Tomorrow, Total War: Rome II is getting its Blood & Gore DLC which adds a whole mess of gruesome effects to the game. It's unfortunate that this is a $2.99 download as opposed to being, well, free. Can't say I blame them, though -- people will buy it. I will say that reading thorough the feature list is bringing out my inner psychopath.
New blood-spattered front end
Graphics option for turning on/off blood
Blood VFX on arrow/pilum/javelin impacts
Blood VFX on rock/stone impacts
Blood VFX on death animations
Blood shader on death animations and attackers
Decapitation on selected death animations
Dismemberment on selected death animations
Blood decals on terrain
Sound effects for all blood animations
It's not the first time Creative Assembly has done this kind of DLC; Total War: Shogun 2 had a similar add-on pack. It was a bit weird then and it still is.
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