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My son (who's 11) loves to watch these types of mid-evil, big battle games( more so the cut scenes than anything) also all the "let's play" videos of these same type of games on youtube. So today i seen where Steam had Rome:Total War Gold Edition on sale for $2.50. I thought this might be perfect for him but am wondering if this would too hard to play as he really doesn't play much anyway. Just like to get some opions on how hard the gameplay is.
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It can be hard on the hardest difficulty, but on easy, i'd say it's enjoyable for casual gamers. It takes a short while to get used to the game, but it's definately one i'd recommend ..
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My only concern would be his understanding the large map and turn based decision making. Would he know to send a diplomat over here, or a spy over there?
Would he grasp the concept of splitting your army up into different pieces to roam multiple places?
Would he understand that the more soldiers you have, the more upkeep there is, and the more cities you need to produce for you?

The battles are fairly straight forward, except for those few confusing times when you're seiging a city for the first time and you don't have any units that can attack city walls...
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