Chaos wrote:Nyarlathotep wrote:mooseypops wrote:Nyarlathotep wrote:I haven't bought a new game in a long time either. I recently pulled out Caesar III, and am playing as Governor Biggus Dickus ("My best fwiend in Wome is cawwed Bigguth Dickuth..."), I tried to get Chani, when she plays, to name her governor Incontinentia, but she just won't go for it.
Caesar III is a great game. I can always find ways to refine my play and improve from previous times, even playing the same cities.
Oh yeah, Casear 3. Did you ever play Casesar 2? I never mastered that, because every single game I played there was a voice telling me over and over "Plebs are needed". Very loud. Very annoying.
Nope, never played Caesar II. That voice sounds like it would be annoying though. Sounds sorta like in the first Gangsters game when you would get a pop up report on your screen anytime anyone saw a rival gangster. It made the game a bitch to manage.
I actually like Pharoah, which is a similar game but set in Egypt (as if you couldn't guess from the title) , better than Caesar III, but alas, my disk got lost.
Zeus is the same for ancient Greece - and it really rocks.
You have seven campaigns:
Zeus and Europa (found the city of Thebes and rescue Europa, who has been abducted by Zeus)
Perseus and Medusa (set in 3000 BC - found the first city in Greece and show the Greeks what they can achieve with cooperation)
Athens through the times (the title kind of speaks for itself - defeat Minos of Knossos, the Persians, and the Spartans)
The travels of Iason (loosely follows the Argonaut saga)
The works of Hercules (support the hero in doing said works)
The war of the Peloponnes (bring Sparta back to a position of power)
The Trojan war (mostly involves the prelude and preparations of that war)
And Pharoah has the Cleopatra expansion, and Zeus has the Poseidon expansion. Poseidon rules, cause it adds in the development of Atlantis! Orichalchum mining is fun. The only complaint I have with Pharoah is my pyramids always take too long to build. But it's a lot of fun other than that. Wasn't there a multiplayer game about china also released?