What do we think of it?
I'd give it a solid 8, for a "remastered" they could have done a lot more, for the base asking price of 30 USD I'd say not worth it.However the 15 USD current sale price tags to play Rome on a modern system plus the additional modding resources I believe the longer you wait the better it will be.
base game? 7/10It's R1 with a fresh lick of paint. if you didn't like R1 this probably won't change your mind (unless your main gripe was the shit camera controls in R1). Shit pathfinding with large unit scale still is the only major complaint I have with it, but it's playable. You just need to expect units to take an extra 10 seconds to follow your command in tight cities, and you won't be able to pull off anything too intricate in the cities. On the other hand, the superior melee battle engine compared to any warscape game is a fine tradeoff.what's cool about it though is that you have developers that are working on the game hand in hand with modders to create a game that's going to be even more moddable than medieval 2.med2 traditionally has had better mods than R1, but now with the updated graphics and campaign map detail, we can look forward to the best overhauls in the series' history. the question just remains about how many modders will come back to RR, as most of the mods for med2/R1 have ceased developmentRome 1 and Med 2 were the only games in the series that actually had a growing playerbase on Steam. All due to mods. It's in the hands of the community now, but if we get a modding scene like Med2 then this could be a 10/10 down the line.
The only real issue I have with it is the UI. It's a bit bloated, but either they'll fix it, mods will come, or I'll get used to it.
>>571753Experienced slowdown and crashes through my first campaign. I'm sure they'll iron it out but it gives a poor first impression.I feel like everything you want in the ui is hidden behind too many clicks. The best things about it would be changes to diplo and ai, the promise of future changes and mods.Seems OK, if the original works on your machine you probably don't need this however if you own the original the price is negligible anyway.
>>571753I'm enjoying it. Like others have said, the UI isn't great but it's functional. I've had no bugs or crashes.
It’s good, but I’m looking forward to the mods Definitely want something that makes battles take longe r
its great its rome 1 but it runs really well. id take the dumb battle AI over shitty rome 2 any day.
>>572531Nah, kill yourself back to >>>/v/ with that garbage.
>>572540>/twg/tard comes to /vst/>immediately destroys all semblance of quality and discoursereally glad most of those retards are stuck there circle jerking over their rat porn
>>571753It's shit like most TW games
>>571753Windows 10 requirement. 70gb uncompressed garbage. -100/10. worse than the original in every way.
better than rome 2just needs some decent mods now no idea why it’s getting such bad reviews on steam
It's a soulless cashgrab
>>572667>Windows 10 requirementalso on linuxif youre on win7 and not linux youre a certified retard>70gb uncompressed garbageonly with 4k textures, 45gb without>-100/10. worse than the original in every way.lmao its LITERALLY the original rome but with way better performance and a questionable UI gtfo with your shit ass bait
>>572670Because of seething poorfags
>>571753+ A more or less true copy of RTW that actually runs on modern operating systems without unreasonable performance issues, invisible arrows etc+ Will supposedly become more moddable somewhere down the line though what exactly this entails and what exactly modders will be able to do remains to be seen- New UI is genuinely horrible and spreads all the information you might want to see out across several different windows that must be opened/closed separately- Battle maps are smaller which makes pathfinding in sieges even worseIt's good for what it is but if you don't already own it on Steam or got your free (original) version with a CD key then I can see why the price seems a bit steep. If you're interested in playing mods in the future (my guess would be that it's going to take at least 2-6 months before substantial mods start appearing) then it's probably worth picking up otherwise it's just a Buy On Sale/10
>>572805the reviews are mostly>wtf it doesnt work on windows 7?!!?>wtf they could not fix the hardcoded pathfinding?!?!its rome 1 but better performancethe UI is genuinely AIDS though
>>571753wait for mods or the Medieval 2 DLC/Standaloneit's good but it's Rome 1, there just isn't that much to do in the base-game because factions are inherently imbalanced by designon top of that there's no real unit diversity, true to the original
>>571753Each time I look at this pic, I feel a wave of nostalgia. Anyone else have this feeling as well?
I don't get it.
>>573650might be because amazons in greek mythology are supposed to be scythian
Should have just made a normal remaster without changing anything but perfomance. The game looks like shit now, both UI and Graphics.
One of the complaints I've seen people saying is that the AI doesn't build large armies?
>>573650Scythia has gril units.
>>573796I've never seen that complaint
>>571753cashgrab/10it's neither a remaster or a remake, just fancy graphics while still having the old issues the game had and on top of that, new ones that come with the new release
>>571753I like it. Wouldn't have minded better pathfinding in towns. Accurate collision boxes for the buildings and stuff like that though.
>>573796I think you have to have higher difficulty. I've watched a lot of YT videos where people played campaign on very hard and there were lots of large armies. I've only played on normal so far to get back into it, and yeah... I'm facing rather small armies. So I think it's due to the ai getting fewer bonuses.
>>571753crappy mobile port, they should at least give it for free instead of a shitty 50% discount
>>571753Rome 1 with updated graphics, a better campaign AI, much better performance for modern hardware, an arguably worse UI targeted at zoomers. Pathfinding is still as bad as ever and was left largely untouched a la StarCraft Remastered. I'm enjoying it especially since the original runs like shit on my modern PC in even moderately-sized battles even with the dll fixes etc. Remastered runs buttery-smooth for me and feels great to play in that regard.
The updates to quality of life make it the comfiest Total War there is now. Liking the UI is making me think I have autism or something.
