Way back in the Archaic Age (2017) I started recording a playthrough of the campaign on Titan difficulty, with various special goals like speedruns or 0 casualty runs or other challenges that seemed interesting on each individual mission.
I got through the end of The Golden Gift but didn't have time to continue with the expansion campaigns until now.
As before, the focus of this one will be efficiently beating the campaign on the highest difficulty. I'll often throw in extra challenges too- sometimes speedruns, sometimes zero-casualty runs, sometimes other things that sound fun for that particular mission. However, one restriction I'm going to stick by is that I must complete all mission objectives in order. This nixes a lot of the quickest speedrun possibilities as well as several exploits on buggy campaign missions which can be trivialized otherwise.
My videos are intended for people who've never played the game as well as lifelong fans, so I'll explain a lot of basics everyone here already knows.
I've talked a lot in the past about the game's more hidden mechanics (and I've done a lot of empirical testing of them with interesting results), and I'll keep doing that in this second part.
Besides strategy and how the game works, I'll examine the way the story and characters are presented- as well as talk about the game's relation to real-world history and mythology.
[This message has been edited by Melth (edited 01-09-2022 @ 04:08 PM).]