Can you be more specific? What other ancient games? ;) If you want a free one that is exceptional just hop over to Underdogs and get "Centurion Defender of Rome". I don't have Tin Soldiers:Alexander because, I dunno I love ancients and Greek City State wars and Roman era, but, I just never was a fan of Alexander. Of course the gameplay is going to be identical, and linear moreso than Tin Soldiers:Caesar since in the TS:JC campaign mode you do get to pick which battle you want to fight next and then get a civil war battle at Alesia when you reach a certain reputation point score. Then after that comes the Civil War battles between the other factions of Rome. You get to do the same in those as well.
Then there's The Great Battles series of "Hannibal, Alexander, and Caesar" that's pretty popular. Then you have HPS "Punic Wars" and now "Gallic Wars" recently released that looks pretty awesome, but, these latter two are pretty complex and not your beginners type of ancients wargames. There's Slitherines "Spartan" and "Troy" (greek wars). "Spartan" is my favorite, but, combat is pretty much hands off and command control only. There's "Legion Arena" also if you want some RPGlike 3D action game, I wasn't much impressed with it, but, would like to see that combat engine in a COMPLETE game like "Legion II" if they ever get back to programming that one.
I am also interested in a good RPG for something different, so I'm wondering if you are still giving Titans Quest a thumbs up?
Yes, I'm still enjoying and playing "Titans Quest" and for the price you can't lose on this one with the 1.30 patch. I also discovered that as long as you get to a rebirth well you CAN SAVE at that location for when you want to play again instead of like I thought you had to get to the next town/outpost. So, that makes it even better now since that was one of my complaints. You definitely have to PLAY this one unlike Diablo 2 where I could pretty much just stand toe to toe and drink healing potions lol. I've come close to dying several times now some of them bosses is hard. ;)
Also, remember "Titan Quest" is pratically exactly like Diablo 2, so, if you didn't like Diablo 2 as an ACTION RPG then you probably won't like this. It isn't your DnD style like Neverwinter Nights, but, I have that one for when I want a DnD type of RPG element. And there's over 3000 player made adventures for the origional Neverwinter Nights so there will always be that type of adventure to play. I used to be a big fan of DnD style rpgs for a long time, but, when Diablo came around I quickly found I enjoy that type of element the best, hack n slash with the carrot in front of the horse leveling system and neat kewl new loot to find and use. It's more fun for me building a powerful character than it is playing a stupid talking dwarf character. lol Some like to chitty chat role play I like action roleplay. ;)
< Message edited by ravinhood -- 3/30/2008 7:19:48 AM >
WE/I WANT 1:1 or something even 1:2 death animations in the KOIOS PANZER COMMAND SERIES don't forget Erik! ;) and Floating Paratroopers We grew up with Minor, Marginal and Decisive victories why rock the boat with Marginal, Decisive and Legendary?