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Hegemony III: Clash of the Ancients

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Centuries before Caesar, Alexander or Philip, the forested hills and rocky coasts of ancient Italy draw cultures from across the Mediterranean with promises of wealth and prosperity. Bronze-clad hoplites from the powerful Greek city-states set sail across the Adriatic to carve out bridgeheads of Hellenic culture amongst the native Italic hill tribes, while aggressive bands of Gallic Skirmishers make the trek South across the Alps in search of fertile new land. And along the marshy banks of the Tiber river, a small upstart city called Rome battles for independence from the established Etruscan confederacy.

But only one faction can rise to become the greatest empire the Mediterranean has ever seen. Will Rome fulfil its destiny to rule the ancient world or will history be rewritten to forge a new Etruscan, Gallic, or Greek hegemony!Command Armies
Direct armies of hoplites and legionaries on the battlefield in paused or real-time. Plot flanking manoeuvres or snap units into larger formations using intuitive and precise controls.Manage Resources
Construct and protect your network of farms and supply lines to feed your growing empire, while raiding enemy resources to weaken them before the final assault.Create Worlds
Use the built-in map editor to create your own historical or fantasy worlds and then share them with the community using Steam Workshop.25+ Factions
Choose from over 25 factions from 4 unique cultures including the Gallic Celts, Etruscans, Romans, Latins, Samnites, and Greeks.Dynamic Campaign
Sack Rome as the Gauls! Relive the Samnite wars! Dynamic objectives adapt to your strategy allowing you to recreate history or plot your own path to hegemony.30+ New UnitsCommand your army in a time when the arms and tactics evolve with every conflict. Tribal warriors must take up the hoplon shields of their enemies to fight back againt the invading Greeks, while early Roman legions learn to adapt the time-tested phalanx in order to survive the Gallic assault.Seamless Map
Campaign from the rocky coasts of Magna Graecia to the fertile valleys of Cisalpine Gaul on an all-new map at 4x the detail of Hegemony Rome. Use the series' trademark strategic zoom to seamlessly move between the tactical and strategy maps at any time, maximizing your abilities to inspect, control and manage your growing empire.Dozens of New Features
Grow your cities, unlock new faction skills, trade resources, purchase slaves, and many more new features make this the most in-depth Hegemony game ever!
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Longbow Games
Publisher
Longbow Games
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://www.hegemony3.com

System requirements for PC

7 / 8 / 10 (64-bit only)
Processor: Intel Core i7 processor
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: 1024 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card.
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Storage: 4 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card
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Cadavera Vero Innumera
Defeat 1000 Brigades
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Cultural Hegemony
Maintain cultural hegmony for 2 weeks
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Rex Italia
Control every city of mainland Italy
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Trade Hegemony
Maintain trade hegemony for 2 weeks
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History As Written
Win the Unification sandbox as a Latin faction
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Hegemony III: Clash of the Ancients reviews and comments

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Hegemony 3 is, to anticipate, a basically nice Game with some annoying Problems. Before we move on to the actual Review, first of all, some Strengths and Weaknesses that come to mind spontaneously. The Strengths:-Half-realistic Unit Supply System + Logistics + resulting Problems-Epic dimensions (Very large Card to Let off steam), proper Faction selection-Different cultures with Partly own Unit types and associated associated Tactics-Units Level System with Individual Skills-Empire Alignment Thanks to Skill Tree The Weaknesses:-Hakaky Wayfinding and questionable Units AI-No Trade & Politics System-Only rudimentary Diplomacy Options-More Generic Quests & Tasks- Available Only in English Version A more detailed Review, which will make the Game much fairer, You can find on my Blog: http://freelancers-gameblog.blogspot.de/2015/11/hegemony-3-clash-of-ancients-review.html If you want to save yourself the Text, you can also Check into my current Let's Play and get a Picture of the Game for yourself. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMwqkym59ZrvYTg8CPkVZeSjp7P2zdo8S https://youtu.be/N41zJrnIO7w?list=PLMwqkym59ZrvYTg8CPkVZeSjp7P2zdo8S Conclusion: All in all, Hegemony 3 is more Grand Strategy than Total War, perhaps a half-gare mix of both, Unfortunately, the Perfection of both Series in their respective "Professions" does not. The Terrain of the Map with many unmanable Places, such as Forests & Hills, cannot lead to a mager-/epic Slaughter. Unfortunately, the theoretically well-thought-out formation System of the Armies hardly comes into its own because of the Lack Of space and rather disturbs if you have to maneuver your way through Bottlenecks. Personally, I am a big Fan of Trading on EU IV and Consorts, which is why it particularly pains me that it does not exist at Hegemony 3. The Lack of Diplomacy is also a major Shortcoming, presumably due to limited AI capabilities. Nevertheless, Hegemony 3 can motivate and is highly recommended for Fans of the Ancient scenario, who are looking for variety from Total War and can cope with a little more Complexity. Even if the Game doesn't quite reach the Grand Strategy Titles of Paradox. After all, they set the Benchmark very high. However, Longbow Games has created a solid Title that has already been improved by Patches that have introduced other urgently needed zoom Levels, for example. The Game also features a Steam workshop including modding guides and the first small Extensions, which would Certainly flourish at a larger Fanbase. So Far, however, the Game remains more of an Insider's tip, which could get even better with some Work by the Developers. Your FreelancerLP
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