May 25, 2011Caesar III is from the moment you start playing a captivating game. While not everone will agree with me on this, it's difficulty curve allows for both beginner and veteran citybuilder sim enthusiasts to enjoy the game. Despite this it is still a thoroughly complex and challenging game. It appeases both the general and the city planner in all of us through it's 'peaceful/aggressive' design of level selection. This same design also allows for a degree of replayability in a game. Although even without that aspect, the game is so entertaining and provides so much choice in how to design and manage your city that it would still manage to keep me immersed for far longer than most citybuilders. A feature which I believe is often underrepresented by game critics is that of music, and in this area, as well as any other, Caesar III excels. The music doesn't distract, keeping a largely ambient feel; yet it is sufficiently 'epic' to give to the experience of being a general/governor and eventually Emperor. I could continue talking about this game for an eternity, and still not do it justice. Regardless of whether you like or hate this style of game, I would fervently advise giving it a decent try.
finally, while I may well gather a lot of opposition for this statement, I feel that Caesar III can unquestionably be called the Citybuilder upon which all future Citybuilers should be measured.… Expand