Reviews for Europa Universalis - Rome Gold DNS
Ok game, lots of bugsmurgo23 | March 4, 2013 | See all murgo23's reviews »
For years I've been looking for a turn-based strategy game to engage me as much as the Civilization series has. This is one of the few that has come closest. I love the ability to control time, and find that this is a very good strategy game...well worth a look if you enjoy turn-based strategy games. For me, though, it's not good enough to usurp the Civilization series as the best turn-based strategy game ever.
I think overall, it's a great war / empire management game, with great depth The controls are perfect, so are the government styles (for the most part). Managing a government can be frustrating, but that's part of the gameplay imo, challenging the player to find solutions that prevent the nation from falling into civil wars, and running with the basic assumption that republics, like the Roman Republic, are not sustainable in the long term. Republics thus will fall to civil war caused by populist agitation or to dictatorship in the game. Some characters are very loyal, some are very effective at management or martial things, and a handful are loyal and useful. Sometimes, as in history, a player has to put incompetent people in power just to ensure stability, or, the converse, put a potentially disloyal general in command for the sake of decisive victory.
An interesting mix of CK and EUDaiMonPaul | Jan. 21, 2013 | See all DaiMonPaul's reviews »
If you've played any game in the Europa Universalis series (or really, any grand strategy game developed by Paradox), you'll be familiar with the interface to EU: Rome. This game is Paradox's first foray into ancient history, and while it has its issues, it's a fun and rewarding game to play. The game plays as a combination of Europa Universalis and Crusader Kings; while you still control your country, as you do in EU, you also have personalities to manage, a la CK. Playing as the Roman Republic and having to manage barbarians, diplomacy, the military, the Senate, the economy, and so forth adds interesting dimensions to the game, and all are important to deal with. This game isn't as deep as either CK2 or EU3, and there are fewer viable options to play as, but it's still an entertaining game. If you've enjoyed either Crusader Kings or the Europa Universalis series, you'll probably like EU: Rome, as well.
All roads lead to Romefearon | April 8, 2011 | See all fearon's reviews »
I played all Europa Universalis games and always wanted to see one part of series in the ages of Roman Empire. When I had an oportunity, I quickly felt in love with this game. It has all features, that made EU series so popular and gives new and so fascinating historical era. Now all of us can make from the republic geat empire and call himself ceasar. But if you choose staing in the republic, you'll challenge senate with each character named and with personality. Political games never was so fascinating.
Grand strategykeeveek | April 4, 2011 | See all keeveek's reviews »
I love Europa Universalis franchise. And I love Rome! You may choose if you want to play as the Emperor or a leader of barbarian horde - every time gameplay will look different. You have several historical periods to start, from the beginning of the Empire to it's dusk. The gameplay is pretty complex - every minute youll have to deal with difficult decisions. You have to make good contact with the senatus, or youll have a very difficult time trying to beat your opponents inside your country! The game looks good, the map is beautiful and you may choose map filters as you like. You have to remember - there's no battle mode - battles are automatically solved. Strongly recommend that game if you love that historical period and complex games.