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#4504269 - 01/19/20 11:16 PM Total War: Three Kingdoms  
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Almost all of my friends on Steam come from SimHQ and I haven’t seen anyone playing this game besides one person. I would just be curious to know why the lack of interest compared to previous TW titles like Rome 2 and Shogun 2. Maybe it was mostly due to the historical era and place?


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#4504299 - 01/20/20 10:40 AM Re: Total War: Three Kingdoms [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Yep... I have zero interest in the period. So it was a no buy for me smile

#4504415 - 01/21/20 11:41 AM Re: Total War: Three Kingdoms [Re: Trooper117]  
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Originally Posted by Trooper117
Yep... I have zero interest in the period. So it was a no buy for me smile



Fair enough!


I would be very curious to know what percentage of sales of the game have come from Chinese customers. I wouldn't be surprised if it's 50% or more.


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#4504447 - 01/21/20 05:10 PM Re: Total War: Three Kingdoms [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I bought it simply because I have always been a Total War fan. However, I just can't get into it and have only put about 2 or 3 hours into it. Like others, the period just doesn't grab me. I'm also put off by the fantasy aspect which although mostly optional---still bothers me by just being available. I want another gun powder based historical game--early or mid 19th century.

Right now, I'm playing FOTS almost daily just to fill the void.

It's hard to believe that I've been playing the TW games for 20 years now. The first Shogun game was released in 2000.


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#4504457 - 01/21/20 05:53 PM Re: Total War: Three Kingdoms [Re: Forward Observer]  
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Originally Posted by Forward Observer

It's hard to believe that I've been playing the TW games for 20 years now. The first Shogun game was released in 2000.


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Same here even though I skipped on the Medieval TW titles. I was busy playing other types of games when those came out. It's not a total loss though because TW Saga: Britannia is essentially Medieval 3 but with a limited geographic area (British Isles) and there's also the Charlemagne DLC for Attila which is technically early Middle Ages as well.


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#4504487 - 01/21/20 08:51 PM Re: Total War: Three Kingdoms [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by Forward Observer

It's hard to believe that I've been playing the TW games for 20 years now. The first Shogun game was released in 2000.


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Same here even though I skipped on the Medieval TW titles. I was busy playing other types of games when those came out. It's not a total loss though because TW Saga: Britannia is essentially Medieval 3 but with a limited geographic area (British Isles) and there's also the Charlemagne DLC for Attila which is technically early Middle Ages as well.


Medieval was a fantastic game for its time. It starts with the battle of Hastings in 1066 and goes to the discovery of the new world. Not only did one fight all across Europe, they then went to Africa and the mid-east with the Crusades. You could play as Christian or Muslim. Interspersed in this you had to deal with invasions of Huns and Tamarinds, along with the development of the first gunpowder siege engines and eventually matchlock small arms. Then you get the new world discovered and you get to sail to the Americas and conquer ancient indigenous tribes like the Mayans. For an novel twist on historical alternative fun, one could start the conquest of the new world as the Danes or Russians instead of the Spanish or English.

Med II was really the first TW game that attempted a bit of globe-spanning gameplay. Of course, Empire took this much further and even though it had launch issues, it's still pretty popular today just due to the wide global scope. That and the introduction of naval battles.

That reminds me, I need to fire up a new campaign in Empire.

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#4505006 - 01/26/20 09:26 AM Re: Total War: Three Kingdoms [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Really, really wish they would do a Total War Empire II . . .

#4505068 - 01/26/20 09:22 PM Re: Total War: Three Kingdoms [Re: Nimits]  
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Really, really wish they would do a Total War Empire II . . .
... and not screw it up or dumb it down or break it in any way....

#4505508 - 01/30/20 07:06 AM Re: Total War: Three Kingdoms [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I've been with the franchise since the begining but i have very little interest in the time and place of TK. That's why i skipped it. But lately i tried Warhammer TW and I absolutely love it. It's a huge breath of fresh air after historical titles. The TW formula fits perfectly with the Warhammer Lore. The variety of factions and units, different mechanics, melee, ranged combat, firearms, artillery, cavalary, air units, magic, heroes, RPG elements. The map is beautiful, battlefields even better with giant statues, castles in the background, lava falls, snow, dense woods, underground tunnels in the mountains and more. For me it's the best TW since Empire (i really also hope for Empire 2).

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#4505522 - 01/30/20 11:34 AM Re: Total War: Three Kingdoms [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Someone gave me a free copy of Warhammer 2 but I haven't gotten around to trying it yet. Maybe one day I will but I'm just not into non-historical based stuff when it comes to the Total War games. I'm not saying it's impossible though that I may end up really liking it once I finally try it. I guess we'll see.


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#4505530 - 01/30/20 01:51 PM Re: Total War: Three Kingdoms [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I agree Cheyenne. I'm glad I gave it a go, Warhammer I mean. For me it's the best TW title of them all. I'm glad I set aside my presumptions and historical bias and tried it. I didn't think I would like it, but I quickly changed my mind.

I have a long thread about it, I'd be interested in anything you'd care to add to it, you know, which factions you like or don't, how your campaigns are going, which DLC you like, that sort of thing.

https://SimHQ.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/4428896/tw-warhammer-2#Post4428896

As I talked about a lot in that thread, Warhammer has huge appeal to me due to the asymmetry, the factionaltiy that makes each one so different. There is a lot of replay value here, and by this stage I have played virtually all of the factions. Historical TW titles are restrained by the history they are recreating, but Warhammer isn't. I don't feel that playing as France is all that much different than Prussia. But in Warhammer a different faction is a big change, in all respects. Units, tech trees, mechanics, well, everything. It keeps it really fresh and interesting.

I read recently that either a patch or a DLC made a huge improvement to the turn resolve times in Mortal Empires, and with even more Skaven DLC having been released recently I should revisit it soon. I liked a lot of the factions, and some not so much. But the Skaven are my favorite.


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