Best Roman game ever

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MarsRobert
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Best Roman game ever

Post by MarsRobert » Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:21 pm

Wow! I love this game. Once I took care of the stability issues I was having and got over the moderate learning curve, I began to understand what a deep and rich game it is. Check out my review on Metacritic: http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/alea-jacta-est

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Re: Best Roman game ever

Post by captkiwi » Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:41 am

Have you tried: ROME- TOTAL WAR?

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Re: Best Roman game ever

Post by bebro » Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:12 pm

I tried RTW. It was fun at first, but not in the long run for me. I hated the way city unhappiness was building up. Or that some of the multi media clutter which was nice to see at the start got very boring when it came up again and again.

I played MTW 2 a bit longer, esp. the Teutonic Knights and Crusades Campaigns, but over all I wouldn't say these belong to my all time favs.

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Re: Best Roman game ever

Post by grumblefish » Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:10 pm

Rome Total War isn't a very good Roman game, at least not without significant modding. I base that statement on the ahistorical nature of the game; just look at Egypt, for example. RTW consists of an ahistorical and very abstract/unrealistic strategy layer, placed over an exciting, accessible and visually pleasing, if somewhat simplistic, tactical layer (that is also ahistorical and unrealistic).

Alae Jacta Est/Birth of Rome is all about the strategic combination of maneuver, supply, military recruitment, political decisions, and guesswork about your enemy's intentions.


I do admit to playing a lot of Rome Total War with mods, though. :lol:

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Re: Best Roman game ever

Post by Igorputski » Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:30 pm

RTW is the BEST Ancients game ever made bar none. So say about a million players of it. ;) Now though I wouldn't go so far as to say it's the best ancients HISTORICAL game ever made it IS the best Ancients game ever made. Most people don't care about historical anyways. They just want to build an empire and stomp other players or the ai. RTW does all that in spades. Can't wait for Rome 2 Total War it's going to be the best then.

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Re: Best Roman game ever

Post by anguille » Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:13 pm

RTW is a good game but it's not the best ancient game to me. Spartan, Alea Jacta est, Tin Soldiers: Julius Caeasar and the HPS Ancient Wars games are great games.

And the most fun to me was: Celtic Kings: the punic war...just awesome.

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