I just got rome for Christmas(yes christmas, not Xmas and not the holidays!
It is such an insanely good game. It has enough power to challenge some of the best gamers and it is friendly for someone like me who(i'm not a bad gamer just not a pro either). You can have I think 10,000 or so troops yet zoom in on the action and see all the detailed features of your troops. You're given the turn based Civilization style gaming mixed in with graphicly violent RTS style gaming when the time calls for it.
Download the demo soon, and buy the game just as quickly.
If anyone has the game send me your thoughts or if you dont and you have questions post as well.
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