Excerpt: Grand Ages Rome is actually the spiritual successor to “Imperium Romanum”, a city builder that managed to only get mediocre scores. Flaws are there to learn from so the makers got a second chance. Again we’re in the era of the Roman empire with characters like Julius Caesar and Marc Anthony.
Conclusion: Also, if you treat it as more of a puzzle game, with individual challenges to get past rather than think of it as a golf game, the slow pace does seem more acceptable. At the end of the day, however, it’s a cheap, cheerful affair that you shouldn’t expect too much of.
Excerpt: History may wisely inform you that Rome wasn’t built in a day, when in fact it could have been formed in mere hours if Grand Ages Rome had anything to do with it. You won’t find Kalypso’s latest release in the history textbooks but you will find yourself engrossed in a highly detailed second century...
Conclusion: Although there are some minor disappointments with Worms Crazy Golf , they certainly won’t stop gamers from having a heap of fun with it. The game is addictive in its simplicity, requiring you to continually do better to move on to the next stage.
Conclusion: Duke Nukem: Critical Mass had the potential to be a fun little game in-between waiting forever for Forever . Somewhere along the way it got spoilt. The game can be fairly fun when it works and has nice range of gameplay types to keep things interesting, but there’s just too much wrong to recommend.
Excerpt: There are plenty of city-builders and build-n-conquers out there set in the classical Roman era.....No-one is writing "The Grand Age of Toledo Ohio" or "The Rise and Fall of Blackburn Lancashire", so to stand out in a fairly august crowd a new game has to not only do the old things well, but it must...
Pros: Lovely 3D city-builder, With a "Military Option", Nice "Campaign" Mode
Cons: Interface/Camera control, Not enough Zoom-out
Conclusion: Grand Ages: Rome offers a lot of improvements from team Haemimont as the cities are much more fun to put together and feel natural with plebs, equites and other walks of life going about their days.
Excerpt: Grand Ages: Rome Developer: Haemimont Games Publisher: Viva Media Genre: Real Time Strategy Release Date: 03/17/2009 Rome: Ccadle of civilization! Rome: heart of the largest empire the ancient world has ever seen! Rome: shining beacon of order and justice amidst the barbarian hordes!
Summary: Certainly an improvement from the last release in this franchise but some areas really could be improved on. Visually I was impressed but if as much detail went into the game play as what went into the graphics it could have captured more of my imagination