Nope. I was here. Were you?
I agree if you want to play Total War games go play Total War games. Don't go trying to ruin what has potential to be a great tbg into a kiddy clickfest childish game.
Total War is a single/multiplayer game, which happens to involve strategy and contain a sophisticated combat engine. In this game you play against the CPU, always; and the combat engine is less sophisticated than that of 23 year old RPGs and 20 year old TBS games. Sounds tough and intellectually stimulating, right? Moreover this game is called "Fallen Enchantress"( I would love to have been at the brainstorming sessions when that gem was mined)
sure. This game isn't "kiddy" at all, big guy. Of course not!
The entire implementation of this game bleeds of amateur conceptualization. I like some of the ideas that have been implemented, but its really hard to improve on something that sucks as much as this game used to. Anyone would have a tough time improving on something that ugly.
Does the combat in this game seem sophisticated, to you? What games have you played so far?
Does the strategic map portion of this game seem sophisticated to you? What games have you played so far?
The combat in this game rips from standard turn based tropes terribly. Why not borrow the less copied RTS format?
Oh wait, they wanted to do that; but then realized they didn't carry any professional artists, programmers, or animators. You absolutely can make low budget art! But you have to be competent. Stardock may very well have competent designers that could get the job done if given another shot, but they literally have nothing else. You have to have A+++ design if you have no ancillary resources. With this game it's as if they tried their hand at graphics(etc.), and failed miserably. Strip it down or rev it up!