When In Rome
Usual TM game, but juuuuust a little different
Yes it's a builder/TM game, yes, it's in ancient Rome (again) but if you like this type of game, it's one of the better ones.
- Music (but you can turn it off)
- No stacking of tasks (very annoying, that's what makes it lose it's fifth star)
- Option of muting character voices (no longer a constant "I'm on it"or "On my way")
- searching for the amber, even if it's very hard to spot
- cartoonish visuals, lovely landscapes with surprises
- untimed, normal and hard modes
On the fence about:
- level of challenge, I played in normal mode and I'm no beginner at TM games but at level 3 or 4 I already couldn't make it in time the first time around. That's a first.
Wouldn't recommend it to beginners, but you can always play the demo first.
August 25, 2013
If you liked Viking Saga you will really like this one.The characters are 3D and move fluently while they go about their chores.It is a TM but it has an untimed game that you can play while you are learning.
I ran into no problems with the game play and decided to buy it after 45 minutes.I get a real kick out of the sounds especially when they have harvest because they sound like they are vgetting a hernia. LOL You can turn the sound and the music off if this annoying but I like to hear them.
I do recommend this game.
August 22, 2013
Good game! Think roads of rome meets royal envoy!
When in Rome falls in with the good time management games. Although there are only a few twists to the genre, the graphics are nice, and crisp (royal envoy like), and the level of challenge offers along side the basic challenge the hidden object part. Also, in regards to the level of challenge, I think it's well planned out, as from the start of the game you have some challenging levels for those that want to get all 3 starts (even in normal mode, haven't dared to try the hard mode). The tutorial can get a bit annoying in the beginning, but overall is a good game and worth the time, even if it's just the 60 min download!
August 21, 2013
I like it!
Like other strategy/time management games, you have to meet requirements to complete each level. No matter how fast you complete a level, you will not receive three stars unless you find the hidden object prior to finishing the goals. You cannot queue tasks, but other than that I really like this game. Give it a try. Three skills levels, so choose the one suited to your ability.
August 21, 2013
Nothing New, But Fun
BASED ON DEMO
This resource management game, like so many others, is set in the time of the Roman Empire. You are faced with rebuilding the land, exploring new territory, and setting up new trades.
There are 3 levels of difficulty, including untimed (the only one I can do!). As well as building, you also trade. It is one of those games where you must assign each individual worker to a task, and haggling with the trader is one of them. You must buy extra workers, as well as raw materials where they are scarce.
You can replay levels.
There are the usual power ups, speed, increased production, etc.
There is a shining amber hidden in each level to be found for extra points.
The landscape graphics are nicely done, the figures move well, and the sounds are good. But you can disable all sound, or just the voices, if you want.
So far, there have been earthquakes to disrupt your building schemes, and rain every day past a certain point.
As I say, nothing new here, even to one as inexperienced as I am with these sort of games, but enjoyable and challenging enough for me.
August 19, 2013
Fun game but can do without the speech sound effects.
I like the game and the challenge but the pop up windows are a bit annoying and the worker sound effects when activated are a bit much. Having sounds for the work is okay but leave the speech like "I'm on it" or "already on the way" out of the game.
August 25, 2013
Not challenging enough, the game play has to be quicker and you should be able to stack tasks.
August 22, 2013
Easy Time Management Game
This was an OK time management game. You collect resources, build structures, make things like bread, and sell to the merchant to gain products or make money. Nothing new to the game. I recommend the game with some reservation.
Reservations -- You have 3-modes (untimed, normal and hard). I played the untimed and the normal. When you go from one mode to another, the game starts from the beginning for each mode. In the normal, you can earn extra money for beating the time. But, what's the money for? You probably can play the untimed and enjoy the game just the same. There is a hidden object in each scene I think that you have to find it to get 3 stars, but the tutorial does not make that clear. I found the object in each scene so I was not able to test that theory.
For me, the game became boring after playing 55 minutes.
But, I recommend the game for beginners and anyone who likes these type of games. For me, I will pass.
August 19, 2013
Repetitive, boring and not really much fun
I really love strategy and time management games, and to me there's nothing better than trying to figure out how to 'win' each level. I like a challenge, whether it's mental or racing against the clock.
This game doesn't do it for me. And I really, really gave it the old college try, working up to about 10 levels or so.
The tasks are repetitive and boring, there's a lot of empty 'waiting time' as you wait for tasks to complete and the level of mental challenge is pretty low.
You also can't line up tasks and plan ahead, so you're literally sitting there just waiting to click for the next task, which gets kind of dull.
I also dislike that you need to be able to do math in your head to build buildings. "Okay, I need 150 coins and 4 logs, and if each cabbage is worth 25 coins and a sack of flour is 100 coins, how many cabbages and coins do I need?" That's not fun. That's work. Sigh.
October 5, 2013
The colors are nice the difficulty is a little nuts (some of course like it that way.). Music passable .
September 6, 2013