I played the hell out of Rome II, so I’m considering it. It’s dirt cheap on Steam at the moment. I guess I could just pick it up, but I already have a bunch of games sitting in my Steam library that I’ve only played for five minutes, so I’ve been trying to get out of that habit.
Also, I’m skeptical. I’ve been looking at the Total War forums, and my impression is that Attila is pretty good when it comes to strategy, but players are noting that it often turns into something of a hot mess concerning historical events. I have a hard enough time wrapping my head around the actual history of Late Antiquity, so I’m not sure I need to confuse myself further. “Didn’t the Ostrogoths conquer Egypt? Didn’t the Eastern Roman Empire fall to a coalition of Gepids and space aliens in 423? Didn’t Aeatius go on to have a career as a male stripper? No, wait, that was the stupid game.” OK, I’m joking, I know there aren’t space aliens or strippers, but you know what I mean.
Rome II is a bit like that, too, but it looks like Attila has it worse. Are there perhaps any mods that will make the experience a bit more historically non-bonkers?