Summary: Game is scenic with lots of options for buildings....but it becomes quite repetitive very quickly. Game mixes Civilization with Simcity, but comes up short compared to both games. I think Ill stick to my Civ 4.
Summary: I brought this after having played Caesar3 and loved it but wanted something with a bit more scope for controlling dynamics of a city - and I thought being a civcity game this would offer me the extension - WRONG - this is a bad rip off of Caesar3, sure, graphics are more advanced with the zoom in view but other than that I was playing the same game but with less involvement or control.
Very lackluster in terms of presentation and gameplay
2 October 2006
Summary: The CivCity series have always been interesting to say the least. They offered a unique city building game without focusing on the drudgeries of the wide scale affairs of other games. However, despite focusing all of their attention this time with CivCity: Rome, the game fails to offer anything new at all. The interface is horrendous, quite possibly one of the worst I have ever seen in any RTS game. To top it off, the game doesn’t seem to ever work correctly.
Summary: I bought as a way to pass the time, the graphics are good but game play is difficult. I cannot get the map editor to work and trading is very limited. For serious players, I would not recommend this game.
Summary: We have all witnessed the triumphs of titles such as Civilisation and its sequels, but Civ City has nothing new to bring to the table. In fact, it appears to bring nothing to the table at all. Playability is a big issue with this game and despite its adequate visual quality it lacks any direction in the story mode and in free form.
Summary: I love all the Civs, but this game does not live up to that heritage. The space you are given to build your village/city etc is much too small, you have to knock things down to build other things rather than develop the city to something bigger and better. The graphics are less than brilliant, the delete system is awful and the missions are mundane. The game plays as though the programmers are not really city-build fans themselves.
Summary: At first this seams like a good game and all, but that's until you run into it's problems. the delete tool is almost useless compared to other games I've played and the campaign is almost impossible after a few missions. If you take the peaceful route chances are you'll get to mission 4 and never win. if you take the War one, I still can't get past mission 2.
Summary: I had high expectations for Civcity Rome because I like strategy games of different types. First off the Graphics are ok, but they are no way outstanding. Games such as Age of empires 3 really put the graphics in CivCity Rome to shame. Graphics are not everything, so how do I rate the gameplay? well I find it very shoddy. Building games are suppose to be fun, but thats something CivCity Rome is seriously lacking.