A lot of things in this world are a flop. Sometimes advertisement and the media create a huge hype about something. Sometimes expectations just happen to exceed reality. In the instance of Rome II it is unknown why it is a big flop, it just is. I was not entertained by it at all.
Overhyped game that delivered nothing but a broken shell of what "could have been". Rip off, never buy this game. For the 60 dollars it cost me i could have purchased a few cheaper and better games. If you want a good total war game, stick with rome 1. Or better yet go outside.