Average User Score: 4.1Sep 27, 2013Update: The 3 released patches fixed a few things. The really long turns have gotten some what faster, "some" balancing has been done, andUpdate: The 3 released patches fixed a few things. The really long turns have gotten some what faster, "some" balancing has been done, and units hold their formations slightly longer than before. The most hilarious fix I read in the patch list was a fix for misspelled words..I could give a crap about that there are more pressing matters to focus on CA. With that being said, the 3 patches still don't do it for me, but I'll bring my score up for the effort, but not by much. Still many missing features, no family tree. still buggy land and naval battles, still arcade like battles that end in 10mins now instead of 5 so I guess it's an improvement, Ai is still retarded and does the jig while getting slaughter by missle units and they still fail to engage 80% of the time, and we still have that ridiculous army limit!! Geez that is a crappy decision., etc, etc, ect, ect..
Also, I got to love the sudden flood of naive brainless individuals giving this game 9-10s in an attempt to boost the rating and the user complaining about a 0 score. I gave this a 0 because it's BS I friggin paid $70 for a game in Alpha stage. It's like buying a computer only to find out the I have a really pretty monitor and tower but no guts. So to all those ppl "Go kick rocks!
Rome II the Arcade game...or something!??? WTF is this garbage.
0.) This takes the cake, half the total war fan base can't even play this junk because it fails to work. Many CTDs and freezes....worthless...someone should be fired and kicked square in the a$$ on the way out the door.
1.) Your Units are set to run by default...so they are running all over the place like idiots every time you order a move.
2.)No Family Tree- wtf, I thought this was Rome, a family tree is a pretty important part of the game...or maybe not, hell I don't know...retarded CA.
3.) Has more bugs than Empires Total War ever did, and that's seriously saying something!
4.) Serious limitation to recruitment- Now you can only recruit units through a General and only a General. No more recruiting units in your cities, which pretty much hamstrings your ability to recruit a garrison army that you feel is just right to hold that city on the border of your enemy. Now you have a preset "Generic Garrison". I guess I don't need more than 4 archer units to hold miles of walls...oh yeah that leads me to my next point.
5.) You no longer have the option to build walls...yep that's right, no option to build walls in your smaller villages or towns. Walls are reserved for your "More important" capital cities. Well that's great and grand and all, but I guess my other towns are worthless and F***ed. I suppose my generic garrison army can handle it..... or not.
6.) You are no longer allowed to detach any units from your Army unless you have another General right next to that particular Army/General you wish to exchange units with. So I guess CA figured it was wise to keep me from detaching half my army to garrison a city I just captured so that I can send my General on his marry little way to do something useful. Instead I have to park his a$$ in the city for 10 flippin turns (Which Equals 10 yrs btw) until the public order stabilizes...awesome!
7.) Battles last a WHOPPING 3-5mins! No time for tactical maneuvers, not that it matters with this AI, it's over too fast. You just send all your guys into this blob of troops just like you would if you were playing good old Command and Conquer.
8.) No fire at will options for your Legionaries. Instead your Legionaries throw their pilums every time you order them to engage then enemy, which is absolutely AWESOME when you send a unit to support another unit already engaged with the enemy and your Legionaries throw that SWEET volley of Pilums right into the backs of your own troops..Brilliant move!
9.) No loose and tight formation options-guess we didn't need them
10.) We got magic abilities just like Warhammer. (Remove all fatigue, better accuracy for archers, reload faster, and many more fun abilities from Middle Earth) Every single unit has some retarded special ability that you need to use as much as possible..so it turns into a classic click fest.
11.) You can only trade out of one port, which is probably one of the many bugs, while your others just sit and be useless.
12.) Countless other bugs, from Red skies to enemy units doing the jig while you pepper them with arrows all day, to the classic suicide generals getting impaled on spears.
