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KarlKadaver2011-11-30 10:52:58

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Prologue: The Requisite "Origin Story" or "Why Am I Doing This?"

I like Letís Plays. I count myself as a fan of Retsupurae, Chocolate Hammer, and Spoiler Warning. Recently, I started reading ďJosh Plays Shogun 2Ē, hosted by (Good gravy, Iím only two sentences into this, and look at all that advertising. Gimme some money!) After reading up to the most recent post of this Letís Play, I did three things:

1) I sat there, completely stunned that these games had gone completely under my radar (granted, I donít get out much)

2) Put Shogun 2 on my Christmas List and

3) Decided I would check out the other games in the Total War series.

As luck would have it, on a recent trip to Wal-Mart (more advertising!) I found a copy of Shogun 2, as well as a Rome/Medieval 2 combo pack. As Shogun 2 takes a whopping 20GB of hard drive space and I barely have 20 gigs between my partitions as it is, I opted for the less heavy Rome/Medieval 2 package (Donít worry, I plan on getting a larger hard drive for Christmas as well).

For a while, I was on the fence about which game I wanted to install. TV Tropes (money now, please) sealed the deal for me. On a recent Wiki Walk, I found that there was a mod for Medieval 2 called ďHyrule: Total War.Ē Between reading the entry and multiple nerdgasms, I said to myself, ďVery well. Medieval 2 it is.Ē Besides, playing as Italy is kinda like playing as Rome, right?

You might be asking me, ďKarl, why arenít you doing a Letís Play of Hyrule: Total War, then?Ē Or you may be asking yourself why youíre still reading this. Well, to answer your questions:

1) Iím completely new to the whole Total War experience, and I want to start with the Vanilla version before I start modding the hell out of it (as I did with Fallout 3 and Elder Scrolls: Oblivion).

2) It gets better. I hope.

I suppose that I should also mention that I havenít loaded the Kingdoms Expansion that came with the game. When I say Iím playing Vanilla, I mean it!

So, without further ado, Heaven or Hell! Letís Rock!


Dec 1st 2011 at 4:24:01 PM
I was thinking this was a Lets Play of Quest For Glory, my favorite series of Adventure Games. I am disappointed.
Dec 1st 2011 at 8:50:07 PM
[up] I sincerely apologize.