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This game isn't as good as it's predecessors and is a step back in many ways. 4/10.

Fallout 76 is DOA and broken at launch and is a pile of steaming garbage. 4/10.

Assuming these guys aren't afraid of not getting review copies of Bethesda stuff, this just shows how little bugs mean to reviewers. This is a problem, and it needs to stop.

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How the **** is fallout 76 rated higher than this?

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The people here commenting about social media and the personal development and sowhat have no idea how Hollywood or the world works. How do you think someone like Weinstein was able get away with what he was doing for so many years and then Gunn has this one problem and he's sacked? How has Seth McFarlane gotten away with everything via Family Guy?

The real reason why Gunn is gone is because someone wanted him gone but needed an excuse better than "I need X directing that movie not Gunn." They dug and they found it.

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@theothersider: Attila actually isn't bad provided your computer's specs are decent. It's a very strong TW game and there are some terrific mods that will scratch your Medieval 3 itch until it actually comes out.

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I have a feeling this is going to feature Vilgefortz. They had no reason dropping all those dialogue lines about him if he was never going to show up again.

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PSA:

1) CA has had a poor track record, Rome 2 wasn't the only buggy TW game at launch.
2) Rome 2 was disastrous for lots of people at launch BUT got a fairly high review(8/10 on GS; 76 on Metacritic)
3) Thus people should not assume TW: Warhammer will run without a hitch because of its 9/10 review
4) People should take precautions, such as not preordering or preordering/buying from Steam, since you can get a refund from Steam.
5) Remember that Chaos Warriors DLC is now for 1st week purchases, not just preorders. So there's even less incentive to preorder.

Steam Refund info: http://store.steampowered.com/steam_refunds/

I posted this earlier, more or less, but I wrote too much other stuff and my message was misinterpreted by several people to mean I was claiming that the game should "run on potatoes" or rabidly hating the devs. I just want people to be aware of the options, and not to assume that a good review means a game without bugs.

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@rolento25: Rome 2 was poorly optimized at release, especially for multi-core processors. If you look into the situation people with very good and expensive computers were having problems with it. Regardless, I am not bashing the developers or the game. My message is simple:

1) CA has had a poor track record
2) Rome 2 was kinda disastrous and got a fairly high review(8/10)
3) Thus people should not assume TW: Warhammer will run without a hitch because of its 9/10 review
4) People should take precautions, such as not preordering or preordering/buying from Steam, since you can get a refund.

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@hckytwnx: As I noted, I meant this especially for people with older PCs. Just to point something out since I don't want to come across as believing that review sites get "bribed" etc... Keep in mind that reviewers typically have very good computers with the latest hardware. People see 8/10, 9/10 and they buy the game, but then they can't even get it to run properly.

Even overlooking the technical issues, however, I can't really agree with you about the overall quality of the game. CA took out a lot of features that made Rome 1 and Medieval great(family tree, complex and random traits system, instead of being player selected) and added features that didn't work at all(the political/civil war system).

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@jwsoul: They were pretty bad. In fact, CA actually wrote a length apology regarding it. Not sure how I came off as rabid or even furious, since I only recommended that people(specifically people with older PCs) not pre-order, or buy off/preorder from steam since there's a refund policy.

Not to mention how suspicious CA made themselves look with Chaos as day-1 DLC(due to the backlash, it was changed) - a lot of people basically thought they were using it as a means to bait people into preordering it because they knew there would be problems at launch.

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Does anyone here remember Rome 2's review from GS? Here it is: http://www.gamespot.com/reviews/total-war-rome-ii-review/1900-6414013/

GS gave it a 8/10 for "texture pop in" and "some instability." For some reason, this reeks of a total understatement and a hugely inflated score(at launch). Does anyone remember how Rome 2 was basically unplayable for the majority of people who bought it? Unless your rig was the exact same one as the one the game was designed on, it basically did not run. Texture pop in was the least of your problems. Only after the release of "Emperor Edition" did Rome 2 become worthy of the 8/10 score.

I hate to say this because I love Total War games, but I highly recommend people either wait for feedback from other gamers or buy it via Steam(the only store with a return policy for PC games afaik), especially if your PC is a bit older.