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: This could have been so good. I play BF2, 2142 ect and these are cpu/mem intensive and they don't crash, so why does C4 crash every 10 mins? Shoddy code, no thought, turns a great game into a rubbish one.
Summary: Didn't have any hardware problems (but they are numerous). There are endless hours of gameplay here, but they quickly become long and tedious. The missions are badly balanced, and the interface is a leap backwards compared to Caesar III.
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.