Caesar Conquers Gaul in New Total War: Rome II Campaign Pack

Caesar Conquers Gaul in New Total War: Rome II Campaign Pack

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The first standalone campaign pack for the historical strategy game puts players in the middle of Julius Caesar's war against the Gaulish tribes.

Caesar is on the march in the new expansion for Total War: Rome II. Set between 58-51 B.C., the Caesar in Gaul standalone campaign announced today is inspired by Caesar's Commentarii de bello Gallico (Commentaries on the Galllic War). The DLC adds a new campaign map with four playable factions, a new historical battle (the Battle of Alesia), and new units. The four playable factions in the new campaign are Rome, the Gallic Arveni, the Germanic Suebi, and the Belgic Nervii. The Arveni, Suebi, and Nervii also become playable factions for the core Total War: Rome II campaign.

"We've released a number of DLC packs and free content updates for ROME II, but this is our most substantial so far," says Mike Simpson, creative director for the Total War series. "We've always planned to focus more closely on some of the key conflicts of the ancient world, and Caesar's war in Gaul is the ideal place to start," says Simpson. The new campaign focuses on a much narrower span of time, with each turn representing two weeks instead of a year. The shorter turns mean that seasons have made a return to the game, affecting production and other aspects of gameplay. Compared to what was available in the core campaign, the campaign map for Caesar in Gaul is a more detailed and expanded version of Gaul and parts of Britannia.

Total War: Rome II is Creative Assembly's most successful entry in the Total War franchise to date. Simpson says, "We've also improved the game considerably since launch, and that process continues as we move onto substantial feature and gameplay improvements." Developer Creative Assembly has released several patches since release to fix bugs, improve the AI's decision making, and reduce video memory requirements.

Full details for the standalone campaign pack are available on the Total War forums. The Caesar in Gaul campaign pack costs $14.99, and release is set for December 12.

Source: Creative Assembly

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If they make one little village on the coast far more difficult (if not impossible) to conquer than everything else, I will laugh so hard.

I may actually have to get this game.

When I saw this, it made me hope that the units/army would have a "virtus" quality, so that generals could win battles based on how manly virtuous their side is. I love the Commentaries.

Yeah no... I conquered the entire thing 15 times already, despite the fact that it's an awful broken game and the way the family system works means that even when playing as Rome and as the Julia house you never actually get to play as Caesar.

Don't expect the next TW to top any sales records including this expansion pack because people got BURNED with this one. Empire was forgiven because when all was said and done it was a new exciting game that brought new stuff to the table and really only fell short because of over ambition.

Rome 2 is just a sloppy derivative MOBA based on Rome 1's success.

If I hear good things at TWC I might pick this up on the Christmas steam sale.

I'm tired of DLC making me feel like I've bought only the first half of a game. When the Rome II GoTY comes out I'll get it then.

Is the game worth playing yet? From what I hear, it isn't. I think I'll pass on this, and I'll be waiting a good long time before picking up Warhammer Fantasy.

I am scared that this will just be Napoleon: Total War all over again.

Tahaneira:
If they make one little village on the coast far more difficult (if not impossible) to conquer than everything else, I will laugh so hard.

I may actually have to get this game.

Hmm, one could always mod such a thing.

Unique unit: Menhir launcher. Just a fat guy in blue and white striped pants who hurls giant bullet shaped rocks.

I actually think that the TW games are much better suited to this kind of campaign-based structure instead of the whole grand-strategy approach. Leave that to Paradox and focus on battles and campaigns.

Abomination:

Tahaneira:
If they make one little village on the coast far more difficult (if not impossible) to conquer than everything else, I will laugh so hard.

I may actually have to get this game.

Hmm, one could always mod such a thing.

Unique unit: Menhir launcher. Just a fat guy in blue and white striped pants who hurls giant bullet shaped rocks.

Bard: Area denial unit. Activating the 'Sing' ability forces every unit in a set radius to immediately vacate the area.

Fishmonger: Debuffer. Slaps enemy unit with dead trout, poison status effect.

