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This Weekend's Article: A Review of Total War Attila
« on: April 04, 2015, 06:25:26 AM »
We've got our review of Total War: Attila out there for your adulation and/or derision.  Send it all to Lloydington.
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Re: This Weekend's Article: A Review of Total War Attila
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2015, 09:42:10 AM »
Nice review. O0

It sounds a lot of fun. I truly hated the early release of Rome 2 with a passion, but I am slowly coming around to it now that it has had a zillion ;) patches. I otherwise agree with your take on the Total War series being a fan boy myself. I'm so very tempted to get Attila now, but I'll probably do so when I next upgrade my graphics card.

I hope they update the Rome 2 unit cards with the Attila ones. They look far better.
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Re: This Weekend's Article: A Review of Total War Attila
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2015, 10:55:07 AM »
Great job Gusinglloyd!

Maybe this will get me to take another look at the TW games. Sad Sack that I am, I own almost every iteration of them (excepting the original Samurai and this new one) but have never been able to get into them. (Eh? Why are you guys looking at me that way...?)

The one I played most was the Viking Expansion version of M:TW so now there may be hope...
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Re: This Weekend's Article: A Review of Total War Attila
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2015, 11:27:49 AM »
Thanks guys. 'Wing you may be interested in one of the new 'Viking Forefathers' factions. They could be fleshed out a little more but they feel somewhat authentic and the Geats were fun for me to play.

Boggit - what kind of video card do you have? My GeForce card is not particularly new or edgy...
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Re: This Weekend's Article: A Review of Total War Attila
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2015, 01:34:57 PM »
Thanks guys. 'Wing you may be interested in one of the new 'Viking Forefathers' factions. They could be fleshed out a little more but they feel somewhat authentic and the Geats were fun for me to play.

Boggit - what kind of video card do you have? My GeForce card is not particularly new or edgy...
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Re: This Weekend's Article: A Review of Total War Attila
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2015, 02:57:41 PM »
You may still be able to eke out a decent game on low or medium graphics-setting, especially if you have a decent amount of memory.
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Re: This Weekend's Article: A Review of Total War Attila
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2015, 11:57:27 AM »
Good review!  It's pretty much what I expected Gus would say.  :) 

I suspect I'll end up waiting until they come out with the Attila version of the Emperor's Edition, but I will get it eventually.  I mostly like what's been added, but the era simply doesn't appeal that much to me, so I'm in no great hurry.  (That, and I honestly still enjoy Rome II so much!) 

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Re: This Weekend's Article: A Review of Total War Attila
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2015, 01:10:37 PM »
If the era doesn't grab you, you most likely won't like Attila. Unless you enjoy the new game play mechanics. Which is a definite possibility because they are so different compared to what has come before in TW games.
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Re: This Weekend's Article: A Review of Total War Attila
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2015, 02:02:27 PM »
If the era doesn't grab you, you most likely won't like Attila. Unless you enjoy the new game play mechanics. Which is a definite possibility because they are so different compared to what has come before in TW games.

Thanks Gus.  Warning noted.  :) 

The mechanics do hold a fair degree of interest for me, including the addition/return of the family tree.  And I do have some interest in the late Roman Empire, just not nearly as much as when its strength was waxing/at its height.  (It's a bit dark for my tastes; I almost certainly qualify as a "historical romantic", hence why I'm such a sucker for the golden era of the Classical period...)  So I think there's enough in Attila that yes, I'll end up getting it down the road -- just not til an "everything edition" is available. 

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Re: This Weekend's Article: A Review of Total War Attila
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2015, 07:06:31 PM »
It is very dark. That may put it away for you.
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Re: This Weekend's Article: A Review of Total War Attila
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2015, 07:14:50 PM »
Turn up the gamma!  :))
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« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2015, 08:13:04 PM »
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Re: This Weekend's Article: A Review of Total War Attila
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2015, 11:44:09 AM »
Great review Gus. Couldn't agree more, a tough Total War to win.
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Re: This Weekend's Article: A Review of Total War Attila
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2015, 06:46:07 PM »
Thanks Slash. Have to admit I am enjoying the Lombard campaign I'm playing now more than the Huns or the Geats I mentioned in the article. I am barely more than surviving still, but there are many more interesting things going on in this campaign plus direct conflict with Western and Eastern Rome.
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