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Total War: Three Kingdoms - the next major historical Total War title set in ancient China

Discussion in 'Strategy and Simulation' started by LESS T_T, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. vonAchdorf Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    So as expected, it's Chaos.
     
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  2. Beowulf Liturgist

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    Most likely to break good mods, that make the game actually fun and interesting to play.
     
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  3. Deflowerer Prophet

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    Those fucks better have Warring Era expansion for Three Kingdoms planned or else...
     
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  4. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Oh right the blog post: https://www.totalwar.com/blog/three-kingdoms-romanticised-history

    The default game will be based on the romanticized version of the history inspired by Romance of the Three Kingdoms (heroes can kill hundreds of soldiers alone, events based on the novel), but there will be Classic Mode for those who prefer a "historically authentic " experience (strategy based on troops, events based on the historical text Records of the Three Kingdoms).

     
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  5. Deflowerer Prophet

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    Nice, Rafe de Crespigny is probably one of the most renowned experts on the Three Kingdoms period in the Western academia. I guess Wu will be the strongest state then, since Crespigny is a Wu fanboy. :D

    Having both the literary and historical "mode's" is actually really cool, and it's something I've brainstormed about for my own superhypothetical game project, but I hope it's not too superficial in this case. It's not only that the historical characters in ROTK have incredible martial prowess, but personalities and actions attributed to them are different as well, even if in subtle ways.

    Hopefully those lazy fucks at KOEI start sweating now.
     
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  6. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Previews, in-engine screens, and Cao Cao art:

    "5 big changes coming to Total War: Three Kingdoms":
    https://www.pcgamer.com/5-big-changes-coming-to-total-war-three-kingdoms/

    Dean "Jump Dash" Takahashi pursued Lu Bu.

    "Total War: Three Kingdoms hands-on — I pursued Lu Bu, and won in single combat":
    https://venturebeat.com/2018/06/07/...ands-on-epic-battles-and-single-combat-duels/

    "Hands on with the romantic battles of Total War: Three Kingdoms":
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/...-romantic-battles-of-total-war-three-kingdoms

    "Total War: Three Kingdoms Brings Together History and Fantasy For a Franchise First":
    https://www.usgamer.net/articles/total-war-three-kingdoms-e3-2018-preview

    "TOTAL WAR: THREE KINGDOMS E3 2018 PREVIEW":
    https://www.cgmagonline.com/2018/06/07/total-war-three-kingdoms-e3-2018-preview/

     
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  8. tabacila Educated

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    Oy vey there is waaay too much fantasy in this and you can bet your ass the 'romanticized' version of the game is going to receive the most attention from CA.
     
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  9. Jugashvili 管官的官 Patron

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    It was pretty much inevitable that they'd go with the SGYY rather than the SGZ if only for the popular characters and blatant pro-Shu bias but I was hoping they'd keep it a bit more grounded in reality t b q h. Also the duels look retarded and gimmicky.

    lel Sow Sow Loo Boo and CRP
     
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  10. Beowulf Liturgist

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    I think that they try to emulate the wuxia movies atmosphere with the duels, so in that context they look ok. Plus, it gives the people responsible for the combat sync animations some field to work in, hopefully not leaking that shit into main battleline combat.

    And yeah - "sow sow" ...
     
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  11. tabacila Educated

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    Lol that commentary. I just got some cavalry and the perfect use for them is charging the front of some spearmen hurr durr. FFS, even for the romanticized version this is too much.
    Also collisions are shit with spearmen hit by heavy cavalry just swivel in place and infantry hit by other infantry gets thrown 10 meters away.
     
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  12. Fedora Master Cipher

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    You can thank the "Hurr charges don't work like in Med2" crowd for those overly dramatic charges between infantry I'd say.
     
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  13. Jugashvili 管官的官 Patron

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    Two words: Warscape engine
     
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  14. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    I don't have problem with the romanticised version of the three kingdoms. Still Lu Bu loosing is far fetched fantasy! The problem with those people is that they never change their retarded systems and just double down on them. It is just that the devs lack any talent.
     
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  15. vonAchdorf Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    While some in the comments describe it as epic sieg battle, it really looks like a small skirmish. From Chinese warfare, I expect huge armies with hundreds of thousands of troops.
     
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  16. Average Manatee Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Isn't it pretty much accepted that Chinese have always massively inflated their claims and that armies and battles were roughly 1/5th-1/10th or so of their supposed size?

    That said I'd love to see armies of 50k rather than 2k. But that would require reducing the model quality along with improving path finding so that larger units don't behave like shit.
     
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  17. Jason Liang Cipher

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    Think of it like Star Wars.

    Wei is the Empire. Cao Cao is Darth Vader, and Yuan Shao is Grand Moff Tarkin. Lubu is Darth Maul (who is defeated by Aanakin/ Cao Cao). Sima Yan is Kylo Ren.

    Shu is the Rebellion, lead by three heroes - Liu Bei (Leia/Han), Guan Yu (Luke) and Zhang Fei (Chewbacca). Zhuge Liang is the brains, so he's Admiral Ackbar Thrawn except on the Rebel's side.

    And Wu are the Romulans.

    Or use the MtG Portal 3 Kingdoms designations:

    White - Shu
    Blue - Wu
    Black - Wei

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    "Romanticised history" More like "Popamole history" amirite

    This will also suck.
     
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  20. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    "In Total War: Three Kingdoms, Heroes unlock new units to recruit": https://www.pcgamesn.com/total-war-three-kingdoms/total-war-three-kingdoms-heroes-unit-recruitment

    "Here's how Total War: Three Kingdoms mechanises Chinese social philosophy": https://www.pcgamesn.com/total-war-three-kingdoms/total-war-three-kingdoms-guanxi

     
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    Sun Quan would be a more sensible choice than his father Sun Jian, IMO. In any case, I want to play it as 赤兔馬, I would feel really oppressed otherwise.
     
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  23. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    You want to play as red rabbit horse?
     
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    Red Hare, muh friend.
     
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  25. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    Well i want to play as Lu Bu,will ride you well my friend ;) .
     
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