After re-reading my last two posts, I will "defend" this game again, just for the record, so no ghost-poster uses my comments (or other people comments in this thread) as a "defamation" of CA.
The game looks AWESOME. The looks in every aspect (campaign map, battle map, etc, etc) are just incredible and it is really a step forward from the last game that was already impressive. The ship to ship battle are worth seeing in detail, even the "clone" looking of the soldiers can be avoided if you use the right zoom and the battles will look AWESOME too (some people complain that all the soldiers faces look the same, but really, you can live with that and your video card will thank you for that
Also, just for the record, I never had any CTD.. and that's worth mentioning in these days.
So, why I complained about this game?... really, you can understand it if you read my posts, but just in case you missed anything, my complain goes directly against the strategic AI, that, after being owner of a copy of most of their games (Shogun, Medieval II, Rome), I expected it to be a bit more "clever" than the current state.
Would I really be thinking that CA sells "bad" games and create this thread as a "defamation"?
... I think I own most of their games right now (if you count expansions too I think I am missing 1 or 2)
... really, incredible...
So, if you think you can have fun with the current state of the strategic AI, buy this game, you will not regret it. On the other hand, if you want a real challenge on the stratregic side, then my recommendation will be to wait a bit, for a patch or a mod that solves the issues first (whatever comes first).
Of course, if you are a "console player" and "just want graphics", you should have already own a copy of this game, the artists work is incredible (if your video card supports it
)... and I supose modders can add a lot to the game in the future!... the potential is great.
So, in the end, what's my course of action?... sit tight and wait for patches and mods to come to really enjoy the game...
Sadly, I expected a bigger challenge on the strategic side and was disappointed by that...