There are many reasons as to why I can't get enough of strategy games, chief among them, commanding massive armies, the thrill of being in the middle a huge battle, the challenge of trying to stay calm and orchestrate maneuvers in the chaos of battle. This week's videos are all about strategic warfare, some of the best ones this year, along with a bonus interview of the godfather of turn-based strategy games himself, Sid Meier.
Total War: Rome II - Find a Way Trailer
Undoubtedly one of the most anticipated strategy game releases this year, probably right after Company of Heroes 2, this latest trailer for Total War: Rome II shows you the different ways players can outwit enemies in the massive battlefield. The game is out September 3rd. Get your wallets ready!
Total War: Rome II Gameplay Demo
Now that you've seen the latest trailer and I've got you pumped up, perhaps you want to dive in and see how full campaign gameplay works. This 30 min video provides that nicely, giving you a feel of how breathtakingly large the game is, from the insanely detailed models in battle to the massive campaign map allowing you to take control of your growing empire.
The Great War 5.0 - Release Trailer
This is a mod for Napoleon: Total War, transporting you almost 100 years into the future to WW1 pitting the Central Powers against the Allied Powers in stagnant, bloody and stalemated trench warfare. The trailer is 100% ingame graphics and looks like a tremendous effort for a mod. If you already have Napoleon: Total War, then this is well worth picking up! You can find more information in their official subforums here.
Sid Meier on His Legacy, Game Design, & the Appeal of Turn-Based Strategy: BIG TALK w. Adam Sessler
Sid Meier, one of the titans of gaming and the godfather of turn-based strategy gaming gets interviewed by Adam Sessler where he talks about his ideas, game design and legacy. Get into the mind of the master in this must watch video for any strategy fan!
Have I missed any other interesting this last week? What did you think of my picks? Leave a comment and let me know, I’d love to hear from you.