Summary: I was a huge Caesar III fan, and played through 2 different disks before not being able to find a third. I saw this on Amazon and thought I'd give it a try since III was so much fun. It looks better on-screen than III (LOL I know it's a sad comparison but that's what I've got), and game play seems to run smoother. But, the tutorial is tedious, and unless you play the campaign you are limited in your building and growing options.
Initial fun at returning to Caesar gameplay disappears quickly
R. C. Camphouse "Topher", Amazon
6 May 2007
Summary: I was very excited when I heard that Caesar 4 was in development. When I heard that it was realeased, I immediately picked myself up a copy. After playing for a week or so, the game is already uninstalled. I got to the third empire mission, and couldn't make myself play any more. The reason is that the initial "fun factor" wore off, and I began to find the game tediously boring. Many of the flaws of the game have been discussed already.
Summary: As I said in my title, I really wish this game was worthy of a higher rating (I'm giving it 4 for fun and 3 overall) but because of overall unwieldiness of the controls I'm sorry that it isn't. I'd lost track of the City Building Series since Emperor so was really surprised to find this "treasure" on the store shelf last fall. Being a lover of the series since Caesar 2 I had to give it a try.
Summary: I am a real fan of Caesar III. It's a game that I've played literally for years. So when I saw Caesar IV, I grabbed it off the rack. When I played the game, my impressions were mixed. During installation I had a bit of trouble convincing my computer that I had removed disc 1 and replaced it with disc 2. I had to go through My Computer before I could finish installation. The interface menu is really clunky. The menus and submenus seem to take up half the map.
Summary: I loved Sierra's city building games, and was delighted when the ex-Sierra developers started Tilted Mill to continue the tradition. Their first release, Children of the Nile, was excellent -- smooth to play, lovely to look at, lots of fun. I pre-ordered Caesar IV and was really looking forward to it. But something went wrong on this one, and I'm sad and disappointed.
Excerpt: "...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. This game which features some of the Rome's finest buildings and technologies of that time seems to be making an impact yet again, but it isn't as big a game, and there existed not much to choose from. For me, Zeus was still a better game with lot more options ...
Pros: graphics, sound, Roman architecture
Cons: difficult, boring after some games, not much to choose from
Summary: Grandisimo juego. Hacia años q los amantes de Caesar demandabamos este juego en 3D. Sin duda el mejor de su genero y esperemos q sigan haciendo mas, pero q no tarden otros 5 años El nivel de detalles es perfecto y el método de la construcción rápido. Tal vez el problema del juego radica en el comercio con las otras ciudades bajo dominio romano... la metrópoli exige demasiados recursos en ocasiones...