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August 1, 2010

Alexander

Filed under: Free, Linux, Macintosh, Strategy, WindowsHeath @ 05:00

Curse those Persians!

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from my time with flash video games, you can usually tell what the game is going to be about from the title. That is, of course, what the title is all about. Anyways, in this one you replay the exploits of Alexander the Great. Kind of…

Gameplay

This is one of those games where you click on the kind of guy you want to make, and then you send it off towards the other side. The similarity ends there. Usually in these games you just throw them all at your opponent in one line. In this game there are 10 different slots where you can send your troops.

On top of that, when you start each invasion, you have a limited supply of troops. When one of your guys dies, you are SOL. If one makes it to the other end, then you keep him and you can send him in to possibly die for his country.

Then there is a very involved money raising and upgrade system. It took me a while to figure out what I just told you. So consider yourself lucky, loyal reader.

You also have to worry about something called command, which is how much ‘mana’ you have to ’summon’ guys on the battlefield. I still haven’t really figured that out yet.

Technical

I really admire the complexity of this game. Seriously I got really bored with the whole ‘queue guys and throw them at the enemy’ games. This one is big. Not only is it tactically complex. You have to manage money and still worry about the Persians knocking on your door upstairs. That’s right, the Persians are in this too.

You won’t get this in 10 minutes. This is one of those games that I feel like I should have payed for, but I cheated the system and played it for free in my browser.

Technically, this game is flawless. Very balanced. You will not win every battle.

Final Verdict

If you are a fan of fun games, definitely play this game. It is one of those that will tax your strategic and tactical skills as well as sometimes testing your ability to beat the computer to the click of the mouse.

Alexander

 ★★★★☆ 

Gameplay:★★★★☆ 
Technical:★★★★★ 
Conquer the Ancient World One Mouse Click at a Time.

Game: Alexander | Developer: MaxGames.com

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