Empire: Total War (now Total War: Empire) was launched within the distant previous of 2009 and so far as Total War games go, it doesn’t get loads of consideration lately. Empire was necessary for just a few causes: it was the primary Total War sport to make use of a modern-looking 3D engine, and was the primary sport to characteristic devoted 3D naval battles. It was additionally the primary to totally embrace firearms.

Despite some spectacular milestones, Empire: Total War obtained a blended reception. Critics usually praised it – I bear in mind giving it excessive marks on the time myself – however fans had been extra important. It supplied unprecedented strategic breadth and made nice strides for strategy games on the time, however it was additionally unpolished in lots of locations. The AI was additionally fairly subpar, because it discovered naval invasions problematic.

It was ultimately succeeded by 2010’s Napoleon: Total War, which sacrificed Empire’s world technique for a extra targeted – and secure – spin-off. Despite this, fans on the Total War subreddit have been showing their appreciation, particularly for the naval battles as many think about Empire’s to be the most effective of the sequence.

The subreddit lately sometimes focuses on issues like Total Warhammer and, lately, Three Kingdoms’ cancellation, one thing person Cloackedcomet wished to handle.

Lack of Empire content in this sub. This is a Empire Naval battle appreciation post. from totalwar

Empire: Total War is finest performed with mods – the sport was by no means built-in into Steam Workshop so that you’ll have to move over to ModDB. Plenty advocate DarthMod’s Empire overhaul, however there are different ones to contemplate as effectively, like this Victorian-era mod to your Victoria 3 repair.

There’s additionally been loads of requires an Empire 2, though if we’re speculating a brand new Medieval: Total War is just as likely. At least Warhammer 3 is real, which is due out later this 12 months.

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