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The Old God has left the world and the pretenders are awakening and coming out from hiding. You start the game by designing one of the pretender gods that will compete for true ascension to godhood. The type of god can range from a magically powerful arch mage to an ancient kraken or a mystic monolith that people pray to.
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ซื้อ Dominions 3: The Awakening

 

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“Insane amount of depth that allows for a cornucopia of different strategies, random maps, multiplayer for 21 nations, hefty reference manual, playable on multiple operating systems, easily modified, there's always something to do, tons of nations, spells, units, and magic items.”
8/8 – Out of Eight

“If you're the kind of gamer who does a happy dance when you see a thick, well-written manual chock-full of useful information and tips, you're going to love Dominions 3.”
8.2 – Gamespot

“OK, let’s get one thing clear. A lot of people will not appreciate Dominions 3”
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The Old God has left the world and the pretenders are awakening and coming out from hiding. You start the game by designing one of the pretender gods that will compete for true ascension to godhood. The type of god can range from a magically powerful arch mage to an ancient kraken or a mystic monolith that people pray to.

Dominions 3 is a turn based strategy game taking place in a fantasy world with world altering magic rituals and horrors capable of destroying nations.

A large variety of spells, monsters and special abilities is something this game definitely has. There are more than 60 different nations, 1500 different units, 600 spells and 300 magic items in the game. The game also features a medieval musical score by Erik Ask Uppmark and Anna Rynefors, both awarded the title of Musicians of the Realm by the Swedish Zornmärkeskommiten. Dominions 3 is a highly detailed game and a 300 page pdf manual is included in the download.

Features include:
  • Many monsters (1500+) and many many special abilities.
  • Over 60 different nations to choose from, varying from Marignon with paladins, witch hunters and inquisitors to under water nations like the Lovecraft inspired R'lyeh.
  • Three Eras to play in, Early era is most magic and the late era is more technologically advanced with good steel weapons and armors.
  • Design your pretender god and how his dominion influences provinces and his sacred units.
  • Multiplayer with simultaneous turns (up to 23 players).
  • Network or Play by E-Mail for multiplayer.
  • AI opponents for single- or multiplayer game.
  • Random maps.
  • An extensive magic system with over 600 spells.
  • Blood magic, power your rituals with human sacrifices.
  • Global ritual that affect the entire world.
  • More than 300 magic items.
  • Unique magic artifacts that all players compete for, once forged no one else can make it.
  • Mercenaries are bought on a global market.
  • Scouts, Assassins, Spies, Seducers, Corruptors, Werewolves, Illusionists and more can be sneaking in your provinces.
  • Build Castles, Temples and Labs.
  • Permanent battle afflictions.
  • A 300 page pdf manual including a tutorial and a spell and magic item reference.
  • Easy to Mod (2d graphics)
  • Playable on Windows, Mac OSX and Linux.

