Excerpt: From my childhood, to this moment. This game has provided me with many hours of pleasure. You play through 1798 and beyond as either, England, France, Prussia, Russia, or Austria for domination of Europe and North Africa.
Pros: great historical context, great music, great mechanical system, great naval battles
Cons: poor recruitment policies, inflexibility as regards what you can do with government,
Excerpt: This game to say the most is mildly interesting. This is an Napoleonic era turn based RTS which will provide very interesting features in some parts but will also lack badly in others. The game play is quite simple and easy to learn but is no comparison to the total war series.
Summary: I bought this game because at the time I liked the napoleonic wars era, but it disapointed me! I was expecting somthing along the lines of Total war games but it failed to deliver either the atmossphere or the enjoyment that Rome total war did!
A GOOD GAME OVERSHADOWED BY THE CLASSIC NAPOLEON TOTAL WAR!
3 February 2006
Conclusion: Before the fantastic NAPOLEON TOTAL WAR was released in early 2010, the best looking Napoleonic wargame crown was owned by IMPERIAL GLORY. Both are very similar in terms of gameplay and graphical representation but the later SEGA classic is obviously the more polished product.
Summary: Imperial Glory is an obvious copy of Total War but is now available at a bargain price, and I even got it to run quite easily on my laptop. The graphics are very impressive and easily as good as you can find in Total War, however it does have a few faults.
Conclusion: I bought this game a while back, hoping it would be like the Rome Total war series only in a Napoleonic era. Sadly I was disappointed. While it does have entertainment value, it has no where near the level of strategy and detail that the Rome total war games supply.
Summary: I personally was expecting a lot more from this game. It is basically just a different version of the Total War games. Even if the graphics are nice, the game play can be frustratingly slow and the battles are too limited in units.
Summary: If Rome Total War is a 5-star game, this has to be a 3. Its most obvious weakness: Assuming you're already familiar with the Total War series, you will find campaign mode ridiculously easy, even on the difficult setting.
Summary: Unusually for me I had this game on pre-oder having read the pre-release information. Having installed it and played the game. it is now uninstalled and resting on a shelf until a patch comes along to rectify the completely arbitary results of battles, both land and sea.