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Total War Saga: Troy

Discussion in 'Strategy and Simulation' started by LESS T_T, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. Dodo1610 Magister

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    After seeing gameplay I definitely changed my mind this looks like a knockoff, why does this even exist?
     
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  2. Alexios Savant Patron

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    It's a game based on a semi-historical myth about an event that may or may not have ever actually happened. What were you expecting?
     
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    The glance on unit stats is the exact copy of Warhammer Total War.
     
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  5. karoliner Magister

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    What a shitshow.
     
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  6. samuraigaiden Savant

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    Total reskin.
     
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    3K and Shogun 2 do a good job with their "mythical realism". This doesn't.
     
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    Free on epic store thats why.
     
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  10. dehimos Augur

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    With each new piece of information, I think I'm going to play Chariots Of War before this game.
     
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    Didn't they claim in a previous interview that they weren't doing siege equipment "because it wasn't a thing in the period".
     
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  15. somewhatgiggly Educated

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    Egyptians already had rams, towers, and ladders are so ancient they go without saying. Mining doesn't seem to be attested until the Romano-Greek era, but seemed mature by then. Rams appear in the Tomb of 11th Dynasty Nomarch Khety, and maybe under a mobile structure as well (it's just painted as a simple line), a Tower seems to appear in the tomb of Intef - so we have Egyptians, who influenced Greece up the wazoo, with Rams and towers by around 1500BC.

    Here's another siege relief - we got ladders. Dapur, Ramses II.

    Apparently Thutmose besieged Megiddo by building a palisade around it, 1450s BC, which doesn't directly translate to the Direct Assaults we like to play in Vidya, but there's a nice tidbit.

    Seems like it fucking was a thing in the period, CA.
    Maybe it wasn't attested in the region, but when the Superpower of the day has these things, hundreds of years or decades before the attested time of Troy, I think it's safe to say everyone else had it, too.

    And this is just me literally looking up random junk in the last thirty minutes, who knows what can be found by looking beyond the net (which is far from holding everything in the world) to dedicated research.
     
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  16. dehimos Augur

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    And when the best theory about the Trojan horse is that it was a battering ram.

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    A new kind of scheme.
    Make just enough of a game to rake in that Epic cash.
     
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  19. Fedora Master Arcane Patron

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    Instead we get... What? People ninja-climbing walls like in Shogun?
     
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    Talking points again constructed by someone who knows neither the games nor the real history :)
     
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  21. dehimos Augur

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    Aliens.

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    I meant their claim, not your post.
     
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  23. Dwarvophile Learned

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    If only the strategic part is as deep as in TW3K. But then, a TW game taking place all around the Egean see, in antique times but without naval battles ?
    And they still have those stupid units running hundreds of meters, at horse speed, while holding their shield above like it(s weightless as a macbook air.


    Frankly, I had more fun playing siege battles in S2 than in R2TW or Attila. The AI had an easier time at attacking or defending and it was less easy to cheese as player. If you compared attackers and defenders causalties you almost always ended with credible ratios.
     
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    Yep, S2 was the most challenging. AI actually knew how to play it, and setup of being placed amid lots of traitorous clans + map full of narrow passageways meant you could see a game over screen at any moment.

    You forgot

    4) built over a game whose AI is the most retardo in entire videogame industry (Rome TW).
     
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    How retarded it is - in the context of the other TW games - only comes to light if the campaign gets really long, which won't normally happen in this mod.
     
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