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Re: Next Total War Title?
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2012, 01:59:46 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.

I liked it. I suspect you will, too.

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Re: Next Total War Title?
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2012, 02:02:21 PM »
I really enjoy Hegemony, but TW it is not.  And I do not mean this in a bad way.

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« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2012, 02:03:19 PM »
I really enjoy Hegemony, but TW it is not.  And I do not mean this in a bad way.

Agreed.

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Re: Next Total War Title?
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2012, 03:52:00 PM »
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.

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Re: Next Total War Title?
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2012, 04:47:43 PM »
My vote would be for the American Civil War.  I know we have a good battle engine in Gettysburg, but would like to see a strategic layer added on top of a 3d battles engine, plus being able to have what-if battlers.

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Re: Next Total War Title?
« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2012, 06:46:16 PM »
I'm looking forward to finally firing up Hegemony while reading Kagan's Peloponnesian War.

But right now I am feeling Japanesey...going to start the Rise of the Samurai campaign tonight or tomorrow.

Which leads me back to being very excited for Fall of the Samurai. It's got railroads by criminey! RAILROADS!!

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Re: Next Total War Title?
« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2012, 11:45:48 PM »
My vote would be for the American Civil War.  I know we have a good battle engine in Gettysburg, but would like to see a strategic layer added on top of a 3d battles engine, plus being able to have what-if battlers.

I do not understand the desire for an ACW Total War title, as there would only be two factions.  Maybe it would work as part of an expansion? 

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Re: Next Total War Title?
« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2012, 03:58:47 AM »
Good point.  But for me I would be fine with only two factions to play it:). I hardly ever play all the different factions that are available anyway.

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Re: Next Total War Title?
« Reply #23 on: February 02, 2012, 06:28:24 AM »
Whatever game they do next I hope they keep some of the RPGish elements from Shogun and improve on that.  I enjoyed customizing generals for particular tasks in my nation.  Also  I hope they continue to improve on unit experience as I like carrying forward a core group of veterans into battles.  It makes it that much worse when you lose one of the units, but it also gives me pause before committing them to something stupid.
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Re: Next Total War Title?
« Reply #24 on: February 02, 2012, 07:11:58 AM »
My vote would be for the American Civil War.  I know we have a good battle engine in Gettysburg, but would like to see a strategic layer added on top of a 3d battles engine, plus being able to have what-if battlers.

I do not understand the desire for an ACW Total War title, as there would only be two factions.  Maybe it would work as part of an expansion?

That is an excellent point. Perhaps the Seven Years War then?

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Re: Next Total War Title?
« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2012, 08:58:23 AM »
My vote would be for the American Civil War.  I know we have a good battle engine in Gettysburg, but would like to see a strategic layer added on top of a 3d battles engine, plus being able to have what-if battlers.

I do not understand the desire for an ACW Total War title, as there would only be two factions.  Maybe it would work as part of an expansion?

That is an excellent point. Perhaps the Seven Years War then?

Ooh, that could be a hell of a lot of fun. 

I still wouldn't care for the land battles (for me, gunpowder weapons = boring), but I could still enjoy it provided the strategic side were robust enough (especially if the rubbish diplomacy of Empire was done away with).  Also, I admittedly (and ironically) like the naval warfare of that period, so there's definitely some appeal in that as well. 

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Re: Next Total War Title?
« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2012, 09:38:11 AM »
I still think the next one will be Victoria: Total War. The title has a nice ring to it, there can be 50 factions, players can bitch-slap upstart indigenous populations and tech advancing from 1850-1900 would be da bomb, pun intended. Plus: railroads and railroad guns.
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Re: Next Total War Title?
« Reply #27 on: February 02, 2012, 11:51:59 AM »
Call me crazy, but I actually wouldn't mind seeing them copy Neocore's King Arthur.  I would be really curious to see the CA take on this game; I'm talking the whole fantasy thing.  In fact, maybe even a fantasy-based Total War game might be interesting...

I don't think ACW would be a good topic for Total War.  Although the combat might be possible, so much of the ACW was diplomatic in nature that I don't think the Total War engine would capture the war's dynamics very well.
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Re: Next Total War Title?
« Reply #28 on: February 02, 2012, 12:03:25 PM »
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Re: Next Total War Title?
« Reply #29 on: February 02, 2012, 12:52:15 PM »
If they want to be topical they could shoot for Republican Candidate:Total War. CA might have to tone down the realism a bit though or the game will have to be sold from behind the counter in plain brown paper bags...
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