Total War: Rome 2
Well that's interdasting because my pc runs it brilliantly. I've heard nothing really all that bad from high end users but the low to mid have had loads of graphical issue such as the "zombie romans" or blood red skies. The only time I have issues is when I screw around with the memory too much via trainers and cheat engine and even then it's rare.
If you're wondering where my PC is at here's what I've got for performance:
3.25 GHz 6 core Intel i7
EVGA Superclocked GeForce GTX 680
Asus Rampage IV Extreme Motherboard
Windows 7 Professional Edition 64 bit
2TB HDD 7200 RPM 6GB/s (where my steam games reside)
''mostly'' for highend rigs then
and just to show how random it is, a guy on the steam forum for Rome, listed his speccs, as dual titans, and he didn't get above 25ish FPS in battles
im not a godly expert on pc's, but nor am i clueless to it, and it baffles me, how random the performance issues hits, i mean of all people, a guy with dual titans should eat this game for breakfast
only complaints are minor bugs here and there, and i hate the extra layer of micromanagment they added with politics. it is fun at the start when you only have a few provinces and people to manage, but once you expand it becomes too much to think about while trying to wage a 3 front war and develop new territory.
it also becomes a full time job keeping cities happy later on.
other than the the battles are incredible (not seeing the AI problems everyone keeps going on about. it is just as dumb as any other total war title i can remember) and they feel very epic but at the same time very controlled and tight.
the coastal assaults add a great new dimension to battles.
unit variety is a nice change of pace from the last 3 total war games. when you fight another culture you really have to pay attention to their unit types, their tactics, and their strengths/weaknesses. no single tactic will beat every army you face. (ie the roman maniple works wonders against greeks and egypt but when i tried it against an Iceni assault they broke my line faster than i have ever seen and i had to switch to a hannibal style retreat and flank)
all in all I would say rome 2 manages to live up to rome total war in some ways, falls short in others, and totally surpasses it in most key areas
The AI is also quite poor, and needs quite a large amount of fixing. It feels as if this game is still in beta, it's definitely not how they advertised it.
If I were you and not sure of whether to get it then I'd suggest you wait for the price to drop a bit, because that will also be when some of the bugs will get worked out.
Overall, it's quite a poor game but it has a lot of potential once a few major bugs get fixed.
The launch was just terrible. Protip: test the game before you release it.
The AI.. in short is worse than Payday's bot AI (un-related games, I know). It is just bad, they don't even give a challenge on Legendary.
Family Trees, Faction politics.. are a lot more complicated, why? I don't know.
Typical "take parts out of the game and sell it as DLC" crap, yeehaw.
Remember those cool in-game cutscenes in like Shogun 2 or etc, where you can see your assassin kill someone or fail? Sorry, none of that at the moment.
Battles, Unit formations.. they're also broken to hell. They end quickly and units don't hold their formation for more than I don't know. Naval Battles are also broken, go figure.
Oh, I forgot, multiplayer is broken too. Crashes ahoy.
tl;dr, I'm sure a few of these problems were pre-patch, but there are still a lot of issues. In light of all this, the game is pretty fun. Is it too late for patches? Probably not. But they need to fix all this, they -have- to.
The great parts I really like in no particular order;
Stances - double move(but can't attack) yes please
Legion skills - leveling up your legion separate from commander
Commander switch - switch your general on the fly
No transport system required - Your army will automatically aquire transport ships from docks when traversing over water.
Theres more but I can't recall off the top of my head.
One thing that does irk me is no walls on minor settlements... ever!