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'Total War: Warhammer 2' reviews: Even with flaws, sequel still better than first game

A screenshot from the video game published by Sega, “Total War: Warhammer 2.”Facebook/TotalWar

There are only good words for “Total War: Warhammer 2.” The turn-based real-time tactics video game, developed by Creative Assembly and published by Sega, is set in the “Warhammer Fantasy” fictional universe. Since it was released for Microsoft Windows-based PC last Sept.

28, the game has become a hit with players as well as critics. IGN[1] noted that the video game does well as it builds on an already sprawling universe. It follows faithfully the first installment of the game and “Total War: Warhammer 2” pushes it even further by pulling all the stops and creating the most fleshed-out and engaging war campaign that the veteran strategy and tactics series has to offer.

The publication also praised Creative Assembly’s artists for putting together a sprawling campaign map. The real-time battles against the video game’s artificial intelligence is decent given that the system knows how to play with its strengths and weaknesses. On the other hand, PC Gamer[2] noted that where the first iteration of the video game gave a fantasy version of Europe, “Total War: Warhammer 2” made the effort to include the high-fantasy iterations of continents like the Americas, Africa and Britain as well as creating a continent in the shape of a horseshoe called Ulthuan, the home of the High Elves.

The publication also praised the game for making a lot of improvements, especially on its notifications. The video game also enhanced the constant need for heroes making AI rely on them less. The map has been improved and can seamlessly zoom up on a tactical level.

One flaw that can be seen on the video game is its confusing gameplay on diplomacy. The game is quick to call on treachery based on just being disliked. Another increasing downside to the video game is with its enhanced map, the gaps are starting to become obvious.

With all these factors considered, “Total War: Warhammer 2” has become an even greater game while making players feel like they’re starting a new journey.

“Total War: Warhammer 2” is now available on Windows PC via Steam.

References

  1. ^ IGN (www.ign.com)
  2. ^ PC Gamer (www.pcgamer.com)

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