Recent entires into the Total War franchise have had to contend with levels of controversy at launch. Take a look at Total War: Rome II for example; a game which was rife with bugs on its release date. Over time, The Creative Assembly have been able to address these issues, but fans were pretty upset over the performance of such a big game in the beginning. Go see the game's Metacritic page for more details.
The Total War series has certainly undergone some changes over the years, and not all of them have been for the better. But several aspects of Total War: Warhammer have already got fans on edge, namely the lack of mod support, and an awful pre order bonus that limits the use of one of the game's pivotal factions. Therefore, does Warhammer have what it takes to take on these two amazing Total War games?
Total War: Warhammer - Factions, Mods, & Disappointments
Understandably, fans of Total War aren't happy with some of the choices that The Creative Assembly or SEGA have made regarding their series and Warhammer. The removal of mods is a particularly hard pill to swallow, especially for those who's enjoyment of the games hinges on their inclusion. All of the Total War games have allowed you to change things to your liking, but the IP of Warhammer had to be preserved apparently for the next instalment.
Therefore, with these disappointments already in mind - even though Warhammer actually looks like a fantastic game - do you think it has the power to take on the two best games in the series? Do you agree that these represent the best that Total War has to offer?
Total War: Rome
It may seem like a bit of a safe choice, but Total War: Rome is the game that most of us recall playing first. It was a game of remarkable scope, with battles that we'd never experienced anything similar to before. In fact, the game is still fantastic. Take a trip through time and engage with Total War: Rome today and it still stands the test of time.
Many of us felt like Total War Rome II was going to bring back the same sensations, but it failed to eclipse the greatness of its predecessor. But even though Rome is a fantastic game, there's one Total War adventure that trumps them all for me!
Total War: Shogun 2
I firmly believe that this is one of the greatest strategy games ever created. Total War: Shogun 2 delivered everything I could have hoped from it. Sure, I'm a a massive fan of Japanese cinema, games, and culture in general, so I'm going to enjoy the historical period that's being represented here. But the actual systems of the game itself are still superb.
This game's mixture of turn-based strategy and real-time battles has yet to be beaten. The need to balance timing and aggression is paramount with Shogun 2, therefore changing the way that you've always played a Total War game. Total War was always about realism and the AI's scripted actions make logical and historical sense here. I adore Total War: Shogun 2 and I'll happily play it again and again as the years go by!
Does Warhammer Have What it Takes?
Let us know what your favourite Total War games are in the comments below and whether you think [Total War: Warhammer](tag:3627632) has what it takes to succeed on its release date!