Though at first Romopolis might have looked like a strategy, city-building game, after playing it for a while, it felt more like a time management game to me. You are given a number of resources and you need to properly manage them in order to fulfill the given quests. As a result, you will also have the chance to build and manage ancient Roman cities while also having to keep an eye on the happiness of your citizens. The game is nice and addictive, but it’s not exactly what I expected. The graphics are on the same level with the ones of the old, classic, renowned, Caesar city-building game, another Ancient Rome-themed strategy game, but the game experience feels somehow inferior, less exciting and too limited by the need to accomplish the given targets.
Anyway, the game still comes with plenty of benefits and positive parts as well. For example, it’s quite comprehensive, including many Roman-styled houses, structures and other buildings. Its tutorial, though a bit too long in my opinion, ensures that even complete beginners understand how to play and enjoy Romopolis.
To sum it all up, I recommend downloading the free 60-minute trial version and seeing for yourself if Romopolis suits your taste or not. I wasn’t impressed by it, but this doesn’t mean that some players could actually find it to be a quite enjoyable city-building game.
- 3 difficulty levels
- Game runs smoothly even on older computers
- Comprehensive set of featured buildings and scenarios
- Sandbox mode disabled in trial version
- A bit too lengthy tutorial