The perfect real time strategy. It really puts you in a leadership position. You can can manage everything, (economy, commerce, combat, conquest, diplomacy, reaserch, ideologies, production, and intelligence. An excellent geo political challenge.
This game came earlier than imperial and Napoleon Total War.
Was a great reference on his time. Also implemented navar battles very well and other ideas than for sure Total War used for later developments.
-Using of different kinds of"officials" to move troops,
-Researches of technology, etc.
Highly enjoyable game set in a period never really get full attention. The turn based part of the game lacks for features but the game really thrives when you get to the battlefield and control your army.
I write this quick review in in 2017.
Imperial Glory was a decent game, when it came out in 2005.
Unfortunately (2009) Empire & (2010) Napoleon Total War outshine it in every aspect.
Battles are small short and tedious, mostly because of awkward UI and control choices.
Biggest downturn for me was lack of free camera movement. Sure you can move it left, right, up and down, but the height it reaches is really low. So I found myself looking for hilltops etc. just to elevate my camera higher and overview the battle from a better angle that way (not to be funny Napoleon used a balloon to command and overview battles - apparently lack of it, was one of factors leading to his loss at Waterloo). To top that up you can't change the cameras fixed angle so your're stuck with whatever it's set to by the devs, it's a huge pain.
Another problem is lack of default line formation when selecting and moving multiple regiments. They'll just move in whatever mess they are in, when you click them to move. So because of this you end up with a lot of tedious battle micromanagement, where sometimes unit's won't acknowledge orders and you'll have to order them multiple times to make them follow your command, or they'll stop executing the order midway as well from time to time.
Battlefields themselves can be much more interesting than the ones you encounter today in Total War titles (love these small hills). Unfortunately simple and aged graphics, as well as lack of fortifications, or some form of decent cover, take away most of the charm.
Surprisingly I was able to run the game on Windows 10 without issues on nVidia card.
Fiddling with "****" file allows you to play in 1920x1080 but with 4:3 ratio so edges are black.
Change these lines in **** in game folder if you want to play windowed or high resolution.
.FULLSCREEN TRUE (or FALSE your choice..... don't copy that)
SummaryImperial Glory promises to be the most extensive strategy game ever, offering an in- depth management model along with graphically stunning real-time land and naval battles in full 3D. Choose which of the five great 19th century Empires to lead: Great Britain, France, Russia, Prussia or Austro-Hungary, each with their own unique attribut...