Feb 23, 2014Giving it a 1 to offeset the utterly biased reviews out here.
The game is a bit different from the other Rome Builders. Here, there are no roads, no resource transportation. If u have a mine at the top of a hill far away from your city,the resources just teleports to your storage. Other thing is the depth of the military aspect. Which i liked.
However this game is broken. Their latest patch(v1.11 as of Feb2014) tries to fix things by reducing the time for certain activity to happen (like extinguishing fire) but that doesn't solve the bug where even when they are being extinguished, they keep burning. ......................... I had placed a prefecture(Fire Brigade) right next to my Outpost. The Outpost started burning(like every other random fire ) and the prefectures were extinguishing it till the Outpost burned down to crisp and Game Over. WTFack Seriously???
And for the first time i am seeing a game where the resource required to build a particular building is the resource produced by that building. Yeap, you need 10 slaves to build a slave market...and you need slave market to produce slaves WOW!!! HOLY GENIUS GAME DEVELOPERS!In the beginning you get some slaves so be careful with their usage. Had to reload a couple of times since the game automatically assigns Slaves to jobs when there is manpower shortage.. YEAP NO WARNING whatsover!!
Imagine you need 10 wood to build a woodcutter, lol, its smthing like that.
The game is very very broken and weak compared to the likes of Ceaser III and IV.
Trust me guys, give this one a miss, and ignore those die hard fanboys who will give 10/10 to anything with "ROME" slapped on the box.… Expand
Looks like Rome was ahead of its time: raw materials weren't transported, they were teleported. At least that's what happens in Grand Ages: Rome, because the focus of the game is not on building effective transportation. Instead you need to build an efficient economy. This can be quite motivating if you enjoy being rewarded for your city planning.
The developers seem to have learned from their previous mistakes and have implemented some rather extreme but useful changes into Grand Ages: Rome. In technical respects the game may convince, although the user friendliness would still need some improvement. However, for those interested in this kind of game Grand Ages: Rome is a good choice nevertheless.