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Old 24-02-2009, 01:07 PM
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Only a week to go! Big updates to everything by the looks, especially the diplomacy engine (which is now linked to the campaign engine, so you shouldn't ally with someone only for them to attach you next turn!)

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I am a big fan of Rome:TW, and purchased Medieval 2 a while back, but unfortunately my computer isn't good enough to run it. I have been following Empire for a few months and it truly looks fantastic. My copy is in the post and should be with me in a few days. I am just going to have to purchase a new system in a month or so, but I am sure it will be worth it so I can play both games.

I have heard a lot of people are having problems with Steam, and I have only ever used it for Half Life 2. It is a shame that you are forced to use such a programme despite paying for and having a hard copy of the game in your hands, but it does make updating the game a lot easier when their servers calm down a bit.

I hope you have fun, when you get it working. Let me know how you get on!
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Always wanted to, and have tried many times, but have never got on with the Total War series.
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I have it but at 15gb my pc is not big enough and the other one has no Internet I'll have to put wireless on it
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I have heard a lot of people are having problems with Steam, and I have only ever used it for Half Life 2. It is a shame that you are forced to use such a programme despite paying for and having a hard copy of the game in your hands, but it does make updating the game a lot easier when their servers calm down a bit.

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I've not used steam since Half Life 2 either and it turns Empire from a 15 minute install turned into a 45 minute ****around

The game, however, is well worth it.
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Ok, I've had a bit more than a cursory root around and it's a very very heavy game. After a quick go on the introductory campaign, I started off as the Brits and quickly felt well in over my head. Started again as the Marathas (they only get 2 regions at the start, and all in one theatre unlike the brits). Too much to mention here, but the battles are far better than rome or medieval 2, naval battles are no longer automated (and I have no idea of naval tactics and am constantly getting my arse whooped...), new tech tree types, and agents are generated automatically rather than built.

It's great, but it does feel like being dropped straight into the end game of Rome, which I suppose it should, but it demands a quick learning curve.
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Surprised there's so little interest in this game tbh, that is unless there is another Empire TW thread??

I just bought this, the "Game of the year edition". Cost £13 and includes Napoleon TW too.

Any players?
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Old 14-08-2011, 05:52 PM
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Maybe another two years until someone ports this to OSX.
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I missed out on the Total War games when they came out but in February got heavily into Rome Total War. The plan was to make my way through Medieval 2, Empire, Napolean and Shogun 2 but I just never bothered.

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Massive fan of Rome Total War, have been almost afraid to try anything else, recently got back into Football Manager 2011 so haven't been on RTW. Should I buy Empire TW? Is it as good as Rome or better?
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Is this the one where you get three games in one?

Gotta say i loved shogun total war and medieval total war. never got into rome total war though.
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Should I buy Empire TW? Is it as good as Rome or better?
I'm not sure they ever quite topped RTW.

Though you're almost guaranteed at least 50 hours of fun for a few quid on any of the Total War games.
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it says 'unable to load library.dll' at first and then tells me I need to be online - which I was - for steam to run
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I got all these for cheap on some steam special offer.
Started playing whichever came out first, and got lost in the intricacies of it all.
Think it was the Rome one.

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