Settling a community on the banks of the river provides a fertile arable farming environment which will supply two good harvests a year , but the benefits have to be weighed against the unpredictable and devastating floods which destroy crops and leave people starving. On the other hand, cultivating land away from the Nile has its own drawbacks because the soil is acidic and the irrigation system perfected by the Romans remains years away from fruition.
So unless you risk building by the river, water will need to be carried to and from your chosen settlement, and you'll have to spend valuable time perfecting your fishing and hunting skills to make up the deficiency in the food supply.
That first quandary aside you'll soon find plenty of time for the Egyptians' favourite pastime - building. Bearing in mind that no-one knows how the Egyptians constructed their buildings, Impressions have taken a bit of artistic licence in allowing you to build temples, shrines and obelisks from the ground up, stone by solitary stone it's a massive 'hands-on' improvement over the 'select this building and drop it there' simplicity of the Caesar titles.
Seasoned gamers will relish the long-term challenge of building pyramids and Sphinxes, but they'll be handicapped by the lack of a willing workforce for such backbreaking work, meaning that heavy-handed persuasion may be required to coerce bricklayers and stonemasons.
Time spent constructing these aesthetically pleasing monuments isn't wasted, though. Throw up a temple to the God Of War and you'll be supplied with troops to protect your borders they'll happily build defensive walls and guard towers to protect your citizens ; bestow a temple or two on the Sun God and the deity will ensure that the Nile holds its banks for another year meaning that crops are assured and more rime can be allocated to building work.
Given gentle encouragement, you'll soon find your society spreading along the banks of the Nile and becoming reasonably self-sufficient, allowing time to tackle any one of 30 available scenarios. These 'task-specific' missions give you the opportunity to play on your strengths.
If economic management appeals, you can preside over housing issues, organise civil and local government, monitor tax collection and maintain educational facilities. In time, fiscal emergencies will arise and some hard decisions may mean robbing Peteus to pay Paulus - after all, your lavish banqueting and entertainment budget which includes in-house dancers and jugglers comes before the need to run a decent health service.
If balancing the budget of a growing populace doesn't excite, or you're worried that the feedback from the natives isn't too encouraging, you'll no doubt warm to the newly included sea-based combat options, which allow the building of warships equipped with deadly ramming gear with which to protect your transport vessels. In general, both land and sea-based combat is automated, but if the enemy brings the fight to your doorstep, you will be able to ram an invading ship with your galley, or mow down enemy soldiers with your chariot Sen Hur-style , depending on the circumstances.
Game mechanics aside, the graphics have improved dramatically and the pop-up information screens that had little narrative impact in the Caesar series have been replaced with dynamic animation at plot-critical points. The familiar point-and-click interface returns, but is now reduced to 5 per cent of the play area that's the sort of groundbreaking attention to detail that Caesar fans expect, and it will no doubt be 'borrowed' by other developers.
Impressions have added idiot-proof map and scenario editors which will, no doubt, spawn a healthy Internet-led swapping community and extend the shelf life of the game , and they've included a city construction kit for those who simply want to build an idyllic paradise secluded from the real world. Obviously aware that this may all be slightly daunting for Caesar virgins, Impressions have improved the AI of your tactical adviser: instead of just telling you there's a problem, he'll now suggest a series of often daunting solutions a bit like being married.
The difficulty has been finish and understand the tutorial missions, your city should run like clockwork. With work on Pharaoh continuing a lot faster than the actual ancient Egyptians built the pyramids, it's reassuring to note that while the chronology of the series has gone backwards, the gameplay appears to be coming forwards in leaps and bounds.
The excellent Caesar III proved to be one of the creeper hits of last year, reducing at least one member of the ZONE team to a husk, and racking up an impressive , sales in the process. In the current climate, the obvious thing to do next would be to change a couple of typefaces, redesign the box and call it Caesar IV.
However, veteran developers Impressions have decided not to go down that route not yet, anyway , and have spent the interim period slaving away on the forthcoming Pharaoh, pictures of which adorn this page for your visual stimulation. Have you had a look? A state of Trance. Pharaoh Wach Remix. Dancing Sea Ayda Remix. Dancing Sea Ayda Radio Edit. Alter Ego Records. Illusion Original Mix. Wonderland Radio Edit. Ayda , Alexandre Bergheau. Illusion Edit. Resurrection Radio Edit.
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AE 22 Oct 12 Uplifting Trance. AE 17 Sep 12 Uplifting Trance. AE 16 Jul 12 Uplifting Trance. AE 11 Jun 12 Uplifting Trance. AA 03 Jun 13 Uplifting Trance. Alter Ego Trance Vol 25 unmixed tracks. Armin Van BuurenVarious. Armada Music Holland. When Ay subsequently became pharaoh, he incorporated this name into his title. Two different theories exist to explain the rise of a commoner to such exalted positions.
One theory postulates that, as mentioned above, he was the son of Yuya and therefore Amenhotep III's brother-in-law. Yuya was one of Amenhotep's senior military officers and speculation is that Ay followed the same direction and inherited his father's duties when Yuya died.
The other theory is that Ay had a daughter who married Akhenaten and therefore had access to offices not usually given to commoners. Neither theory has weight over the other and documentation is scarce to support either theory. After Akhenaten's death, Ay remained as advisor to the young Tutankhamun and evidence indicates that Ay was highly influential in abolishing the practice of monotheism and returning Egypt to its worship of many gods. Since Ay was Tut's grandfather, the young Tut probably had little reason to distrust him and many reasons to conclude that Ay had Tut's best interests at the forefront.
Although young King Tutankhamen , according to modern testing, appears not to have been murdered, which was previously thought, he led a difficult life and reign, and the presence of his grandfather may or may not have been a help.
Pharaoh Ay reigned briefly , from either to BC, or from to BC, depending on the source; absolute dates have not been established. Some speculate this Ay's reign could have been as long as nine years because his temple and monuments were eliminated by his unintended successor, Horemheb. Nevertheless, it was a brief reign enabled only by his marriage to King Tut's widow.Ищете песню ayda id? Скачивай AYDA - ID, AYDA - Pharaoh Wach Remix, Ayda - ID Cut в mp3 прямо сейчас. На нашем сайте Вы можете загрузить популярные треки этого года или слушать лучшие хиты онлайн. Наслаждайся звуком без регистрации и рекламы.