Empire: Total War

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Great when it works

by ckgrick on 3/24/2009

This game has the potential to be a five star classic. Unfortunately it is currently not ready for prime time. Early purchasers are in effect beta testers. First you have to install a security system, Steam, which can be problematic for many due to firewall and/or virus systems. Then you have to figure out how to get your computer to see the second install disk. Then you need to figure out which programs you have that may conflict and disable them. Then it works for awhile until you get a turn where it just crashes every time. Wait until the bugs are fixed. Read More

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Product Overview

Command the seas, control the land, forge a new nation, and conquer the globe. Empire: Total War takes the Total War franchise to the eighteenth century Age of Enlightenment -- a time of political upheaval, military advancements, and radical thought, captured in stunning detail in Empire: Total War.

Empire: Total War introduces a host of revolutionary new features, including true 3D naval combat. For the first time in the Total War series, you will be able to intuitively command single ships or vast fleets upon seascapes rich with extraordinary water and weather effects that play a huge role in your eventual glorious success or ignominious defeat. After pummeling your enemy with cannon fire, close in to grapple their ship and prepare to board, taking control of your men as they fight hand-to-hand on the decks of these wooden behemoths.

Specifications

Manufacturer Qualiton Imports Ltd.
Mfg Part# 85229
SKU 207923320
UPC 010086852295
UPC 14 00010086852295
Format PC
Features
Cutting Edge Graphics: A completely new graphics engine renders real-time seascapes and ground-based landscapes like never before, as well as populating the battlefield with flora systems and destructable buildings.
Design the Conflict: A suit of all-new tools and editors make Empire: Total War the most customizable Total War game yet.
Dynamic Weather: On land or sea, real-time weather effects will play integral roles in your strategy as you command your forces.
Enhanced Multiplayer: The vastly improved multiplayer component features all-new player rankings, leagues and completely new gameplay modes.
Historical Campaign: Take charge of history in a campaign spanning three continents and featuring newly designed systems for Trade, Diplomacy, Missions and Espionage. Command the forces of ten playable factions including Britain, France, Spain, America and the Ottoman Empire.
Intuitive Battles: A compliment of interface enhancements and improvements let players dive in and focus on combat. Enjoy new tutorials and systems designed to let you command your forces with confidence!
Legendary Battlefields: Massive landscapes and huge armies under your control change the course of history. Storm the fields of war with all new weapons such as the musket and artillery -- and unleash the thunderous cavalry.
New Era of Warfare: Set between 1700 and 1800, players will battle against a backdrop of technological advancement, social upheaval and political turmoil. Make your mark in history!
Revolutionary Naval Combat: New real-time battle system lets you control single vessels or massive armadas on the open sea. Use powerful cannons to splinter and sink enemy ships or use loyal troops to board and lay siege to vessels.
Features
Product Type Software
Distribution Media/Method DVD-ROM
Manufacturer Part Number 85229
Manufacturer Sega
Product Name Empire: Total War
Brand Name Sega
Platform Supported PC
Features Take command on the high seas. New real-time 3D naval warfare takes Total War's unparalleled battle action to the high seas, with players commanding single ships or vast fleets. Become a founding father. Control the fate of the United States of America, from its revolution against the British to overcoming the challenges of a young independent nation. Brand new multiplayer component includes player rankings, leagues and ladders, and completely new gameplay modes. All new graphics engine and technology features staggering real-time seascapes, new advanced landscape and flora systems, and dynamic weather.
Software Name Empire: Total War
Software Sub Type Strategy Game
Software Main Type Game
Operating System Supported Windows
ESRB Rating T (Teen 13+)
Multiplayer Supported Yes
Product Attributes
ESRB Rating T (Teen 13+)
Game Genre Strategy
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Great when it works by ckgrick on Mar 24, 2009

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