There are few things that can prepare you for the sheer amount of blood that is present in the Blood, Sweat, And Spears content pack for A Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia. Most video games glorify violence and overstate it, whereas the modern Total War titles simply accept it as optional clutter.
Even now, it's still interesting and perhaps a tiny bit shocking to see this amount of blood being waved away in practical gameplay, and at such an impressive scale. Having said that, developers have also prepared a free update to go live alongside Blood, Sweat, and Spears, titled 'Allegiance'.
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The Allegiance Update for Thrones of Britannia features a major overhaul of many areas of the game, based primarily on player feedback. This introduces greater depth and granularity to politics, a significantly-improved combat AI, and a new decree system.
There is also the titular Allegiance mechanic, which simulates the trials and tribulations that an aggressively-expanding faction faces upon capturing new territory. Lots of stuff to look forward to, for sure.
It's worth noting that Blood, Sweat, and Spears will be completely free for those who've purchased the Blood & Burning DLC for Total War: ATTILA, which is extra lovely. If you'd like to buy A Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia, look no further than Voidu, where it's available at a 17% discount at the time of writing!