As a strategy game, Against Rome doesn’t offer an awful lot that’s new, but it’s nice to look at, and does most of the things you demand from a game of its type. Let’s face it, most of us just want to have fun with a new game that provides the things we like. If you’re into straight strategy, with no hints of role-playing, then this game will be for you. In some ways, it’s basic, lacking the complexity of some other strategy titles, but it holds its own. There are far worse things to spend your money on.