Summary: I bought this game because I bought and loved Caesar I, II and III. I've spent countless hours playing Caesar III. I'm now about five or six hours (six scenarios) into Caesar IV and, while I'm not horribly dissapointed, I'm not thrilled either.
No Caesar III, Feels like Caesar II - not worth it...
8 January 2008
Summary: Yes, the graphics are prettier and they added a few ideas and enhancements, but the actual game play feels like its taken a step BIG backwards. I LOVED Caesar III and I was thrilled when I heard about Caesar IV. What a disappointment.
Summary: I had purchased the previous version, Caesar III and totally loved it. I was expecting to love the newest version as well. Unfortunately I did not find it to my liking. The graphics are beautiful.
Summary: As others have said, this was a much-anticipated game. I played Caesar II and III and was extremely excited when I heard that IV was coming out. What a letdown! I didn't have any of the installation errors that others have mentioned, and I haven't had the game crash on me.
Summary: The Caesar heritage, as well as the "spinoffs" (Pharoah and Cleopatra) set a high standard for this series of games. Unfortunately, Caesar 4 had a different design team than the previous Caesar games, and as in many (if not most) cases where a new Studio takes over someone else's idea, they just...
Summary: Having had hours of fun playing the previous incarnations of Caesar and also Pharaoh and Zeus, I was really anticipating this. Unfortunately, as with Age of Empires III it's a case of poorer gameplay for the sake of not very impressive 3D graphics - and my PC is relatively high spec.
Summary: I've played the game many times and am frustrated every time I play it. As you build your city, buildings are burning up all over the place. The game doesn't give you enough time to build an infrastructure before the armies of Rome are coming to depose you.
Excerpt: One of the best and the most popular city building games comes back as Caesar 4. The first city building game I tried was Caesar 3, then Zeus, Pharaoh and Cleopatra. All of these games seemed to have almost the same style of gaming.
Pros: graphics, sound, Roman architecture
Cons: difficult, boring after some games, not much to choose from