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Rome II Keeps Getting More Content

Rome II Keeps Getting More Content

Rome II is the game that just keeps on giving, though admittedly a stream of updates was to be expected following the initial launch which was greeted with shouts of anger and frustration about bugs and poor balancing. Things have certainly come a long way with five major patches having been delivered thus far and more certainly on the way.

We haven’t only seen patches though as the game has been changing with more than just bug fixes.

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Total War: Rome II – The Verdict

Total War: Rome II – The Verdict

I have fond memories of the Total War series, I spent many an hour playing the original Rome and the two Medieval titles. Empire was interesting, but I was never able to sink my teeth into it like I would have liked. The Shogun title meanwhile never really stuck with me, I just don’t have the interest in the history or the understanding of the culture to really invest. Rome II then is a welcome return to the time periods which initially got my attention.

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Total War: Rome II – First Impressions

Total War: Rome II – First Impressions

With a gentle whisper the embargo for coverage of Total War: Rome II has lifted and I would assume that many sites are going live with their reviews. We here at The Reticule are in no rush to deliver our Verdict’s right away, and thanks to my flat moving and two job shenanigans I’ve only managed to play about 8 hours of the game so far. In a game of this size, that really isn’t enough time to really dig into everything. What I have done though is gather some brief early thoughts together, which you can read after the break.

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New Video Game Releases – September 2013 Schedule

New Video Game Releases – September 2013 Schedule

Welcome to The Reticule’s definitive roundup of gaming releases throughout September 2013. All release dates stated are for the EU, across all currently available platforms. Keep this page bookmarked for easy access, as we will link all previews and reviews when we post them on the site.

Still catching up with this months games? August’s release schedule can be found here.

3rd
Total War: Rome II
PC

Total War Rome II 2 Screenshot September 3rd 2013 Release Date Schedule

Become the world’s first superpower and command the most incredible and vast war machine of the Ancient world. Dominate the enemies of your glorious empire by military, economic and political means. Your rise will bring admiration from your followers but will also attract greed and jealousy, even from your closest allies. Will betrayal strike you down, or will you be the first to turn on old friends? How much are you ready to sacrifice for your vision of Rome? Will you fight to save the Republic, or plot to rule alone as Dictator — as Emperor?

Diablo III
PS3, Xbox 360

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
PS3

Rayman Legends
PC

4th
Killzone: Mercenary
PSV

6th
Farming Simulator 2013
PS3, Xbox 360

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate
PS3, Xbox 360

Football Director
PC

Final Exam
PC

I Am Alive
PC

10th
The Sims 3 Movie Stuff Pack
PC

11th
DuckTales Remastered
Xbox 360

12th
Arma III
PC

Arma III 3 Screenshot September 12th 2013 Release Date Schedule

ARMA 3 is set in the near-future during the mid-2030s, where NATO forces deployed in the Greek islands of the Aegean Sea are trying to hold off a massive Iranian military offensive from the east. During the singleplayer campaign, the player will take the role of a British Special Forces soldier, Captain Scott Miller. Initially, the player must survive on their own after friendly forces are defeated in a failed NATO operation. During the campaign, the player will face everything from lone wolf infiltration missions to the commanding of large scale armored operations. The player will also be able to choose different objectives and weaponry (such as UAVs, artillery, and air support) according to their play style.

13th
Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection
PS3

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX
PS3

Puppeteer
PS3

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner – Soul Hackers
3DS

NHL 14
PS3, Xbox 360

16th
The Elder Scrolls Anthology
PC

17th
Grand Theft Auto V
PS3, Xbox 360

GTA V Grand Theft Auto Screenshot September 17th 2013 Release Date Schedule

Los Santos: a sprawling sun-soaked metropolis full of self-help gurus, starlets and fading celebrities, once the envy of the Western world, now struggling to stay afloat in an era of economic uncertainty and cheap reality TV. Amidst the turmoil, three very different criminals plot their own chances of survival and success: Franklin, a street hustler looking for real opportunities and serious money; Michael, a professional ex-con whose retirement is a lot less rosy than he hoped it would be; and Trevor, a violent maniac driven by the chance of a cheap high and the next big score. Running out of options, the crew risks everything in a series of daring and dangerous heists that could set them up for life.

MechWarrior Online
PC

18th
Dragon’s Prophet
PC

19th
Angry Birds Star Wars II
iOS

20th
Pro Evolution Soccer 2014
PS3, Xbox 360

Recovery: Search and Rescue Simulation
PC

24th
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
PS3

25th
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+
PC

26th
Train Simulator 2014
PC

27th
FIFA 14
PC, PS3, Xbox 360

Fifa 14 Screenshot September 27th 2013 Release Date Schedule

Career mode in Fifa 14 has been revamped. Additions include a Global Scouting Network through most countries, which allows hiring a scout to search for talent all season from various clubs globally. The Career Mode hub navigation has also been redesigned, with fewer interruptions and live scouting reports. Managers are now able to develop, build and refine their network of scouts, gathering details on the attributes and traits of players. This way of playing Career Mode also moves away from the concept of player overall rating as an on-demand metric of a player’s abilities. Instead, communication with scouts determines what type of player is wished.

Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness
PS3

The Guided Fate Paradox
PS3

Rise of Venice
PC

Alien Rage
PC

Inazuma Eleven 3: Bomb Blast/Lightning Bolt
3DS

Deadfall Adventures
PS3, Xbox 360

Girls’ Fashion Shoot
3DS

Rome II Hands Off Thoughts

Rome II Hands Off Thoughts

While Nick was busy actually playing Rome II, I wimped out. I’ve never been one to get stuck in the nitty gritty of the real-time battles in the Total War series and the fear of getting obliterated caused me to sit back and let Nick get involved. Of course, Nick got a bit blown away too. The key difference, rather than being wiped out by the army with a clear strategic advantage, had I played, I would have taken that advantage and squandered it.

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