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Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    ขั้นต่ำ:
    • ระบบปฏิบัติการ: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • หน่วยประมวลผล: 1 GHz
    • หน่วยความจำ: แรม 512 MB
    • กราฟิก: OpenGL capable graphics card
    • หน่วยบันทึกข้อมูล: พื้นที่ว่างที่พร้อมใช้งาน 350 MB
    ขั้นต่ำ:
    • ระบบปฏิบัติการ: 10.3 or later
    • หน่วยประมวลผล: Any PowerPC or Intel cpu
    • หน่วยความจำ: แรม 512 MB
    • หน่วยบันทึกข้อมูล: พื้นที่ว่างที่พร้อมใช้งาน 350 MB
    ขั้นต่ำ:
    • ระบบปฏิบัติการ: Any GNU/Linux distribution
    • หน่วยประมวลผล: x86, 32 or 64 bit, 1 GHz or faster
    • หน่วยความจำ: แรม 512 MB
    • กราฟิก: OpenGL capable graphics card
    • หน่วยบันทึกข้อมูล: พื้นที่ว่างที่พร้อมใช้งาน 350 MB
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SociableStream
( 71.5 ชม. ในบันทึก )
โพสต์: 19 พฤษภาคม
>Download warhammer nation pack
>For Skaven Blight!
>Start a game on a 1500x1500 map with 1000 provinces and max nations (Game crashes several times just rendering)
>Early game micro, min maxing armies to steal land from independents.
>Encounter first oposition, some purple guys with fancy armour
>Push army groups into land rush along newly developing border
>Ratmen sneak sneak into enemy territory for deep strike attacks
>Launch premetive stike against stupid man things
>Stupid man things suffocated under waves of clan rats
>Begin sending armies to their stolen provinces
>Assassins hound commanders every step of the way
>First real battles of the war kick off with my armies of clan rats scattering to the wind in face of their Heavy Infantry
>Hurl more ratmen, delay enemy, lose more battles, push them back, more enemies appear, rinse and repeat
>This continues on for hours, about 68 of them
>Finally drown their capital under the bodies of tens of thousands of ratmen.
>Decisive Victory.jpeg
>Only 1/20th of the map is under my control
>Scoregraph put me at 7th place among the 19 remaining nations.

10/10 Would never finish a single game again.
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Curlytron
( 48.3 ชม. ในบันทึก )
โพสต์: 27 กุมภาพันธ์
This game is a bit too tedious for my tastes. Too much luck involved in the game as a whole for it too be worth having any true strategy shine through. Some classes are grossly overpowered and having my survival or success hinge on class choice is fairly biased. Province defenses don't make any sense in the sense that I shouldn't have an army of 50 units be wiped out by a single weak unit ever. Forts, labs, and temples are interesting concepts, but the concepts aren't introduced well enough from the outset to maximize usage of the mechanics. If I have to read a 20+ page manual to play a game its not worth the effort, especially when a tutorial is lacking.

(5/10) I'm glad I got this on sale, because it wasn't worth the full price. Try Conquest of Elysium 3 if you are looking for something more manageable and less tedious.
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ZemunBRE
( 14.6 ชม. ในบันทึก )
โพสต์: 17 กุมภาพันธ์
Oooohhh god, why I haven't play this before ....
It's a MUST play for any old school gamer that love strategy games!

Beside that battles are automated and you do not have direct control of units, gameplay and concept are near perfection!
Graphic is neat retro loking, along with awesome music will give you full nostalgy pleasure.

I can write a wall of text hyping this game, but Il just say if you are in strategy games, you must own this gem!

Overall: 9/10
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mvm900
( 15.3 ชม. ในบันทึก )
โพสต์: 2 กุมภาพันธ์
If you can get this cheaper than it is I'd totally buy it but boy. It is mighty expensive for what you get, even if what you get is a rather well balanced game with tons of research lovingly put in. I just don't think it's worth full price.
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Explode
( 0.1 ชม. ในบันทึก )
โพสต์: 9 มกราคม
Get Sid Meier's Civilization V instead.
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arschy
( 5.2 ชม. ในบันทึก )
โพสต์: 4 มกราคม
I had to hide this game from myself so that I don't lose the rest of my time.
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JoranAtPlay
( 211.6 ชม. ในบันทึก )
โพสต์: 2 มกราคม
Grand strategies matters, and minute details win the battles.
Armies fight and run.
Pretenders spread their domain.
Super-combatants rout whole armies.
Give permanent curses.
Wish for a hero.
Make everyone age rapidly.
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Mistor1982
( 0.8 ชม. ในบันทึก )
โพสต์: 13 ธันวาคม 2015
This is a plastic army men simulator for fantasy based figures instead of regular army men.
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CFC_TylerLad
( 174.4 ชม. ในบันทึก )
โพสต์: 22 สิงหาคม 2015
Flying to the rescue along with 7 bodyguards on his magic carpet, my immortalized lich god attempted to break a siege of boulder-chucking giants today. He failed, but being immortal his bones were reassimilated back at the capital without a scratch. The 50 soldiers left in the castle were ground to a pulp, however.

