Thank to Violent Gamer I had to change my pants after wetting myself with excitement over the announcement that the next Total War installment will be revisiting the best of that series. I absolutely loved Rome: Total War and was hooked on it for over a year straight. I especially loved the feature where you had to defeat someone to play them. I played almost every faction possible and re-bought it after a two year break and did it all over again. None of the other installments hooked me like Rome did (I still haven't payed all the way through Shogun II) and I haven't been this excited about an upcoming release in ages.
Sigh.... now the wait.