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  • Summary: History - Great Empires: Rome is a classic, turn-based strategy game for the Nintendo DS. Take on the role of an Emperor, and guide your fledgling nation to greatness. You are destined to become the ruler of the known world, but you'll have to employ subtle diplomacy, economic might, and theHistory - Great Empires: Rome is a classic, turn-based strategy game for the Nintendo DS. Take on the role of an Emperor, and guide your fledgling nation to greatness. You are destined to become the ruler of the known world, but you'll have to employ subtle diplomacy, economic might, and the sword to topple competing governments and tribes. Capture cities, build buildings, and collect resources strategically to raise the strongest army. Oversee battles with hundreds of troops, like the famed legionairres. [Valcon Games] Expand
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  2. Negative: 3 out of 5
  1. It's paced, moderately intelligent, and has a micromanagement appeal. It's also slow, occasionally simple, and has little direct control.
  2. 50
    Some strategy fans may want to give it a look since it's priced at a reasonable level of just 20 bucks, but most gamers will want to steer clear -- its rough interface with touchy touch controls, confusing navigation, hands-off combat and mostly frustrating mini-games all come together to form a title that is, ultimately, better left in the past.
  3. Our main problem with History Great Empires: Rome is that the historic elements are only surface level and the strategy elements aren’t much deeper than that.
  4. History Great Empires: Rome delivers minimal production values and suffers from technical issues and a bad interface. This is a battle you don't want to take part in.
  5. The story of HISTORY Great Battles: Rome will be written on one of history’s pitch black pages. The controls are awful, the gameplay is dull, the graphics are among the ugliest ever seen on the DS and the framerate drops ever too often. There is only one conclusion to be drawn: this product should’ve never made it to the store shelves.
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  1. ThornFulford
    Jun 29, 2009
    8
    good game not the best worth 20 bucks 8.5
  2. DrCruel
    Aug 11, 2009
    8
    It's a clever little game, especially given the price. Kind of a very crunched down turn-based dtrategy game, similar in some ways to It's a clever little game, especially given the price. Kind of a very crunched down turn-based dtrategy game, similar in some ways to Civilization. I particularly like the chrome that comes with it, like a Sudoku game with Roman letters, and a scavenger hunt where you walk and sail around the Mediterranean looking for cities. Won't entertain you for very long, but for short bouts of time this is a great little game. Collapse