With less than a week left until the launch of A Total War Saga: Troy on the Epic Games Store, Creative Assembly released a trailer showing off some lovely Aegean landscapes.
As you can see, Troy and its surroundings are quite beautiful, and the golden hour makes A Total War Saga: Troy look even prettier. In addition to looking pretty, some spots are already strategically promising, but more on that when we go sightseeing ourselves.
Now, the hour may be golden but we're looking at the Bronze Age, which makes A Total War Saga: Troy the first game in the franchise to be set in the era. The difference is more than just cosmetic, because the available tech very much dictated how war was waged.
Creative Assembly traditionally did their homework, ensuring the game is both historically accurate and fun, which sounds really simple until you try to actually do it.
In an attempt to promote greater dynamic interplay between units in A Total War Saga: Troy, the dev made a greater distinction between the available units. These will mostly be light, medium and heavy infantry units, so you can forget about those sneaky hammer and anvil surprises with sneaky cavalry.
That said, hammer and anvil are stil the name of the game - you'll just be relying on more mobile foot soldiers instead.
A Total War Saga: Troy's two factions each have their own strengths and weaknesses. Achilles' armies are mobile and well versed in guerilla warfare, which will be key in prevailing against Hector's well-equipped but sluggish forces.
In case you didn't know, A Total War Saga: Troy will be free on Epic Games Store if you pick it up on day one, i.e. August 13, 2020.