Roads of Rome
Lovely and not too hard
This game is very similar to My Kingdom for the Princess, but I personally prefer the Roads of Rome series. The levels are a bit less "busy", the graphics are prettier, the animations and little details lovely, and the gameplay feels less frantic and stressful.
The levels are very well thought-out and the timing perfect, not at all frustrating (I'm not the greatest with timed games, but this one wasn't too hard for me).
Absolutely love it!
November 24, 2011
Up All Night
I stayed up all night playing! I like the graphics, sound effects, music, and game play. Level of challenge slowly increases throughout the game in a logical way. In the later levels, I found myself playing over and over to achieve expert. There is always a different way to complete a level as there are many options for game play.
November 14, 2011
Fun, not too hard, not too easy
I love time management games, but since I am looking for escapism, I don't like ones that are almost impossible to get "Expert" on because I'm not looking for my game to just add more stress to my life! I love Roads of Rome because, like Goldilocks said, "it's just right." The characters are cute, you can reach expert after playing harder levels a few times to figure out the best way to do so, and the levels are long enough to provide a nice challenge without causing me to break into a stressed-out sweat. I was thrilled when Roads of Rome 2 came out - I just finished playing it as well. :-)
December 18, 2011
Roads of Rome games
I really enjoyed playing all the "Roads To Rome". They were relaxing to play & enjoyed playing them. Make sure your in the relax mode session.
November 12, 2011
Building with a story!
Here is a building strategy game - it is fairly similar to My Kingdom for The Princess but just does not, to me, give the same fun factor. There is the usual manner of finding out by trial and error the correct strategy to finish a level with the highest score - the little men run around and do your bidding (got to love that part) - the story is good - its makes sense - moves your forward and gives good reason for actually building the levels! Would recommend.
November 18, 2011
I'm a big My Kingdom For The Princess fan (all three) and this game is quite similar. It took me a little while to get used to the differences, but once I did I couldn't stop playing. I guess I'm happy to see that there are two more in the series, but once again my work will suffer! ;)
February 2, 2012
clear your schedule because this one's an all-nighter!
in this time management game, you are helping victorius, caesar's most trusted general, build a road across the roman empire. but why -- after winning a zillion wars -- does victorius get stuck building a bunch of *infrastructure*? because he fell in love with caesar's daughter, and she also loves him. rather than allow his daughter to marry a warrior, caesar decides to distract his most valued soldier from pursuing true love by forcing him to rebuild the entire empire. so in this game, you help victorius by supervising workmen as they (re)build roads, bridges, farms, quarries, forts and such, and you also direct your workers to collect crystals, gold and scrolls along the way.
graphics: wonderful. cartoonish, yes, but in a nice way. adorably-drawn characters, lovely scenery, and rich colours. i especially loved the feeling of depth in this game through the use of shadows, and especially as the eagle/vulture flew over the game board. it made me feel i was standing on a cliff overseeing the actual work being done. further, there is no sluggishness in this game, neither when it loads each level nor when your cursor is zooming rapidly around the screen as you direct your workmen to their respective tasks. after level eight or so, accomplishing all the tasks in time to earn an "expert" rating requires some planning and strategy.
music: lovely, solo guitar in places, otherwise "orchestral". frenetic pace to the music, but not annoyingly so. good sound effects too.
storyline: absolutely believable.
my complaint: you cannot queue tasks! grrr!! seriously, this is incredibly annoying -- SO annoying that i actually would give this game 4.5 stars if i could.
my interaction: one hour demo. i most definitely plan to purchase this game. (as if i don't already have too many in my collection!)
in summary: this is a fabulous time waster ... er, time management game with goals that are challenging but not impossible to accomplish. if you are a time management game fan, like i am, then this game is definitely worth adding to your collection. if you are new to time management games, this is an excellent one (?excellent? as in, ?addictive? in this case) to introduce you to the genre.
June 8, 2012
One of the best time mgmt games!
November 19, 2011
I liked this game even though there were some glitches.
I have arthritis in my hands and cannot do some time management games. There is a relaxed mode to this game that I like. I can enjoy the strategy and not get frustrated by having to repeat a level until I get it I get it the first time.
.Also in that relaxed mode they do not rate you as gold or average,just the same icon for having finished.The game froze in a few spots and I had to restart my computer but I liked the game so much that I perservered. I have an old non-intel computer which uses leopard.
August 3, 2012
amazing game ever!
my review was so amazing.The game was fun!
November 14, 2011