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    Amazingly Empire is holding its own against Shogun 2 as far as old TW titles still commonly being played: http://steamcharts.com/search/?q=total+war

    I imagine it's just the sheer amount of content found in Empire. I think it appeals to the casual gamer more, the ones who aren't so loud and who don't join forums to complain.

    Even though I'm still more of a "Rome 1 + mods" kind of guy, since I have four kids now I generally gravitate to playing vanilla Shogun 2 or Rome II just because I have much less leisure time for games like this. Shogun 2 if I want a focused campaign I can finish in a few months. And Rome II if I want to just sandbox around and do what if's, like horse only armies from the East, or migrating some Hellenists into Western Europe.
    I'm looking forward to playing one of the Total War titles with my five year old. He's reading now, so I can see starting a co-op campaign with him in a couple of years.

    I have been considering buying a couple copies of Attila now that the Winter Steam sale is going, but I'm not sure I'll play it much. I've watched YouTube "let's play" videos but just can't decide. Is there a compelling reason to purchase Attila and the Charlemagne campaign?
    I'm in the midst of Shogun 2 and want to start a new Rome II campaign after that with a nomad faction, or maybe the Armenians. I just have too much content to go through as it is.
    I bought the entire "Theatre of War" series last week, as I was pining for some Close Combat to play. Kursk looks very promising and I could see me setting up a couple mobile workstations for some parties with some of my mates.
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    Back to the thread topic. I guess I'm sort of hoping for an Empire re-hash. I just hope they would give it all the underpinnings needed for a grand strategy to represent such a time period and not leave another sloppy mess. And I agree with Phillipus. Maybe at least start earlier, from the first 30 years war, up to the Victorian Period?

    I think that's a big job though, so I wouldn't mind seeing them try a more focused campaign title, much like Napoleon was, but instead focused on WWI. It would require some innovation to properly represent battles for emerging air warfare, and then armor and artillery...but it has a lot of potential. Fleshing out more intrigue via agents and diplomacy, public opinion affects on unrest, etc.
    This could give their franchise the "freshness" I think they have been missing for the last several years. But I'm not sure that would really be "Total War" any longer...

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    I'm one of those who really enjoyed Attila. I really really like the game, and the DLC packs with the Empires of Sand is an absolute joy. I love how it's polished and it works well, and you can have a lot of fun with it because of the multitude of options you get from a strategic and tactical point of view, particularly if you play the Eastern Romans... or even the crumbling Western Roman Empire.

    So from my part - go for it. And don't forget the Empires of Sand.

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    As for the Empire re-hash, I'm definitely rooting for one, because I love the sheer scale of the game. Having mercantile empires is a lot of fun, and despite me wishing for more unique units, you can't really complain once you purchase all of the DLC packs that add a multitude of extra content to the game. I do understand that not many people enjoy the DLC model, but it worked well for Empire.
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    I don't see CA making a Game Of Thrones game. They'd have to get the rights from Martin and whoever else(HBO?). To my knowledge they have never done this before Warhammer. They always kept to subjects that they don't need to get rights to nor worry about their version of the history/back ground conflicting with what is considered proper. I'd like to see one but on the other hand I'd hate to see CA do it because they would screw up the lore and the book's historical aspect. CA is not very historically accurate IMO at times. They take too many liberties with their cheap known knowledge. Then again maybe they are taking a different path for a while? I'd like to see a Mongols type game but I don't hold up a lot of hope about that. I don't think there is enough interest there from the fans. Whatever it is they do next I hope they don't screw it up like they tend to do at times.

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    They had to acquire rights for Warhammer, and Warhammer's IP is very closely guarded, so perhaps obtaining the rights for Game of Thrones, which is also a super successful TV series, wouldn't be very complicated to do so.

    And plus - there are GoT mods already. So there is interest.
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    Having well surpassed 1000 hours in Rome 2 I think we need a drastic change in setting. I don't like the Game of Thrones total war ideal. That would be too much like selling out in my opinion. Give me china or even Africa/South Americas.
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    Well... technically a Victorian TW would DEFINITELY cover Africa and Asia, and some parts of South America.
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