Good in itself, but compared with the original?
I bought the original Rome Total War in 2010 on amazon, including its expansion packs, for £9.00. Amazing deal. A great central game, along with a challenging semi-sequel and an interesting and clever side game. Total War Rome 2 though? Not worth the £30.00 it costs on steam. It has blasting away graphics, and includes naval battles, but other than that Rome Total War 1 is the superior game. I'm not a bad general on Rome 1, but even on easy mode I can't win any battles unless I have a massive advantage on Rome 2. Its a good battle simulator, and slightly educational, but if you've played any Total War games other than Medieval 1 and Shogun 1 you're bound to be disappointed. Only for die hard Total War fans in my opinion. Get the original, its better and more fun :)
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Ease of Play
Violence & scariness