I got Total Warhammer II this January because I’m a huge Total War fan and though I had some serious problems with Total Warhammer I, I had heard the second game improved it.
I’ve put nearly 300 hours into the game now and played dozens of campaigns. When I saw the trailer for Total War: Three Kingdoms and read Rob’s excellent piece about the changes they hope to make to the series’ formula I came away thinking it sounded great but I realized that what I loved about Total War games were the cinematic and dramatic battle moments; an amazing cavalry charge; a group of archers fending off an anti-infantry unit just meters away from them; surviving battles with impossible odds and I realized that no historical Total War game is going to top dragons swooping down on groups of archers or legions of the undead evaporating after their necromancer commander falls in battle.
Total Warhammer took the moments I loved and cranked them up to 11 and whenever I try to play a similar strategy game I lose interest because it doesn’t have those moments.
Have there been any games that were so fun or perfectly tuned to your tastes that it made it hard to play games in a similar genre?