It's all about epic scale with this game. With a campaign map that spans a sizable portion of the globe and fierce battles between thousands of units, Creative Assembly's Empire: Total War aims to again deliver the same kind of blend of strategy and tactics that's made the series so popular over the years. You may have already checked out bits of the game, as a demo for Empire was made available through Steam last week. It includes battles at sea and on land, so we'll skip most of that for this article. If you want to get a sense of how the naval conflicts play, how the game runs, or how the land combat feels with Empire's greater focus on ranged fighting, then by all means start downloading now.