From what I can see, they decided to make some changes. Frankly, I don’t care about the rape scene during the playable introduction and the corresponding autocensorship button. This is what really matters: the achievement system and the hard(core) mode. Maybe I didn’t replay the first installment as I promised myself to do, but this time let’s be bold and make it a true challenge.
Total War: Complete all achievements.
which includes other goals that normally I would inflict on myself:
Apt Pupil: Finish all levels with A+ grade.
Beyond the Waterfall: Complete the hard mode.