I have spent nearly 95 hours in this game. The gui and simple aesthetics are off-puting at first. But I've played Dwarf Fortress. Nothing looks bad or is too difficult to learn after Dwarf Fortress. For those who haven't, I think you'll quickly forget how simple it looks after your imagination helps to fill in the gaps of its graphical limitations.

If you are willing to invest a few hours learning how to play, and are able to overlook the graphics and the poor sounds quality (I suggest this mod: http://forum.shrapnelgames.com/showthread.php?t=37761 to replace some of the most ear-piercing sounds of the game) you will likely have hundreds of hours of entertainment.

Even after all this time, I am still too much of a scrub to survive some of the most difficult races. I have also never won a game on a large map. I like the challenge and depth, it is what makes Dominions 3 and 4 special.
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uzux xuzr
( 26.0 ชม. ในบันทึก )
โพสต์: 29 กรกฎาคม 2015
pregnant plant lady statue with earth magic as a pretender god

nuff said

10/10

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stash tracker
( 16.3 ชม. ในบันทึก )
โพสต์: 2 กรกฎาคม 2015
Although Dominions 4 kinda makes Dom3 obsolete, for a cheaper price you can get essentially the same intricately complex game. It's not pretty and it's UI is at best painful, but it's still easily the best "4X" game ever developed for die-hard fans of the genre. It takes a long time to get used to but it's intensely rewarding, I mean when else do you get to be a god commanding an army of lizardmen?

--Destroyed Aphrodite with a Cthulu 10/10--
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Cymric
( 63.8 ชม. ในบันทึก )
โพสต์: 24 พฤษภาคม 2015
Cons:
- The worst flaw of this game is that most of the cryptic game mechanics cannot be accessed in game and you have to rely on google search to find out. For example, while researching the "construction" school of magic, you are given no clue on what you can craft from it. Even after researching the spell, you have no idea what you can craft because many of the craftable items are not visible because the mage you select do not have the required paths in magic.
When summoning a monster, you have no idea what stat and abilities that monster will have and will need to trial and error to find out. To make an informed decision in a strategy game like this you really need detail info that the game does not provide. Is a summoning a giant turtle better or a sea serpent? Who knows? Just toss a coin to decide!

- Really dated graphics

- No control over the actual battle itself. You really need good understanding of the games' mechanics (which are cryptic and inaccessible) to script your troops to do combos and perform desirably.

Pros
- Huge variety of customizations.
You can design your avatar, a pretender god in multiple ways that will drastically affect your game. Your god might be good at combat, single handedly defeating whole armies, support your faction by providing various faction wide bonus or give your troops powerful buffs in battle. The possibilities are endless.
Not only can you customize your avatar, you can customize your heroes by giving them various crafted artifacts while a variety of effects. The kind of artifacts that you can create are limited by your god's and your mages' power in the different schools of magic, so careful planning is needed.

- The game mechanics is excellent once you grasps the basics. The the variety of tactics and combos that can be pulled off are almost limitless.

- Many factions to choose from that play very differently from one another. The lore of the game is refreshingly different from standard fantasies.
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Noob Van Noob
( 11.9 ชม. ในบันทึก )
โพสต์: 12 พฤษภาคม 2015
don't be fooled by the graphics, this is an epic, epic game that you should definetly get if you enjoy fantasy and/or strategy games. tons of units and interesting factions
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MightyManGamer
( 200.2 ชม. ในบันทึก )
โพสต์: 5 พฤษภาคม 2015
I am the type of gamer who loves complexity and choice over graphics. With that in mind, this is one of the best civilization type games I have ever played. Its similar to the old 'Master of Magic' but WAY beefed up. Random world generation, different elemental magics, different races, hundreds... thousands? of different units. Each with their own stats page, armors, weapons, etc. Cast global enchantments, combat spells, or ritual spells. immensly complex magic item forging system, massive spell books, great hero and levelling systems. Endless opportunities with the right Pretender God, using the right spells. Like I said, the graphics are... basic, but it's the content I am focused on. If you like civilization, Master of Magic, and Dwarf Fortress, sign up.
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caesar
( 2.6 ชม. ในบันทึก )
โพสต์: 30 มีนาคม 2015
Dominions 3: The Awakening (and I imagine all other Dominion games as well) promises much but - aside tons of statistics and sprites - delivers a little.

