“Return of the Roman Empire” is an eleven-scenario campaign about the Byzantine Empire and its return to power following its great victory at the Siege of Constantinople. In this campaign you must lead the Byzantine Emperor (Constantine XI Palaeologus) as he defends the city from the powerful Ottoman Empire, reconquers the empires lands, and wages war against the treacherous Crusaders and the Pope to become the greatest leader in the history of the world. Note: This campaign is not based on actual historical events, except for the siege scenario, but could have happened if certain, small historical events had changed.
- Two playable scenarios
- One cut-scene / role playing scenario
- One battle tutorial scenario
- Thirteen sound files (73 FULL VERSION), seven music sound files
- Geographically accurate maps
- All new “ Choice ” and “ Test Your Luck ” System
- Supports all difficulty levels
- Game style is a combination of role-playing, fixed-force, and build-and-destroy.
- Advanced AI Scripts
This demo campaign also includes a 5.58Mb Music Pack. It is not required, but please download it if you have a fast connection. I highly recommend it. Even for people who don’t have one. This campaign includes music from the following albums and games:
· Strength and Honour "Gladiator" soundtrack
· The Might of Rome "Gladiator" soundtrack
· Battle 1,2,3,4 & 5 “Lords of the Realm II” strategy game
· Duel Of The Fates “Stars Wars Episode I” soundtrack
This music is for this campaign only. Please do not copy it or circulate it among your friends without my permission. If you like the music, buy the cd’s. They will have much better quality than these anyway.
Campaign Designer: Benjamin Carr
Play testers: Mark Stoker, Jack Anderson
The Rasher - "Map Tricks" scenario.
Mark Stoker - For letting me use some sounds and music from the "Tamerlane- Prince of Destruction" campaign and for giving me advice, ideas and also developing AI Scripts specifically for this campaign.
Jack Anderson - For giving me very useful advice, information and tips.
Shaytana - For giving me many ideas for the Siege of Constantinople.
Ralph Vickers - For making an article about the Siege of Constantinople, from where I got a lot of information.
Only 2 of the 4 parts are playable,the first and last are cutscenes.On the 2 playable parts i played them on hard.I found the first part intense and challenging and the second part very interesting with a slight degree of difficulty.And for the record,i did not encounter any bugs or lag.After looking at this campaign objectively,the playability was really the only thing i could use to keep this from being a perfect 5.0
On the 2 playable parts you definitely had to work for your victorys.The heros had a good balance as not to overwhelm the opposition.
There was alot of creativity.The two cutscenes were were fairly detailed.There was a good use of triggers.
Three different maps were created.You can find a good use of elevation,plenty of eye candy.The terrain is laid out good.I also like the forrests that you can manuever through.
The campaign had a good story with alot of content.There were plenty of good instructions and hints.Additionally they were all easy to follow.
In closing i would recommend downloading this campaign.