Excerpt: A couple thousand years earlier you might have thought times were simpler, but you’d be wrong. Turns out the Romans wanted more or less the same things you see people begging for these days; better schools, more jobs, a higher standard of living and even coliseums, to take in the occasional gladiator match.
Conclusion: Overall though it's difficult to fault the blending of elements on offer here. Graphical detail is excellent on high-level systems, whilst the engine is flexible enough to scale down to more modest rigs with ease. The level of historical detail on offer will be enviable to even the more established franchises, and whilst Imperium doesn't do anything to reinvent the genre as a whole, it's certainly a well-refined product that's worth a look to veteran players; or...
Excerpt: Civis Romanus sum. As the title suggests, you will be in charge of managing a city of the Roman empire during different times of the imperium. Your goal is to take a modest small settlement into a bustling metropolis by means of satisfying your citizen needs, having ‘friendly negotiations’ with nearby barbarian tribes and most important of all, build impressive monuments such as theaters, Circuses and of course, a Coliseum.
Pros: Good visuals and sound, lots of scenarios, good gameplay
Cons: Combat mechanics are lacking, additional structure types would have been welcomed
Summary: Take the future of an empire into your hands in Haemimont's Imperium Romanum, a historical strategy that puts the player in the role of a governor of a province, where he or she must strive to build a well organized, prosperous and commanding settlement.
Conclusion: King’s Bounty: Armored Princess has a forgettable story and dated graphics that seem borrowed from much older medieval fantasy titles. However, its gameplay is superb. The turn-based combat is the main component of this game and fortunately its strongest draw. While easy to learn, it is deeply strategic and very satisfying, especially when defeating an army that is much stronger than your own. The overall formula of island hopping also proves to be very addictive.
Excerpt: Imperium Romanum review Game Over Online - http://www.game-over.com Maybe city-building games just aren’t for me any more. I used to love real-time strategy games, but then they all started looking and playing alike, and I eventually drifted off to other genres. Now something similar is happening to me with city-building games, except that it’s not just the case they seem identical; to all intents and purposes, they are identical.