(I realize this is likely not the way Total War works.)

i just started a new rome campaign yesterday actually to see how the new patches have changed the game play. i havent really touched it since patch 1 or 2. turn resolution is a hell of a lot quicker not to mention that the AI is a bit more canny when it comes to the campaign map. the etruscans attacking for instance didnt directly attack unlike the initial game they were landing amphibious raiding parties all over the italian peninsula and it made it touch and go trying to keep them contained. which is a nice change to see the AI being more agressive.

i noticed that pikemen loose their formations far too easiely though but its still better than release.

i still miss being able to make each city truly unique with lots of different buildings like you could in previous games

hmm this new DLC should fix the issue of the grand campaign where it just drags and drags

Haakmed:
I am scared that this will just be Napoleon: Total War all over again.

Why is that bad? What was wrong with Napoleon, the engine ran smoother, the factions had more individuality, fire wasn't an auto-explosion on ships. Other than the smaller map it improved almost everything from Empire. Plus they're selling this as an expansion, not an entire game like they did with Napoleon.

Scorpid:
I'm tired of DLC making me feel like I've bought only the first half of a game. When the Rome II GoTY comes out I'll get it then.

So much this. 3 months after release, and we're already up to four DLC packs totalling £24? They seems to be taking the piss somewhat.

Scorpid:
I'm tired of DLC making me feel like I've bought only the first half of a game. When the Rome II GoTY comes out I'll get it then.

So much this. 3 months after release, and we're already up to four DLC packs totaling £24? They seems to be taking the piss somewhat.[/quote]

I already got 2 dlc for free cause you know pre orders. While Im not happy with the game its not a complete waste of my money since they are constantly patching the thing. But yeah wait for the 75% steam sale.

They haven't even fixed the base game and they have the balls to release this and expect people to pay for it. Just like EA did with Simcity

Fuck you Creative Assembly, just fuck you.

You have the fucking gall to release a game that wasn't even CLOSE to being done, and then before you've even finished making it worth playing in it's base state, you release fucking paid DLC?

I am never touching anything you release ever again you god damned pond scum.

Nurb:
They haven't even fixed the base game and they have the balls to release this and expect people to pay for it. Just like EA did with Simcity

bringer of illumination:
Fuck you Creative Assembly, just fuck you.

You have the fucking gall to release a game that wasn't even CLOSE to being done, and then before you've even finished making it worth playing in it's base state, you release fucking paid DLC?

I am never touching anything you release ever again you god damned pond scum.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I vaguely recall in their adverting promotions, or gameplay videos, that these historic generals were going to be included in the original product. I definately remember something along those lines. Some one on the CA forums also pointed out that the game has files named Hannible and Caesar ect. Essentially they were cutting content out of their already unfinished game, post-launch. I definitely remember them saying I could play as the greatest generals of the Roman age.

I wonder the debacle of poor choices and general screwing of the TW fans is on CA's end or SEGA's end? I hope to christ they keep off Atlus, I don't think I could cope having them go the way CA is going.

Ftaghn To You Too:
Is the game worth playing yet? From what I hear, it isn't. I think I'll pass on this, and I'll be waiting a good long time before picking up Warhammer Fantasy.

Not yet, did you play original rome? Go get some mods for that, its a better experiance overall I think, with mods its a given.

The mods in Rome 2 haven't had time to be something truely great. Give it a while yet, its them who might bring this game back from oblivion.

Megalodon:
[quote="Haakmed" post="7.835666.20466438"]I am scared that this will just be Napoleon: Total War all over again.

Why is that bad? What was wrong with Napoleon, the engine ran smoother, the factions had more individuality, fire wasn't an auto-explosion on ships. Other than the smaller map it improved almost everything from Empire. Plus they're selling this as an expansion, not an entire game like they did with Napoleon.

The problem was all those fixes never got ported into Empire. I wanted the scope of Empire with all the fixes they did in Napoleon. And after playing Napoleon it felt like a paid patch that shrunk how big the game's scale could be.

deathbydeath:
When I saw this, it made me hope that the units/army would have a "virtus" quality, so that generals could win battles based on how manly virtuous their side is. I love the Commentaries.

Well then it isn't a strategy game then is it? It is just one of those "Strategy" games where the person who gets the mega death laser first/ has the higher numbers wins.

Tahaneira:

Bard: Area denial unit. Activating the 'Sing' ability forces every unit in a set radius to immediately vacate the area.

