Played this game at a friends house, and had to own it!
If you like Civ-type games, this game will be perfect for you. A great blend of strategy and action, build up your cities, make allies, create armies and fight enemies.
One of the best features of this game is the fight sequences, most civ games have two armies meet and they resolve the battle on their own. You have this option for this game, but you can also choose to fight out the war. The detail is fantastic and the strategy is a must even for the fight sequences!
You can hire mercenaries or train your own armies, or both! You can choose what factions you wish to befriend or become enemies with. You can be for Rome or against it.
So you have many options for this game and the replay value is great as you can play this and have it be different each time!