If you have been disappointed by Rome II and its complete lack of challenge and how repetitive the game play is...well my dear fellow history nerd, search no more.
Even at its early development stage Hegemony Rome: the rise of Caesar already shows veeeeeeeeeeeeery promissing features. This is a game that really satisfies the tactical,strategic and operational side of any strategy player.
The graphs are better than before and there is even a variety of faces amongst soldiers.
Thre are tons of civil nad military buildings that can be built and/or destroyd according to you strategy (i.e. bridges,forts)
There is a huge variety of units and each one of them has its pros and cons
The terrain is much more detailed and plays a much more importante role, you have to build bridges to cross certain rivers and certain mountain pass only allow for one of your units to fight at a time.
The interface needs a little work but its already 10x than the previous installment, requiring less clicks while not being dumbed down.
I am also very happy to see that the developers really care about the community and it is open for suggestions, unlike the other guys(CA,SEGA). There is a MODS tab which suggests taht the game will be moddable, which needless to say, is an awesome feature.
In summary, do yourself a favor and buy this game.
Posted: February 12th, 2014