Reviews and Problems with Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic
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Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic
Game Over Online
15 September 2015
Excerpt: Well, let’s see. Suppose you take a turn-based strategy game, add in three new races, a handful of new buildings, and a new campaign. What do you call it? I’d call it an expansion pack, but expansion packs don’t seem to be in vogue any more.
Excerpt: Some Age of Wonders-fans frowned their eyebrows when they heard that Triumph Studios would release some sort of stand-alone expansion. Not that the fans won’t like an expansion but the fact that we would have to pay the price of a full game for it is something that’s not so well appreciated.
Excerpt: The Age of Wonders series has been steadily going strong with its sprite based 2D graphics, despite most other games making the rough transition to 3D. Thankfully, Triumph Studios knows its stuff, as it yet again delivers high quality graphics with its latest iteration of fantasy strategy games.
Excerpt: Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic is an excellent turn-based strategy RPG. Brought to us by developer Triumph Studios and publisher Gathering, old and new fans will find much to like in the continuation of this much beloved series.
Summary: This latest addition to the Age of Wonders series will enable players to experience the all new and eerie Shadow World dimension and battle with races never seen before across new and diverse landscapes.
Conclusion: In a nutshell, the game is considerably lengthy, it has a decent replay value, and, on an overall note, all gamers should find enough content to justify the $39.99 price tag. Aside from a few, practically insignificant, bugs we feel this is a product turn-based strategy players should definitely get...
Pros: Extremely addictive once you get the hang of it. There's a whole bunch of improvements over the original - new units, characters, races, maps, etc. A great pleaser for fans and an excellent challenge to newbies. Solid replayability.
Cons: Some weird technical issues (that occurred only a couple of times)... but nothing that would significantly reduce the current score. Personally, I expected to hear more new tunes.
Conclusion: If you're new to the series you can start right here, if you're a fan you've already got it but if you bought AoW II, then you're in the FIFA position- do you bother with this year's new refinement?
Pros: Strategy guide with this year’s edition; random mission generator
Cons: High resolutions aren’t an extra; do you want it if you’ve got it?
Excerpt: Manuell geführte Schlachten laufen rundenbasiert ab und erfordern dementsprechend viel Geduld. Fantasy-Figuren durch eine 2D-Märchenwelt schieben, Städte bauen, Ressourcen sammeln und rundenbasierte Schlachten führen - das Spielprinzip hat sich auch mit dem Add-on zu Age of Wonders 2 (das übrigens...
Excerpt: Age of Wonders : Shadow Magic est la suite des aventures de Merlin, Maître des Mages d'Evermore. Depuis qu'il est monté sur le trône d'Evermore, Merlin s'est attelé à reconstruire le monde pour que les mages vivent tous en Harmonie… Mais avec le temps, les nouvelles générations de Mage...
Conclusion: Med Triumph Studios bak rattet slipper Gathering nå en stand-alone utvidelse til deres glimrende Age of Wonders-serie. Shadow Magic bygger videre på universet, hvor fortellelysten har fått fritt spillerom.