Lizardmen stop by the Sega booth.
During this year’s Electronics and Entertainment Expo, people would want you to think that Sega is all about Sonic the Hedgehog. That simply isn’t the case since they have Total War: Warhammer 2 being shown off as well. Let’s jump right into it.
For starters, the main claim to fame for the demo is that this was the first time that the Lizardmen were being shown and were playable. Total War: Warhammer 2 played like a giant version of tug-of-war. What I mean is that both sides wanted to get to the other side and to what the other team had. The Lizardmen are just one of four races but the only one that we got a chance to play as. This second installment of the series brings a brand new campaign to the game and new locales.
As I mentioned the Lizardmen are simplistic to control but the controls are a little tough to get used to. If you don’t play PC games that much, you will have a tough time and you should play the easy mode. There were times where I was telling my Lizards to advance and they weren’t moving and then there were times they were moving in the wrong direction. I told them to move in. The camera controls were a little confusing as well.
When I finally got the hang of the mechanics to get my Lizards moving in the right direction, I started moving all my forces forward to destroy. For the most part they were hit hard but that was the end of the battle because we won the beginning of the battle. It looks like I wouldn’t make a very good general but I never planned to be one.
If you haven’t figured it out by now, the demo controls didn’t blow me away. I’m used to PC games where you can use the mouse to attack and click over and over to attack. I have never been a fan of strategy games or games where you control troops and Total War: Warhammer 2 feels that way to me. Fans of the series will love it but there will be people who won’t.