Roads of Rome
I'm not usually a fan of time management games, but this one is fun, challenging, and addictive. I'm on my second time through and there are new landscapes to navigate and surprises along the way.
The music is upbeat; the sound effects are actually helpful and not just more noise. The storyline is sort of weak, but I don't think that's a problem with this kind of game.
I got this on a buy-one-get-one-free deal and it was definitely worth it. Think it'd still be worth it using a whole game credit. Hours of entertainment (and not getting household chores done)!
April 23, 2013
Good Starter TM game
I really like builder games and I feel like maybe I should have started with this one if I was new to this genre. It took me a couple levels to really get used to the system it takes to beat a level but once you realize the strategy then its very easy to beat every level and get gold. I played My Kingdom for the Princess first and in that game you don't need to get a bunch of helpers as sometimes you can finish the level all by yourself or with one other guy and it works out BUT in this game having all the buildings up to the maximum and all the workers out that are possible is the way to do this game. More helpers are better in this game as it can be frantic.
HOWEVER, In other builder games I have played there is a lot more variety in what to do. You can tell this game is the first in the series not just by the title but by what you are supposed to do. In all levels, you are either finding crystals, rune stones or idols. It's all there ever is and it never changes so the game kind of loses its charm if played too long. Its definitely a game I needed to stop and come back to later because it became boring. I would have liked more to do than just break down rocks and build a road. And because of just having those tasks, I found this game get easier as time went on having the strategy and then the same goals. I was able to complete almost every level the first or second time. I like to be challenged where I need like 3 or 4 times to really get it but this game was simple and I beat it quite fast. It really did feel short after I finished it and the storyline kind of faded so the ending was predictable and kind of lame.
Now, I've tried Roads of Rome 2 & 3 and have purchased them but wanted to start from the beginning of the series and just by demoing those, I can already tell the developers made those games harder and more challenging with lots more to do. I would give this game a 3.5 as its fun but not challenging enough and kind of bored me halfway through. I would recommend this game though to people who are new to this genre so they can get a handle on how to play these types of games or to anyone interested in this series because I can see how starting at the beginning and moving forward will be something quite special since the games appear to evolve with each new title. Kudos.
September 3, 2012
Can't stack actions...
I would love this game but you can't stack actions and have to wait til the guy gets back to the hut. Drove me nuts. I like that atleast you can stack one or two other actions in just about all the other games like this. I couldn't play more than 5 minutes. It is good for someone who isn't used to playing that way.
December 18, 2013
Could be much better...
The guys move fast. But you can not see your resources power, to know when they will be ready. So you sit and wait. You can not buy more people when needed, only what is alloted. You can not delete when not needed.... Whomever did these just needs to do the extra and he will have the others beat.
It was a slow day/week/month for bigfish, so I bought this one and #II for the extra 99 cent....
Or I would not have purchased either...
June 6, 2013
Play this one 1st other wise you won't appreciate it.
Don't play the series II & III until you play series 1 first, otherwise you will be spoilt and not enjoy series 1.
Series 1 is fun, but way to easy compared to the other series.
It's a good place to start to get a handle on the game.
March 4, 2012
Not worth buying
Having just loved Kingdom Chronicles, I thought I?d try another Time Management genre. I played the whole free hour and was stuck on level 7. The game does not allow you to assign a task until a worker is free and that causes delays. Then there are disasters and of course waiting for critical supplies at the onset. Not worth playing. I erased the game and am looking for something relaxing, which this was not.
July 7, 2012