>>575945Oh, and I forgot to mention that I really like the updated controls, being able to alt-drag units, rearrange unit cards by dragging and dropping, and shift-drawing paths for them are all incredibly nice.
>>572753>>572856>>572860>>575945>better performanceNot on my craptop
>>575953>rearrange unit cards by dragging and droppingIs there a way to do this on the campaign map?
>>571753not working on win7REEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
>>576058>using wangblowstake the linuxpill
>>576077sure but i am lazy and used to win7
I like the new grafix and support for newer systems. I don't like how small the building and unit browsers/icons are. Also, I thought in RTW you could look at building trees by right clicking them, but they replaced that with the in-game wiki, which sucks because it doesn't even show the final tiers of buildings like temples. Overall, it has a lot of potential but the UI sucks. Hopefully mods fix it. Otherwise, the fun is still there, why is melee combat so much better in this game bros?
2004 video game
>>576096>but they replaced that with the in-game wiki, which sucks because it doesn't even show the final tiers of buildings like templeswhat? Bottom right when you have a city selected
>>576319To be fair, the UI needs some getting used to. I struggle with the agents tab. Once you have selected an agent, it would be nice to have arrows to jump to the next instead of having to deselect, open the agents tab again and select another agent.
Shame they didn't retexture the units like the ones shown in the in-game event cards
>>576058>>576081This shit is becoming the norm and people are gonna have to get used to it. The Mass Effect trilogy thing they're going requires Win10 too. Developers don't want to deal with an OS that Microsoft dropped all support for.
>>576319the greek advisor is such a qt
>>571753 It's just what I wanted from a remaster. It stayed true to the feel of the original game, while improving where improvements were needed (where possible). It runs smooth, brings back the fun, while giving me a much better interface to work with.Pic related. It feels good to see Rome ruled by true Romans.
>>576077This. If you are still using windoze in the 2000's you are a fucking casual moron. GNU+Linux are pinnacle operator quality gaming platform. Period.
>>571753Refunded it after 30 minutes
>>577888Stick to Paradox games, they're a lot easier.
And most paradox games run on the only acceptable OS. Windows 7.
>>571753It's rome 1 with a new coat of paint and a feature or two from med 2. It's good, but I've already played it to death. Now that it's in the spotlight again we might get some more mods for it, so that might be neat.
>>576376uh, use [ and ] or click the arrows to switch to the next?
>>578001>only acceptable OS. Windows 7.>not linuxyep youre retarded
>>5717530/10. All of the soul was removed.
>>578499But the QT amazonian waifus are still in
>>571753If only they didin't rape the campaign map and fuck over the UI, hopefully mods will fix this shit
>>576178why are they so skinny
i have over 1000 hours in the original romeheres my opinion>Graphics: Good>UI: Mediocre, worse than the original in some stuff objectivelly speaking>Gameplay and AI: Better in some regards, but the pathfinding is god awful in cities still, so sieges are still the most broken battles, regarding both movement and the AI behavior. You can cheese your way into scamming the AI off all their money, and the compensation mechanic is super broken.i'd give it a 7/10. I play the fuck out of it, but only because i love the original game. Id consider Attila a better historical title for somebody who wants a solid experience without dealing with the same shortcomings of a 16 year old game with shitty AI
>>571753I just think that I wont play it until the bigger mods come
>>579094>Mediocre, worse than the original in some stuff objectivelly speakingId go as far as to say that rome 2 ui is better. like in the remaster, so much stuff is hidden behind 2-3 clicks its ridiculous.
>>571753+ Nice coat of paint+ Runs better aside from a couple crashes+ Campaign AI is generally better+ Diplomacy is viable- UI is worse- Hold formation is no longer the default in battles- campaign AI are cowards and run away too much- a few things that were previously moddable are engine locked
>>579119what stuff do you need to regularly access that's hidden away
It's got Volound and Republic of Play severely butthurt, which is just fucking great by my books.
>>575987No one cares about your fucking snowflake poor ass piece of crap laptop.
>>578001The last acceptable windows os was XP
>>579235>- a few things that were previously moddable are engine lockedlike what?
>>579356Dynamic renaming of settlements and changing senate size are the two things I've noticed. Presumably there'll be more that the bigger mods will run into.
>>579308No, it was NT.
>>579271You cared enough to answer me
But I'm sooooooo into you.
>>579119yeah agreed, i wish they just copypasted the Attila UI instead of trying to make their own thing, since they seem to have way worse UI designers than CA.
>>579483come see me before leaving
funny how the honeymoon period lasted not even 2 weeks, even CA free marketer youtube shills realized it
>>579871more like they saw which way the reviews were heading and decided to change tune
>>575987>gaming laptopOH NO NO NO
>>580154>"gaming" laptop>G A M I N G laptop
>>579871Because when you actually play it it's fucking shit compared to the new games. Nostalgia goggles.
>>580237found the warhammer fag
>>580282Never played those games. Your post made me realize there hasn't been a TW game I've been interested in since Rome 2. That was also the last original historical TW. Attila and ToB were Rome 2 clones and Three Kingdoms and Troy are Warhammer clones.
>>571753>have to buy the same game twice.CA is a bunch of jews
>>579382no it was 95newer than that are bloat
>check out /twg/ to see if people are campaign posting with r:tw>every post except for maybe 5 are talking about warhammer and posting borderline furrshit>mfw sovlfvl /twg/ is gone forevera-atleast i have /vst/ now
>>581599It was fun while it lasted