- Publisher: Maximum Family Games
- Release Date: May 6, 2011
Feb 2, 2012This game inticed me last spring when it was released: however, with no reviews on it by critics or users, I forgot about it until just recently when I noticed that it was half priced. Buying it new I took a chance thinking that a game claiming to have authentic armour, realistic battles, and a TBS mixed with RPG element would have redeeming qualities to enjoy. Besides, the Hundred Years War was the most interesting time period in Medieval warfare. To imagine this game, imagine Total War: Medieval trying to be brought to consul. Okay? Now strip away about 3/4 of that. The battle maps' views are limited in sizing up the enemy forces and you can only go in so close to view the action. It has authentic armor, but everyone is the same. No where near the unique individual soldiers in Total War series. The battles have no choreography of a struggle taking place like TW, just arms pumping up and down in unision. When enemies are routed, there is no cutting them down, your men just stop and wait for orders. The movement of your forces don't allow you to put them in any formation; oblique, spearhead, or such, they just march in regular formation. Adding new weapons and armour to your men doesn't mean much when you can't see them in action or in visual, so the RPG element really falls flat. There are cutscenes with filmed reenactors about the progression of the Hundred Year's War, but it doesn't take too long for you to realise that they are using a lot of the same scenes over again. The only thing stopping me from trading this game in right away is that I don't think it would be worth the gas money to get there.â… Expand
Jul 26, 2013What a shame. The AI isn't creative and the graphics are glitchy. Scenarios are very few and multiplayer is problematic. I'd recommend to anyone looking at this title to stay clear of it. It's simply full of bugs and is more of a headache than anything else.
Oct 18, 2013I really wanted this game to be good, and it had good ideas in it, being able to customize your soldiers, being able to strategically come up with your tactics and stuff. But it just doesn't work on the Xbox, while on the battle scenes the graphics are poor. The atmosphere is gone, and it has turn based real time battles! which totally takes away from the idea of a turn based map, with real time battles, such as the total war series. It just feels like one big boring chore to sit through.… Expand