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Looked forward to this game but it ended up being a disappointment. They shouldn't have tried to fix things that weren't broken.
I've played TW games since the original Shogun, my favorite being Medieval II Total War, which improved greatly upon it's predecessors. Medieval II TW was intuitive. Unfortunately Rome II was clunky and far from intuitive.
The interface seemed to be a random hunt and peck setup, scattered throughout the screen in a chaotic order. Many details that added color to M2TW were removed from Rome 2 and then things that created nothing but tedium were added. The unit cards were larger than necessary yet gave no way to know the exact number of troops in a unit by looking at them; you have to guesstimate. The creators also decided to use a mimicry of old Roman art instead of more appealing and identifiable pictures: I feel that was an aesthetic, if not functional, mistake. Management of settlements and provinces was limited and yet clunky. Most everything is based off fighting penalties and not gaining bonuses. Overall control leaves much to be desired, yet the AI factions, of course, flourish without fail or penalty.
Attilla looks like it made some improvements although it uses much of the same flawed system, so perhaps I would suggest playing that one over Rome 2, but honestly I have not had enough game time on Attilla to accurately commit to that suggestion.
All I can say is that Rome 2 has been painfully dissapointing to me, and I write that with sadness as a TW fan.