You choose a god, well a sprite for your god and go through pages and pages of descriptions and statistics while doing it. It's fun if you're into details like I am but the ingame version of my God wasn't nearly as exciting.

You start from the rather ugly map that consists most of the gameplay. There's your starting grid where you click recruit troops to... recruit troops. Then you assign these said troops under commanders which are like better troops than 'just troops'. You can choose the actions they take in battle... wait, oh, that's it! The problem is that you don't play any part in the combat itself. You move to a grid containing enemies and the combat auto-resolves to show you the outcome as a text-file or you can choose to watch the sprites go at it. It's fun for a couple times but you just start to slowly wish you could do more. But no, that's it.

Next turn begins and you recruit more troops and set the ones you recruited last turn to move and capture more grids until you find your opponents. There's endless amounts of content here if you enjoy reading a novel of statistics but besides that there's no much to do. You might argue that there's a deeper level to the games strategy and there might be, I would've died to boredom if I tried to find out.

I'm deeply dissapointed that there's also a fourth instalment of the series and by the looks of it's store page nothing has changed. It's just an add-on for Dominions 3 with now even more statistics to play around! Yay.
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johncarl10
( 62.1 ชม. ในบันทึก )
โพสต์: 25 มีนาคม 2015
The game is awesome
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munchwolf
( 1.2 ชม. ในบันทึก )
โพสต์: 25 กุมภาพันธ์ 2015
The interface is kludgy. There are lots of choices for units, but no easy way to compare or manage them. The lack of combat control makes the extra effort into the variety of units moot anyway.
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Bash
( 200.7 ชม. ในบันทึก )
โพสต์: 22 กุมภาพันธ์ 2015
Amazing turn based strat with tons of units and different races. Very Deep and can be a lot to take in but it's very do able as long as you enjoy a challenge. Casual Strat gamers need not apply!

ONLY for the hardcore imo.
ORIGINALITY in the way this turn based strat game is presented
OUTRAGEOUS amount of content


Get Dom4 instead = 9/10
dom 3 = 8/10
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hulaboy616
( 27.2 ชม. ในบันทึก )
โพสต์: 17 กุมภาพันธ์ 2015
its kinda fun
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Shameness
( 69.4 ชม. ในบันทึก )
โพสต์: 13 กุมภาพันธ์ 2015
I had fun while I learning mechanics of the game.After I get how to use magic properly I stopped playing :) -which cost 70hrs on steam and more on my old machine. Totally worth it as a strategy addicted gamer.
A very percious advise from me ; Easy Ai is not easy , only parameter they are in disadvantage is resources and gold, their gameplay are all same: Perilious , rat , cruel :(
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บทวิจารณ์ที่เป็นประโยชน์ที่สุด  ใน 30 วันที่ผ่านมา
2 จาก 2 คน (100%) เห็นว่าบทวิจารณ์นี้มีประโยชน์
แนะนำ
71.5 ชม. ในบันทึก
โพสต์: 19 พฤษภาคม
>Download warhammer nation pack
>For Skaven Blight!
>Start a game on a 1500x1500 map with 1000 provinces and max nations (Game crashes several times just rendering)
>Early game micro, min maxing armies to steal land from independents.
>Encounter first oposition, some purple guys with fancy armour
>Push army groups into land rush along newly developing border
>Ratmen sneak sneak into enemy territory for deep strike attacks
>Launch premetive stike against stupid man things
>Stupid man things suffocated under waves of clan rats
>Begin sending armies to their stolen provinces
>Assassins hound commanders every step of the way
>First real battles of the war kick off with my armies of clan rats scattering to the wind in face of their Heavy Infantry
>Hurl more ratmen, delay enemy, lose more battles, push them back, more enemies appear, rinse and repeat
>This continues on for hours, about 68 of them
>Finally drown their capital under the bodies of tens of thousands of ratmen.
>Decisive Victory.jpeg
>Only 1/20th of the map is under my control
>Scoregraph put me at 7th place among the 19 remaining nations.

