|QUOTE (El_Diablo @ Sunday, Sep 1 2013, 03:22)|
I agree that Empire was easily one of the best Total War games.
it really had a little bit of everything and such depth/diversity.
but c'mon. Great Britain?
that's so vanilla
my favorite way to play Empire was to campaign as the Dutch AKA United Provinces.
they were the only starting faction to hold land on all 3 maps (Americas, Europe, and India) from the very beginning. their Elite infantry was one of the best in the world rivaled only by France. you could start out by allying with the French to secure your home region before expanding into South America and India simultaneously. you can mop up the Spanish before they ever gain a foothold in Cuba or Mexico before taking over the US from the South upwards. meanwhile your Indian force begins pushing into the middle of the Marathan civil war in Southern India to pick off the remains and take over the continent. also the Dutch starting Navy is awesome considering they (historically) controlled the East India trading company, so you quickly gain access to the most lucrative ivory and spice trade route from East Asia minor.
god damnit I'm such a f*cking nerd for that game good times.
but yeah you should try playing as someone other than one of the big three; US, Britain, or France. playing as the smaller/underdog nations was great.
I've preordered RTW II but you guys with Steam or other digital downloads will get your hands on it first.
let us know if it's HALF as good as it looks
Hey don't get me wrong, I did a Dutch campaign too, enjoyed it. But using the Red Coats was just the most satisfying for me. Being a historian who loves the British Army of the 1700s, it was a must-do for me haha.
I think one of my favourite parts about the original Rome Total War were the generals, and how their names changed depending on how successful they were. I remember the one general I used to decimate the entire of the Iberian Peninsula with, he was 'So-and-so the Blood Thirsty destroyer' or something similar by the end, happy days. I'm glad there's a focus back on the Generals now.
@Audiophile: It's gonna have to be the Romans, after all, who doesn't like rank upon rank of scarlet coloured death dealers marching down upon you?