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Wish they made an Alexander the Great or Caesar or other ancient title w/this Engine

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:59 pm
by amarok23
Feeling nostalgic for this one - this was such a great engine, and a great, great game!!

What a shame they never made another Ancient's title with it - ideally Alexander the Great or Caesar, I know I would've played it for 100's of hours (as I played this one).

Victory or Glory, the developers follow-up title, while being a fine game, never really struck me with nearly the same passion and conviction as Hannibal vs. Carthage.

Seems like a wasted opportunity.

But then maybe I am biased toward Ancient Era games - the Tin Soldiers Series... and Spartan/Gates of Troy... are also all time favorites -

it really is a neglected time period (and not just by Slitherine) -

I am very, very excited though by the Field of Glory Empires title!! - though I do wish it didn't require importing/exporting to/and from FoG2 -

I don't know, it sounds like kind of a headache - and at least for me, I'm afraid it will kind of break the immersion.


I'm sure I'll still get it upon eventual release, and play it alot and love, but still the extra step will be kind of... frustrating -

I wish there could be/would be a way that Empires could detect you had FoG2 and directly import/export the battles - who knows... maybe someday!


- Tom (amarok)

Re: Wish they made an Alexander the Great or Caesar or other ancient title w/this Engine

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:22 am
by Paul59
amarok23 wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:59 pm
Feeling nostalgic for this one - this was such a great engine, and a great, great game!!

What a shame they never made another Ancient's title with it - ideally Alexander the Great or Caesar, I know I would've played it for 100's of hours (as I played this one).

Victory or Glory, the developers follow-up title, while being a fine game, never really struck me with nearly the same passion and conviction as Hannibal vs. Carthage.

Seems like a wasted opportunity.

But then maybe I am biased toward Ancient Era games - the Tin Soldiers Series... and Spartan/Gates of Troy... are also all time favorites -

it really is a neglected time period (and not just by Slitherine) -

I am very, very excited though by the Field of Glory Empires title!! - though I do wish it didn't require importing/exporting to/and from FoG2 -

I don't know, it sounds like kind of a headache - and at least for me, I'm afraid it will kind of break the immersion.


I'm sure I'll still get it upon eventual release, and play it alot and love, but still the extra step will be kind of... frustrating -

I wish there could be/would be a way that Empires could detect you had FoG2 and directly import/export the battles - who knows... maybe someday!


- Tom (amarok)
You don't need FOG2 to play Empires!

Empires has it's own built in battle resolution system. When a battle occurs you have the choice to resolve it in Empires, or export it to FOG2.

Re: Wish they made an Alexander the Great or Caesar or other ancient title w/this Engine

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:09 pm
by Paul59
Also, the exporting/importing of battles between Empires and FOG2 is very simple and streamlined. If you want, you can choose to close Empires and start FOG2 with one click, and vice versa.

Importing the battle from the other game is also just one click, there is no searching through save files to find the right battle.

But, as I said in the previous post, you do not need to play a battle in FOG2 at all.