10/10 Would never finish a single game again.
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บทวิจารณ์ที่เป็นประโยชน์ที่สุด  ใน 180 วันที่ผ่านมา
12 จาก 20 คน (60%) เห็นว่าบทวิจารณ์นี้มีประโยชน์
แนะนำ
14.6 ชม. ในบันทึก
โพสต์: 17 กุมภาพันธ์
Oooohhh god, why I haven't play this before ....
It's a MUST play for any old school gamer that love strategy games!

Beside that battles are automated and you do not have direct control of units, gameplay and concept are near perfection!
Graphic is neat retro loking, along with awesome music will give you full nostalgy pleasure.

I can write a wall of text hyping this game, but Il just say if you are in strategy games, you must own this gem!

Overall: 9/10
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7 จาก 13 คน (54%) เห็นว่าบทวิจารณ์นี้มีประโยชน์
ไม่แนะนำ
48.3 ชม. ในบันทึก
โพสต์: 27 กุมภาพันธ์
This game is a bit too tedious for my tastes. Too much luck involved in the game as a whole for it too be worth having any true strategy shine through. Some classes are grossly overpowered and having my survival or success hinge on class choice is fairly biased. Province defenses don't make any sense in the sense that I shouldn't have an army of 50 units be wiped out by a single weak unit ever. Forts, labs, and temples are interesting concepts, but the concepts aren't introduced well enough from the outset to maximize usage of the mechanics. If I have to read a 20+ page manual to play a game its not worth the effort, especially when a tutorial is lacking.

(5/10) I'm glad I got this on sale, because it wasn't worth the full price. Try Conquest of Elysium 3 if you are looking for something more manageable and less tedious.
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บทวิจารณ์ที่เป็นประโยชน์ที่สุด  ทั้งหมด
71 จาก 78 คน (91%) เห็นว่าบทวิจารณ์นี้มีประโยชน์
แนะนำ
โพสต์: 10 กันยายน 2013
Don't let the graphics fool you, beneath its dull exterior lies a creamy center full of Strategic goodness.

Strategies center around the nation you choose and how you design your Pretender God. Battles are decided by how you form up your troops and the orders you issue to them before each fight.

If you like strategy games and a fantasy setting, you really should not pass this one up.
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51 จาก 57 คน (89%) เห็นว่าบทวิจารณ์นี้มีประโยชน์
แนะนำ
59.2 ชม. ในบันทึก
โพสต์: 25 พฤศจิกายน 2013
Dominions 3 stands as one of my favorite strategy games of all time. It's not really that similar to anything else; the combat is all automatic, and your main job (as a god) is to manage your empire, build armies, build forts, research and cast spells, and plan out where your armies will go.

The graphics are sufficient for the job they do, and there's a plethora of addtional mods and maps and what not available for it.

