Having played probably 500 hours with this game, including through playtesting, I can confirm that it continues to hold my attention. The depth of its systems, combined with ease of play, makes it so fun to play - even when losing to the very good AI.
Two months since release and there are already several player mods and scenarios, and more in development. Besides the Ancient Mediterranean scenario, players have added a Battle over the Rhine mod (Romans vs Belgian/Germanic tribes), Roman Invasion of Brittain, Ancient Orient (1000 BC), Alexander the Great, Samnite Wars, and more.
I give this game my highest recommendation, over practically any other 4x game I've played over the last 20 years.
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