I got this retro kind of feeling for Ancient Rome 2. It reminded me of the old Sierra City Builders, like Caesar, Pharoah, and Emperor, and would spend hours on these, especially the Pharoah/Cleopatra set, but Ancient Rome 2 seemed more like a streamlined version of Caesar III. While some of the aspects are similar, the combining of the fire and police departments into one unit is rather nice, and not having to appease the gods with festivals is great, too.
I only played the trial, so if that came up later, then I missed it. Read more...(299 words, 31 images, estimated 1:12 mins reading time)
Xena Warrior Princess: The Talisman of Fate is a fighting game. If you know the show Xena Warrior Princess, you and your friends will love this game. I watched Xena when I was a kid, and around 2007 my friend gave me his N64 and some games with it. My friend and I played Xena Warrior Princess: The Talisman of Fate. In this game there only 11 characters in this game and 4 activities you can do. The 4 activities in this game are Quest, VS., Roster, and Practice. Quest is for one player. You are fighting 11 characters to be champion of the talisman of fate. VS mode you need two players for that one. Me and my friend always played that one a lot.
I always use the same character and he always played different characters. Roster is a team battle. You do not have to have a extra player with you. You can play that one by yourself if you want but it gets boring if you play by yourself. Practice mode, if it is first time playing this game and if you need to learn the controls in this game. The characters in this game are Xena, Caesar, Hope, Ephiny, Ares, Velassa, Callisto, Joxer, Lao Ma, Autolycus, and last person you have fight in the last match is Despair. Despair is hard to beat. When my friend and I went to VS mode, I always use Hope. Hope reminds me of Sailor Venus. I always kept using her but, when my friend used Despair I was doomed. The gameplay in this looks Soul Calibur, but there are no rings outs in this game. You can jump on walls in this game but no rings outs. The graphics in this are crappy but it’s a old game. This game is only for the Nintendo 64 not on PlayStation. If it was PlayStation the controls would be much harder. So, If you are a Xena fan and you watched Xena in the past, Play Xena Warrior Princess: The Talisman of Fate.
The 1990s was a great time for simulation games, like Caesar and Civilization. These city building games would keep people addicted for weeks on end, and eventually, they would upgrade, or some new gaming trend would kick in. If you really enjoyed these retro ancient civilization games, then All My Gods is perfect for you! In this strategy game, you are playing as the son of the great Roman god, Saturn. Dad is getting on in years, as so many centuries of overseeing the fields of the crops of Earthlings can put some wear and tear on even a divine farmer, and he wants to retire. He wants his youngest son to take over the business, and most everyone in the family is ready to help out, with the exception of Mars. Read more...(329 words, 31 images, estimated 1:19 mins reading time)
Cradle of Rome was the first in this series produced by Avem Games back in 2007, and so far there have been three more games added to the series. While I do not like this original game nearly as much as Cradle of Persia, it is still cute and charming for a match 3 game based on empire building.
So we are now on the seven hills of what will become the great Roman Empire, and to get from this little town to one of the superpowers of the ancient world, we have some items to collect in order to build some stuff. We’ll build farms and granaries, bakeries and taverns, vineyards and military training forts. To do this, we must have basic items. Natural resources, food, a little divine magic, and lots and lots of cash, all which we will be collecting in a match 3 grid. The more items you match and collect, the faster your can build your town, and be on your way to becoming Caesar. There a little tools to help along the way, like hammers and lightning bolts. This is a fun, quick-paced game, and you’ll really enjoy learning about exactly what you are building as they are placed in your city-building screen. One drawback is that you cannot place the buildings down yourself like you would in the old Sierra Caesar games, but that’s a review for a different time.
The year is circa 180 C.E., and Rome is still expanding. General Maximus (Russell Crowe) is securing Germania in the name of the Roman Empire, and Emperor Marcus Aurelius (Richard Harris) himself is here to cheer on his legions. The aging emperor is feeling his last days upon him, and has decided to give the rule of Rome over to his most trusted friend and general. Maximus wants nothing more than to go back to his farm in Spain and retire from military life. He wants to spend the rest of his days with his wife and son, but Fate, and some scheming nobles from Rome are going to change his plans drastically. Emperor Marcus has has his children to join him at this battlefield in these “barbaric” lands. Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) and Lucilla (Connie Neilsen) have come to Germania by their father’s bidding. Commodus and Lucilla, though related through blood, cannot be any more different than night and day. Commodus is a bit too ambitious, greedy, and not able to see what might become his soon, that being the rule of Rome. As Marcus Aurelius says, “Commodus is not a moral man.” Lucilla would most likely been named Caesar but for the fact that she cannot be heir due to her sex. She is strong, for her family and for Rome, and wants to see the corruption in the forum ended, and the Republic put back where to how it was before the line of scheming and murdering intrigues took over what was supposed to be the highest office in the land. Read more...(821 words, 119 images, estimated 3:17 mins reading time)