Eador: Genesis is an indie turn-based strategy game created by Alexey Bokulev. It has inspired the development of Eador: Masters of the Broken World. Take the role of a mighty Master and shape the destiny of Eador, on land and within the astral plane itself.
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Data lansării: 7 aug., 2009
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"It's one of those "one more turn" games that has you up till sunrise. It's like Heroes of Might & Magic with infinite content."
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“It's indie roots show in the production values but it also has heart and provides both depth of gameplay and challenge I've not seen in more commercial products in ages. Eador: Genesis is both charming and rock hard with a fiendishly sharp sense of humor.”
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Eador: Genesis is an indie turn-based strategy game created by Alexey Bokulev. It has inspired the development of Eador: Masters of the Broken World.

Take the role of a mighty Master and shape the destiny of Eador, on land and within the astral plane itself. Explore the land and rule provinces as you see fit, defend them, and keep the populace in line or they may rebel. Choose from thousands of items — swords, spells, weapons, armor, and more — to outfit the heroes you recruit so they may best meet any challenge. Keep your heroes healthy and they will grow stronger as they gain experience from battle. Forge alliances and engage in the delicate art of diplomacy as you negotiate trade agreements or wage war against a mutual foe. Eador, with its many wonders and adventures, awaits. Will you answer the call?

Key Features:

  • The critically acclaimed indie TBS inspired by classic strategy games
  • A balanced fusion of grand strategy, turn-based tactics, and RPG elements
  • Over 170 buildings, 80 spells, and 70 units available that can be used in any combination

Cerinţe de sistem

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7
    • Processor: 1 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7
    • Processor: 1 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
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25 din 25 oameni (100%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
342.5 ore înregistrate
Postat: 9 mai
Alright, what's the deal with this game? It's got crappy graphics and looks like it's from 1998!

Let's ignore those facts for a moment. Suspend your disbelief, if you will. What's going on beneath the surface with the game mechanics?

As of this review writing, I've got 305 hours spent on this game (I'm a bit ashamed of that). So, there's something being done right here. It certainly scratches a lot of my itches and gives me what I'm looking for.

In terms of strategy, there are multiple layers of complexity. You're first introduced to the game in a small starting scenario which introduces the game mechanics to you. Most of the time, you are moving your hero armies around on the campaign map. On occassion, your hero will get into a tactical battle against monsters or other heros. This takes place on a hexagonal grid system and each side takes turns moving all of their creatures.

The battles are quite tactical. Your creatures come in 4 different tiers of strength. Each unit comes with certain strengths and weaknesses, and abilities. For example, the thief has a dagger strike which poisons his foes and doesn't let them counter attack. However, the thief doesn't have a lot of HP or armor, so they can easily be killed. Archers can't shoot at adjacent enemies, so they have to move away. Sometimes, your archers can only move away and can't act, so adjacent units can keep following them and killing the archers. So, you certainly want to protect the archers with blocking melee units. The game also has a pretty interesting list of battle spells. If you can't get behind a melee wall to the squishy archers, you could always resurrect one of the dead corpses as a zombie which can do the job. Just as well, the enemy could do that to you! So, to prevent that, you want to move your creatures on top of corpses to prevent their reanimation. That could also cause you to move onto a strategically disadvantageous position. Every army has a hero leading it, so the heros also directly participate in the battles. Heros can become very, very powerful as they level up. I find that an appropriately maxed warrior can pretty much solo every fight, but that strategy won't work forever.

Your kingdom consists of your capitol and any conquered provinces. Each province yields a little bit of mana and/or gold per turn. This mana and gold is used for spells and recruiting units or constructing buildings. Some provinces will have strategic resources (such as logs) which will reduce the building costs of a building within your capitol. Each province can be improved to provide more resources. It seems that every turn, there are also a bunch of random events which happen within your kingdom. You have to read each event story and navigate a dialogue tree to respond to the event in some way. Each dialogue choice has a variable chance that it creates a favorable result or a negative result. The game events work on a sort of "karma" system, where choosing the "evil" choices results in negative karma but a short term gain, and choosing the "good" choice results in positive karma but generally incurs a cost. Over time, if your karma becomes really good, your kingdom will be flooded with positive events. If your karma becomes bad, you get flooded with bad events which get progressively more expensive.

Meanwhile, you also also contending against one or more AI players who usually play with a slight advantage (cheaters!). You have to play particularly well in order to beat the AI.

