This is unsurprising. The game really has a horrible start. It starts you off without any context in the middle of a battle. And it’s all so rote-looking and boring. And then they flash back and show your family, and that’s boring stuff too. And then they flash back and actually show you going as a Roman Legionnaire to conquer England and it’s barbarian tribes, and that’s where the game started getting its hooks in me finally.
By the end of the game, I really loved it. But honestly if I hadn’t played it close to the Xbox launch, when there wasn’t much else to play, I would never have made it that far. I still am glad that I did. But man, that game really wastes your time with crap at the start.