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  • Summary: (Also known as "The Punic Wars: A Clash of Two Empires") In the height of its glory Carthage was the greatest power in the ancient world. With trade routes throughout the entire Mediterranean there the was no other nation to dispute its strength. Goods, gold and slaves poured in to the(Also known as "The Punic Wars: A Clash of Two Empires") In the height of its glory Carthage was the greatest power in the ancient world. With trade routes throughout the entire Mediterranean there the was no other nation to dispute its strength. Goods, gold and slaves poured in to the majestic city ? the source of its might. Countless mercenaries armies were constantly bought to ensure that all who threatened Carthage or its interest would be dealt with. However, another Empire was also on the rise. The city of Rome too had begun to gain strength. The Romans soon decided openly to challenge their Carthaginian rivals. The time of the Punic Wars had begun. [Enlight Software] Expand
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    What makes Nemesis of the Roman Empire truly stand out, however, is the artificial intelligence. On the easy mode, it's a breeze and presents very little challenge. On the tougher levels, it's a real bear that is sure to give veteran real-time strategy gamers a tough test.
  2. While on the surface Nemesis offers features we've seen many times before in the genre, such as hero characters and a lack of base-building, it also includes a clever logistics model and better-than-average artificial intelligence to help it stand apart from the numerous RTS clones on the market.
  3. There is plenty to enjoy in this game, especially if multi-tasking on a visual level doesn't intimidate. A nice strategic offering.
  4. By no means a perfect game, but it's definitely a breath of fresh air within the RTS scene. [June 2004, p.136]
  5. If you are in the mood for battle and fancy rallying against the might of Rome or Carthage then you could do a lot worse than this challenging effort.
  6. I applaud the developer for trying to do some new things in the resource-gathering arena and making good strides at giving the game depth.
  7. The truly shocking thing about Nemesis is that it is, for all intents and purposes, identical to "Celtic Kings," with the only noticeable improvement being the name. [July 2004, p.64]

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  1. TristanB.
    Apr 28, 2004
    7
    The graphics are horrible. However, this game offers some civilizations, such as the Iberians, that no other game features. The core to this The graphics are horrible. However, this game offers some civilizations, such as the Iberians, that no other game features. The core to this game is how good the AI commanders are. Worth buying, but not worth getting to excited about. Expand