Summary: IG is definitely a great game after playing it in my spare time. Very enjoyable and educational all the same. I started playing the demo a while back and got the game. Rome TW was lacking naval battles, which led me to pick IG instead.
Summary: The game is complete rubbish. It only boasts and nothing else. Its buying is just a waste of money. As compared to ROME TOTAL WAR it's just a novice. ROME TOTAL WAR has a far more fantastic gameplay and is more realistic as well.
Summary: A very pretty game. Both better AND worse than Rome total war. The province overview is not quite as good; there's less you can do and it's too abstracted; it jars with the realism of the battle view. However, the battles are BETTER than total war.
Summary: While the strategic aspect is superior to the Total War series in almost every detail (diplomacy, CIV-like research tree & 'wonders', peaceful routes to victory) the tactical battles are worse in every aspect.
Summary: Wow, this game is amazing. Much better than Rome Total War - but without the big marketing budget they had - so by all accounts, this title will be a huge sleeper hit. Amazing graphics, deep gameplay, seriously deep strategic gameplay system, and absolutely breathtaking realtime combat.
Summary: Was really hoping this was going to be a great game. In the end, it really is just a click- fest bonanza. Ahh well, back to the Total War series, which is honestly done much better than this. Graphics wise the game isn't too bad, but still not close to the quality and detal of CA's Rome Total War.