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03-04-2018, 00:39
Recently Gamespot released a video that outlines the entire history of TW, with some interesting bits of trivia that some of us did not know even with the TW Eras CD on TW history. Take a look for a trip down memory lane!


03-05-2018, 05:57
Interesting video of the history of our beloved game series - warts and highlights.

03-06-2018, 07:30
Frankly looks like he just looked up & quoted bits of old Gamespot reviews eg broken AI/pathfinding was a big issue from Rome1 on not new in Empire & completely ignores the big historicity issues which were already problematic from Shogun1 but again prominent in Rome1.
Also how things like height advantage was important to Shogun1, not new in Empire (though was claimed as new each game between & since).

Interesting to get dates for when Tim Ansell & Mike Simpson stepped down.

03-18-2019, 18:02
Older article on the same subject by eurogamer, history of CA told in interviews by members of the company

Creation Legend: The history of The Creative Assembly (https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-09-27-creation-legend-the-history-of-the-creative-assembly)

and a more recent one (https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-09-29-the-untold-origin-story-of-creative-assembly) on the same site, mostly about the old days/beginnings of the studio - relating to Tim Ansell's story

03-18-2019, 20:36
Interesting to get dates for when Tim Ansell & Mike Simpson stepped down.

According to his LinkedIn profile (https://uk.linkedin.com/in/mike-simpson-284bb2a) Mike Simpson is still with the studio

03-19-2019, 18:10
If you remember, the M2TW Collectors Edition had a DVD package with a Making of DVD of Total War. Quite fascinating in fact, documenting the whole development.

03-19-2019, 19:46
Is it this one (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4Oj9YDUTgM)?

03-19-2019, 19:56
And a 'making of' relative to three kingdoms (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1p52gQrbho)

03-20-2019, 16:50
Is it this one (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4Oj9YDUTgM)?

That one - but there's also about CA in general.