Rome: Total War - Alexander Expansion (PC)

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TigerUppercut
Joined 28 Jun 2000
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Tue, 20 Jun 2006 06:44
If you play games that are faithful to events of the past, do you learn? Or might it as well be MegaBot 4000 units fighting for control of Gamma Quadrant?

Just a thought...
Tiger knee!
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Joined 10 Mar 2005
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Tue, 20 Jun 2006 10:01
TigerUppercut wrote:
If you play games that are faithful to events of the past, do you learn? Or might it as well be MegaBot 4000 units fighting for control of Gamma Quadrant?

Just a thought...


Well I always had an interest in ancient history, but after playing games like this (Rome: TW) I have gone on to read about Rome, Alexander and the Greeks and learn more.

Though I think the scope for games like this to help you learn is limited. It can teach you about troops and troop types and different civilisations back in the day and in a limited way the interaction between the two. But its not going to teach you about what it was like to live during the time of the Roman Empire or how politics was run or about the culture of these civilisations.

Although this game could be a little different as it focusing on a single person and you might have more scope to learn about the man himself and his military accomplishments...

I think the best you can hope for is to pass on a little knowledge covertly and then maybe hope that you get someone interested enough to go a pick up a book about Alexander and learn a little more for themselves.
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