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  • Summary: A Total War Saga: TROY is the first in the award-winning strategy series to focus on the Bronze-Age Mediterranean and the legendary twenty-year conflict between the kingdoms of Troy and Mycenaean Greece, known as the Trojan War.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
  1. Aug 18, 2020
    90
    As a first foray, it is an incredibly impressive effort from Creative Asselby Sofia, a team that has done incredible justice to one of the most important tales of the ancient world.
  2. Aug 12, 2020
    80
    A Total War Saga: Troy is a slightly different Total War game. It's commitment to the period, and all that entails is a lot of fun and well worth a look.
  3. CD-Action
    Nov 16, 2020
    80
    A mix between Three Kingdoms and Thrones of Britannia, Troy is a solid game that has a lot to offer and guarantees many hours of addictive fun but might disappoint loyal Total War fans with some of the changes (e.g. diplomacy). If you’re new to the series, be prepared to power through the overwhelming beginning, fortunately with the help of one of the best tutorials I’ve ever seen. [11/2020, p.60]
  4. Aug 24, 2020
    75
    A Total War Saga: Troy plays it safe in some slightly disappointing ways, but brings enough new to the table that I would appreciate seeing its ideas make their way over to the next mainline Total War game.
  5. Oct 7, 2020
    73
    Troy is a good addition to the Total War franchise with an interesting setting. However, it does not capture the imagination or attention like previous entries in the franchise.
  6. Aug 17, 2020
    70
    If you play it for free this is an excellent introduction to the concept of Total War, but as a paid-for product it’s a sometimes awkward mix of fact and fiction, old problems and new.
  7. Aug 12, 2020
    60
    Total War: Troy makes some curious changes to the Total War formula, but the less streamlined resource system, extra micromanagement, and weird mix of reality and mythology work against its favour to create a less than entrancing experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 111
  2. Negative: 46 out of 111
  1. Aug 15, 2020
    10
    Superb game. Very well optimised and interesting dynamics between the heroes. I got this for free on epic but I would have paid for it had ISuperb game. Very well optimised and interesting dynamics between the heroes. I got this for free on epic but I would have paid for it had I missed the deadline. I have to say I really don't understand why people are marking this game down for no other reason that it was released first on the epic store rather than on steam. You got a free game for gawds sake, If somebody offered you a free car would you complain because it wasn't offered by your usual car showroom?

    I hope the saga franchise continues in this direction!
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  2. Aug 15, 2020
    9
    A complete surprise in terms of both quality and quantity of content, every single faction, even brothers Paris and Hector, have unique unitA complete surprise in terms of both quality and quantity of content, every single faction, even brothers Paris and Hector, have unique unit rosters unlike "mainline" TW 3 Kingdoms where everyone shared the same list of units. Game overall takes some of the best aspects of 3K but avoids its downside of pretty boring battles.
    Main improvement however is performance. Holy heck, the supposed B-team of Creative Assembly seems to put A-team coders to absolute shame. If you always wanted to get into total war but worried about FPS count, then this is the perfect game for you to get in.
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  3. Sep 8, 2020
    8
    I think this game was great. Not as polished as Warhammer 2, but improved on a lot of things. For example you don't have annoying rebels everyI think this game was great. Not as polished as Warhammer 2, but improved on a lot of things. For example you don't have annoying rebels every 2 seconds like in WH and you don't have invasions of Chaos razing your cities. The controls are great to and the map view in combat.

    I loved the aesthetics of Troy, ancient greek and the addition of gods and diplomacy is awsome. I really liked the praying to gods mechanic for buffs. Felt satisfying. The map is gorgeous and the combat is awsome as always.

    The positive:

    Trade regions, diplomacy, agents, the awsome aestethics, good music (though I wish it was calmer at points), many cool units and prayer system. The setting. Varied combat maps, which I really liked and varied seige maps. Clean UI. I tried Three Kingdoms and absolutley hated it. This is so much better. Few cool special units. Like harpies and Minatours.

    The negative:

    The campaign was very short and contain too few interesting missions. Like most TW games. Needs more variation imo. Also need mechanics to auto level up, because when you sit with 30+ settlements and a bunch of agents, it's just annoying choosing leveling points every single round. It's more of a shore.

