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4:26pm on Saturday, 26th May, 2007:

Rome: Total WTF


The first game I tried after stopping with WoW was Rome: Total War, which I've had for 2 years and was really looking forward to trying out in earnest. It was indeed fun, until the loading screen froze on me every time I tried to play. Still, there were two (rather sizeable patches) to download, so I installed those and whee! Off I went! The screen-freeze problem went away: I managed to get a good 10 hours of play from it before it crashed to desktop whenever I tried to load a saved game file.

So, that's now uninstalled.

Hmm, what next? I have a nice, healthy stack of games that have been building up. I'm tempted by Europa Universalis 3, which I've also been really looking forward to for a while, but there's Galactic Civilizations 2 looking at me as well. And Neverwinter Nights 2. And The Guild 2. There's also a barely-begun Icewind Dale 2 that I had been saving for a special occasion but am already disappointed with (I mean, there's linear and there's L I N E A R).

I wonder if maybe I shouldn't try something which isn't a sequel? Do people still make those?

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