Go to any random video on YouTube or even any topic on this forum and you'll see somebody say this game is a rip off or saying it is Attila dlc. It is an insult to the hard work this team has put into the game. I do not understand any of this. People are writing this game off because the game has the same engine as Attila. Atilla was not terrible at all, sure the battles were a bit clunky however that's pretty common in the total war genre, even in warhammer which people are using as a comparison now for some reason. Warhammer has enough buggy things and I'll take Attila's matched combat over warhammers boring hack n' slash any day of the week. To say this game is a simple re-skin of Attila is laughable to me, Charlemagne was a reskin, Age of Charlemagne was received well over all. The only thing which will be simmilar to Attila are the battle mechanics and the animations, and I'm sure there will be some things that are tweaked and some animations added etc.
I think the game is shaping up to be something special for veterans of the total war genre and for newcomers alike. The campaign is shaping up to be very interesting in my opinion. The battles in Attila are not great it's true. But in my opinion they look stunning visually and the exagerration of some people on these forums rather annoys me. For all of you who haven't played Attila or Rome 2, the battles are a bit clunky but nothing gamebreaking at all so don't believe the CA bashers. Also they are adding a lot of great historical settlements, that's a huge pro to me which outweighs a lot of cons.
Ever since the release of rome 2 there has been a consistent group of people bashing anything CA wanted to release. I remember even warhammer 1 was hated on before release, warhammer 2 also as people found it to be DLC (again). These games are now seen as some of the best CA has ever produced.
You people need to stop and think for a second. CA is a company they need to earn money while delivering games which are made with a lot of passion and skill. They probaply went for the Attila engine because it's the most recent historical game, they can't go for rome 2 because that engine is worse than Attila's and with any engine before that the graphics would be outdated or the mechanics wouldn't fit the era. It is a Saga game and it's not full priced, but it is still a FULL game made on an older engine, so what? Also this is the moment for historical fans to support our genre in total war. I'm not saying you MUST buy this game but if you're doubting I think you should buy it. The warhammer series is making tremendous sales for CA, us historical fans need to show that there's still a big market for historical total war games.
I'm convinced this game will be great, for anybody who enjoyed Attila at least..
So if you're doubting to buy this don't believe all the hate there are a lot of people who loved Attila too.