Porting classic games to the mobile platform is a bad practice that once again reminds us of the age of games. It’s not just about music or video content, it’s also about mechanics and overall accessibility.
Rome: Total War keeps only the fond memories of the players about itself. But over time, the emotions associated with a fully functional game – military process for that period of time, now fade, because over the years it no longer seems so high quality. And the biggest problems, based on the same gameplay, await during the transfer of the game to another platform.
The first thing to discuss is governance. The video detail and game picture in Total War is really huge! It perfectly conveys to the user every moment of the events of battles in real time and qualitatively displays all the game moments inside. Of course, you can’t achieve this on a small screen, but Total War has a secret weapon: the pause button.
In the very heart of the height of the battle, the player can easily choose both single units and a whole controlled army. Similarly, you can select a number of units by holding the screen and dragging your finger around them. All characters in this zone will be selected.
With the ability to pause the game, which is located in the upper left corner of the display, everything inside the game mechanics becomes easy and accessible. The player is able to stop battles at any time and issue a new decree to someone from his army, and only then resume the battle.
PC veterans of the game will find that they will have to pause much more often than usual. But this is just a small price to pay for the board, in return for which you can get such incredible pleasure on your iPad.
Military action in the game is an incredible combination of visualization and tactical thinking. The game requires a high-quality symbiosis of judicious use of gaming tools and hand-made combinations. Spears are great against horse chariots, and archers are excellent at long-range battles, but weak at close ones.
These nuances encourage the player to dodge and outsmart the enemy rear and their flanks, thereby forcing the opponent to break, which will lead to a crushing victory. For such purposes, siege mechanisms will perfectly serve, the choice of which is huge.
Locations also play an important role in the battle, especially cliffs and bridges. The introduction of hostilities in such areas is fraught with suicide of allied units. But on the other hand, an enemy who will be in a similar predicament is simply bound to receive a crushing blow to his weakly defended army.
Using cunning and possessing the necessary experience, you can easily defeat a superior enemy army. However, sometimes, such decisions can lead to complete destruction, because the events of the game take place at lightning speed and decisions must be made immediately!
Total War: Rome’s is based on a combination of tactics and strategy. In addition, single combat modes and historical scenarios are available, most of the battles take place within the campaign.
The game plot will allow you to build and grow your cities from scratch, explore a lot of new technologies and build an unrivaled empire. The main goal is to become the Roman emperor and conquer most of the planet.
Any person who has tried his hand at games of this genre, where you need to create your own civilization, will be at home here. An unsurpassed surge of positive emotions awaits everyone who wants to educate their own game world inside!
War battles themselves are an integral part of the enjoyment. They do not resemble fast animation of icons that break each other. This is a whole battle that is under the control of the player, requiring detailed control and clear commands to be executed.
In Total War, the player is in control of military and naval equipment. Unfortunately, naval battles cannot be fought in real time. But the player can control this process, thanks to various functions that lead your army to the defense or attack mode, etc.
In addition, you can manage the family tree and their retinues of followers. But this is allowed only from the moment family members join the ranks of the player’s army.
If, nevertheless, the player is a supporter of pacifism, then Total War will follow the lead of its fans. A unique system of diplomacy to help that! Negotiating, alliance building, trade, espionage and more will lead to the necessary political upheavals. Soft power is not a guaranteed route to victory, but it can help.
The game has received not a bad graphical improvement over the 2004 PC version. Now every millimeter of military action is displayed in high quality on the iPad screen and completely immerses the player in the indescribable atmosphere of Total War.
Unfortunately, other aspects of the game do not have an upgrade revision, so their age is clearly visible. Artificial intelligence is lame and sometimes does not constitute real power competition.
Enemy warriors are constantly moving here and there on the map, for no apparent reason. This can go into the hands of the player and will be a devastating blow to an undefended enemy city, which can be razed to the ground without visible losses.
Since Rome was published, the mechanics of Total War haven’t actually changed significantly. Developers from time to time made small external changes, nothing more. The thing is that the system in 2004 was really brilliant! This is how it remains today, no matter what platform the game is released on!