"Better to die than be a coward" has been the motto of these elite Nepalese soldiers for centuries. Disciplined, tough and courageous, they carry a deadly 18-inch long, curved knife known as the kukri.
These are generally the only games I play. I attempted to play Europa Universailis III once, much the same as Empire, except without the real-time battles and a campaign map which is far more (to the point of being horrifically so in fact) detailed. Naturally I gave up, nobody enjoys playing a game with a two hour learning curve, over the course of which all I did was chase two American colonial armies in circles around Virginia and New York.
I've been waiting to see a proper trailer for this, let alone for the game to come out. Now I have seen it, I can't say I'm too happy.
I can't wait for this bad boy! I loved Rome and Medieval 2, but this one will be the cream of the crop! I hope they have a Napoleonic Wars scenario as well as the standard Grand Campaign setup, and I'm looking forward to the Naval option as well! Hopefully it'll have a suitably patriotic soundtrack as well, a bit of 'British Grenadier' and 'Rule Britannia' would give you a suitably martial spirit to undertake your conquests!
release date has being pushed back a month to add multiplayer support for campaign mode!!!
Earlier this week we reported that Empire: Total War, the highly anticipated PC RTS game from The Creative Assembly and Sega, would have a slight delay in its previous February 2 release date. The new date is now for sometime in early March. However a new development in the game has been revealed and it's indirectly because of the game's delay.
On the official Total War message boards, Creative Assembly team member Mark O'Connell announced, "Significantly the additional time will also allow us to implement the underlying technology for a much desired feature (thanks to your feedback!); a multiplayer campaign mode. An opportunity to participate in the 1 versus 1 multiplayer campaign mode beta will be made available to all Empire Total War buyers post release." This will be the first time in the Total War series that a game will have any kind of multiplayer campaign mode. No other info on this new feature has been announced.
Got the demo through steam , its a bit slow to load, but its great so far. Ive pre-ordered the box though , its a big game and I like to have these things on disk. Highlanders advancing with a piper and bayoneting rebelling colonials is joyous The naval battle is a bit tricky though.