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Total War game gets review bombed on Steam over women generals

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  1. [2]
    calcifer
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    Kudos to the studio. This is the only valid response to these juvenile shitstorms.

    We have no plans to patch this out or remove this feature from the game.

    Kudos to the studio. This is the only valid response to these juvenile shitstorms.

    14 votes
    1. Catt
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      I also liked:

      I also liked:

      People saying they won’t buy the game because there are too many women in it is fine with us—if that’s their reason, we’d rather they didn’t anyway.

      14 votes
  2. somewaffles
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    Considering that they only uped the percent of female generals in factions that ALREADY allowed for them since launch, this sounds like a bunch of misogynistic BS.

    Considering that they only uped the percent of female generals in factions that ALREADY allowed for them since launch, this sounds like a bunch of misogynistic BS.

    11 votes
  3. [4]
    cfabbro
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    https://store.steampowered.com/app/214950/Total_War_ROME_II__Emperor_Edition/#app_reviews_hash I think the review graph is pretty telling; There have been more negative reviews posted in the last...

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/214950/Total_War_ROME_II__Emperor_Edition/#app_reviews_hash

    I think the review graph is pretty telling; There have been more negative reviews posted in the last 3 days than during in the entire time since release of the game. And reading the reviews themselves and seeing how many "helpful" votes they have received is depressing as hell...

    7 votes
    1. [2]
      dubteedub
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      I genuinely dont understand what the deal is with the gamergatirs and reactionary right that hate in shit like this. Like, they will play games where people survive getting shit dozens of times,...

      I genuinely dont understand what the deal is with the gamergatirs and reactionary right that hate in shit like this. Like, they will play games where people survive getting shit dozens of times, or blown up, or all sorts of shot, but if you throw a woman in the game apparently it just runs their immersion. Like, I just dont get how this could be anything other than misogyny that drives this.

      9 votes
      1. cfabbro
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        I think it's pretty obviously misogyny, whether the complainers can admit it to themselves or not. TW: Rome II includes the War Dogs unit despite there only being a few recorded instances of...

        I think it's pretty obviously misogyny, whether the complainers can admit it to themselves or not.

        TW: Rome II includes the War Dogs unit despite there only being a few recorded instances of trained dogs being used by the Romans in combat and never as a formal military unit or even in large quantities AFAIK, yet I don't see anyone screaming "they ruined my immersion of the game!" or "what happened to muh historical accuracy?" when those were included. Same with (incendiary) War Pigs units in TW: Rome 1... again AFAIK there is exactly one recorded instance of them being used by the Romans, to scare Greek Elephant units during the Pyrrhic War, and yet not a peep about them included in that game either. So why exactly does the "historically inaccurate" inclusion of female generals suddenly trigger this sort of response when the many, many other instances of historical inaccuracy in these games do not, if not for misogyny?

        10 votes
    2. arghdos
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      Rome II is probably the last game I actually still make time to play (like... every 3-6 months when I get a free afternoon). The sad part of all of this to me is that a 5 year old game is still...

      Rome II is probably the last game I actually still make time to play (like... every 3-6 months when I get a free afternoon). The sad part of all of this to me is that a 5 year old game is still actively receiving tons of content and updates, to the point where I have to update the damn thing (and the essential DEI mod) every time I play it, and yet people get upset over a small change that they could easily mod out (which if you're not modding Rome II, you're probably not doing it right), and somehow ignore that historical personages like Boudica exist.

      8 votes