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Topic Subject:The review thread
Aftermath
HG Alumnus
posted 02 September 2013 08:28 EDT (US)         
Sega have lifted their review embargo it seems, they're coming thick and fast.

  • Eurogamer 7/10

  • Rockpapershotgun

  • Now Gamer 9.5/10

  • CVG 9/10

  • Game Reactor UK 9/10

  • Push Start UK 9/10

  • The sixth axis 8/10

  • Videogamer 8/10

  • Digitalspy 4/5

  • Joystiq 3.5/5

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    Jetkill Fastmurder
    Legionary
    (id: Mayank Sharma)
    posted 02 September 2013 09:19 EDT (US)     1 / 6       
    PC Gamer 85/100

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    [This message has been edited by Jetkill Fastmurder (edited 09-02-2013 @ 09:21 AM).]

    SwampRat
    M2TW Ladder Leader
    posted 02 September 2013 09:37 EDT (US)     2 / 6       
    The Eurogamer one sort of hits a lot of the points I sort of expected/hoped not to see (such as "improved AI" still having daft flaws here and there, as it has had in every new game) but nothing sounds too bad.

    I liked seeing
    Celtic hill-forts are tiered, earthy formations contained by wooden walls.
    looking forward to some of those in game

    I've only read a couple of reviews but it seems sort of consistent, just depending how much of an annoyance long turn waits etc are for the reviewer

    [This message has been edited by SwampRat (edited 09-02-2013 @ 09:49 AM).]

    Scenter102
    Legionary
    posted 02 September 2013 10:45 EDT (US)     3 / 6       
    I think they are complaining about something that cannot be fixed in the AI, and its starting to irritate me. While, there can certainly be improvements, the AI will always become more and more predictable. I really want to see the multiplayer campaign allow more than 2 players to alleviate this.
    SwampRat
    M2TW Ladder Leader
    posted 02 September 2013 11:35 EDT (US)     4 / 6       
    If (and that's maybe a big if especially as Shogun has been held up by CA as the 'most moddable' game) the AI can be fully modded off the bat then M2TW showed there's a lot of people in the communities who will be happy to try and change AI behaviour and correct oddities. All I've done in that area is look at what others have done and do a little combination mod to put a random AI in charge of each faction (getting past some of the predictability you mentioned).

    The main issue I see is that if the AI gets too complex and 'clever' then the turn-end wait will only increase.

    Maybe there'll be a patch for more players or even (fingers crossed) the return of hotseat mode. As one of the reviews has mentioned, CA does have a good history of on-going support and improvement
    Aftermath
    HG Alumnus
    posted 02 September 2013 16:56 EDT (US)     5 / 6       
    The metacritic page currently sits at 85/100. Witness.

    Not bad at all, I certainly haven't read all of the reviews, but the problems seem the same that have been in the Total Wars since I remember. So no big deal.

    Can't wait to see what you guys think of it tomorrow.

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    Legionary
    posted 02 September 2013 17:36 EDT (US)     6 / 6       
    The reviews I read clearly outlines the flawed A.I (which game doesn't have this) and not much Naval battles taking place.

    Still I think this is better than Shogun 2 in terms of variety and scale.

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