Also has a 5% chance of making the map suddenly rain.

In a more crazier game, if the player manages to capture said Gaulic village they get to buff up every one of their units with something brewed up by a captured druid.

Monsterfurby:
I actually think that the TW games are much better suited to this kind of campaign-based structure instead of the whole grand-strategy approach. Leave that to Paradox and focus on battles and campaigns.

Getting rid of the grand-strategy would be a bullet right in the head to this series. The individual campaign stuff is good as another option but the big picture of conquering everything is what sells this to a lot of people.

Ftaghn To You Too:
Is the game worth playing yet? From what I hear, it isn't. I think I'll pass on this, and I'll be waiting a good long time before picking up Warhammer Fantasy.

Doesn't matter how long you wait. If you are like everyone else you will find something to complain about and start saying how the old games were better. Wasting your time telling everyone how you hate it and start demanding unreasonable things. If you aren't then disregard the preceding. In all honesty you ought to just keep a close eye on the patch notes page and wait for all the major updates to be finished and out.

These gits can't even fix up their game before shoveling out some paid DLC :/ Come on now, this is why gamers are skeptical about new games these days...stupid business practices like this one.

Glaice:
These gits can't even fix up their game before shoveling out some paid DLC :/ Come on now, this is why gamers are skeptical about new games these days...stupid business practices like this one.

You realise they can't just put the ENTIRE team working on patches right?

Epic_Bubble:

Scorpid:
I'm tired of DLC making me feel like I've bought only the first half of a game. When the Rome II GoTY comes out I'll get it then.

So much this. 3 months after release, and we're already up to four DLC packs totaling £24? They seems to be taking the piss somewhat.

I already got 2 dlc for free cause you know pre orders. While Im not happy with the game its not a complete waste of my money since they are constantly patching the thing. But yeah wait for the 75% steam sale.[/quote]

Are you honestly complaining about having new content? - It isn't like it isn't like they are charging for a key part of the experience. The game didn't even cost much in the first place (Unless you are one of those people who bought the collectors edition).

(Oops a daisy I must have accidentally changed something so the second quote doesn't come up as a quote)

There is no point in getting any total war games aside from Rome / M2TW. I was an ardent admirer of CA until Empire happened.
Shogun Total War - revolutionary new kind of game
Medieval Total War - mostly same game, but redone in Medieval times, whoo!
Rome Total War - a great evolution of an already great game, in Roman times, whoo^2!
Medieval 2 Total War - improved Rome, in Medieval times? With modding made so easy you can basically edit text files and get new results? holy fuck! How awesome is that!
Empire Total War - why does it run so slow. why are troops so retarded. why is the AI so retarded. Maybe mods will fix... oh noes basically no modding support because fuck you modders
Napoleon Total War - fixed version of Empire in a new setting... that should've been part of the Empire? no thanks
Shogun 2 Total War - I heard good things about this, but Japan isn't my thing.
Rome 2 Total War - yay cool graphics?

Medieval 2 Total War runs great, works great, and has tons of mods:
Call of Warhammer (Warhammer Fantasy)
Stainless Steel (proper Medieval setting)
Third Age (lord of the rings
Hyrule Total War (fucking zelda total war)
Westeros (Game of thrones)

etcetcetcetc.

There is simply no point in buying their new games. They've realised that medieval 2 was too mod-friendly for them to make money, so instead of going the support modders way, they want the EA way.

Can't wait till M2TW:K engine is public property ;>

Epic_Bubble:

Scorpid:
I'm tired of DLC making me feel like I've bought only the first half of a game. When the Rome II GoTY comes out I'll get it then.

So much this. 3 months after release, and we're already up to four DLC packs totaling £24? They seems to be taking the piss somewhat.

I already got 2 dlc for free cause you know pre orders. While Im not happy with the game its not a complete waste of my money since they are constantly patching the thing. But yeah wait for the 75% steam sale.[/quote]
Dude, not even then. Because there will some DLC that will come out in a year that's 25 dollars and then another months after that that is 10. So forget that mess, I can wait. I bought Borderlands 2 and I've not bought any DLC and now I am so annoyed that the DLC combined is 200 dollars and that I can't enjoy the game. I know that might seem petty but I can't get over the feeling of being ripped off.

 

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