Our dear friends over at PCGamesHardware have created an interesting comparison between the alpha and the retail version of Total War: Rome II. As we can clearly see, the alpha version had a specific color grading effect that is missing from the retail version. Not only that, but the whole lighting system seems better in the alpha version. To be honest, the retail version feels a bit bland in some scenes, so we don’t know what had gone wrong with it. HDR and bloom effects also seem better enhanced in the alpha version. Moreover, it comes as no surprise that the first set of screenshots for Rome 2 were bullcraps (in short, photoshopped) and nothing more. Enjoy the video below!
Rome 2: Alpha versus Retail Gameplay