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Armed_Baboon
03-01-09, 06:22 PM
GOTY so far according to the reviews:

IGN video reveiw: http://au.pc.ign.com/dor/objects/958390/empire-total-war/videos/emprie_vdr_022709.html;jsessionid=6c2gotu2n7hau

IGN written reveiw: http://au.pc.ign.com/articles/957/957883p1.html 9.5/10

http://www.nowgamer.com/reviews/pc-mmo/7911/empire-total-war 10/10

nekrosoft13
03-01-09, 06:33 PM
when is this supposed to be released?

Armed_Baboon
03-01-09, 06:35 PM
05/03/08 or 03/05/08 in American date format.

ie, in 3 days.

proliferazor
03-01-09, 06:46 PM
metacritic 93/100 (http://www.metacritic.com/games/platforms/pc/empiretotalwar) ties for top 15 pc games of all time


If you buy this from retail you still have to use steam and you get the benifits of being able to download it from internet if you want! (and rome total war/barbarian invasion free edit: only steam bought pre purchase) For steam purchased games the preload should start in a day or two, this is going to be one of the best games of the year if not of all time! so excited!

demo screens

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/8246/62987037.jpg

http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/9383/80152167.jpg

need more pics!!!
(w/opics)

NarcissistZero
03-01-09, 06:48 PM
I think it ships on Tuesday for a Wednesday store date, but I could be wrong.

I am getting it for sure, the demo blew me away (and I wasn't a huge fan of the last few).

nekrosoft13
03-01-09, 06:53 PM
If you buy this from retail you still have to use steam and you get the benifits of being able to download it from internet if you want! (and rome total war/barbarian invasion free) For steam purchased games the preload should start in a day or two, this is going to be one of the best games of the year if not of all time! so excited!



need more pics!!!
(w/opics)

you sure about that? source?

proliferazor
03-01-09, 06:59 PM
you sure about that? source?

yes linky! (http://store.steampowered.com/app/10500/) you have to Pre-purchase from steam to get freebie

I've already downloaded my free copy of rome gold edition and barbarian invasion

K-1
03-01-09, 10:12 PM
Ordered this morning off Steam! proliferazor, there for sure will be a pre-load? If so that's really, really good news as my net isn't the fastest. I was a bit annoyed that FEAR 2 didn't have one.

proliferazor
03-01-09, 10:45 PM
Ordered this morning off Steam! proliferazor, there for sure will be a pre-load? If so that's really, really good news as my net isn't the fastest. I was a bit annoyed that FEAR 2 didn't have one.

thats what there website (http://www.totalwar.com/empire/gameinfo/news.php?n=2952) says

Retrolock
03-01-09, 11:28 PM
I love Rome: Total War! I still occassionally play it. I'm gonna buy Empire for sure.

Tomato
03-02-09, 12:04 AM
I can't wait for this game. I just beat the 1v2 sea battle in the demo, damn it looks good.

I am a HUGE civ fan, now a game like civ and you can control battles....WOW.

K-1
03-02-09, 02:48 PM
Ugh, looks like pre-loading won't happen after all...

Empire will begin loading upon release. There will not be a pre-load due to the staggered release dates throughout the world. We will be activating Empire throughout the world between Tues, March 3 17:00 GMT and Weds March 4 9:00 GMT.

http://shoguntotalwar.yuku.com/topic/44394

Armed_Baboon
03-02-09, 05:46 PM
Ugh, looks like pre-loading won't happen after all...



http://shoguntotalwar.yuku.com/topic/44394

I heard it's 15GB. I think I'll buy the DVDs

JasonPC
03-02-09, 10:55 PM
Preload Steam'd again much like its customers ;)

Armed_Baboon
03-03-09, 07:03 PM
just picked mine up. have to wait to get home from work to play though :(

Bokishi
03-04-09, 04:42 AM
Downloading from steam right now!

crainger
03-04-09, 04:45 AM
Waiting for the Frontlines mod.

Buio
03-04-09, 09:10 AM
Installing :D

Same, got it from local Gamestop bit earlier. :)

Bought the Special Forces edition, although I dunno if it's really worth it. Difference: A territories overview map (i.e. world map), and the 6 extra units you activate. A bigger manual, and units map would have been nice like I got in Medieval II Special Edition.

nekrosoft13
03-04-09, 09:32 AM
what campaings and armies are available?

tornadog
03-04-09, 09:53 AM
dammit just when I am out of a video card, how will it run with my backup 8400GS?
Guess I can wait a week, since I have Killzone 2 and Halo Wars to tide me over!!!

JasonPC
03-04-09, 06:44 PM
Game is a hog graphically. 8400 GS probably won't cut it.

The grand campaign is so HUGE. I couldn't believe it. It's so much more in depth than any of the past Total War games and there's so many nations. It takes like 5 minutes just to get through all their moves when you end a turn.

proliferazor
03-04-09, 07:08 PM
Game is a hog graphically. 8400 GS probably won't cut it.

The grand campaign is so HUGE. I couldn't believe it. It's so much more in depth than any of the past Total War games and there's so many nations. It takes like 5 minutes just to get through all their moves when you end a turn.

I think there are ways to speed that up, in previous titles you could tick an option to skip ai movements and push space bar for x2 or x3 times travel speed on campaign map.

I'm currenty working through the independence story man this game is lookin good but even with my rig it sometimes gets into the 10-20fps range, this is with 181.22 driver.

I put the sli load onscreen display and it shows that sli is working but I'm getting the same fps as I was in the 182.8 and .6 drivers so I'm not sure that its getting any good boost from sli. I think we need a driver update, even the campaign map is sluggish it looks good but it shouldn't bog down to 17fps on my rig.

Armed_Baboon
03-04-09, 07:18 PM
I think there are ways to speed that up, in previous titles you could tick an option to skip ai movements and push space bar for x2 or x3 times travel speed on campaign map.

I'm currenty working through the independence story man this game is lookin good but even with my rig it sometimes gets into the 10-20fps range, this is with 181.22 driver.

I put the sli load onscreen display and it shows that sli is working but I'm getting the same fps as I was in the 182.8 and .6 drivers so I'm not sure that its getting any good boost from sli. I think we need a driver update, even the campaign map is sluggish it looks good but it shouldn't bog down to 17fps on my rig.

details of your rig?

also can we get this thread stickied please.

proliferazor
03-04-09, 07:26 PM
details of your rig?

also can we get this thread stickied please.

+1 for sticky




my rig q6600 @3.44, 295gtx, 4gig ram, xfi

btw guys the manual for steam version is available on steam site now here, its pdf (http://store.steampowered.com/app/10500/)

i just turned SLI off and im getting the same fps...

NarcissistZero
03-04-09, 09:23 PM
Just got home with the Collector's Edition... spiffy box stuff, I missed buying boxes. I also got some kind of Best Buy exclusive boat, so be on the lookout for that.

Installing now... man, Steam takes a long time to install from a DVD.