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Discussion in 'Games' started by Darth Snow, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    I'm coming back, baby.

    [video=youtube;aWZCfdDW4NQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=aWZCfdDW4NQ[/video]
     
  2. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    Are games like this playable on a laptop and if so, what do I need to spend?
     
  3. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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  4. J.R. Ewing

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    Will get! Also, anybody know a good marriage counselor?

    jk
     
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    chipwich Administrator Club Member Junta Member

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    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    I was going to post this trailer.

    Love some Total War, although Shogun 2 didn't do much for me.

    Very excited by this.
     
  7. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Never played these games, are they similar to Starcraft/Warcraft?
     
  9. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    same family, but pretty different.
     
  10. J.R. Ewing

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    They're not realtime strategy games. You have a map with cities that you build and develop. You recruit armies and move them on the map until you fight another army or besiege a city. That opens up a battle map with hundreds of individual soldiers grouped into units (typically 40-100 soldiers per unit). The battles are real time. These games are my person favorite. These games have a pretty active mod community as well.
     
  11. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    They are mixed between turn based and real time combat.

    You manage your empire at the strategic, turn-based level. Build provices, move and construct armies, handle diplomacy and espionage, etc.

    Then, once you have a conflict between the armies, you move to a real time combat system where the units you control are based on how you constructed the army at the strategic level. Additionally, any defenses you've constructed in an area, as well as the map type are generated based upon where the armies are at the strategic level.

    It is fun stuff. I will warn anyone who is thinking about getting the game.... the Total War series is a NOTORIOUS system hog. That is both because the graphics are great, but also because the real time battles simulate combat between each individual person within the unit.... so, there is a lot for it both display and to process.
     
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    Interesting, kind of a battle Sim City? Sounds more up my alley than Warcraft.. the last time I played that game some jackass 8 year old ghoul rushed me while simultaneously talking massive **** to me. :cry:
     
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    The game plays like the below. This was Shogun 2, based in Japan obviously, and was maybe the most polished in the series.

    This is the strategic map

    [video=youtube;AaaX6FWXzh4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaaX6FWXzh4[/video]

    And the real time battles

    [video=youtube;7aZFhDdGgEA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aZFhDdGgEA[/video]
     
  14. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    none of that in rome. any "rush" would take turns and turns of buildup :lol:
     
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    I like the pace a lot better. The longer campaigns can take a while to finish, while the battle provide a bit of an adrenaline rush. The graphics are pretty amazing. Charging into your enemy's line's from the rear with a horde of war elephants is a blast.
     
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    chipwich Administrator Club Member Junta Member

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    I had to pull the trigger. My current desktop and laptop are both on borrowed time. This will replace both. Reviews have been good.

    I'm using my work laptop when I travel. This thing weighs like 9+ pounds. Lugging it around will get old. I'll hopefully get a smaller laptop with Haswell next year.
     
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    Yeah - no rushing. Long campaigns can last 300 - 500 turns I believe, and the battles themselves are all about terrain and unit counters.

    I used to love playing Empire: Total War (buggy as hell, I know) - but there was something immensely satisfying about placing 4 units of cannon spread in your front line, and watching them toss cannonballs into the advancing enemy.... then, once close enough you would switch to canister shot and just leaves swaths of broken bodies in the enemy lines while your infantry finally starting let loose with their volleys.

    Likewise, my favorite in the series was Medieval 2, and watching the mongols come in from the east with stacks and stacks of troops, only to crash against my castle walls while their battering rams and siege towers burned.
     
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    hehe. good times. the implementation of castles was so bad for so long.
     
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    Medieval 2 is very good, but Rome 1 is still my favorite. Phalanx units and javelin equipped legions were a lot of fun. The elephants took the cake.
     
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    chipwich Administrator Club Member Junta Member

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    Yeah. I wanted a 15" MBP with the Haswell. I am hearing October. With this recent purchase I'll probably look at the 13" in a year.


    :hijacked: :smile2:
     
  22. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    eff MBP. I'm done with apple. I'm buying a haswell laptop that can game and has a kick ass trackpad and keyboard.
     
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    If I like this new laptop I might be done with them as well. We shall see.
     
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    I've never been into laptops for gaming. Just get so much more raw power for less money with a desktop.
     
  25. Darth Snow

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    yup. but can't buy both.
     
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    bummer.
     
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    The things they did to conserve power consumption with the Haswell chip are amazing.
     
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    That is one impressive laptop! I know someone that got one very similar to that one, they are more than happy with the gaming power it has. Big heavy beast to carry around though.
     
  30. chipwich

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    I'm psyched to try it out. My current laptop is almost 5 years old.
     

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