There was a good chunk of time there when the Total War series was one of the best things on the PC. Its combination of real-time battles and turn-based planning made it a lot of people’s — mine included — perfect strategy game. Then along came Total War: Rome II.
Total War: Rome II went from being one of 2013’s most promising games to one of its most disappointing. Indeed, it took months of patches and updates to even get it to a presentable state. Not that performance and AI were the last of the game’s troubles.
Say hello to the giant, smiling hypno-shield, the greatest weapon of ancient times. ʘ‿ʘ