The game is also a bit unforgiving. You can't really just start a level, save at turn 15, play to turn 25, and then reload turn 15 if things go bad. The save game system only allows you to go back one turn, and if you reload, it also penalizes you by subtracting from your final score. You can restart an entire scenario from the beginning, but that too has a campaign cost (in terms of astral energy). So, you don't want to screw around and experiment. In some scenarios, an enemy wizard will directly attack your home world and you have to fend them off. If you lose, that's it. Game over. You lose. Roll credits. No reloading and trying again.

In the campaign mode, you select which "shards" you want to conquer. Each shard unlocks two or more buildings for your capitol for each subsequent scenario. Some shards are extremely difficult to conquer if you don't have sufficient tech. So, you have to pick carefully which shards you want to conquer and in which order you want to conquer them based on the buildings they unlock.

This game is very fun, very interesting, and very complex. If you can look past the graphics, I highly recommend it for any strategy minded players. There is a newer version of this game out which pretty much is this exact game (in terms of mechanics) but overhauls the graphics and UI (ooh, pretty sparkles!).

There is only one significant downside to the game, and that is the drawback of its unforgiving save game system. I encountered a problem midway into one of my campaigns where my save game file got corrupted somehow. Since there wasn't any previous saved games, I lost hours of progress. I almost lost my entire campaign! I had to restart my shard scenario from the beginning.

Currently, I haven't been playing this game lately because I am stuck on a particularly difficult invasion. An enemy wizard decided to attack my homeworld and the AI difficulty is set very high. In the three times I've tried, I can't seem to beat him. I must fight him off, and if I lose, the game is completely over. I've given up for now, but maybe in a few months I'll try again.
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9 din 9 oameni (100%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
15.6 ore înregistrate
Postat: 20 mai
I've put loads of money to obtain PC with high-end Radeon just to get bored with modern games and spend my time playing this gem. This definietly is not a game for everyone, people who don't remember and love 90's gaming might not like these graphics and gameplay. But if you do, surely should you try it. Mix HoMM with Age of Wonders, some Civilization and add bonus content and it it Eador: Genesis. Game is very complex and, depending of your skills and terrain available, you might choose plenty of different approaches. Battles seem simplified, but when you dig into them, you discover more and more relevant factors, that can, literally, transform heavy defeat into a glorious victory. I'd write more, but have to play. Just one more turn. Or maybe, a hundred ;)
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0 din 24 oameni (0%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
52.0 ore înregistrate
Postat: 28 iunie
To hard! You can spend hours leveling your heros and collecting rescources. You get wiped out when you bump into the AI.
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42 din 43 oameni (98%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
61.1 ore înregistrate
Postat: 25 noiembrie, 2013
Very difficult TBS game, even on Beginner. Can be very frustrating till you learn the systems but people willing to plow through and figure it out will be rewarded with a very fun (and cheap) time sink. Despite losing my first two campaign attempts I stuck with it, got an idea for what was going on and suddenly lost 40 hours of the first week. Highly recommended for TBS fans and people who enjoy a challenge.
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25 din 25 oameni (100%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
142.0 ore înregistrate
Postat: 19 decembrie, 2013
My new favorite game. Built on the shoulders of games like Master of Magic, Heroes of M&M, Westnoth, Warlords, it takes the best elements of these games and puts them all in one place.

Warning: The game is super long and super challenging, I'll probably never finish it, but then that's not actually a problem ;)
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13 din 13 oameni (100%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
14.7 ore înregistrate
Postat: 14 octombrie, 2013
Actually a little better than the newer one in my opinion, as the newer one seems more unstable. Otherwise, a very competant and interesting strategy game, with plenty of room to shape your empire's focus and troops to your whim. The tutorial is a little long and unforgiving, though.
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11 din 11 oameni (100%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
134.2 ore înregistrate
Postat: 23 decembrie, 2013
I would very much recommend this game, though if you already have "Master's of a Broken World" or vise versa then this is essentially the same game (before it got the fancy graphics). This game is hard, so far as there is almost no documentation that can help you understand every singe battle/challenge/random event. About the only thing you can do is dive in, play, lose, and do it all over again (I re-ran the tutorial about 3 times). But once you do learn, and you conquer your first shard, well I for one was hooked.
This is not a game that you can ever just bide your time with, building up enough of an army, and a powerful enough hero. Yes these are the things you must have to win, but the computer opponents are doing exactly the same things, and in many cases, they are much more aggressive. You can find yourself surrounded, fighting to keep the enemy out of your strongholds, when only rounds earlier you thought you had the game well in hand. Yes it is somewhat repetative (part of the game getting easier is that you eventually start to know what pattern or solution to a given "random" event is best), and there are times that it will feel unfair, but trust me. When you bull rush an enemy strong hold, kill off 2 of his heroes, siege his castle, then finally banish him, all before HE was able to break away, then you too will know how much fun this game can be!
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10 din 10 oameni (100%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
0.4 ore înregistrate
Postat: 1 mai
One of the best turn-based strategies of them all. If you like complex and deep games to this genre you definetly must try it out.
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14 din 19 oameni (74%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
44.1 ore înregistrate
Postat: 14 octombrie, 2013
Virtually identical to the newer game, but the newer version of Eador has more content in the campaign mode which makes the newer version simply better. As turn based strategy slash tactical RPG goes this is a very very good game. And, surprisingly, it comes out of the soviet union...
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8 din 8 oameni (100%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
8.5 ore înregistrate
Postat: 14 decembrie, 2013
A delightful old school mix of turn based stratagy and RPG.
The learning curve is steep but if the player just takes their time to understand how things work they will be rightfully rewarded.
An awesome gem of a game.
Excellent amount of content for the money spent.
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6 din 6 oameni (100%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
50.1 ore înregistrate
Postat: 22 decembrie, 2013
What do you get when you take Heroes of might and Magic/ Kings Bounty combat and put it to use in a hex based medieval map reminicent of Civilisation 5, add it a bunch of dialogue stuff, mix the spices of fantasy. spin the mixture and boil it in a witchs pot with dragons fire and you basically get Eador Genesis. Reminds me abit of King Arthur except with the Heroes of Might and Magic hex combat.

