Didn't mean to underestimate the amount of content included in the games but rather to question the release policy and especially how it seems from an outside perspective.
I was actually pretty keen on buying the first one but not sure if I'm willing to go through all three releases for the "full experience" because 1. As you said, it costs decent amount of money and 2. I'm not a Total War nor Warhammer enthusiast and therefore it might not be my cup of tea.
Your sales pitch was pretty strong though and I just might have to give the series a go. Please don't write another one of those fanatical rants... I just might read it.
well they are doing as a trilogy due to the contract with Game Fan workshop two make if I remember correctly 3 Total war games based on the Warhammer Universe
I'd recommend you take another look at the trilogy, they're releasing with their own races, content and mechanics (which are what make this series games unique in comparison to other TW games). If you like Total War games for their historical accuracy then they obviously aren't for you, but if you've enjoyed the titles in the past then TW:WH is a great series to invest into.
Each race has been written to act completely differently, with combat emphasising unit stats and boons (e.g. "Anti-Infantry") rather than the past rock-paper scissors game of melee - ranged - mounted. I'd feared at first this would over-complexify the combat but I've found it satisfyingly approachable (playing without pausing on Medium difficulty for the first title, hard now for the 2nd).
The games are substantial. Game length in either TW:WH1 or 2 doesn't feel limited, I'd feel happy to compare them to Rome or Medieval in scale. I found myself spending 20+ hours on each playthrough of the games. When accounting for 4 main races you'll want to play included with each retail release, that already covers value. DLC to add more races and you're laughing, assuming you're enjoying the gameplay enough to want to play more.
The reason I'm so happy they've decided to release them as back-to-back titles of a trilogy is because they're running it much like Risk: Middle Earth did. On owning more than one of the titles you can put them together and play over a larger map. Twice the world space, twice the races, double the campaign length easily over 40 hours. It's not that they haven't developed the game in the new iteration, but rather that they reworked, ported and balanced all the first games content into the 2nd game as DLC downloadable for any who own the first. They're doing the same again on the third titles release too.
Warhammer is far too large an undertaking for 1 game. To compress it into 1 release would have led to harsh cuts, significantly limiting the range of troops each army has compared to their boardgame codex, or removing some armies from the playable races altogether. Only by splitting it have they managed to make it so faithfully into a title any army-owner could enjoy from their own perspective. It really is a fans dream come true.
I realise this turned into a bit of a rant, I'll try to round it out now before I go on too long to lose interest or make myself look like a fanatic (I hope I haven't already gone that far?). My recommendation would be to give TW:WH2 a go. Pick it up on sale somewhere and see for yourself if the gameplay works for you. If so then great! You'll end up wanting to buy the first game and its DLC so you can play their races in the future version too. It isn't cheap but you're paying for more than 1 games worth of content, there's no reason to feel cheated or ripped off. If you're really against the price then you can always wait for them to drop on sale (they do pretty regularly go 33-75% off). If magic and dragons added to the strategy game doesn't work for you then you can back out there, no need to invest more. Should you skip it and go for the third then you won't be able to play any of the races from No 1 or 2. Same goes for any DLC you skip; if you don't pay then you don't get. Can sound harsh but for the amount of content you get you can always pick them up later at discount and feel happy for the value. Either way, rant over.
Hey, if it fun and interesting then I say troll away!
Yes you can.
Ok, ok, a game that you wanted.
I never owned the first RAGE, but I do have multiple friends who enjoyed the title and a short hands on left good impressions.
There's no pretending, Bethesda don't have the best track record lately. that doesn't mean you should shoot down everything they offer. You still haven't seen a hint of gameplay or the international changes they're making with this sequel.
I'll be waiting for reviews from PCGN and my peers before I question buying this one, but I would never go so far as to call it a waste of time as your insinuating. The first does have a notable fanbase, whether or not the internet through shade at it on release.
nobody wanted? first was realy good game ( except russhed ending )