Rome Total War is a great game. It's story is great. Gameplay is awesome. The game does however has issues with low to mid range pc's. It happen to me a coupon of times such as going back to the main windows place by the third turn. I also have a major slowdown!!!!! too. The sound comes in and out sometimes too. It is good for a high end pc's because it has all the power it needs to run. This game is so good you won't want to leave your pc. I used Dipmonds also to turn peole my side by giving them money. I also used more than one army when fighting.