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“Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia” developed by Creative Assembly and published by SEGA has just come out today.
“Kings will rise. One will rule” is the quote near the top of the newest entry into the Total War series’ very own Steam page.
“Thrones of Britannia,” as you may have guessed from the title alone, is set in the scenic yet tumultuous land of the medieval British Isles. There are 10 factions vying for control of this great land. You must conquer what you want and defend what you have. Arrange firm alliances, manage your villages and towns and raise armies to see to it that your kingdom dominates the landmass.
Like the other Total War titles, strategy is your greatest friend and fiercest opponent. Choose how to overcome your opponents through armies, navies, economies and diplomacy.
Discover and master the British Isles
There are many corners of the map to discover. Pushing back the fog of war with your forces and extending your reach into the fertile farmlands and territories of the countryside will be crucial to securing control of the Isles.
Play as Viking warlords or Anglo-Saxon kings
Each of the unique factions will have certain events, objectives and branching dilemmas that will come up to test them. These are frequently “based on historical events and issues of the time.”
Through these trials, you will make meaningful lasting choices that will shape the lives of your citizens and kings.
Total War gameplay refined
There have been many improvements in Total War games over the years and this one is no different. The developers shared the updates included in the game which “includes many updates to core Total War mechanics — such as provinces, politics, technologies, recruitment, dilemmas and much more — designed to make your experience more immersive and more meaningful.”
After watching the trailers, gameplay and cinematics, I can say this is the prettiest Total War I have seen. By prettiest I mean awful war scenarios that look stunningly epic. Shields, armor, weapons, etc. have nice glints of light from the sun hitting them in the right way or, if it is raining, water runs down to give a great visual aspect.
“Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia” comes out today and, unlike “SINNER: Sacrifice for Redemption,” which I hyped up last week, it will be coming out when it is supposed to.
If you want to have the feeling of conquering the British Isles through whatever way you see fit and manage armies and towns or participate in all out epic battles, then “Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia” is for you.