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Offline [2CAB]Maj.Biggun

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Rome II
« on: September 04, 2013, 04:53:57 pm »
So who else has?

Re: Rome II
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2013, 05:33:17 pm »
Many peoples. I have mixed feelings about it :I

Re: Rome II
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2013, 05:38:17 pm »
Got it but still haven't had the chance to play it yet :L

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Re: Rome II
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2013, 05:49:42 pm »
Should get it soon.

Expecting a Total War game, in good and bad...

Re: Rome II
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2013, 05:55:57 pm »
Wish I had it :(

Re: Rome II
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2013, 10:11:17 pm »
Waiting for December sale me thinks >.>

Re: Rome II
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2013, 11:20:01 pm »
Runs very smooth. New menus are a little confusing. But so far i am enjoying it. The battles are faster. Troops more more quickly.
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Re: Rome II
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2013, 04:08:02 am »
Pretty dissapointed really, although tbh this game had pretty damn big boots to fill from the original. The whole interface feels really clunky and odd, however the thing they have got right, the battles are amazing. In all honesty, the epicness of the battles, makes up for the rest of the shortcomings.

Re: Rome II
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2013, 09:01:01 am »
- Ai is still dumb as fuck, especially in sieges and landings and you can bait the enemy to do really stupid things
- Diplomacy is useless
- Battles are always over under 10mins far from epic, adhd battles with everybody being usain bolt
- Bad fps problems in large battles, doesent look good in ultra
- Unit cards are poop, ui is clunky, camera controls suck i.e camera tilt resets when zooming etc
- Even the cheapest siege units destroy walls in no time
+ New campaign map with region system is nice
+ Army stances, i.e burning balls, caltrops and barriers in ambushes etc
+/- Hero/veteran agent makes armies really stronk really fast, had 3 golden chevron xp 3xcohorts and a few crappy infantries kill 3500 celts, elite stuff is really elite

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Re: Rome II
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2013, 11:35:22 am »
Haven't had much time to play this, only three-four hours.

This new interface is extremely confusing, at least to simply jump straight into it compared to the old Rome I UI. They have seemingly moved away from a page/scroll system to a sort of network where each button is its own little category etc. Probably more streamlined and faster to multitask with when having a huge empire, but right now it takes time to get used to.

The battles are at least way more smooth now, that is more flow - AI movement is finally not in pathways like in the old game and like ArmA, which means unit movement is much less rigid into straight lines as before.

Unit combat and impacts, charges and speed of such is much faster and feels more logic, but as Twin mentioned, the routing system kicks in way too soon IMO, making an entire army fall after 2 minutes of even line clash is staggeringly fast - how can single units grasp the situational awareness of their entire army so fast? Or better so grasp when the rest of the army is falling and suddenly everything just falls apart like a demolished house. Do they have radios?

I hoped fights would be bogged much more down into individual unit fights to the death. I wish they had made the fights more stale than right now. I wouldn't expect any unit to really know their fellow units situation in such melee fighting where full attention is required in your own fight for your life and so on. So here the rapid RTS movement aspect really takes too much place in the gameflow.

And yes I still don't understand the new icons and battle interface, where are all the texts describing the conditions and situation of each unit? They are now replaced by tiny icons that I still need to understand, and I can't seem to find any info about it in the game about their legend.

And where is the bloody FIRE AT WILL button!? My soldiers are just standing 10 feet away and still doesn't throw their pila.
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Re: Rome II
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2013, 11:42:25 am »
Unit condition mouse over thingie can be set to always on from options so you don't have to hover mouse over the unit a long time for it to pop up but it shows instantly when hovering an unit. It seems that the spears melee infantry uses are only thrown when you charge and enemy it seems or this atleast my perspetion of the matter, they don't seem to use them at all if you don't double click or if the unit feels it is engaged already.

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Re: Rome II
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2013, 11:48:34 am »
Unit condition mouse over thingie can be set to always on from options so you don't have to hover mouse over the unit a long time for it to pop up but it shows instantly when hovering an unit. It seems that the spears melee infantry uses are only thrown when you charge and enemy it seems or this atleast my perspetion of the matter, they don't seem to use them at all if you don't double click or if the unit feels it is engaged already.

Thanks Twin, thats two features I don't like to hear.  ::) Why the hell change stuff that works!

At least I can change the info thing. But not being able to throw javelins at will is a disaster for tactics. Hopefully this little tiny rarely used button will have its comeback in a patch. ;)
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Re: Rome II
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2013, 07:10:23 pm »
whats everyone's steam addy.

mines zikoma.
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