View Full Version : Total War: Classic Wikipedia-inspired moments
08-16-2009, 06:15 AM
So, I picked up Rome: Total War the other day and after spending several completely obsessed days pulled the trigger on Medieval II: Total War as well. While reading the Wikipedia page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medieval_II:_Total_War:_Kingdoms) on the page while downloading, I encounter this observation of one particular mistake the designers made:
"The faction known as Tlaxcalans were not actually called so, Tlaxcala actually means "tortilla" in the Nahuatl language."
08-16-2009, 11:29 AM
To think that Medieval I had unit captains yelling in accurate medieval battle latin! The journey of the Total War series, from that to this sort of half-assed, internet-researched historical cartoon, is a shame.
08-16-2009, 12:01 PM
Is this the strategy game equivalent to rivet counting?
08-16-2009, 12:22 PM
You know what? I take it back. Google Books searches find books by established historians that call these people "Tlaxcalans", eg here (http://books.google.com/books?id=EfBFYfjZJLMC&pg=PA118&dq=Tlaxcalans#v=onepage&q=Tlaxcalans&f=false). Serves me right for listening to Wikipedia.
Creative Assembly, I hereby apologize for my snark. I WAS WRONG.
08-16-2009, 08:17 PM
I hope you went back and fixed WP to attone for your error!
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