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Age of Wonders - Planetfall announced!


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Turn-based strategy... there have been some great titles in this genre in the (distant) past, but nowadays no one does it better than Triumph Studios (Age of Wonders, Overlord) IMO. I was expecting an Age of Wonders 4, but today Triumph Studios(/Paradox) announced Age of Wonders - Planetfall as their next TBS game to be released sometime next year:

 

https://www.aow-planetfall.com/

 

I am guessing there are quite a few fans of the genre here, so do take a look and follow this game if you're a TBS and/or fantasy/scifi fan. It's a niche game, so they can use all the support they can get...

 

Personally I was hoping for an AOW4 in their 20-year old fantasy setting, but I'll give this one a try because they're building on the successful mechanics of AOW3 and because the old team that made these TBS games is still pretty much intact after all these years, including the original founders of Triumph Studios.

 

 

 

 

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Well I will keep my eye on this but it still does not look like I want my Alpha Centaury successor to be, probably

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Well I will keep my eye on this but it still does not look like I want my Alpha Centaury successor to be, probably

 

Are you familiar with the AOW fantasy titles? As far as gameplay mechanics go it will play a lot like those. 

 

I never played Alpha Centaury, but the name pops up a lot these past few days when people discuss Planetfall and I've heard only good things about it :)

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It is very different. Alpha Centauri and Age of Wonders are my favourite 4X titles, but they each have their very own spot that doesn't antagonize the other. AC is a Civ in space done right. I don't think one should expect any similarities to it from Planetfall. They have far different background to draw from gameplaywise.

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It is very different. Alpha Centauri and Age of Wonders are my favourite 4X titles, but they each have their very own spot that doesn't antagonize the other. AC is a Civ in space done right. I don't think one should expect any similarities to it from Planetfall. They have far different background to draw from gameplaywise.

 

One can still dream, I like AoW but I can't picture same gameplay in Sci-Fi. There was so much tied to Heroes and Magic

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Reminding people of the factions we are looking forward to:

 

Amazon:

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Amazon:

 

 

Assembly:

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Dvar:

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Kir'Ko:

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Syndicate:

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Vanguard:

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What will you choose?

 

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TBH the Amazons had me at "combat penguin".

I'm on the fence on this game though, there's a bunch of thing about it I find appealing (and Michiel van den Bos is always a big plus), but OTOH I always have the same grievances with 4X games and most factions aren't my cup of tea. Plus I know AoW 3 let you mix and match races with leader classes and that's missing here? I'm not sure if that's good or bad.

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I like the Dvar space dwarf look. There have been too few space dwarves in strategy games. Actually there hasn't been enough space fantasy with elves, dwarves and orcs and goblins, since Warhammer 40K decided to become serious and grimdark (and mostly badly written drivel 😛 ).

But Amazons have dinosaurs with lasers. What can compete with that?

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They mentioned something that with Assembly some of the mount/vehicle options will be to transplant the hero's head onto other bodies? That will be fun.

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Dwarves in Space ?  Volo is missing out.

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