Back in the first years of the 2000s, Stronghold was considered the most successful representative of the stronghold building strategy game series. Launched by developer Firefly studios, this popular series has grown strongly and is still creating a big buzz at the present time.
If you are passionate about historical and military elements, this classic game series will be the perfect choice. Because, there have been up to 8 versions based on the original Stronghold prototype to successfully develop. Despite possessing an early graphics system with low resolution, the strong appeal of the build-and-conquer gameplay has helped the game create a strong community of players in the international arena.
Stronghold is considered the most impressive milestone in the history of Firefly studios.
However, no one can “live forever in the past”. With the desire to break out of the giant shadow of Stronghold, Firefly studios has tried many new game products. Typically, recently, this developer has just launched Romans: age of caesar – a game in the same segment on both iOS and Android platforms. It is known that this is a project that has been cherished for the past 3 years.
Romans: age of caesar is a game that the “father” of Stronghold has high expectations for.
Although this game was previously released on Steam in April 2022, the Mobile version has received much more attention from the gaming community. The reason is that Firefly studios’ other products are too “familiar” with PC and handheld systems. Therefore, Romans: age of caesar was born to replace the position of the elder. The developer even affirmed that this mobile game is a “spiritual successor” with a series of new elements.
However, this launch is being heavily criticized by the gaming community. Because, Romans: age of caesar has no difference other than “following” the entire classic strategy gameplay of the 90s. Familiar motifs and old graphics are the reasons why preventing this game from reaching the public at the present time.
The classic graphics system of Romans: age of caesar has not created many breakthroughs.
Compared to Stronghold, this game is nothing more than a “spare version” with a few new characters and content.
– “Honestly, it looks terrible…”;
– “This game looks so miserable”;
– “Firefly really disappointed me”;
– “In other words, it’s “rubbish” and nothing else”;
Romans: age of caesar is making the international community “bored”.
Even though Stronghold has created an unforgettable mark, that doesn’t mean Firefly can repeat the old formula without bringing something new. In an era of rapidly developing technology, players are always looking for breakthroughs and innovations not only in graphics but also in gameplay, content and overall experience. Romans: age of caesar may be a project that has invested a lot of effort, but clearly has not been able to impress the community at first sight.