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Submitted by Lavalamp 308d ago | review

Total War: Rome II Review | Quarter to Three

Tom Chick: "The more I play Rome II, the more I feel a crushing sense of disappointment and even betrayal. It’s like being a kid at Christmas, gleefully ripping the paper off the box for a new toy and snatching it out of that box. Look, Mom, it’s Rome II. Rome II, I tell you. But the more you play with it, the more it falls apart. It doesn’t work like you expected. It less and less resembles the awesome pictures on the box. It’s a lesson in the limitations of plastic and paint and cheap manufacturing. But what’s most galling about Rome II is that Creative Assembly taught us no such lesson with their last game, Shogun 2, with its stately elegance, its carefully weighed back-to-the-basics approach to their traditional gameplay, and even the flashy multiplayer chrome around the edges. Shogun 2 was the Civilization IV of the Total War series. Rome II is the Civilization V." (PC, Total War: Rome II) 1/5

mafiahajeri  +   308d ago
The AI is kind of stupid but othe then that I think it's a solid game. I lam enjoying it. Also 1 out of 5? Come on dont be so harsh...
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Abriael  +   308d ago
Now, this is just disingenuous. The game has flaws, even rather big (mostly technical) flaws, but 1/5?

Clickbait and a disservice to readers.
arbitor365  +   308d ago
clickbait is what quartertothree is centered on. i guess you werent here when he gave Journey a 2/5
Abriael  +   308d ago
I missed that one. Goodness..
ATi_Elite  +   308d ago
Story Quality = WTF
Like Website = NO

Rome 2 is like a 8/10 or 9/10 even with the A.I. glitches.

C.A. knows this and are making a huge patch to fix the few issues.

1/5 is just a LOSER website trying to get hits (u got NONE from me)

I'm enjoying Rome 2 and so far it's the best Total War ever.
Roccetarius  +   308d ago
Seems pretty spot on to me. Rome 2 is a rushed game, no discussion.
The_Kills  +   308d ago
Why do they now need to patch this game with this short list of fixes to the games basic failures and not its core stupid gameplay decisions?

Did they also not play this game before release? Are they that oblivious or incompitenet?
Drasill  +   308d ago
Isn't this the guy that gives all big name games really low scores? Look at his Halo 4, The Last of Us, and Bioshock Infinite reviews....
arbitor365  +   308d ago
yes. he is a pathetic, pretentious, attention seeking Dbag who defaces great games in order to get hits. and for some reason metacritic and gamefaqs still use his reviews, even though his site is irrelevant and his reviews are garbage
starchild  +   308d ago
Jeez what a freaking loser.
HeyImBen11  +   308d ago
Don't even bother, he is the ultimate troll. He gave TLOU and bioshock infinite and more great games a 6.
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Bladesfist  +   308d ago
I am really enjoying Rome 2, I have put 35 hours into it so far and the German Confederation will soon take over the world.
mafiahajeri  +   308d ago
Have any spies poisoned your wells yet? Lool
Bladesfist  +   308d ago
They better not have, my men are barbaric to say the least.
Jovanian  +   308d ago
If they're willing to give it a 1/5 now, then they owe the game a second review post patch.
arbitor365  +   308d ago
the game is far from perfect and it need some patching, but we all know this 1/5 score is just Tom Chick's usual tactic or posting shocking scores to get views on his site.

Tom Chick is the biggest scumbag, attention whore in the entire game reviewing community, bar none. he is a hack. I will be so glad when he is gone.
wow bad score..

I want to play it still.
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Ares84HU  +   308d ago
I give this website 0.5 out of 10.

Let's vote this garbage site down guys! Hate stupid idiots like this reviewer. They are the ones who give gaming journalism a bad name.

This guy has no business being in the gaming journalism world.
arbitor365  +   308d ago
I honestly cant beleive that metacritic actually hosts this idiots reviews. with every single big AAA game you see one yellow or red score. and it is always this guy. and then you see him dishing out 5/5 reviews to the most random mediocre games.

the fact that metacritic factors in this guy's reviews pretty much removes all of their credibility
aliengmr  +   308d ago
Total War games are best enjoyed when they've aged a couple months.

But a 1/5 is just silly.
Loki86  +   308d ago
Tom Chick"en" is a plague on the gaming community. How he is still on metacritic has to be alot of sexual favors or something, just don't give him traffic and maybe his pathetic website will die.
Imalwaysright  +   308d ago
Oh its this dude again.
inf3cted1  +   308d ago
I dont see how this idiot still enters in metacritic scores.

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