Trying to decide on a new RTS. I've already decided to go ancient era so i've narrowed it down to 1. Rome: Total War 2. Empire Earth 2 3. Rise and Fall Which do you think is best. Feel free to mention any RTS I may have missed.
It depends, what style do you like to play as? Pure Strategy or Resource gathering and constructing units? If you want pure strategy, then get Rome: Total War. I personally don't care for it though, but I prefer the altter of the two options. For that I'd recommend you get Empire Earth II or perhaps Age of Empires III. To be honest though, I don't think any of these new RTSes are really good.
I know some of these aren't Ancient Era, but still consider them if you've not played any of them. The older stuff is much better, like C&C. If you want to get into C&C you should just buy the C&C First Decade, as it comes with 12 C&C games. You might want to try some of the Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War games. I've played some demos and they're pretty fun, just avoid the WH 40k: Fire Warrior as its an FPS, and a bad one at that. Warcraft III is one a lot of people like, but I've never cared for it. Hope this helps you out.