Game Spotlight: Total War: Warhammer II

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    RELEASE DETAILS
    SEGA is coming back to life with a hot new sequel, Total War: Warhammer II. The game is being developed by Creative Assembly, just like all the other Total War games. Creative Assembly started back in 1987, based in England, and developed multiple games for EA. But then they decided in 1999 that they finally had enough resources and backing to start their own project Shogun: Total War. A few years later, in 2005, the company was acquired by SEGA. They have also made a few other well-known titles such as Halo Wars 2 and Alien: Isolation.

    The predecessor to Warhammer II, Total War: Warhammer, was released to the public in May of 2016. Warhammer II is set to be released on September 28th for Windows for $59.99.

    And if you’re feeling generous with your spending money, you’re also able to buy the exclusive Serpent God Edition for a price of $149. This exclusive edition, wrapped in a Collector’s Serpent God “Lizard Skin” Tome includes:
    Integrated Art Book
    Embossed Metal Case
    Exclusive Strategy Guide
    Sticker Sheet
    Canvas Map with Exclusive Lizardmen Artwork
    Stone Effect “Puzzle Sphere”
    Carved Bone Effect “Teeth” Totems
    “Saurus Blade” USB with Black Library E-Books
    Early Adopter Bonus - Norsca for Total War: WARHAMMER
    Only 7000 copies were made. so if you want it, you better get your ass moving to buy it.

    If you own the previous game as well, you will get access to a colossal campaign that encompasses both games. This immense campaign will be released shortly after the launch of the game. It is set to merge the land of The Old World plus the four new continents into a single legendary map, allowing players to embark on monumental campaigns as any of the Races from either game.

    GAMEPLAY
    Total War: Warhammer II is a turn-based strategy game with real-time tactics, similar to other games released within the Total War series. However, Warhammer II focuses more on the narrative story, bringing players together to enjoy a fresh new campaign alongside a new objective that is unlike the sandbox campaign of the previous game.

    SOME NEAT SHIT FOR YOU
    So, Sega decided to do their best to bring out some new features for Total War: Warhammer II. They want you to enjoy playing the game while you discover all the new aspects they’ve added.​
    • 4 new continents: Lustria, Ulthuan, Naggaroth, and the Southlands​
    • 4 new races: High Elves, Dark Elves, Lizardmen, and Skaven​
    • Climate System​
    • A combined campaign for owners of Warhammer and Warhammer II​
    • A Multiplayer Free for All Mode​
    BUT WHAT IS THIS ABOUT? WHY DO I CARE?
    Total War: Warhammer II is all about the campaign players get to journey on. Now, the main focus, the whole goal of the game is to deal with this shitty thing called the Great Vortex. This massive vortex is existing solely to consume the magic and remove the chaos in the world and this causes panic to rise amongst the different races. These four different races all have goals in regards to this Great Vortex, to either save it from being destroyed or to claim control and master the chaos inside.

    Now, in order to either save it or to claim it, these different races have to perform several complex arcane rituals, five to be exact. But the important deal about the last ritual is that it will cause an all-out war.

    While there might be four different races, there are definitely eight different Lords, two for each one. This way, you know, one Lord can’t get all power hungry and be like this is my shit, get the fuck out. Oh wait, that’s what they’re doing by trying to claim control of the Great Vortex.

    Anyway, these eight Lords all have a distinct geographical starting position that revolves around which Lord they are. Players are able to engage in statecraft, diplomacy, or exploration in order to build their empire. But the question is: will you choose to negotiate peace with the other empires or will you declare Total War on anyone that comes between you and the Great Vortex?

    It is up to you as one of these Lords to lead and control your multitudes of fierce soldiers in epic tactical battles. You’ll want to take advantage of monsters, fire-breathing dragons, and the powerful magic in the world to win these fights and move forward. But the main choice you have to make is whether you choose to lead your forces to victory by using military strategic thinking, hide and wait to ambush, or simply go forth and destroy those in your path.

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    RACES
    Now, as we already mentioned, there are four total races that exist in the world of Total War: Warhammer II. These races are: the High Elves, the Dark Elves, the Skaven, and the Lizardmen. There are definitely some perks for choosing any of these races because they have their own individual unique abilities that give them distinct playstyles.

    THE HIGH ELVES
    Now, these were definitely the favorite little shits that the Old Ones created. AND THEY WEREN’T EVEN THE FIRST ONES CREATED. I mean, the Old Ones even built them their own island, Ulthuan, that become one of the new continents. So, because of this, these High Elves feel they have a sense of entitlement and are better than any of the other Races. Which makes them even more of little shits than you thought they originally were.

    They like to get involved in everyone’s business around them, no matter who they are, because they see themselves as the true ruling race of the world. The High Elves always favor the players that are master manipulators, those that truly wish to control all those around them. They want players that can control the spies in the world to gain vision of what their trading partners can see. They are also very disciplined in keeping their army under control and have a strong, long-lasting pact with the dragons. The High Elves also get to have some pretty superior infantry units to back them up, including the Phoenix Guard. The Phoenix Guard are actually some cool motherfuckers that get a perpetual magical wand that turns them into a tank unit. One of their unique abilities allows players to make rival High Elf and Dark Elf factions declare war against each other. This is a good way to distract and weaken your enemies in order to gain the upper hand.
    The Legendary Lords for the High Elves are: Teclis and Prince Tyrion.

