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Age of Wonders - this game rocks!


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It's sort of a cousin to Heroes of Might and Magic III and Disciples II :)

 

I might still have the box lying around here somewhere...

 

Edit: I seem to remember that the game mechanics were fun, but the level design never really appealed to me, so it got stashed away in a big cardboard box and forgotten.

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It gets 5 out of 5 stars on GoG.com and I can see why. It's awesome.

 

Dunno quite how to describe it. Suffice to say it should entice any RPG, RTS, or turn-based fans.

 

http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/age_of_wonders

 

Go buy it! $6 and DRM-free!

 

It's from 1999 but the graphics and interface are way better than I expected.

 

i played i think the second one - shadow magic or something?

 

seemed a really poor attempt at making a fantasy copy of civalisation 2 :)

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seemed a really poor attempt at making a fantasy copy of civalisation 2 :)

 

That's probably because you hit 'Automatic' on every battle instead of 'Tactical'.

 

Tactical combat opens up a whole new other game with Baldur's Gate-like combat in turn-based mode that is completely missed by going Automatic.

 

It's absolutely nothing like Civ if you avoid Automatic fights.

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Yeh, it's an awesome game (my favourite path was Keepers -> Lizardmen -> Highmen), but the sequels are terrible. There used to be a very vibrant community as well, with tons of fan-made adventures.

 

Also one of the best video game soundtracks.

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I missed this one too, and was equally impressed, there really is no excuse if you're into that kinds thing.

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I have Shadow Magic as well but remember nothing of it. Not unusual in itself - to say that I've played over half the games I own for less than an hour each would be no exaggeration.

 

 

I do remember it was just about the last game I bought which came in a big box ....which contained a little box - presumably just dropping the US release version into a bigger box with the Oz ratings label on it.

 

 

 

 

Unfortunately I think I left it at my parents' place so no access right now, unfortunate since I've got a lot of time on my hands right now after quitting MMO raiding and it being a long weekend.

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seemed a really poor attempt at making a fantasy copy of civalisation 2 :wub:

 

That's probably because you hit 'Automatic' on every battle instead of 'Tactical'.

 

Tactical combat opens up a whole new other game with Baldur's Gate-like combat in turn-based mode that is completely missed by going Automatic.

 

It's absolutely nothing like Civ if you avoid Automatic fights.

 

quite possibly - it was quite a while ago i tried it

 

i do have the discs lying around somewhere. it's been on the "give a proper go" list for quite some time :lol:

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