Total War: Warhammer II
In short, Total War: Warhammer II offers plenty of content for fans of strategy games, Warhammer and Total Warhammer fans, and new starters to the genre. It is easily one of the genre's finest, standing alongside X-Com 2 as one of the best PC games of the last few years.
The Total War series is more and more like a constructor with each new game. And Warhammer II became the apotheosis of this thesis. Creating a base in the form of the original game, the development team began to slowly push it highter. Yes, we do not have sea battles yet, but it's possible that with the release of another new game we will get the most ultimatum Total War among the existing ones.
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Creative Assembly did something with Total War: Warhammer II that is, in my experience, quite rare in the Warhammer franchise … It followed up an excellent title with an equally (and in many ways, superior) excellent title.
Honestly, this review could go on a lot more, but so much of it is attention to details and improvements on the prior title that it would miss the point. That point being that Total War: Warhammer II is a game where you can have a T-Rex throw down with a Wizard. There are great strategy elements, the new vortex victory is a great refresher from normal conquest types, and the new races are all great; but reading this review means missing out on the dino action. Still reading?
Total War Warhammer 2 shows once again why many developer can't keep up to the standards of this series and why its formula is unreachable for them.
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All in all though, Total War: Warhammer 2 is a solid continuation on the foundations set by it’s predecessor. I don’t feel it’s enough of a technical improvement to justify the numerical release, as many of the quality of life advances could, and perhaps should have been released as a patch for the original, but it is a solid improvement on the formula none-the-less.
My complaints are fairly minor, especially when compared to the vast amount of fun I had with Warhammer: Total War 2.
Total War: Warhammer 2's inability to solve some longstanding franchise-wide issues don't really dampen the sense that this is the biggest, and one of the best, executions on the same formula. Adding that this is only the second game in a planned trilogy ends up only making me more excited to see what's in store for Total War: Warhammer 3.
This game is not for the time poor or impatient, but if long pitched battles and a game you can occasionally set down walk away and come back to without anything lost, this is a title for you.
The areas in which Total War: Warhammer 2 improves on its formula are plentiful, resulting in one best put together Total War games to be released. While the fantastical Warhammer setting won't appeal to some, particularly a few of those who've enjoyed Total War's previous historical releases and were expecting more, it's wonderful to see the wonderful world of Warhammer come to love so expertly and vividly. If you've played and enjoyed Total War: Warhammer 1, then it's a near given that you'll love what's on offer here.