A Total War Saga: Troy launches 13th August (that’s tomorrow, or right now!) and you have 24 hours to maintain the game at no cost through the Epic Games shop.
Whether or not you agree with store exclusivities, there’s absolutely nothing wrong about getting a completely new game at no cost.
Troy is the newest of Creative Assembly‘s historical saga names, the last being Britannia. The match is heavily stylized and looks noticeably different from other Total War names, in addition to contained a resource system for timber, stone and other products.
YouTubers have been playing the game all week and as a Total War fan, I will say the game looks interesting.
Although the scale of the kind of spin-off games from CA’s chief franchises are typically quite small, and may occasionally feel repetitive, Total War Troy does enough otherwise to get me excited to play with it.
This is partially because the sport is directed by Creative Assembly’s new team in Sofia, and partially because the previous Saga game also chopped and cut familiar mechanisms.
Where Britannia removed mechanics such as Agents and specific kinds of building types, Troy sets them back in. Will it get cluttered? Maybe! But I’d like to learn.
Initial reviews say the game is extremely true to its origins in Greek mythology. The main driving force of the game is to conquer Troy, regardless of which of the factions you begin as.
This thought of a very different objective already makes Troy stand out from other Total War games. Whereas the goal is generally world domination or owning a specific quantity of areas, Troy will push players into a dramatic conclusion.
My first impression was that Troy was going to present various epic units or heroes in a similar way to Warhammer. It turns out that there are heroes, and minotaurs and centaurs could be fielded in conflict, but they’re realistic variations of dream.
Minotaurs are only huge hairy men with axes, essentially. Pretty neat.
Regardless of its features and whether or not you’ve checked out some of the gameplay, this is just a friendly reminder a Total War Saga: Troy is free to assert on the Epic Games Store from the initial 24 hours of its launch.