Its definitelly a Grand Strategy game that can go for quite along while, You are a DemiGod striving for the control of a shard, you hire heroes that you have do heroic stuff from fighting spiders and dragons. There are plenty of dialogue and choices that give morality. Will eat time really easily once you get in the paces of using rituals and managing heroes.

Youve always got choices within your castle and you have alot of tech trees to chose. You can train evil/neutral/good units which all have differing stats and usefulness. You can easily have a good necromancer or an evil paladin.

Bloody inquisition though. You either let your people get tortured witch trials style or you eternally get damned as a evil by the inquisition and will constantly attempt to ravage your lands. Still there are always more dialogue and such like a Pheonix lady that got cursed by her husband but yeah.

Graphics are dated but mechanics carry the game really well and its enjoyable :D
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4 din 4 oameni (100%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
25.2 ore înregistrate
Postat: 26 decembrie, 2013
The game is fun but can get frustrating at times if you let down your guard for even a second or fall behind in leveling your heroes.
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5 din 6 oameni (83%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
142.2 ore înregistrate
Postat: 21 decembrie, 2013
Very cool oldschool game! Created by single person!
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3 din 3 oameni (100%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
169.0 ore înregistrate
Postat: 3 decembrie, 2013
I liked it, though it was ment to kill time. I 2nd on that its better then the newer one reguardless of the 3d they have. Hotkeys are much more simplified or in general. If you like turn based, explore, etc... it might me for you. Though you start over and over again with no character progression, its not bad. 8/10.
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3 din 3 oameni (100%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
3.7 ore înregistrate
Postat: 14 octombrie, 2013
Лучшая игра на планете! Играл до стим версии... Сейчас уже наигрался.
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2 din 2 oameni (100%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
74.7 ore înregistrate
Postat: 12 decembrie, 2013
This game reminds me a lot of Heroes of Might and Magic III, but without the whole "let's just build up a giant army of massive stacks of units" part. It's hopelessly addictive, and the exploration, combat and questing mechanics are all very satisfying. Definitely. So far, I have about 56 hours logged, and I"m still having a blast. Definitely worth the price of admission.
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2 din 2 oameni (100%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
233.0 ore înregistrate
Postat: 30 decembrie, 2013
Great game. I had a serious bug in that my computer was too good for it so you have to slow your comp down to make it run good, found that on their forums or I would have never guessed that, but I'm glad I did. Graphics not so special lol but it's a great fantasy strategy game.
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6 din 11 oameni (55%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
0.4 ore înregistrate
Postat: 19 noiembrie, 2013
the game is a old school turn based strategy game with hex movement... i tried it for a while and I gotta say I'm not a huge fan of these kind of games (hex movement paired with bad graphics and somewhat broken combat)

7/10
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4 din 15 oameni (27%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
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Postat: 18 decembrie, 2013
Would be nice 15 years ago.
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1 din 31 oameni (3%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
0.2 ore înregistrate
Postat: 2 mai
After spending about 30 minutes scouring the forums and trying all the suggested fixes to try to get this game running, I was unsuccessful. Buy this game, and you may get a pretty magenta screen like I did, but probably won't get it to run. I wish I would have bought a soda pop with the $1.50 instead.
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