainly the most dramatic and personal."

10/10 from Wccftech

9 from Gamersky (Chinese)

IGN review give it 9.3 rating.

And then PC gamer gives it a 78/100.

PC Gamer: Everything about this game is awesome and near perfect but it's not fantasy like Warhammer so 7.8.

lol PC Lamer. The reviewer is complaining alot about why it isn't like Warhammer and why stuff are not more dumbed down. Shame.

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#21 Posted by Macutchi (6848 posts) -

been waiting for this for a while. just don't know whether to get this or mutant year zero which is on a steam sale at the min. i'm intrigued by the stealth aspect. shadow tactics blade of the shogun didn't quite my scratch rts / stealth itch

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#22 Posted by sakaiXx (5888 posts) -

I haven't played a total war games since Empires and I think I will move to Shogun 2 first then ROTK.

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#23 Posted by OliverSnyders (162 posts) -

Another PC GOTY has arrived.

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#24 Posted by ermacness (8131 posts) -

@XVision84:

I'm not saying that's it's a huge problem on the PC, all I said was that cheating is more evident on PC than on console. It may be overblown by fanatics, but it's still more common on PC than on console.

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#25 Posted by XVision84 (16317 posts) -

@ermacness: Agreed on that front. It's much easier to cheat on PC since it's an open platform.

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#26 Posted by Vaeh (538 posts) -

https://www.reddit.com/r/totalwar/comments/bpgkuo/my_brothers_last_dying_wish_to_play_3_kingdoms/

Creative Assembly grants dying fan's wish to play Total War: Three Kingdoms early. Props to CA on this.

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#27 Posted by DaVillain- (37441 posts) -
@vaeh said:

https://www.reddit.com/r/totalwar/comments/bpgkuo/my_brothers_last_dying_wish_to_play_3_kingdoms/

Creative Assembly grants dying fan's wish to play Total War: Three Kingdoms early. Props to CA on this.

Truly nice seeing video games doing something good and none of this political crap we see every now and then.

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#28 Posted by Vaeh (538 posts) -

It is currently the highest pre-ordered Total War title to date. Sounds like a massive success for CA.

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#29 Posted by NoodleFighter (10447 posts) -

@vaeh: This was really predictable considering that Total War fans for a long time wanted a game set in Three Kingdoms and Romance Of Three Kingdoms is not only hugely popular in China but most of East Asia in general. Total War Three Kingdoms has already taken the number one best seller spot in China on Steam. It's also in the top spot in the US as well.