This is my first steam review... yay! CoE3 is a nicely put together Turn-Based Stradegy game. It reminds me a lot of Master of Magic. There is no control in combat, and the game does not focus on research or city building, but instead, the acquisition of units and capture of cities/towns/villages/mines/outposts/towers/etc. With each capture, you increase your income, build your army, and set out to explore the map and find and conquer yoru enemies.
There are numberous races in this game, and most of them play differently. It's enough to keep me interested to keep playing and learning how they each work. There are a massive number of unique units, there are magic items you can find and equip, and random world events which can be good or bad... losing a town due to a meteor is never fun, but it sure keeps it interesting!
The game has multiplayer as well. My friend and I play all the time, and I can say after numerous games, that this is a stable, polished, and enjoyable game to play, either single-player or multiplayer. If you are into the turn-based world domination, my army is bigger than yours but not necessarily better type games, which offer randomly generated maps, exploration, and a whole bunch of other cool stuff, I'd highly recommend this one.
The learning curve for CoE3 is a bit steep, but most of the information you can find in the games manual. The graphics are not top-notch, but if you grew up on 90's gaming, the nostalgia is great!
Indsendt: 28 November 2013