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Expand the game? - 3/26/2011 10:25:02 AM   
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The game looks very nice, but is there any chance that the game will be expanded to

1) Play the game as the Romans (Human) vs Hannibal AI?
2) Play a head to head game, Romans (Human) vs Hannibal(Human)?


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RE: Expand the game? - 3/27/2011 8:22:13 PM   
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I have been wondering about this to, I am enjoying trying to beat the Romans, but to play as the Romans against the AI or play against another human v Pbem would be really good :)

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RE: Expand the game? - 3/28/2011 2:25:41 PM   
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Official response so far is:

1. Yes, there is a chance.
2. No, not this game, but next.

This game's engine is not built with multiplayer in mind. To work hard on adding Roman side is to lose valuable time, which could be better spent on building a game that supports both features.


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RE: Expand the game? - 8/5/2011 11:06:18 PM   
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The Alikichi (sp) AAR narrative was spectacular. I wish he would do more of those Narrated AARs on other games.

I was never interested in Ancient Games, but with the AAR, this had my interest. I see that this game is not popular with the Forum and I think it is very obvious that other than going up in complexity, there is no replayability with this at all. Small Map, same objective, same army, same everything - sorry if I am stating and repeating the obvious.

With that said, the above comment says something about the NEXT GAME. What is that next game? I ask because the engine for this and AI really seem like they could be awesome, but there is no where to go with this game in its present state.

I hope this post is taken as a positive and not as a negative.., I really meant for it to be positive.

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RE: Expand the game? - 8/6/2011 1:47:55 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: balto

I see that this game is not popular with the Forum and I think it is very obvious that other than going up in complexity, there is no replayability with this at all. Small Map, same objective, same army, same everything - sorry if I am stating and repeating the obvious.



Not true. In my opinion, there is quite a lot of replayability. I bought the game when it came out and still play it every now and then. The AI always gives a nice challenge and it's very painless and quick to play Hannibal, unlike many other Matrix games. I've bought some of the big Matrix titles, but they have been incredibly tedious to play and I've given up on most of them long time ago. And most of those games have a mediocre AI, unlike Hannibal.

Even if you aren't terribly interested in ancient history, this wargame is very enjoyable and challenging to play.

The forum is quiet, but that doesn't mean nobody plays the game anymore.

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RE: Expand the game? - 8/6/2011 6:15:33 PM   
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I, also, replay the game from time to time. It is a nice game when you want a challenging AI. Due to the cards I get and the fact that the Senate do what they want and not what I want makes most of my games different from the previous ones.

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RE: Expand the game? - 8/9/2011 11:44:20 PM   
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I've replayed this game more than any other Matrix game by far. It is, in my opinion, the best wargame I've ever played.

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RE: Expand the game? - 12/1/2011 3:48:46 PM   
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Same over here! It´s a very special wargame and I enjoy to replay it.
Another evidence that for a game is good doesn´t have to have multiplayer

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RE: Expand the game? - 12/4/2011 4:46:02 PM   
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I love the game, and there is certainly replayability, but more could be done without any major revisions -- for example creating alternative starting scenarios, perhaps a 1st Punic War scenario, a 'what if Hamilcar was still alive' scenario, etc.  Keep the same system and map, but shuffle the starting positions to change the strategic challenge.  Lots of wargames do this as a means of increasing replayability.

Also, a 'dlc' type expansion that, say, expanded the map to include Macedon and let you play that faction as well would be fascinating -- I'd certainly buy it.

I guess what I'm basically saying is: this is one of the most elegant, addicting war gaming systems I've ever played and I really want to see more done with it.

(My personal secret wish would be a 'Rome: Total War' style version including the entire Mediterranean area, with dozens of factions and open-ended play, including diplomacy and a simple logistics system, letting you guide one kingdom or people from obscurity to mastery of the region... now that would have replayability!)




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