All told, i quite recommend it to any fans of strategy who are looking for something a little different.
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43 จาก 48 คน (90%) เห็นว่าบทวิจารณ์นี้มีประโยชน์
3 คน เห็นว่าบทวิจารณ์นี้ชวนขำขัน
แนะนำ
97.3 ชม. ในบันทึก
โพสต์: 19 ธันวาคม 2013
I highly recommend this game to any strategy enthusiasts or fans of mythology out there. I'll go ahead and get the (tiny) amount of bad out of the way - the game has an unusual user interface, and selection of units can be especially tedious sometimes. With that detail out of the way, I only have good to say about Dominions 3. The writing in the game is top-notch, and very detailed. You often have to play multiple races to get a fuller picture of the history, but it's rich and satisfying once you put it together. The Tuatha and the Fomorian Giants are a good example. The game plays in a standard fashion with territories and movement, much like other turn-based games. However, to locate the useful goodies in a territory, you'll have to cultivate a few powerful mages, to find hidden sites that can provide mana gems, unique units for recruitment, or unique effects once unearthed. You'll need them (and magi once again) for the forging of magical items to equip your agents, priests, mages, generals, and your Pretender God. But the true meat of the game is in spreading your dominion (aka faith) across the map. It is the source of your power, and since it can flow into enemy territoy, it can also hamper their efforts to withstand your (inevitable) attack. Be sure to build lots of temples in your own honor! Put those puny mortal mages to work researching powerful magic that can affect the whole world. Turn day to perpetual night, bring on and endless winter, kill someone anywhere in the world, dispach the flying monkeys! Last Pretender God standing wins the prize - true Godhood. Sounds simple, right? Think again. It's a deep and complex game, and can be quite the challenge at times. So join in the fun, weave your own epic tale! Smash vampires with giants, ♥♥♥♥♥ queens (yes, its a real pretender) with a midget masher, run from Cthulu! It's all in there, and waiting for you!
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36 จาก 39 คน (92%) เห็นว่าบทวิจารณ์นี้มีประโยชน์
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12.4 ชม. ในบันทึก
โพสต์: 28 พฤศจิกายน 2013
If you can get past the learning curve, slightly awkward controls and the graphics then you are in for a real treat, this game has so much depth and variety, literally every game you play is different because of the sheer amount of units, unique events and spells available. Very fun and reminds me of Civlization as this game will also give you 'one more turn syndrome'.
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22 จาก 24 คน (92%) เห็นว่าบทวิจารณ์นี้มีประโยชน์
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โพสต์: 11 กันยายน 2013
This game may look outdated, but in fact it is one of the best multiplayer games I've played. The incredible diversity and depth of this game made me sink quite a few hours into it and playing this in multiplayer is amazing. If you like playing complex turn-based diplomatic multplayer strategy games this one is definetly worth buying.
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21 จาก 25 คน (84%) เห็นว่าบทวิจารณ์นี้มีประโยชน์
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66.1 ชม. ในบันทึก
โพสต์: 4 พฤศจิกายน 2014
I have purchased this game a while ago but only recently I had a chance to play it.
While HoMM, AoW, and Disciples series may have their own merits, this is the game that I was looking for. Namely, a Fantasy strategic WAR game.

In this game, logistics and grand planning matter.
This is a very rare game that handles grand warfare in a fantasy world very well.

* Learning the game might take some time. But tutorial is good. And play a small game with only one AI. Then move to medium map with 3 AI. After several games, you know what to do.
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155.1 ชม. ในบันทึก
โพสต์: 13 กุมภาพันธ์ 2014
Games do not get better than this. There's a 300 page manual, so be prepared to learn the game for the first 120 hours of play.
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14 จาก 16 คน (88%) เห็นว่าบทวิจารณ์นี้มีประโยชน์
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45.7 ชม. ในบันทึก
โพสต์: 1 มกราคม 2014
Dominions 3 is a really deep strategic game that will challenge you to create a pretender God, lead a nation, expand, and avoid being destroyed by the other pretender Gods. There are many stats on units you create and many game concepts to learn if you have never played a Dominions game before. The graphics are lacking when compared to newer games but graphics mean little when this game has the best strategy mechanics I have seen in a while. Overall if you are willing to excuse the graphics and learn the mechanics, you will be in for an amazing strategy gem.
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11 จาก 14 คน (79%) เห็นว่าบทวิจารณ์นี้มีประโยชน์
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0.2 ชม. ในบันทึก
โพสต์: 8 กุมภาพันธ์ 2014
In my humble opinion, this is one of the best games ever made in this genra and one of my all time favorite games.

