Let the anger rise as the armies of Rome bug and glitch to oblivion! See how Total War: Rome II forces the hand of Angry Joe. This truly is a war between the bigger websites' reviewers and fans of the series. Where do you stand?
I normally like Joe's reviews a lot, besides when he goes total fanboy like with Guild Wars 2, but this one is simply off target. If you have to begin your review by telling how honest and unbiased you are, you know that your position is weak to begin with. The game has problems. It's definitely not worthy of a high score, but a 5? No. Not in this world. In this case it seems to me that joe allowed the difference between your expectations and reality get the better of him, which is a very bad standpoint to have when reviewing a game.
I don't always agree with his reviews, but they are fun as hell to watch.
He may have let his expectations get the better of him however all the reasons for giving that score are well evidenced. I think sometimes that people forget 5 is technically 'average' if you use the 1 to 10 score properly. Something that this game, from his stance of course, sounds like. I haven't played it, not my sort of game, but it's still his personal opinion. If you don't agree then that's fair enough but a lot of people on the video seem to agree even if they only represent the minority.
5/10 are for games that don't work. this works fine and is fun to play, even with the bugs, which will be gone soon enough. What an ignorant review.
I find him annoying most of the time...but entertaining! EDIT: I think he has a shitty PC! I so far haven't come across those issues. But still patched it anyways for future hiccups. So far very smooth. Only gripe...WHY NOT ADD ANIMATIONS?!
A 5?! Look, I know that the game is extremely bugged but a 5?! Rome 2 doesn't deserve that score. Just wait for some patches that will fix those problems then voila! It will be the Total War game everyone asked for... I hope at least.
Anything that's EXTREMELY bugged deserves to take a big hit in score. If you watched the whole thing, which admittedly is long at 45 minutes, then he clearly states that this is based on the release build and patches may eventually fix it. He's nothing but brutally honest as a long time Total War fan.
That's what I respect about Angry Joe but I just hope that the score would change when the changes and fixes occur. This is just a big blow on Total War series in my opinion :/
Im currently loving Rome 2 yeh sure Bugs and this was defo not optimised right textures still not been sorted resolution toto help that. Also i found funny formations clash general dies quickly And frame rate is horrid with traps it can run when waiting for turns 1-20fps sometimes in battle very slow. There the things ive noticed But havin stopped me loving the game they've taken ideas from civilization witch i love huge scale made things more clear to understand for certain people. The on going patches will help im sure i wont lie they shud at least got the core bugs fixed first but hey they keeping us informed with weekly updates thats better than a slap in a face. Btw. I just love the ship battles way my men jump on the other he he. If you think my setup not good enough its not that. Im running sandy bridge 4.7ghz. With 7970
5 is to high for the release build to be honest. The game doesn't work people.
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