For the longest time, one of the biggest weak points of the Total War series has been diplomacy. Not only it was extremely easy to abuse, but options present in early games of the franchise have been removed in later ones. Total War: Three Kingdoms finally seems to be ready to fix this issue.
The most relevant example of a feature that was removed with no apparent reason, and constantly requested by the fans was the ability to trade regions. We often found ourselves trying to help a precious ally but gobbling up their former territory instead, with no way to give it back. Three Kingdoms finally brings it back, with all of its bargaining power and useful applications.
A video released today showcases just that, alongside coalitions and military alliances. Looks like the diplomatic game might finally become fun again in Total War.
You can enjoy the video below. If you’re unfamiliar with Total War: Three Kingdoms, it’s the newest historical game of the franchise set in ancient China, and it seems very promising after the awesome Warhammer and Warhammer II that weren’t historical, and the rather disappointing Thrones of Britannia.
The game launches March 7, 2019, exclusively for PC.