- 8.5 / 10 -
This game is truly magnificent! it's a turn-based 4X strategy / RPG-ish game in the style of the Civilization series. Yet it focuses more on action / combat & RPG-like unit leveling / upgrading, less so on civil management - it's the perfect balance between city building, resource economy & combat / leveling.
The spells, heroes, unique items etc are great fun, practical & make expanding / progression both rewarding & engaging. Graphics look great & gameplay is solid & intuitive. Good tunes too.
You basically assume the role of a Great Mage, build / manage an army & expand your kingdom while battling other Great Mage's, doing (or failing) quests given by various Gods - which determines a reputation rating - casting spells that rain down AOE fire-balls upon your enemies from the safetly of your castle or summoning creatures to your aid - this game has it all!
It's a great system all round, gameplay is fun & the mechanics instill a sense of progressive growth. It's a truly satisfying, visceral experience.
So much fun!
Posted: November 13th, 2013