    Better description for units and diplomacy, sometimes very hard to know which units was the best when they are so similar. I really liked the units design though.
    Better diplomacy AI and clarity to who your allies are and not- very unclear AI decions, they can start wars and attack you, to next turn want peace.
    I dislike that Agents could not fight in your armies. Having "generals" or leaders in your army other than your hero is really great and adds more addition to the gameplay.

    I think they should try to script some more combat in the campaign, guide you through a story more, goes for all TW games. Switch it up. For example have combats set up (with allready finished armies) where you get to play story driven battles in the campaign.

    The seige battles are boring as usual. Mostly annoying. Maybe they should lessen the turns it take to get seige equipment. This is ancient greek though, so not very strange that they didn't have a lot of siege weapons.

    Still I liked the game! Especially the aesthics, controls and setting appealed to me. Cannot wait for the next Total war game and see which time period they will use next time.
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  4. Aug 16, 2020
    5
    This game mimics the interface and game style of the Total War: Warhammer in a most terrible form.
  5. Aug 16, 2020
    4
    Минусы: 1) Визуальная составляющая игры, как будто из пластилина всё, гладкое, игрушечное, стилистика какая-то убогая. 2) Абсолютно тупыеМинусы: 1) Визуальная составляющая игры, как будто из пластилина всё, гладкое, игрушечное, стилистика какая-то убогая. 2) Абсолютно тупые ветки построек и ресурсов, баланса в них нет никакого, требуется на всё дерево, его постоянно не хватает, зато камня и бронзы завались. 3) Огромные юниты просто бесполезны - все эти гиганты, циклопы, минотавры ... их просто ваншотят всякие застрельщики. 4) Войска потребляют какое-то чокнутое кол-во провизии (считай денег) 5) У героев 80% навыков просто какой-то мусор, и выбор очевиден при вилке развития 6) Нет морских боёв (традиционных боёв с кораблями) 7) Дипломатия просто самая тупая в серии Тотал Вар, каждый ход по несколько фракций предлагают супер-невыгодные обмены ресурсами

    Понравилось: 1) Баланс юнитов (камень-ножницы-бумага) 2) Не игровые события и события в которых нужно принимать решение самому 3) Героические задания
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  6. Aug 16, 2020
    3
    I don't really mind inaccuracy in video-games when it's done well but I personally find total war troy fairly distasteful. Considering theI don't really mind inaccuracy in video-games when it's done well but I personally find total war troy fairly distasteful. Considering the excessive creative freedom creative assemble took I find it bothersome how patriarchal the game's theme and story tends to be. Many of the quotes I find are toxic misrepresentations of what the Greeks actually believed. I wouldn't really mind if Troy was an otherwise actuate game but it simply isn't one and I don't believe the Amazonian DLC will fix that. Expand
  7. Aug 17, 2020
    0
    Thank God I didn't pay for this.

    Graphics: They are OK Progression: Feels empty and dumb, plain and sometimes confusing because it's a
    Thank God I didn't pay for this.

    Graphics: They are OK

    Progression: Feels empty and dumb, plain and sometimes confusing because it's a weird mix between imaginary and reality.

    Resources and city building: for a total war game, it could be better but it's not terrible.

    Battles: O man, so boring and repetitive. Even today, Medieval 2 and Rome 2 feels so much better. What a huge downgrade...

    AI, diplomacy, reputation and relations: Can it be worse? I actually never played a game with such terrible design. Very fast you will find yourself in war with almost 80% factions because of sh*tty alghorithm that manages diplomacy and relations. Civilization VI is so much better in this that Total War Saga: Troy looks like a tiny crying kid pulling his respectful father (Civ VI) on a sleeve wanting to eat a cookie.

    Trust me, don't spend your money. This is devastating.
    The worst thing is watching how Total War franchise keeps getting worse and worse. Before you needed to think, to plan, do diplomacy and many other stuff. Now, the game pushes you into so many battles per turn (and Battle is boring and repetitive) that you start hating that game icon.exe. There is no brain begind all of this, it's like mixing Call of Duty (no brain just shoot) with Total War. Just fight after fight with no room for diplomacy or anything else.

    What a letdown...
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