All of these issues and retarded features, among a ton of other issues I really don't feel like listing because it would take 2-3 days, makes Rome II the worse game of the series so far and probably the death of the total war franchise. I sure do hope CA really enjoys this piece of crap, dumbed down, casual, console geared, kiddie game they have created. As for me, there is nothing Creative about this and it's gone into my coaster collection of sh!t games to be used to set my beverages on. At least I'll get some use out of my stolen… Expand
Average User Score: 7.9Sep 17, 2013This game was pretty good on launch and definitely a lot better than Empire Total War was. I really enjoyed this game. A lot of new unitsThis game was pretty good on launch and definitely a lot better than Empire Total War was. I really enjoyed this game. A lot of new units with the new feature where units automatically gain back their losses through replacements when in friendly territory was a definite plus. It cut out the micro management of having to select all units in a stack and click the replenishment plus button or actually moving them back to a city to retrain them like in older titles. Plenty of good things to say about vanilla Napoleon Total War, but I can not leave out the modders who have done an outstanding job of providing endless replay ability with new mods still coming out today. This is a win win for any total war fan, so definitely pick up this copy and enjoy for yrs to come.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.9Sep 16, 2013As everyone already knows, the launch for this game was a disaster, but, and ultimately still unacceptable, after a yr or so of patching, theAs everyone already knows, the launch for this game was a disaster, but, and ultimately still unacceptable, after a yr or so of patching, the game as actually become one of my favs of the total war series. But to be honest, it should not take me a yr or better to actually enjoy this game when I made the horrible mistake of purchasing it upon release. Now those bugs and little glitchy issue are relatively gone. Not to mention that there are a ton of mods out for this game, Darth Mod and Toon Total War are 2 of which should really be checked out by any new comers to this game.
With that being said, the overall size of the map, tons of excellent features and a tech tree, mixed with a huge variety of units to customize your armies with, makes this game great. I mean there is hrs upon hrs of replay ability for this game. over all I'd change my previous 3/10 to a 9/10 for this game. Well worth the money and it's pretty cheap now too.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.2Apr 4, 2013This game is terrible! I have no idea, other than being paid to post a positive review, how there are so many 10 ratings on here for thisThis game is terrible! I have no idea, other than being paid to post a positive review, how there are so many 10 ratings on here for this game. Graphics-tolerable, but the worse part was the constant server crashes and disconnections. The server seriously crashed 3 times in under 30 mins and then put me in a queued waiting list. which had a waiting period of 9 days, to reconnect for the server. SERIOUSLY!!, FIX YOUR CRAP BEFORE RELEASE FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!! Had the game for 2 friggin days and got maybe 5-8 hrs of game play out of it, and that was a waste of 5-8hrs anyway. Not only did the servers crash constantly, it was so LAAAAAGGGGGYYYY. I got characters floating across the screen. I'm shooting at an enemy running from one spot to the next only to find out it was lag and the guy is still sitting in the same spot he ran from. I haven;t played a game this laggy since Delta Force Land Warrior on a 56k modem back in 99. Speaking of AI. It is so stupid that I can be standing 5 ft from the enemy AI and he won't attack unless I shoot him. Stupid! This game has potential, but it's about 6-8mos down the road....maybe. Save your money and buy something else. It's a complete wasted of $60 at this stage.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.2May 16, 2012Wow what a complete disappointment!! The graphics were okay to me and the storyline and characters are pretty decent, but why oh why wouldWow what a complete disappointment!! The graphics were okay to me and the storyline and characters are pretty decent, but why oh why would you make the combat so crappy?! You have to push A up to 3 times to queue up attacks or press the RB button to slow the game down while you queue up to 3 combinations of special ability attacks, ARE KIDDING ME!! The whole time all you are doing is pushing A for the same basic attack. No pulling the right trigger to pull of a normal attack then trying to block with a shield while you wait for that perfect moment of weakness in your opponents attack to strike with a power attack. Oh no, you just hit A, sit back and watch you character do all the workâ… Expand