Not sure if you’re taking this out of context?
I even linked a clip of a film which seems to be played with a straight face. That is my impression of what the chinese are brought up to think of as their history.
We do ofcourse have it bad here too, but here at least people can call it out.
Braveheart, U 571 etc. There are even university degree modules about historical bending in popular films. I know because I was in one of them!
Relating back to the game, I’m still not sure if they are going to play it for fantasy uber generals, aka dress up TWWarhammer, or try and make it more realistic.
given CA’s treatment of Rome 2, I’m not filled with confidence,.
I never said it was.
It can be both pandering and a major historical event. i just query how they are going to represent it. Will it be morally ambiguous (aka realistic) or will it be spin on what the chinese govt/people like.
This a strawman be?
300 was presented as total fiction and fantasy. Hell it was a graphical novel, very loosely based on a oral tradition that everyone takes with a grain of salt. I don’t think anyone, anywhere has claimed 300 to be accurate, or anything other than a popcorn film.
2000 years of chinese whispers, obviously. But then again, there are realms of debate and analysis about this, and I don’t recall depictions of Alexander doing what i linked in the film.
Caesar’s own propaganda. Not reliable as a primary source, but good as a source of what he wanted people to think.
None of you have addressed what i raised, other than to point out that our own fictional depictions are indeed fictional.
I have a great fear this is going to be an ability heavy superhero led type of warfare.
Plus, another fear I have is that battles here supposedly involved hundreds of thousands of people. The current engine can’t even give us a satisfactory battle of Cannae.* How on earth are we going to get proper battles in this period?
*to be fair though, I imagine this would actually be challenging to do.
Good point. Sega is a Japanese company. One presumes they know what they’re doing.
Lashing together a bunch of ships, and having the entire enterprise fail twice due to storms? Sounds feasible to me. Imho a story told to illustrate Xerxes’ hubris, and let the reader see how he could be goaded at Thermopylae and salamis, into complete disaster at the latter.