Ancient Rome 2
Started out OK, but failed at level 16
Liked it well enough for the first 15 levels. On level 16 it will NOT recognize pigs, so no meat for the city, and you can't get it to the level you need to get the houses to. Tried it on two different computers. Also, the city burning all the time, even with the Brigades, was annoying!
January 16, 2013
No info on game
This game has to be one of the worst ones I have ever played. There is no info that I could find to stop the fires from destroying my town. Not worth the money or credit to play it.
January 7, 2013
Where are the good TMG's?
I so want a good TM game...this is not it!! I tried only a small part of the demo...no directions, no guidance, no explanations...darn fires!!! It's been so long since there has been a new TMG...please, please send us one...I'm begging you!!!
January 8, 2013
Why was this even released?
I have never, ever reviewed a game before, but after hitting my head against my desk for the last hour, I feel compelled to do so, both in order to vent my rage, and in order to prevent anyone else from buying this miserable failure.
First off, it is not possible to completely turn off the sounds. I prefer to listen to my own music while playing games, and having the crackly sound of fake fire in the background of all of my songs is rather annoying. When the slider bar for the "Sound" option is all the way to the right, there should be NO noise. None.
Second, the gameplay itself is very lacking. It holds much promise, but has some very basic flaws. For example, there is no timer which tells you when your farms/woodcutters/breadmakers/etc are going to produce next. You just have to sort of wait until more of whatever you need shows up in your products menu. Another annoying feature is the complete incomprehensibility of the taxes. Some times you get 300 gold in taxes, sometimes nothing. Why is this? The exact method for calculating how much gold you're going to get is never explained and not clear. Speaking of money, another extremely annoying flaw was the length of time it takes for a caravan to reach the edge of the map. Like, I waited for a good two minutes more than once. Since you sometimes aren't collecting any taxes (once again, for unknown reasons), you rely on the caravans, and the lengthy wait is frustrating. Finally, there were several things that just didn't make sense. Like, why does the entire economic system break down when the warehouses are full? It makes absolutely no sense that because there is TOO MUCH flour in the warehouse, the baker can't make bread. What?? Also, the number of buildings you needed to adequately supply a certain number of houses was crazy. For 10 houses, you need at least 6 bakers. Last time I checked, most people don't consume a literal ton of bread a day.
Thirdly, the fire. The fires. What is going on??? I got to level 12 until they really started being an issue, but then... Oh lawdy, let me tell you, I literally have pains shooting up and down my clicker finger. I was putting out fires for five, ten minutes straight. There was absolutely no way to actually play the game. I just had to keep putting out fires, build a few things here and there, and hope that I would fulfill the requirements and be done with the level.
I very, very rarely quit a game, but I finally gave up on this one after about level 14. I just couldn't take the constant fires, incomprehensible economic system, and lack of any sense within the game rules. I was sad to quit, because apart from the issues listed above, this game could be very enjoyable. But overall, I must warn you: DO NOT BUY THIS GAME. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO PLAY THIS GAME. MOVE ON TO SOMETHING BETTER.
January 27, 2013
I bought the game without trying it out as I have the first one and love it! Big mistake. How does one get additional cash? Certainly not with the tax collectors or the rents from the houses. Certainly not by selling goods! NEVER saw a dime from that. And then there are the fires! I have a few Big Fish games but this one is the first one that I wasted my money on. Disappointing is quite inadquate a term.
January 23, 2013
Ancient Rome 2
I was so happy when I seen Ancient Rome 2 I liked the first one. I am glad I only did the trial first I played this for 10 minutes load of rubbish so disappointed
I don?t recommend this game
January 23, 2013
awful game, don't waste your time
awful game, was really excited to see a new TM Game - all you EVER see if HO games, and i for one can't play them as they hurt my eyes. don't bother wasting your time with this game, it is awful gameplay, very repetitive and you dont need to do very much. not challenging at all !
January 13, 2013
January 11, 2013
Don't Bother :(
I never write reviews, but this game is just that bad. I love time management games and BFG does not hand them out that often so I was really excited to try this one. I couldn't even force myself through the free hour of play. Don't waste your time. HORRIBLE!!
January 9, 2013