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    Thanks for detailed answer
    It was particularly the guy with the plate/chainmail armor in the bit I saw that seemed questionable
    Its clearly better than 300 in that they actually wear their armor though.
    maybe those guys should be doing something more useful...

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    Let's remember that Shogun 2 had the same type of trailer and people thought it had duels.
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    As a reminder, CA has announced that their game is based on the Romance and not the Records.
    The answer to their concerns was also very evasive ("We assure you that Cao Cao will not sit in a huge throne throwing flames"-straw-man fallacy). It's true that we don't know much yet, but there are strong indications, more concrete than a cinematic trailer, that it's not going to be as historical as the previous titles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edyzmedieval View Post
    Let's remember that Shogun 2 had the same type of trailer and people thought it had duels.
    Well, Shogun 2 had matched combat...which might as well been duels. The trailer's depiction of units, weapons, and armor were pretty close to what the actual game had.

    If the soldiers, weapons, and armor depicted in the 3K trailer is similarly representative of what is found in the actual 3K game, then the game would be as inaccurate as portraying the army of the late Roman Republic during the days of Caesar as a hoplite phalanx army from 500 BC.
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    Matched combat as in what exactly? The units moved like in the trailer?
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    Makes sense, thanks to the film industry, the Three Kingdoms is the most popular period of Chinese history.
    There has been a "whatever Hollywood is doing" aspect to the franchise well, since it became a franchise...

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    Personally, I'm not very excited, to be honest.
    I haven't been excited about TW games (or games in general) for a long time, but each to their own.

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    fantasy with many mythical elements and a focus on heroic duels
    Ah... special hero characters on wires who can leap from rooftop to rooftop during sieges...?

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    That's what it looks, but maybe the trailer is a bit misleading. However, CA confirmed that it will be based on the epic of the Romance and not the Records, for whatever that may mean for the historicity of the franchise. In my opinion, it will be less accurate than the previous titles, exploiting the obscurity of that period among the customers, while heroes will probably be unkillable and similar to those of Warhammer, but without (hopefully) any magical abilities.

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    Matched combat as in what exactly?
    As in the long sequences of motion capture which broke unit balance by disrupting formations/leaving 'victorious' soldiers surrounded by enemy -> insta-dead.
    maybe those guys should be doing something more useful...

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    Quote Originally Posted by edyzmedieval View Post
    Matched combat as in what exactly? The units moved like in the trailer?
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    As in the long sequences of motion capture which broke unit balance by disrupting formations/leaving 'victorious' soldiers surrounded by enemy -> insta-dead.
    Yes. Depictions of the combat as 1v1 duels instead of formation fighting.
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    I think that next game will be about Alexander the Big.

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