Sure they added some new things like Ancestors (pretty much like gods), the Chinese zodiac signs, new ways of dealing with farming, and multiplayer options for the first time as well as the obligatory improvements to interface. But there isn't really anything here that we haven't already gone through in ancient Rome, Egypt, or Greece.
Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings
May 5, 2012I think it's the best city builder published by Sierra Entertainment Inc. It's very similar to Pharaoh and Caesar games (produced by Impressions Games). Unfortunately there is no tutorial, but unlike Pharaoh and Caesar citizens are able to work at every place (their houses don't need to be built so close to it) and you can also build a special wall around houses which allows them to grow (it prevents the bad influence of work places).… Full Review »
Feb 18, 2014Still one of the best and most complex city building game. I like the game alot though its age.
+ beautiful 2D-Buildings and monuments
+ nice sounds and music
+ china-setting with background-information
+ very complex logistics, economy, manufacturing
+ trading with other citys & diplomacy
+ nice animated details in buildings and people
+ city is very lively
- ugly landscape… Full Review »