Total War: Rome II
“Romans, countrymen, and lovers! Hear me for my cause, and be silent, that you may hear. Believe for mine honour, and have respect for mine honour that you may believe. Censure me in your wisdom, and awake your sense, that you may be the better judge. If there be any in this assembly, any dear friend of Caesar’s.”
Flowery, I know. The passage above is delivered by the character Brutus in Shakespeare’s classic, Julius Caesar. Justifying his actions in the death of his dear friend Caesar, Brutus extols the virtues of right and wrong. Which is much in vein with the experience of playing Rome 2, (let’s rid ourselves of the Total War addendum for now) the characters within the game often espouse such language throughout. But exactly how deluded are the proclamations in this instance? Let’s see.