Summary: A lot of people keep comparing this game to TW series, but don't be misguided by the lower scores that come from comparison! Spartan, on it's own merits, is a solid 4 out of 5. Why? 1. Spartan forces you to be strategic about how and when and why you attack. Just like in real life, your hand may be forced by a shortage of food or material and that rich city state down the coast may have just what you need.
Summary: I purchased this game with high hopes (Having played Chariots of War and loved it) and this game met those expectations well. Spartan provides a different style of play from Chariots of War, and is in some ways an entirely different game - it is definately much harder (if one continues playing after victory)! Spartan also has great maps and the new commands in battle add a whole new dynamic that makes the game truely something!
Summary: I wasn't so keen on the previous games of Slitherine before (Legion & Chariots of war) as they seemed to simplistic to me (Diplomacy, battles..). I tried the demo of Spartan after reading many good reviews and the same evening it made my order for Spartan & Gates of Troy (the add-on). I am currently playing the game all the time. The game is a lot deeper than the previous ones. It has a great AI and a lot of nice features (Trade, diplomacy, buildings).
BEST AI I've EVER PLAYED AGAINST, game is great too ;)
raginhood "raginhood", Amazon
21 June 2004
Summary: This is one of the better games from Slitherine. While it takes some getting used to the fact you don't get individual control over your units in the tactical battles, the command orders and instructions part before the battles are actually more realistic. The campaign map is beautiful to behold. The UI (user interface) is simple and easy to get used to.
Conclusion: i bought the game for my self and played it at first its intresting then it gets realy boaring after that but this game for those people that likes the spartan times it well be great game for them.