    THE DARK ELVES
    These assholes are related to the High Elves, except they might have been smashed in the head by a mace a few too many times. After Prince Malekith was rejected by the High Elves, he declared war against those who allied with the High Elves. He lost this battle and was ultimately kicked out of Ulthuan and was forced to lick his wounds in the barren wasteland of Naggaroth. Due to his whining about losing, Malekith had gained the title of being the world’s biggest baby amongst all the races. But he held on to the dream that one day he and his followers would bring the throne back to him, the rightful owner.

    Now while the Dark Elves have soldiers similar to those of the High Elves, they also have some differences. The Dark Elves were definitely beaten by a nasty stick and are much more aggressive than the High Elves. The Witch Elves, a part of the Dark Elves troops, go to war in a drug-fueled frenzy and are able to restore their beauty by taking baths in cauldrons full of blood. They also spend one night every year sacrificing some of their own race to the God of Murder.
    The Legendary Lords for the Dark Elves are: Witch King Malekith and his mother Morathi.

    THE LIZARDMEN
    These ugly ass monsters were the first creations of the One Ones. These ancient reptilian creatures are also known as the Cold Ones or the Children of the Gods because they were the first and oldest civilization that was created in the world. These savage beasts ruled supreme over the lands when it began and are known as the ancient servants of the Old Ones, the real true protectors of the world. Now, because of how much time they’ve spent living, the Lizardmen have established what is known as a geomantic web, a network that grows and connects the temple-cities in your empire. While the benefits of the geomantic web might not be easily seen from the beginning of play, as you level up and add more connections, the web will only grow stronger. This web allows for players to buff and build strength among their armies, increase the unit sizes, and increase the rate of experience that players gain overall.

    Players that choose to play as the Lizardmen will also have the ability to increase their campaign view range, allowing more vision of the map. This allows those to increase their defenses against those lying in wait to ambush and to stay strong against the other factions by using the Underway. This means if you want to be able to encounter and destroy enemies a lot more frequently, then you’ll want to choose the Lizardmen. They like to move through the game using a defensive, forward thinking style. The Lizardmen army has many different creatures that are used in battle, including bipedal lizard and terrifying dinosaurs. One such dinosaur is the Stegadons, horned reptilian beasts that have the ability to carry magical weapons that shoot poisoned blow darts.
    The Legendary Lords for the Lizardmen are: Kroq-Gar and Lord Mazdamundi.

    THE SKAVEN
    These rabid overgrown humanoid rats probably are the same ones that can be found in the sewers of New York. They are the fourth and final race found in Total War: Warhammer II. Since they are, you know, rats, this means the Skaven take advantage of the Underway on the campaign map and keep their cities hidden from those above. Their cities appear to be just harmless, forgotten Ruins for everyone to ignore.

    But, the interesting thing about the Skaven are that they are divided into different clans, which is why they haven’t been able to completely make an attempt at taking over the world yet. Clan Eshin are the assassins and the sneaks, the ones that want to creep through the night and take what isn’t theirs. Clan Skryre are the engineers, the ones that wish to build devices that will make their race stronger than those that oppose them. Clan Moulder, specialists in breeding, harvesting, mutating, and surgically creating terrifying creatures that shouldn’t exist. Creatures such as the Rat Ogres and the Hell Pit Abominations, which you know are these god awful lumps of flesh with fists attached. Then there is the fourth clan, Clan Pestilen, the ones that master and unleash vile plagues and diseases to take down their enemies.
    The Legendary Lords for the Skaven are: Queek Headtaker and Skrolk.

    WHAT IF I WANT TO PLAY WITH THE SHITTY PEOPLE AROUND ME?
    Just in case you want to be able to play with the people around you that pretend to be friends, Total War: Warhammer II will feature some multiplayer game modes. There will be quick-play skirmish battles, a four-player free-for-all, and ranked matches (for those of us that only ever want to compete against others).

    And in the case that you’re more of a story-only campaign kind of player, you’ll be able to play in a two-player co-op campaign with a friend of your choice. Then you’ll both play as the two Legendary Lords of the same race and fight the others for complete control.

    SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
    MINIMUM:
    OS: Windows 7 (64 bit version)
    Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo 3.0Ghz
    Memory: 5GB System RAM
    Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 460 1GB | AMD Radeon HD 5770 1GB | Intel HD4000 @720p
    Resolution: 1280x720
    Storage: 60GB of free space

    RECOMMENDED:
    OS:
    Windows 7 / 8 (8.1)/ 10 (64 Bit version)
    Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-4570 3.20GHz
    Memory: 8GB System RAM
    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 4GB | AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB @1080p
    Resolution: 1920x1080
    Storage: 60GB of free space

    TRAILER


    STEAM | $59.99
     
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  2. D3faulT

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    May buy it
     
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  3. Ayto

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    Cool game!

    that price tho
     
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  4. Larry_Da_Lobster

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    LMAOO 60 dollars ill pass

    Nice pic @Coder <3 ;)
     
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  5. Coder

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    idk about this game tbh... if someone picks it up let me know how you feel.
     
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  6. Apparition

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    Nice job MT

    @becky (thought i would tag you cause no one else does)
     
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  7. GrimReaper

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    Might have to pick it up.
     
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  8. Peace

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    Cooool
     
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  9. Riven

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    BREH! This is one of my favorite game franchises.
     
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  10. Hydra

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    I don't want to hurt you, but it may or may not happen.

    Neat game, probs will pick it up in a few months
     
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  11. Apparition

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    wat?
     
    Posted Sep 28, 2017
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