Total War: Three Kingdoms Faces Review Bombing

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Total War: Three Kingdoms Faces Review Bombing

May 28, 2021

By: Brian Renadette

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Creative Assembly
Mac, Linux, PC
Release Date
March 7, 2019
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Total War: Three Kingdoms, the Total War game based off of the famous Chinese novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms, is currently being review bombed on Steam. This barrage of negative reviews stems from an announcement about the game's future, or lack thereof.

Released yesterday alongside a Reddit post, the team behind the game posted a dev update video titled 'Moving on from Total War: Three Kingdoms. In the three-minute video, the team shares some statistics about what the players have done in the two years since the game released and expressed gratitude to the players. But the biggest news is that with the release of the Fates Divided DLC, they have finished their content for the game and are currently in pre-production on a new game set in the world of the classic Chinese nove Romance of the Three Kingdoms. A Reddit post from "Grace_CA," one of the Creative Assembly staff on Reddit, confirms that there will also be no new patches for Total War: Three Kingdoms.

However, fans aren't happy about this news. One of the most upvoted Reddit posts focused on Three Kingdoms points out features and DLC that Creative Assembly would bring to the game but never got implemented. In particular, there isn't going to be an expansion that focuses on the northern part of China and doesn't have a scenario that has the titular three kingdoms. Meanwhile on Steam, Total War: Three Kingdoms is currently sporting 2,464 reviews ranking at "Mostly Negative." The most "helpful" of these negative reviews also criticizes the fact that the game's development is being ended without the northern DLC and Three Kingdoms content the team said would eventually be in the game.

Total War: Three Kingdoms is available on Steam.

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I am a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University with a major in writing and a minor in gaming. I have a passion for video games and writing. I also enjoy volunteering at my local SPCA by walking the dogs.

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