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In a time of chaotic upheaval, the player takes the role of a great mage, a warlord vying for ultimate power.
Release Date: May 8, 2012
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Warlock 2: The Exiled Now Available on Every Shard of Earth

April 10th, 2014

Paradox Interactive today announced that wrongly exiled magicians and sorcerers everywhere can begin their quests to retake Ardania in Warlock 2: The Exiled, the turn-based strategy-fantasy wargame from Ino-Co Plus. Available today via digital retailers worldwide, Warlock 2: The Exiled challenges players to conduct wizardly warfare with a selection of magical creatures, devastating spells, and cunning strategy as they face off against their fellow Great Mages.

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Warlock 2: the Exiled Releasing on April 10th Pre-order available with instant access!

March 27th, 2014

Journey back to the realm of Ardania, the land that cannot go an entire week without being conquered, and conquer it once again! Warlock 2 will challenge strategic sorcerers and megalomaniacal mages to conquer Ardania in an all-out war of cunning, combat, diplomacy, and excessively enormous fireballs. Single-player and multi-player gameplay will each challenge would-be warlocks to manage an entire realm full of deadly beasts, promising to make Warlock 2: The Exiled an exercise in constant war mongering and turn-based tragedy.

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About the Game

The latest game in the popular Majesty series, Warlock: Master of the Arcane introduces turned-based strategy and global conquest to the fantastic world of Ardania. In a time of chaotic upheaval, the player takes the role of a great mage, a warlord vying for ultimate power. Your mission is to build an empire, expand your borders, research new spells and conquer your enemies. Become the ultimate Warlock and rule over all of Ardania!

Key Features:

  • Feel the magic: Research and master dozens of spells, conjure powerful enchantments and discover awesome spell combinations.
  • Ready an army: Command a expansive range of units, all with unique abilities. Mobilize the forces of three races, along with special summoned troops and wild creatures.
  • Choose your strategy: There are various ways to achieve victory: by military, diplomatic or even magical means.
  • Fight your enemies: Engage in epic battles with large armies marching across the landscape. Players may develop their own tactics and learn to use a large number of units’ special abilities. Add some magic to this, and you will experience a true symphony of war.
  • Command the game: Enjoy an innovative city management system, where there are no routine actions, and every decision counts!
  • Have faith: Fight on the side of one of the eight gods. Complete their quests and spread their temples across the lands. -- Or throw all gods aside and become one yourself!
  • Follow the traditions: Warlock – Master of the Arcane inherits all the best elements of the famous turn based strategies of old. It has modern feel and look, but deep down it is a classic game where each player may master his or her own kingdom through magical and military skill.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows Vista, Windows 7
    • Processor:Dual Core CPU
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:GeForce GT240 512Mb or comparable
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:4 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:Quad Core CPU
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:GeForce GTX460 1Gb or compartible
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:4 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c compatible
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44 of 46 people (96%) found this review helpful
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51 reviews
24.2 hrs on record
Warlock is a turn-based strategy game similar to Civilization series with a fantastic world view, full of sorcerers, elves, orcs and legendary creatures. In a nutshell, it is the fantasy version of Civilization but a bit simpler and easier. The player plays the role of a mighty mage, ordering your people to build cities, construct facilities and recruit army to expand your territory. Just like Civilization series, there are many different routes to achieve victory. The player can occupy a specified portion of the world, cast an ultimate unity spell, or conquer all of the other mages to win this game.
But There still are some fine features makes it pretty different from Civilization. Firstly, the player study powerful spells in this game instead of technology in Civilization. And differing from other magical games, the player can not only cast combat and healing spells, but also many powerful auxiliary spells to raise the land up beyond the sea level or fertilize the land. Besides, the combat unit the player can recruit needs a upkeep expense, thus limiting the number of army to smaller scale. This mechanism save me much time in mid to latter stage of gameplay. Also from time to time some legendary heroes with special ability might come to seek the opportunity of servicing you, though the expense of hire and upkeep is amazingly huge. They might also turn to service other mages and become your nightmare if you decide not to hire them. And don't forget that you are a mighty mage. You can cast powerful spells to interfere the war when your troop are engaging your rivals on the frontline.
Anyhow, if you don't have much time to play a whole campaign in other grand strategy games like Civilization and don't want the gameplay to be as complicated as Civilization series, Warlock might be a good choice then.
Posted: February 17th, 2014
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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Essentially the fantasy version of Civilizations, Warlock is a game that is easy - and criminal - to overlook. Possessed by a surprising levity to match itself with the common run of modern fantasy parodies, but not nearly as overbearing about it as most, Warlock is a game of many subtle pleasures and joys. The interface is more accessible than Civ, there is virtually no micromanagement, and there are very few turns of empty waiting for researches to complete or diplomatic tensions to crumble: the world is always larger than it seems and there are always scarier monsters lurking in the wings, protecting prime real estate for colonization. I have no qualms about calling it the most exciting, entertaining, and most streamlined turn-based strategy game I have ever played. It lacks some of the sophistication and depth of Civ or the Total War franchise, but it makes up for it in sheer playability.
Posted: February 19th, 2014
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29 of 40 people (73%) found this review helpful
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I installed this game and lost 4 days of my life.
Posted: March 2nd, 2014
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Civilizations 5 meets Heroes of Might and Magic in this great little game that is essentially a light-hearted fantasy take on Civ. Combine this with the fact that it is part of the iconic Majeshty! series and it's trademark Sean Connery-esque narrator in the world of Ardania and you have a charming, addictive little Civ-scape that is easy enouh for your kids to learn but challenging enough to frustrate you.

