Excerpt: Under heavy artillery fire I command my generals to attack enemy territory. A couple of seconds later, about one hundred infantry units and a 20-some tanks follow in the footsteps of my loyal generals. The enemy has spotted me it seems as a complete welcoming committee is present.
Excerpt: Back in the days, gamers like me played a game called Civilization which was created by one of the greatest developers ever to be known in the world, Sid Meier. When Sid Meier’s Civilization 2 was released, we all got back in the game and kept playing the game until about six months later.
Excerpt: Date: 7/19/2005 Rise of Nations (RoN) is a real-time strategy game in the mold of the Age of Empires games. Rather than focusing on one particular era of history though, RoN lets you lead your civilization from the dawn of its history through the modern era.
Excerpt: A cursory glance at Rise of Nations, published by Microsoft and developed by the aptly named Big Huge Games, will suggest yet another real-time strategy title dealing with civilizations, empires and cultures in the vein of the perennially popular Age of Empires series from Ensemble.
Excerpt: Everyone’s heard the old expression, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Unfortunately, most expansion packs attempt to tinker too much with the formula of their predecessors, patching major issues while providing little innovation to the gameplay.
Excerpt: Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots is the expansion pack to the historical real-time strategy game Rise of Nations ( review ) from Big Huge Games. Thrones and Patriots doesn't differ much from its parent in terms of gameplay, with Big Huge Games using the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" theory...