Summary: This rome total war is a classic. You don't need a great computer to play it. It's not complicated to play. Obviously because it's from 2004 or so, the AI which is the computer enemy isn't that sophisticated yet. You will have random countries declaring war and attacking you.
Summary: An excellent game. If you haven't seen it yet or played other games in the Total War series, be sure to check this one out. I played the grand campaign at least 3 times, and played for non-roman ones (including those you can unlock by editing a config file) everything is just great.
Summary: Rome: Total War has many, many faults. However, I have still played it for many, many hours. Why? Because it is a great game considering the engrossing enjoyment factor. Yes, the enjoyment it provides trumps in baskets its sometimes ridiculous faults.