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View Poll Results: Which is your preferred genre of strategy gaming?
Real TIme Strategy 13 46.43%
Turn Based Strategy 11 39.29%
Other types (please mentioned) 4 14.29%
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Old 03-24-2005, 09:05 PM   #31
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I want to ask members for recommendations between

Rise of Nations and Rome: Total War.

I'm planning to buy either of these two games and I've heard plenty of good about both. The thing is which of these two, in your opinion, is worth the buy?

THanks.
 
Old 03-27-2005, 07:31 AM   #32
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Well, since nobody recommended I got Rome: Total War.

I think, having read reviews of this game, it's supposed to be fantastic. I'll post my thoughts on this game here once I play it.
 
Old 03-27-2005, 03:55 PM   #33
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Rome is excellent. Good choice.
 
Old 03-27-2005, 06:28 PM   #34
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I really like Rome, you get the turn based stuff and the real time stuff which is rather cool.

It's just really really good.

I am playing Civ 2 at the moment, it's a classic
 
Old 03-27-2005, 10:08 PM   #35
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Bad news. The Rome: Total War CD 1 is corrupt. So I cannot try the game now. I'm going to get the replacement CD.

Just my luck

The first time I try to install a program in Windows in several months, I always get some problem like this.
 
Old 03-28-2005, 09:54 AM   #36
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I got the replacement CD and it still doesn't work. Installation keeps getting stuck at the exact same point

This is ridiculous. Brand new packaged CDs and I cannot install the game!

Anybody else have any problems installing this game? The coincidence of 2 bad CDs seems to be too much!
 
Old 03-28-2005, 12:56 PM   #37
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It's probably too much coincedence. Had that sometimes in windows too. And you're not going to like the way I fixed it >Format C: reinstall windows. Don't know I had one thing that it didn't work for but it was a copy of the original CD (which I own as well)

since you don't know where the error is and what the error is you can also try another partition or another folder first.
 
Old 03-28-2005, 01:29 PM   #38
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I am utterly and totally surprised and hurt that no one even mentioned Alpha Centauri. This is perhaps the greatest TBS that has ever been released!
 
Old 03-28-2005, 03:04 PM   #39
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SMAC was good, but I think Civ3 is better.
 
Old 03-28-2005, 10:30 PM   #40
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I got Civ III too. At least that works.

I guess I must return Rome: Total War for a full refund. Cannot get this wretched game to install on my system. Keeps getting stuck at about 30% and keeps reading the CD drive continuously. The only way I can abort the installation is to take the CD out of the drive.
 
Old 03-29-2005, 08:24 AM   #41
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Quote:
Originally posted by stabile007
I am utterly and totally surprised and hurt that no one even mentioned Alpha Centauri. This is perhaps the greatest TBS that has ever been released!
I could never get into Alpha Centauri, it didn't help that it had all sorts of problems running on my computer (choppy sound). I much prefer the Civ games, I'm not a fan of the Call to Power ones though, they're not bad, just strike me as a cheap rip off.
 
Old 03-29-2005, 10:02 AM   #42
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Well I exchanged Rome: Total War for Axis and Allies. At least A & A has installed on my system properly

Anybody played Axis and Allies?

How is this game?
 
Old 03-29-2005, 02:23 PM   #43
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Anybody played Axis and Allies?

How is this game?
I can only speak for the table-top version : AWESOME!
I sincerely doubt , a comp-game can beat the original.
 
Old 03-30-2005, 08:24 AM   #44
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Disappointed with Axis and Allies. Expected more...

Also the game becomes *very slow* during the RTS battles involving many units. Close to unplayable. Maybe some DirectX issue.

Still not got into the concept of the game though.
 
Old 03-30-2005, 10:14 AM   #45
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axis and allies is available as open source, too. not as fancy as the commercial.
 
  


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