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About the Game
Conquest of Elysium 3 is an old school turn based fantasy strategy game. You start by choosing one of 17 different characters, e.g. Necromancer, Demonologist, Dwarf Queen, Troll King or maybe a High Priestess of Ba'al. The different character classes vary wildly in what special abilities they have and what parts of the world they should focus on conquering. E.g. the Demonologist needs sacrifices that you gain from towns and villages, but the Druid want special herbs that are found in forests. But of course gold is always good to have, so all classes can make use of a gold or silver mine, but only the Enchanter can make a Gold Golem out of it.
The Witch can use fungus to summon a Catoblepas whose gaze can annihilate an entire row of enemies per turn. The Demonologist can summon powerful demon lords, but only if he is reckless because the likelihood of a demon lord attacking his summoner is quite high. Careful Demonologists make use of the lesser summoning that are also powerful when compared to mortal men. The Warlock can summon an immortal Phoenix. The Phoenix explodes when it dies and then swiftly reforms in the home citadel of its owner. In short the main thing about this game is the amount of features and special abilities that can be used.
Someone described the game as a strategy roguelike and I think that is a quite good description. It plays fast and you can die quickly if you are unlucky. Worlds are randomly generated, so no two games are the same. It is also an unfair game, random events can wreak havoc upon the world and game changing monsters or locations can be encountered.
- Many monsters and many special abilities. Some examples right below.
- Assassins that make an assassination attack before combat starts.
- Catapults, Hill Giants and Rocs that can throw or drop boulders during sieges.
- Immortal Liches and Vampires.
- Regenerating trolls rise from the dead if they haven't been killed too badly or their side lost.
- Large worms that can swallow smaller enemies whole. Swallowed units take a few points of damage from digestion each round until they are freed.
- And many many more monsters....
- New weapon system, attacks are divided into pierce, slash or blunt damage (magic attacks have other types too). Skeletons are difficult to injure with piercing weapons and you should preferably use slashing weapons against treemen, etc.
- Hotseat and network support for multiplayer games.
- Team play, you can be 2 players against the AI for example.
- Random maps.
- 17 different classes to choose from. And they are quite different from each other, both in what resources they need and what kind of rituals or special abilities they have.
- Spell system with currently 42 magic paths.
- Magic items.
- Permanent battle afflictions.
- Stealth and invisibility. Scouts needed to detect stealthy troops, something better (a star spawn or a beast bat will work) needed to detect the invisible ones.
- Shape changers that looks like something else when seen by the enemies.
PC System Requirements
- OS:Windows XP/Vista/7
- Processor:1 GHz
- Memory:512 MB RAM
- Graphics:OpenGL capabable graphics card
Mac System Requirements
- OS:10.4.11 and above
- Processor:any PowerPC or Intel cpu
- Memory:512 MB RAM
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
63 products in account
147.4 hrs on record
A fantastic turn-based strategy game, played it a lot with friends. Many different units and nations that play different. More casual than Illwinters Dominions, but still worth spending time. It may not look as pretty as other games, but if you don't care about that it's a great game.
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
746 products in account
16.0 hrs on record
A fantastic hybrid of roguelikes and 4X strategy games like Civilization. The great strength of this game is in the number and diversity of the factions available to play. There are seventeen factions total, allowing play as anything from a mighty Baron of men to the High Priest of an Elder God cult. All factions have unique and highly individualized play styles that will keep you going for potentially hundreds of hours. On top of the various factions the world itself is full of danger. Bandits, monsters and the ghosts that rise from the fields of battles present plenty of danger in their own right. From the makers of the Dominions series, this game offeres similar depth while being more accessible.
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
83 products in account
46.6 hrs on record
This has to be one of the hardest games I've ever played, not only do you have to watch out for the AIs or players. But ever plant and animal wants to murder your children and culture. I would highly suggest it but if you can't handle not controlling the individual battles then you're not going to like it. Plus there is a lot of reading, mainly of the manual to get a good grip on the game.
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
239 products in account
106.5 hrs on record
I really can burn up some time at this game. Graphics are the number one complaint from others, I happen to like the graphics and think they really are done well. Music is cool too. Hard to describe this game but it's sorta a fantasy adventure rpg. Fun to see how each race uses differant resources to develope and recruit units for there empires.
0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful