An excellent game that focuses on the life of Philip II of Macedon, Father of Alexander the Great.
-Logistics system - your soldiers have to eat and that food has to come from somewhere. it makes burning farms and raiding supply lines a viable strategy for starving out a city. it also forces you to pay attention to the edges of your empire and protect the land outside the city.
-Naval combat and landings - makes want to murder every man, woman, and child in Athens.
-Campaigns - The main campaign follows Philip as he conquers Greece. Two other campaigns focus on the Peloponnesian war (One as Athens and the other as Sparta). There is also a sandbox mode that lets you play any faction in the game. The scripted campaigns are the most fun.
-Graphics are mediocre at best
-Sandbox is bland - You can build an empire but the AI only reacts to you and rarely takes the initiative.
Overall 8.5/10 - If the graphics don't bother you then any strategy gamer will really enjoy this game.
Note - i know it says i only have two hours played, i bought the game from the Developors site before it was on Steam and played that version.
Posted: November 29th, 2013