CDW:Total War: Rome II has made loads of big changes to the franchise for the first time in a long time. Overhauled UI’s and menus make campaign map play much less tedious and clunky. Battles are more focused on tactics and the new factions are shockingly individual. Every change Creative Assembly have made in Rome II is for the better. I wish this had been the first Total War game I had ever played but I’m also glad as a Total War fan than the franchise is going exactly where it should be. Oh yeah and, “This. Is. SPARTA!”. I tried to resist, honestly.