As a confessed Civ junkie, this game is a candy-cane version of an old classic and a very well-executed one at that. A steal for $10 or less, especially if you can rake in the DLCs. All in at $7 and I feel like a thief because I robbed the Devs on this little gem.

Enjoy, Majeshty! Your Shteed Awaitsh you Shire!

Who'sh Shean Connery Majeshty? (Really, the accent never gets old,)
Posted: February 28th, 2014
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NOTE: Since people will see this game and say: "this looks like Civilization 5." I will say it right now that the only similarity between this game and Civilization 5 are the Hexagon Based Grid Map, Leadership Choice and User Interface (UI). Everything else is completely different.

INTRODUCTION:
Warlock: Master of the Arcane, despite sharing the same look as the more popular Civilization series, is definitely NOT the same game. Warlock: Master of the Arcane plays differently with its own mechanic that delivers a lot of fun to strategy and fantasy world players alike.

It is an X4 Strategy game originally released in 2012. It lets the player take the role of one of several 'Great Mages' who vie for control of the world of Ardania (from the Majesty Series of games) using vast armies and mighty spells to aid them in their struggle.

PROS:
+ Fantasy Theme: -This game places you in a fantasy world populated by different mystic and magical creatures. Raise an empire of the Undead, Monsters, Humans or Elves and utilize a wide variety of magical spells to buff your forces or smite your foes.

+ Combat Focused Gameplay: -The Empire building on this game is based primarily on combat, fighting with the other factions and the different monsters that constantly threaten your borders. It delivers a very satisfying gameplay since most Magical Spells will make for some very interesting strategy. (Ex. Having problem crossing that lake? = Waterwalk.)

+ Extensive Upgrades: - Each military unit has so many upgrade choices each time they level-up that once they reach max level, they can be called Hero units in their own right. Add to this your Tech upgrades and Spell buffs, then you will have beast of an army.

+ Epic World: -The game offers your standard Small, Medium, Large and Huge map sizes but it also allows you to add more 'Worlds' that you can invade. Just look for the portal that goes there and fight extremely dangerous monsters inside before reaping the rewards.

CONS:
- No Vsync: -This is inexcusable. The game suffers greatly from Screen Tearing and yet the options menu offers no Vertical Synchronization option to mitigate this. The player will be forced to use manual Vsync provided by the Nvidia Control Panel (or its AMD equivalent).

- Brain-Dead AI: -The AI really needs some more work to be done. I have seen the AI countless of times mobilize for an invasion, only to cancel it the last moment and just have its army run around in circles rather than coordinate a proper attack. The monsters roaming the country side poses more of a threat than the Faction AI. (It might be different on Hard or Impossible)

- Lack of Variety: -There are 16 different Great Mages you can play OR your own Custom Mage, but the bonuses or faction specialty is so negligible that it almost makes no difference. Add to this, there are only THREE, playable starting races in the game.

- Poor Research Tree: -Instead of Tech, you research Spells, which is good, but there is no Research Tree available. as far as I know, the game randomly generates 5 spells and will require the player to choose one of those spells to research.

CONCLUSION:
In its own rights, Warlock: Master of the Arcane is a very refreshing take on the 4X Turn-based Strategy Genre. I definitely feel this game deserve your attention if you are a 4X or Strategy fan in general. It provides a fun and enjoyable experience.
Posted: March 26th, 2014
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