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Anyone excited for Empire Total War?

Post  TheGreatLord on Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:43 am

Empire: Total War (commonly abbreviated to E:TW) is an upcoming game in the Total War series of video games that is being developed by the Creative Assembly at the UK branch, by the team that developed Rome: Total War.
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* 1 Gameplay
o 1.1 Features
o 1.2 Campaign map
o 1.3 Press
* 2 References
* 3 External links

Gameplay

Empire: Total War is about exploration and conquest, founding colonies and fighting wars away from home, and is a strategy game spanning the 18th and 19th centuries, in which you direct your nation to dominate Europe, North Africa, The Americas, India and South East Asia. The player will use both complex strategies on the campaign map and fierce commands on the battlefieldóboth on land and sea. The game will feature gameplay correlating with that of the previous games in the Total War series, but with major additions to the campaign map and battlefield.

More than fifty factions will be included in the game, ten of which are expected to be playable. The confirmed factions are:

* The British Empire
* The Kingdom of France
* The Ottoman Empire
* The Kingdom of Prussia
* The Spanish Empire
* The Thirteen Colonies
* The United Provinces (Dutch Republic)
* The Swedish Empire
* The Russian Empire
* Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth

It is also confirmed that changes in government may occur during the campaign as the rise of democracy becomes an issue in this time period. One instance is the United States of America may only come into existence if the rulers of that area are unable to maintain social order. The French Revolution is another example that may occur if the people of France are no longer satisfied with their sovereign.

Features

Empire: Total War will feature 3D naval battles, a feature new to the series, as well as large land battles with muskets, cavalry and artillery. Buildings and structures can be garrisoned, as well as the being destructible, and there is a plethora of new formations and strategies to be mastered. The naval battles feature destructible sails, realistic cannon fire, grapeshot's and boarding action.

The battles on land have been given a makeover too:

* The firing of cannons, and arrows and muskets is made more realistic.
* Music makes its way into the battlefield in the form of bagpipes, drums, fifes and trumpets.
* Weapons may jam and misfire, and cannons can explode.
* Generals shout orders at their troops as the regiment goes into combat or fires at enemies.
* The battlefield becomes strewn with dead, dying and dismembered bodies. The game makes use of ragdoll physics to add to the chaos.

A full list of confirmed features can be found in the frequently updated TotalWar.org forum summary thread.

Campaign map

The previous title's diplomacy and military AI have been given major changes and have been completely refined. There are also new systems in place to draw armies out of cities, by the inclusion of barracks and mills outside the city walls to defend. The new animated campaign map features a huge cast of characters, and shows every single building and upgrade, rather than just the cities, castles and docks of previous games. The auto-management system is improved along with the advice system, and the game itself will feature better tutorials that makes the game easier to learn. There will also be an added focus on managing unrest in the player's empire, and the degree to which the player expands or denies political freedom to the population.

I drool at this, seriously and have been longing for a Total War that tackled the Colonial warfare of the 18-19th century. Huge, Huge, fan of Total War games and this will be no different.

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Re: Anyone excited for Empire Total War?

Post  General_II on Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:22 am

It looks pretty interesting. While I'm eager to have it come out, the PC specs may be prohibitive.

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Re: Anyone excited for Empire Total War?

Post  ProvostGuard on Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:30 am

I was impressed by MTW2 and RTW, but somewhat disappointed by the way battles worked. While it looked nice, I found that tactics were mostly unnecessary to win battles against the AI. For Empire Total War, I hope it's not one clump of units shooting at another clump of units, which is what most RTS games are.
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Re: Anyone excited for Empire Total War?

Post  Abadu on Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:54 am

The game sounds cool,but I doubt it'll work on my computer Crying or Very sad
Provost,have you tried any mods like Europa Barbarorum?They make the battles much better

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Re: Anyone excited for Empire Total War?

Post  TheGreatLord on Sun May 18, 2008 6:16 am













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A few new land images of Empire: Total War!

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Re: Anyone excited for Empire Total War?

Post  ProvostGuard on Tue May 20, 2008 6:48 pm

The formations irk me, but, other than that, it looks cool.
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Re: Anyone excited for Empire Total War?

Post  TheGreatLord on Thu May 22, 2008 12:06 pm

Yeah, that's what I thought too but it's probably because the images were taken in the beta version and they didn't have time implementing the actual line formations before the screenshots were taken.

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