I urge all of you who enjoy games of this style to look beyond the modest graphics and give this game a good look. One of the first things you'll notice about Dominions and one of the things that really makes it shine is how rich the game world is. It really gives you the feeling that a prehistoric world filled with magic, beasts and warriors has its future decided on the battlefield by the individual warring nations (60 of them!) each with their own very vibrant back-story that gives them a very unique feel.

Each race is decidedly entirely different - A nation of frost giants, empowered by the coldest environments, a nation of demons who rise from the dead after being slain in combat etc etc.. Choose one and expand your armies AND ALSO your influence (dominion) across the land to bend the lands and their people in it to your nation's style.
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59.1 ชม. ในบันทึก
โพสต์: 7 มีนาคม 2014
OH. MY. GOD.

just a few hours into the game (maybe 2?), and... I'm totally hooked. And, that's a lot knowing I'm not the greatest fan of strategic games....

sure, graphics are... oudtated to say the least. but, who cares? this is not about nice graphics, but about thinking. a lot.

(EDITED)
ok. more than a few hours later, and even more on dom4, I can only say a few things:

- this is one of the largest games in terms of quality content I have seen in my whole life.
- it is also one of my favorite games. EVER.
- dom4 is even better. get it instead or you'll want it as soon as it's on sale.
- be warned: the learning curve is not actually steep but VERY long. about 150 hr. later (between this and dom4), and I still have sooo much to learn.
- the AI may not be a challenge for pros, but I still have to think a lot to win even on normal. Haven't tried yet on hard (and won't try in a loong time... I'm not yet ready)
- the manual should be your bedside book from now on (note: and dom4's manual is even better. and longer. yay for EVERY unit stats on it. my life is so much happier now. ) You should consider printing it. or buying it printed. but keep in mind: you have no search function on a printed book.
- tell everyone you love that you'll disappear for a long while before purchasing this. seriously, it's THAT good.
- years will come, and you will keep playing this every now and then. It's not a campaign that you go through once or twice and that's all. I totally see myself playing this for years. (especially dom4. since... oh, well, the few changes are for the better. )
- why on earth are you still reading this instead of already playing it???

PS: seriously. buy dom4 as soon as it's on sale. and on the meantime, buy dom3 now that it's on sale. You won't regret it.
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33.4 ชม. ในบันทึก
โพสต์: 8 มีนาคม 2014
If you aren't sure - find the demo, which blocks technology progress at something like level 5. This game has a very long (but not too steep) learning curve. I'm just now beginning to read the manual that goes along with it.

So what do you want from a game?

If you want a way to spend your time which is compelling: maybe sitting in front of the computer looking at the game itself and going through some grand strategy plan, or it might be reading the book that will gently unfold "every byte in the game" for you. If this sounds like fun (and it is!) then trust me, you won't regret buying this game.

Every "square" on the board begins at the start of the game as neutral (except for starting cities). As armies conquer squares, they contribute to your economy, but they are also then easily conquered unless you station vast defending armies (which you're rather use for conquering new squares). So it eventually becomes a land-grab game that I still haven't quite gotten my head around. It's quite difficult.

The depth in the game is an insane amount of content. Every time I play I'll discover some new item I didn't know could be forged. I'm sure there are people who know all this stuff, but it's quite something discovering new items or spells and the possibility of new strategies as a result.

There are also placement and timing strategies to look at.

And afflictions. I LOVE that heroes in the game can have afflictions!

Religion plays a big role adding flavor to the game and I still haven't quite grasped the historical references other than resemblences to myth. It's almost alien almost familiar - I like how they did it.

