Rome: Total War

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Macaco, Sep 29, 2004.

  1. Macaco

    Macaco Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Jul 13, 2004
    I decided to take a break from crushing barbarians under my legions to recomend this game to you all. It's truly great, almost flawless, and improves on just about everything in medieval. If you like Turn based strategy, then this has big potential to become your holy grail.

    And on a very important note, the game actually runs better then medieval on my pc. Wich is surprising, i never expected a game this pretty would run well on a GeForce 2 mx.

    If there is interest, i might chime in later with a more detailed overview, now back to crushing those hairy folk.
     
  2. Dove

    Dove Half-way Through My Half-life
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    Dec 2, 2003
    How well does it run? I've got a geforce2 mx as well, and I'm worried about how much stuff can be displayed.
     
  3. SmOKey

    SmOKey First time out of the vault

    Sep 16, 2004
    I will get it soon. I never played Medievil, but i got Shogun: Warlord Edition, and i Play it as much as i can. The Total War series is a must have for Strategy lovers.
     
  4. victor

    victor Antediluvian as Feck
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    Dec 12, 2003
    I've been planning to buy it for a year or so, even more, but now I really don't have time. I'll just get Fable, as it's so short. Maybe for the holidays or this summer though.
     
  5. The Commissar

    The Commissar Vault Senior Citizen
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    May 18, 2004
    Heresy!

    If you buy Fable instead of Rome Total War I'll make sure you die quickly but surprisingly painfully.
     
  6. victor

    victor Antediluvian as Feck
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    Dec 12, 2003
    Look. When I bought Shogun and much later Medieval I bunkered in, gaming till I dropped. How the hell do you think my exam results will look this autumn if I buy the game? Fable is short and direct, something I need right now to satisty my gamer spirit. Console games can be a real saviour sometimes.


    Do not speak to me about heresy, foul follower of the balsphemous and dogmatic scriptures of Sovietus VII. I should order that world cleansed in the blessed name of our Lord, the Immortal Emperor of Mankind.
     
  7. Miles

    Miles It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jul 8, 2004
    watch for a corrupt disc. seems quite a few where shipped...Damnit
     
  8. Macaco

    Macaco Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Jul 13, 2004
    This is what i found most surprising, it runs pretty sweet, on low settings of course. Even the big battles with 2 full armies run at a pretty constant framerate... Infact, i only had really showstopping lag on one of the historical battles so far, the siege of spart or something, but this one has about 2 and a half complete armies, and takes place on a massive city. Still runs better then even mid size battle in open field on medieval.

    Try the demo, take a look at the battle of river trebia, pretty massive, elephants and all of that and no hiccups. Also notice my machine isn't any good too outside the Vid card, a 1.4 ghz athlon (the lowest clocked XP) and 256 pc100, and i'm on windows xp....
     
  9. The Commissar

    The Commissar Vault Senior Citizen
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    May 18, 2004
    Must control... fist of death....
     
  10. Tannhauser

    Tannhauser Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Mar 18, 2004
    I must agree, how could one so unworthy be blessed with the game? Those who understand the true historical significance and with knowledge of the period. Those who are both history buffs and computer game fans.
     
  11. Jebus

    Jebus Background Radiant
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    Jan 29, 2004
    Even though that sentence is quite unfinished, I agree wholeheartedly.
     
  12. John Uskglass

    John Uskglass Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Aug 29, 2003
    I want to melt the hole in the cd so I might properly make love to it. I want to tatoo it into my skin. I want to wear it as an earing, so all might know of my undying love for this game.
     
  13. KillaKilla

    KillaKilla Still Mildly Glowing

    Aug 9, 2003
    [GrammarNazi]Don't CDs already have holes in them? So you would be enlarging a hole, not making one.[/GrammarNazi]

    And yes, it works fine under a GF2Ultra (AKA a GF4MX460). Albiet this is with 256MB AGP aperture under 1GB PC3200 and an Athlon64(for those who don't know, it performs like a P4 at 5Ghz)
     
  14. Wooz

    Wooz Vault Sweeper Admin Orderite

    May 18, 2003
    Dunno, girls tend to be more fun than plastic cd's...
     
  15. Tannhauser

    Tannhauser Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Mar 18, 2004
    Don't be cruel Wooz, at least he has a chance with a CD.

    Killa^2, why are you being a "Grammar Nazi," wouldn't "Logic Nazi" make more sense?

    Well, I shall sally forth to purchase the game today, or Evil Genius, most likely both actually. Sure I may starve from using up more than my allotted budget, I'll have to subsist on cheap cafeteria food for a bit (damn, if only I didn't have to purchase that new network card, then I would have some extra money).
     
  16. John Uskglass

    John Uskglass Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Aug 29, 2003
    :roll:


    :lol:
     
  17. Macaco

    Macaco Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Jul 13, 2004
    ok, i "typoed" sparta there, and i just said "the siege of sparta or something" because "the siege of sparta" isn't the name of the battle, and i wanted to avoid confusion. Satisfied now? And i gotta admit despite liking history (i tought about majoring in history, then remembered i might want to have money to eat), classical history isn't my favorite period. But i know how the fuck to spell sparta.
     
  18. Dove

    Dove Half-way Through My Half-life
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    Dec 2, 2003
    So it's good then?

    Is it as good as actually recreating medieval battles though?
     
  19. Macaco

    Macaco Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Jul 13, 2004
    Don't know, never went that far in my nerdity....

    But this is one game i can easuly recommend to anyone that likes epic strategy games... I've been playing the same game since monday with the julii, and i have only crushed the gauls....
     
  20. John Uskglass

    John Uskglass Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Aug 29, 2003
    For a Pagan you certainly don't understand it's history :(


    Ancient, Medieval Era starts with the explosion of Islam, or arguably a little sooner with the fall of Romulus Augustulus.

    It's really, really good. REally really really. I live for this shit. Slaughtering heathens as the Zoroastrian Parthinians :twisted: