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Next Total War Title?
« on: February 01, 2012, 11:59:22 AM »
I am more excited for Fall of the Samurai than for any Total War title ever, because it hits upon a theme that Total War games have always done well: the advancing of technology and the clash of cultures. Plus the technologies set to be portrayed (Gatling guns, ironclads, railroads, rifles) is just the cat's meow.

That of course gets me thinking...with all these new systems being implemented in a Total War game, where are they planning to go next? I have always hoped for a Victoria: Total War game, with a time frame of [roughly] 1848-1914. Now, to me anyway, this looks like it may actually happen.

What do you think?
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Re: Next Total War Title?
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2012, 12:01:49 PM »
Personally, I'd like to see Rome get a facelift.
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Re: Next Total War Title?
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2012, 12:04:47 PM »
^As would most of the community, I think. But with the Victorian era items being added to Shogun, I don't see it going that way...even though Total War is great at doing melee, cold steel combat. I get the vibe they are going to go for the other end of the spectrum. Like dreadnaughts.
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Re: Next Total War Title?
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2012, 12:05:17 PM »
Why are you talking about a PC game in the board game section? 

But I'm with JH on this one.  I want Rome 2 with some serious attention put into a Ancient Greece expansion Alexander, Sparta and the Peloponnesian war.

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Re: Next Total War Title?
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2012, 12:06:00 PM »
Er... wrong forum? Or is there a TW tabletop game I don't know about?  ;)

I think I like JH's idea - a facelift to Rome. Or maybe TW - World War I.
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Re: Next Total War Title?
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2012, 12:07:55 PM »
My bad, was a mistake. Because I get all giggity when discussing new games. I'll try to move it.
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Re: Next Total War Title?
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2012, 12:20:21 PM »

But I'm with JH on this one.  I want Rome 2 with some serious attention put into a Ancient Greece expansion Alexander, Sparta and the Peloponnesian war.

Actually, I would love to see a TW focuses exclusively on ancient Hellas -- as the main game, not just an expansion. 

That, or ancient China (probably the "Spring and Autumn" period, but I'm not picky). 

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Re: Next Total War Title?
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2012, 12:21:58 PM »
^We have Hegemony for Greece.

I would love a Romance of the Three Kingdoms Total War, though...or an Asia Total War.

Still like the Victoria: Total War idea bestest right now.
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Re: Next Total War Title?
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2012, 12:23:05 PM »

But I'm with JH on this one.  I want Rome 2 with some serious attention put into a Ancient Greece expansion Alexander, Sparta and the Peloponnesian war.

Actually, I would love to see a TW focuses exclusively on ancient Hellas -- as the main game, not just an expansion. 

That, or ancient China (probably the "Spring and Autumn" period, but I'm not picky). 



I think if they focused on the Greek era like they did with Nappy; it'd be a hell of a game.  Plus I think the TW battles just work better when it's pixels smashing into each other at melee range with ranged support.

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Re: Next Total War Title?
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2012, 12:27:36 PM »
I to would like to see Rome get some more love especially with the new strategic map.  I think that would be great for that period.
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Re: Next Total War Title?
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2012, 12:34:08 PM »
^We have Hegemony for Greece.

A specious argument.  By that reasoning, there's no point in CA making Rome 2, since Longbow's next Hegemony title is focusing on Caesar.  :P 


I would love a Romance of the Three Kingdoms Total War, though...or an Asia Total War.

I'd prefer it focus specifically on China.  I still feel CA does their best work when they focus on a smaller area (relatively speaking). 


Still like the Victoria: Total War idea bestest right now.

Ugh.  Only if they seriously amp up the strategic portion of the game. 

Land battles from the 17th century onward bore me to tears.  Naval warfare during that period could be fun, but probably not enough to make up for it IMO. 





I think if they focused on the Greek era like they did with Nappy; it'd be a hell of a game.  Plus I think the TW battles just work better when it's pixels smashing into each other at melee range with ranged support.

Agreed. 

Would also love to see ship combat represented during that era.  Just let me ram some Persian ships with my triremes! 

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Re: Next Total War Title?
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2012, 12:36:49 PM »
I believe Gus was referring to the MTW2 Hegemony mod.


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Re: Next Total War Title?
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2012, 12:40:30 PM »
No the Hegemony games from Longbow!
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Re: Next Total War Title?
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2012, 01:10:18 PM »
Is this the time to mention that those two games play nothing alike?

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Re: Next Total War Title?
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2012, 01:55:34 PM »
Of course it is! I finally bought a copy of Hegemony Gold but haven't jumped in yet. I know peeps here have raved about it.
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