Apparently, having Mykel Hawke talk about the equipment of a Roman legionary wasn’t enough for Creative Assembly – they also had to have BRIAN BLESSED SHOUT ABOUT PROJECTILE WEAPONS USED IN TOTAL WAR: ROME 2. AND ALSO REAL LIFE.
Learn about the genitalia-based messages inscribed into lead shot, the difference between a Scutum and a Scrotum, the maths of hurling Pilum at barbarians (“Impact velocity = speed of throw + speed of hairy person”), and watch Brian Blessed fire bows and catapulta. And, obviously, listen to the man shout and roar and laugh, while learning about history. From a man named Gordon. It is exactly as great as it sounds, if not slightly better.
Bizarrely, there’s no mention of the problems facing Total War: Rome 2, but I guess that’s not the sort of thing you put into a trailer about your newly released game.
Total War: Rome 2 is out now, and Peter’s currently squaring off with its bugs in preparation for our review. Judging by the problems, though, you might want to wait a little while before picking this one up.Related to this article
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing things about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning some really terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.