Hi I'm new to this series and I'm new to strategy games, I want to know which are the best total war games
P.s sorry if this is off topic
Well my Pc doesn't like Medieval 2 and doesn't give me the permission to download it
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Well, as someone who got their first pc for Christmas I got medieval 2 with it, and I heartily recommend it for someone like myself who is new to the Grand Strategy Genre.
Medieval 2 got some real notable differences compared to the newer Total Wars ( Warhammer ), which make that game in my opinion so much better. Some examples;
- The sieges of settlements are 360 degrees, in comparison to the mostly 180 degrees of the newer games. This means, when one attacks a settlement and the battle starts, there's the possibility to literally attack from any direction. So no restrictions from the battle map.
- The campaign map managing of armies actually consists of training troops at owned settlements and retraining them there also. Casualties do not automatically replenish, nor do you have army stances which let you recruit troops from anywhere on the campaign map. Garrisons of settlements also have to be manually put together.
- The combat system on the battlefield consists of model versus model combat, instead of unit versus unit action. This means you actually see models engage into combat, attack and stagger or block blows, and in the end, kill one other, with various finishing moves added to it. This makes the combat system much more dynamic in comparison to the newer Total Wars, and since battles last 30 minutes to 1 hour on average, players are able to enjoy the battles much more.
So according to you guys I should go with: medieval 2, shogun 2 and Warhammer Right?
Definitely med 2, as of now you can get the definitive edition for a fiver on steam I think
Warhammer II is currently my favourite. I loved the first Rome TW as well.
Shogun 2 is what I think is the best
This is the Warhammer Fantasy wiki, so therefore the best Total War game is, of course, Total War: Warhammer II.
I wont say which is best, but state what I liked and disliked about each.
Rome I: Great variety of nations and I liked the generals system, where your family grows. Great
battles. I started with this one, so there may be some nostalgia talking.
Rome II: I did not enjoy this one. It did not seem so fluid nor in campaign nor in battles. Was buggy as hell when I played it too, maybe it got patched.
Medieval II: similar in many ways to Rome I, really enjoyable for the same reasons.
Shogun: Battles and campaigns felt really balanced in this one. I liked the challenge and the Japanese setting, and it is, in my opinion, te best in terms of... understandability? Since all nations are similar with slight variations in rooster you get to know units and how to counter them pretty quickly. I think it had naval battles too. The downside was that such small a rooster seemed somewhat repetitive.
Empire: Colonial Era is a cool shift. The diplomacy sistem is quite peculiar but i really enjoyed the campaign part of the game. The battles are cool and pretty diferent from other games of the genre, they did feel... colonial. Naval battles were nice (tho pretty rabdom in some aspects), and seing ships be turned appart by canonballs was beautifull. Has some weird mehanics, like merchant ships, which I never got to understand well tho.
Warhammer: When it came out I bought it inmediatly. I always wanted a fantasy total war, and it seemded great. Was boring as fuck at the time, I must tell you. Huge was my disapointment. Tried it out again a few months later. I do not know what they changed, but now it was fun. The game is excellent I must say, It has grrat variety both in campaign and battles, inmensely better than the already good at it Rome I and Medieval II. Each patch and DLC seems to go in the right direction, and even playing the same faction with a diferent lord seems like an entirely new run. A personal favorite it is. The bad: less matching animations, since roosters are so heterogeneous. Hard to get to know most units since there are so many of them. No naval battles. The DLC selling is insane and horribly expensive, but i guess it will continue to be that way ehile retards like me keep buying.
What do you think?