Inventive Meeting in the present day introduced they’re revamping 2004’s Rome: Complete Battle for contemporary PCs with a re-release. Complete Battle: Rome Remastered (flipping to the brand new naming type, I see) is due April 29th, with a little bit visible polish, just a few new bits and items, and a few tweaks to the interface and different techniques. It isn’t a full fancy remake, however they’re sweetening the deal a little bit by providing a short lived 50% low cost to people who already personal the unique on Steam.
So much like Rome: Complete Battle, Complete Battle: Rome will likely be a method sport set within the centuries main as much as Rome’s imperial interval, with the Barbarian Invasion and Alexander expansions included too. The remaster is being dealt with by Feral Interactive, who’ve beforehand completed Mac and Linux ports of many Complete Battle video games. This new model is spruced as much as play good with trendy excessive and ultrawide resolutions, and Inventive Meeting say it has “overhauled atmosphere, battlefield, and character fashions.”
The remaster actually does not match the look of contemporary Complete Battle video games, however possibly is the extent of constancy Rome has in my reminiscences – which at all times are higher than a sport truly was. I’ve simply checked outdated screenshots and ooft yep, this appears an enchancment.
It isn’t simply appears. The FAQ reels off different new options together with Service provider brokers, 16 additional playable factions, marketing campaign map overlays, improved diplomacy, Steam Workshop mod assist, redesigned UI, a redesigned tutorial, cross-platform multiplayer between the Home windows, Mac, and Linux variations, and extra.
Complete Battle Rome: Remastered is due out on Steam on the 29th of April, priced at £25/€30/$30. If you have already got the unique on Steam, you’ll decide up Remastered with a 50% low cost till Could 31st. However yep, this solely counts for Steam homeowners. They are saying they “can not observe customers who personal the CD model as a way to supply the low cost.”
Inventive Meeting have now eliminated ye olde Rome: Complete Battle Assortment from sale on Steam. Nonetheless, they’re together with a replica of it with purchases of Remastered so they are not absolutely obliterating the unique, not like some remasters.
It is curious to see a remaster from a collection so enamoured with sequels and spin-offs. They are saying they “don’t at present plan to remaster another basic Complete Battle video games” however they’d say that, would not they.
You , gang? I do know ye olde Rome has its followers, although others query how effectively it stands up.
“Rome was spectacular for its time, however it left a legacy of mediocrity,” Rob Zacny mentioned when he ranked the Complete Battle video games in 2016. “Rome was an enormous success partially as a result of it was so attractive and atmospheric that no person observed the sport did not work.”
I perceive this opinion proved controversial.