A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Within the game you take control of armies consisting of famous people, such as George Washington, and with him can lead a group to battle. While some of this can be historic, the deaths of famous people such as this can and will happen within the title.
Violence & Scariness
Battles are fought in real-time with realistic human characters. While the action isn't shown up close, the death animations can be quite realistic. Plus video cutscenes show more realistic violence with dead soldiers shown with pools of blood.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Players use tobacco as a prime money making crop. Alcohol also plays a role in the development of the game.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this game is the latest in a series of Total War games. The game features two types of gameplay, a turn-based section where diplomacy, resource allocation, and army building rule – and a real time battle mode for both land and sea battles.Some battle violence is shown including seeing dead soldiers surrounded by pools of blood, but most battles occur far away.
Is It Any Good?
The Total War series has been very solid since its inception, and Empire is even a few steps beyond Rome Total War in execution. While the title has a tendency to pile on a lot of information, patient gamers who take the time to learn the strategies and intricacies in the game will come away very satisfied with the game. People new to games which involve micromanagement of cities for things such as taxation and research could be slightly overwhelmed with the vast amount of information presented. But the turn-based style of the game during these sections lends itself to players taking their time to learn and fully understand the impact of each move; haste is not always rewarded.
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