Some thoughts on Zeus...
When Pharoah first came out I bought it and played it through to the end, as with Cleopatra. I then bought Ceaser 3 and although not completed I
did enjoy the game, especially the bright and vivid colours used compared to those in Pharoah.
I have just purchased Zeus and decided to work my way through the tutorial levels before starting the campaigns. However there are some initial
concerns that I am sure the good people in this group can answer for me.
The keys that were assigned under Pharoah for certain information like the risk to buildings of fire, damage, health and water, to name just a
few, do not seem to be there in Zeus.
The game, I believe, is supposed to be more 'simplistic' in its management of your city, I find this may have been true in concept but in its
implimentation in the game I am finding it more difficult to navigate the interface and get the information that I want as quickly as that in
Its use of an automated military response is a little hit and miss, but at least that is taken from your control, if you wish, to 'ease' the less
experienced of us into the other management aspects of the city. However as the armies are made up from your general population, rather than forts
I then find that as they go to 'war' my labour shortages become acute.
Who wrote tha manual, I find its fictional storyline of writing a novel rather than a manual in its truest sense very difficult to read and hard
to find the information that I want.
Is it possible, through any 'hack' to have the resolution above 1024x768, as I am playing this on a 22" monitor and feel that the city would be
more manageable under a higher resolution ?
The above concerns, except the resolution change, maybe resolved by just more time in playing the game, but my first impressions are that of some
dissapointment with comparison to Pharoah, I just hope that I have the comittment to stick with it to find the more advanced features, are there
many (?), to this new chapter in the City management games. There is of course every possibility that my concerns, as I work through the actual
campaigns, are not real and I hope that Zeus is a worthy companion to Pharoah.