LifeisXbox’s A Total War Saga: Troy + Mythos DLC review | A year after its original release in the Epic Games Store, A Total War Saga: Troy has finally found its way to Steam. This obviously calls for a celebration so the developers of CREATIVE ASSEMBLY & Feral Interactive gave us a new DLC called Mythos. A Total War Saga: Troy takes you all the way back to the long-lasting Trojan War, inspired by the Illiad. In addition to this historic story/theme, you will now have the ability to capture some mythical beings and add them to your army such as the Cerberus, the Griffin, and the Hydra, all being part of the Mythos DLC. I embarked on an expedition for you to check everything out and you can find my findings below.
ℹ️ | We played A Total War Saga: Troy + Mythos DLC for 9 hours on PC. This game is only available on PC.
What we liked!
- Graphics | Just as every other Total War game that has been released in the past, the graphics are something that they can be really proud of. The game looks sharp and the unique units that A Total War Saga: Troy offers are very detailed. The game runs smoothly when you are playing through the campaign and as you progress further in the game, everything is still looking lovely. As you engage in battle against enemy troops, the game also offers these steady and good looking graphics. As always, the combat system doesn’t change much in this Total War series, but again we can say they succeeded in delivering everything beautifully to your screen.
- Sound | Another great aspect that comes back in A Total War Saga: Troy is the sound, and then in particular the voice acting. Alongside some beautiful graphics, the story that gets told when you launch the game and a campaign. Even when you are playing in a campaign, a voice is there to guide you on your mission to defeat the enemy. It’s a very recognizable voice since it has been in many Total War games, but it keeps suprising me how it can give the story another layer. When you are in a campaign there isn’t really a track or something like that playing in the background. For the most time it’s just war sounds that you will hear, this is completed with some fine sound effects such as the sound of the wind or people engaging into combat.
- Story & theme | Inspired by the The Illiad, this title in the Total War series brings us to the heart of the Trojan War. Here you can fight as the ancient warrior legend Achillis or the noble Hector and many others to turn the Trojan War around so you will come out victorious. What I personally really like is that the developers clearly put their best effort in this game to make it as historical correct as they could and the fact that they keep finding new stories that they can turn into games time after time after time is so great. Of course, this doesn’t surprise as the world is full with history, but they really manage to put all this history into amazing games. With A Total War Saga: Troy, the devs turned a long lasting wish of many players into reality by making a game about this historical event. As I already briefly mentioned they story gets told by a narrator and from the moment he starts speaking,you will get sucked in immediatly and you won’t stop playing until you are either victorious or defeated. At least, that was the case with me.
- Game modes | While playing the game you will find that there are a couple of different game modes. First of all, there is your campaign where you have to build your cities, army and reach a certain goal given to you at the start. During the campaign you will get all sorts of missions which help you to progress further and eventually get a campaign victory, if everything works out for you. Secondly, you can play this game in multiplayer. And let’s be honest: going through a campaign can be fun but everything is better when you are doing it with a group of friends. In the end, the game also offers you an option to simply play battles where you can choose your army and setup of both you and your opponent. Here you can also find a tutorial when it’s your first time so you won’t get any suprises when it’s the real deal.
- Mythos DLC | As A Total War Saga: Troy released on Steam it also got its first major DLC called Mythos. This DLC adds a new campaign option to the already existing ones, which gives it a nice and good twist to the original game. In this specific mode players will be able to add mythical creatures to their armies providing some unique combat experiences, but it doesn’t stop just there. You will also be able to go on an expedition and search for one of the three legendary creatures and capture them to fight on your side. You have the Cerberus, a vicious beast guarding the abyss, the Griffin, a winged master of the skies and you have the Hydra, a nine-headed serpent spreading poison and madness. If you are a fan of the Total War: Warhammer games you will find that this DLC is a great addition to an already good game. And even if you aren’t familiar with those games, the Mythos DLC is a nice way to spice things up a little and enjoy A Total War Saga: Troy even more.
- No rest | In my experience, there is one thing that is a bit different from other Total War games and that is that the AI is very aggressive. Where in other titles you can calmly build up your city/province and build a strong army, you have to make sure you have a good army at the beginning of this game since the AI will show no compassion and will burn your home town to the ground in no time. And yes, I made a mistake here and lost a campaign in 13 rounds. On the one side, I think it’s good that the game is designed like this since you have to be sharp from the beginning, however for a lot of veteran players I can imagine they will have a hard time processing what happend when they encounter the same thing happening to them as it did to me.
What we disliked
- Nothing | Sorry, I got nothing for you here. I really liked A Total War Saga: Troy and the Mythos DLC and didn’t encounted anything I disliked.
How long to beat the story | Around 30 hours
How long to achieve 100% achievements | Around 40-50 hours
Similar with | Every other Total War game
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