Empire Total War

Discussion in 'Video Games' started by Paul Reed, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Anyone playing this at present? It has had a reputation for being quite a 'buggy' game, and many people just can't get it to work, but I seem to have been lucky. Am amazed by the graphics. Couple of screen grabs from a bash between the British and Spanish below.

    Website:

    Empire: Total War | The all new Total War game released in March 2009


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  2. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Is it easy to control Paul?? Have played Shogun and Rome Total Wars and liked both but it seems that there are a lot more troops to control in this one? Is there a naval part to it too?
     
  3. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Yes, it isn't too different to RTW in terms of battles; but the whole management system is very different and takes some getting used to. The naval battles are quite something. Will post a couple of screen shots after I fight the next one.
     
  4. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Have to be honest, am really impressed with the shots you have posted -it looks a corker of a game.
     
  5. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    My PC won't take it, I got 1 GB of RAM, ETW needs 2 GB to run it.


    BUGGER!!!!
     
  6. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Yes, you also really need a 512kb graphics card, ideally Nvidia or ATI.

    Coulpe of more images.

    Defending the trenches from the French (you have the ability to dig in during defensive battles!)

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    Pounding the French with field artillery.

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  7. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    The grass in the first image really impressed me. And the lighting too.!
     
  8. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I was watching lots of videos of the game on You Tube last night after Paul was telling me about it elsewhere.

    YouTube - empire total war
     
  9. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    You'll have to make a visit to Kent, Owen, then I might let you have a go... :lol:
     
  10. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Forming square, waiting for the cavalry!

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  11. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Fighting off Indian troops in defence of an East Indian Company fort.

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  12. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Will you stop it!!
    I looked at a PC with 2 GB RAM when we bought this one but I thought, 'Oh I won't need that.'
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  13. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    You could always upgrade the RAM, Owen. What graphics card does it have? And what power processor?

    Was going to post one of the naval battles tomorrow... but won't if it will upset you. :lol:
     
  14. Elven6

    Elven6 Discharged

    My beast of a laptop can handle this, a bit cash strapped at the moment but it is definetly on my buy list along with Wheelman, Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor, etc. :)
     
  15. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    I tweaked up the graphics settings today; looks even better. These screen shots don't do it justice, but hopefully are of interest? (sorry, Owen...)

    Defending the breach at a fort in India:

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    Under attack by elephants:

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  16. Paul Reed

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  17. RJL

    RJL Senior Member

    It looks awesome.
    Paul, could you briefly explain how combat happens / is controled in those TW games?
    Do you set the field tactics and then it's played out or are you actually controlling those men in the images?
     
  18. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    In the battle phase, which these are taken from, you control all the units. You give them orders, select fire at will or not, move them around, etc. If you sit there and do nothing you will generally get wasted. You also need to employ the correct tactics- face an army of cavalry and put all your units in line, rather than square, then you will lose. It really is pretty good. You can get Rome Total War and Medieval Total War II pretty cheaply (seen both in my local Morrisons for under £5) if you want to see what it is all about.
     
  19. RJL

    RJL Senior Member

    Excellent.
     
  20. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Was going to post one of the naval battles tomorrow... but won't if it will upset you. :lol:
    Go on Paul!! you know you want to!!! Lets have a goo at the naval scenes.
     

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