I think that it is a good game. I absolutely HATED the original Empire Earth, but I had a chance to try the sequel for free, and I liked it. Graphics are greatly improved, but imo the best improvement has been them gameplay. The 'citizen manager' is the most ingenious and helpful advance to come out in real-time strategy games in many, many years.
Women--can't live with them, can't have heterosexual same-species intercourse without them.
R:TW is a great game but but apart from a few changes the game is essentially the same as the rest of the series and I find it's waaaay to easy to win battles in this game with cavalry. You can rout an entire army with just a few units.
Oh and use the attack dogs. They are fantastic at breaking up a hoplite phalanx.
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