Time to relive history in cartoon form, with a heavy emphasis on combat. Make that a complete emphasis on combat.
This top-down fighter is part RPG and part RTS...an RPTS, if you will. That's right, we just called Ancient TD a 'role playing time strategy' game, and we're sticking with it.
Combat is as much item based as it is skill based, which means raw talent can only get you so far. At some point you'll need to save up (or shell out for) a healthy item stash. Only then can you unleash your army's true potential upon the unsuspecting world.