Dominions 3 also seems to be designed to play multiplayer by e-mail, so all moves by all players are concurrent (rather than taking turns) - this is one of the few turn-based games I'm aware of which uses concurrent moves - which is why battles are auto-resolved (they have to be). Even though battles are auto-resolved, as already mentioned, there are troop placement and timing strategies which will make a huge difference in battle outcomes (guaranteeing that troops arive at the front line all at the same time becomes a consideration).

[EDIT]
Cons:
The game does have a downside, which is the lack of automating some very repetitive tasks, such as what actions you always want a specific unit to use. My impression is that the game designers are really good at designing gameplay and background, but horrible at designing "workflow", which are repetitive tasks that eventually wear down the player. In it's defense, the game seems to be designed for multiplayer via e-mail - where you might make a few moves a day and games could go on for a very long time - rather than single player versus AI where you're making several moves every few minutes.
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20.3 ชม. ในบันทึก
โพสต์: 8 มีนาคม 2014
Note: This review only reflects single player. Some of the concerns should be equally valid in multiplayer tho.

Pro:
- lots of nations and spells to play with

Contra:
- no upgrade path except for magic, you start and end the game with the exact same troops
- larger empires are micromanagement nightmares (commander limits, picking up scattered units, managing troop supplies for fronline armies etc on a 45 province map is already horrible)
- tedious mopping up of beaten opponents (hopefully you didnt pick low dominion while trying to assault a water fortress with Shamblers ...)
- hands off battles
- almost non existent province development

And just as a side note there isnt really a steep learning curve, its just that you have to memorize spells and units or you will be looking up those all the time. Games like Chess and Go can offer a deep strategic experience without overboarding rule complexity. Dominions while initially fun becomes tedious and boring very quickly.
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5 จาก 6 คน (83%) เห็นว่าบทวิจารณ์นี้มีประโยชน์
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1.3 ชม. ในบันทึก
โพสต์: 8 มีนาคม 2014
Superb in depth TBS game with a lot of lore and content. Don't let yourself fooled by the graphics, the gameplay of this game is actually amazing.

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5 จาก 6 คน (83%) เห็นว่าบทวิจารณ์นี้มีประโยชน์
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72.2 ชม. ในบันทึก
โพสต์: 23 มิถุนายน 2014
A rather interesting game where you attempt to rule over the land with your new diety and wipe out all opposing gods. Simplistic in its design, it still has some veriety with loads of magical items, lots of magic spells, and insane amounts of troop types.
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5 จาก 6 คน (83%) เห็นว่าบทวิจารณ์นี้มีประโยชน์
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27.8 ชม. ในบันทึก
โพสต์: 8 มีนาคม 2014
I enjoy this game but for once I would like a diplomatic system added to future dominions and maybe a kingdom based on vampires and undead since you won't base on race but this game to me gets an 8 out of 10 mainly thanks to the gameplay and the fun you can have.
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7 จาก 10 คน (70%) เห็นว่าบทวิจารณ์นี้มีประโยชน์
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15.0 ชม. ในบันทึก
โพสต์: 16 มีนาคม 2014
Dwarf Fortress in global strategies genre. Thousands (literary) of units, hundreds of spells, tens of nations, infinite number of [winning] strategies. Really, the scope of what you can do in this game is astonishing.
The only real problem with this game is getting through a steep learning curve - manual for this game is 300 pages, it's highly recommended to read it (and you'd certainly refer to it time to time) and even manual doesn't cover all the things there are in the game.
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8 จาก 12 คน (67%) เห็นว่าบทวิจารณ์นี้มีประโยชน์
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33.3 ชม. ในบันทึก
โพสต์: 11 มกราคม 2015
This game has it all...many different races, lots of units and spells.
Huge amount of research and some building mixed with turn based action..i love it.
I allready bought next one, but im still learning new thing from this game everyday.
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