Creative Assembly create ‘documentary short’ on the Battle of Teutoberg using Rome 2 engine

Total War Rome 2

By on November 28, 2013 at 2:51 pm

If you’ve got a spare eight minutes and you’d like to watch noted historians discussing one of the most significant battles in the history of the Roman Empire, then it’s your lucky day! Creative Assembly have put together exactly that and, by blending it with footage recreated inside Rome 2, have created a small documentary they’re calling “Perils of Empire”.

The Battle of Teutoberg was a crushing defeat for Rome that saw three full legions lost, and had a huge impact on the empire. It’s a playable scenario in the game as well, which is neat.

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Yeah because the game features all that and looks like that. Even now after people are well aware of their bullshots they’re still doing it. Unbelievable.

What a crock. Has about as much historical accuracy as their novelization did.

 

“More like Teutol War: Rome 2.”

*Inward groan*

 

I knew they would eventually find something the Rome 2 engine was good for.

 
uglyduckling81

how about making the game playable instead of wasting time making crappy videos.

 

uglyduckling81:
how about making the game playable instead of wasting time making crappy videos.

They only needed one person to play and record in game footage. And they would have used someone who can’t fix the game at the moment. There will be a lot of people who work at CA who can’t actually help with fixing the game.
And those people get bored.

 

lemonater47,

You’re completely wrong. Firstly, these cinematics aren’t using in-game art, they’re in fact using custom rigs which means that a lot of hours has to be spent rigging it and animating it.

Secondly, someone then has to not only storyboard but also direct the action that the viewer is going to see, this isn’t done using the game engine rather CAs own internal cinematic tools which players have had access to in the past but are oddly missing from Rome 2 at present.

Thirdly, anyone who is “Bored” at CA ought to be fired, you don’t get paid the kinds of wages these people get to sit around making cinematics because you’re bored, need I point out that the average wage for game developers in the UK is higher than it is in the US part in due to the cost of living differences.

The point really is that yeah they wasted budget and talent on what is essentially a marketing video.

 
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