Editors Liked

  • Huge, cinematic battles
  • Incredibly detailed turn-based and real-time strategy
  • Improved engine means the most impressive Total War game yet
  • Wonderfully impressive city sieges
  • A gorgeous world map filled with life, sound and animation
  • Unique units
  • Huge array of locations
  • Overhauls and updates much of the campaign gameplay
  • Easier to grasp the basics of managing an empire, with enough nuance and depth for long term fans
  • Extensive post-launch support planned

Editors Didn't Like

  • Some pathfinding issues
  • The AI is still lacking
  • The prologue is a good introduction to the gameplay, but a lot of game mechanics aren’t explained very well
  • Some things, like families, simply don’t make sense
  • So many factions, that waiting between turns can be quite protracted