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February 22nd, 2010, 21:48
The Total War series is a different matter, it seems. The combat is less the focus than in most RTS games; there's a lot of political stuff going on, as well as economic.

I even tried a run in Medieval: Total War without going to war at all. Didn't last very long before I was forced into war against the Holy Roman Empire (Germany). Hint for Germans; don't start wars on two fronts. By the end of it, I held most of Northern France, as well as much of the Northern HRE territory. All because they over-stretched themselves, and fought Poland, Hungary, Italy, France, and England (me) at one time.

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February 23rd, 2010, 16:03
I play the Total War games without the battles. I suck at (and hate) RTS but I like the turn based strategy part ok.
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February 23rd, 2010, 16:16
None played Europa Universalis series? WOA !!!!!

Far better than anything total war (no tactical battles tho)

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/2…rsalis_III.php
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February 24th, 2010, 16:19
Originally Posted by Tragos View Post
None played Europa Universalis series? WOA !!!!!

Far better than anything total war (no tactical battles tho)

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/2…rsalis_III.php
I bought it a few months ago, it's in my queue of games to play. I only have to finish Kings Bounty 2, Dragon Age: Origins, Elven Legacy (on the PC) and on the PS2: Mana Khemia 2 and Ar Tonelico 2. Then after that happens, and if nothing else comes up with high priority (like, for example, a beta invite to SW:TOR or FF XIV, or Drakensang 2), it'd be a tough decision on what to get from my queue… Europa Universalis 3, Gothic 1-3 (second attempt), 1701 expansion, … and a few others that escape my mind
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Originally Posted by Tragos View Post
None played Europa Universalis series? WOA !!!!!

Far better than anything total war (no tactical battles tho)

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/2…rsalis_III.php
Europa Universalis is the best grand-strategy ever but it's a lot different from
total war series

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March 9th, 2010, 17:15
Originally Posted by Tragos View Post
None played Europa Universalis series? WOA !!!!!

Far better than anything total war (no tactical battles tho)

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/2…rsalis_III.php
I finally got to try EU (3). It is very deep, but not really to my taste. Problem is, one of the things I love about these games is starting from nothing and growing my little town into an empire, but in EU it's already all settled. I tried playing a smallish country and got wasted in like 2 years (I didn't even attack, then France destroyed me).
I might give it another try, but one of the major selling points for me in turn based strategy games like Civilization and HoMM is gone (the growing from nothing part).
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I finally got to try EU (3). It is very deep, but not really to my taste. Problem is, one of the things I love about these games is starting from nothing and growing my little town into an empire, but in EU it's already all settled. I tried playing a smallish country and got wasted in like 2 years (I didn't even attack, then France destroyed me).
I might give it another try, but one of the major selling points for me in turn based strategy games like Civilization and HoMM is gone (the growing from nothing part).
Starting as a minor next to France equals with your Daelish elf in DAO facing the final boss instead of some running humans in the first cut scene of the game; you have to be really good to survive the first hit.

EU series are tough to master and sometimes becoming big doesn't secure your dominance since a couple of bad events together with 2-3 bad choices can turn your mighty empire into ash .
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March 11th, 2010, 22:01
More Civ5 news http://kotaku.com/5489814/civilizati…ig-differences
Looks like there will be a limit of one unit per tile (?), also, religion and espionage are supposed to be gone, maybe replaced with something else.
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May 7th, 2010, 14:46
2K Games and Valve have announced that Sid Meier's Civilization V will utilise the full range of Steamworks tools, thereby making the digital release exclusive to Steam. Scheduled to launch this September, the Standard Edition will set you back $49.99/€49.99/£29.99, while the Digital Deluxe Edition, including an exclusive scenario, goes for an inflated $59.99/€59.99/£39.99:

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I never really liked EU or HoI that much. I will propably buy Civ5 once its cheap enough. 50€ way too much for digital.

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thereby making the digital release exclusive to Steam.
I wonder whether there'll be a non-digital release, too.

And whether it'll contain "extra scenarios", too.

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May 9th, 2010, 10:15
From what i read in 2k games and civ forums all versions will require steamworks (boxed too)
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