Reviews and Problems with Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic
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A fantastic addition to any game collection
6 June 2004
Summary: For those gamers tired of real time army shoot'em-ups and micromanaging civilization building, this is the game for you. Age of Wonders 3 is turn based chess meets individual champion fighting. In short, it combines the best of both worlds. Unlike the original, the wizard-king stays at home in his tower, safe behind walls while heroes lead combat unit customized armies into battle.
Summary: This game has to be one of the best games I have ever played. It's a good thing it came out after I graduated from college or else I would have missed even those few class sessions that I attented. Bottom line, if you haven't gotten it by now, DON'T WASTE ANOTHER MINUTE!
Summary: I loved the original Age of Wonders. I stayed away from the second game in the series (Wizard's Throne) when the focus shifted from armies to characters (your "wizard"), and the need to stay within a certain distance from your home base to be able to use magic. This, the third game in the series, continued along that vein, but I gave it a shot, mainly for the random map generator, which was absent in the first two games. I should have stayed away from this one too.
Summary: This game is a total blast. I loved it. I had never played any of the other SM games so I can't compare it to them, but I can say that it is definately better than some other RPGs I've played (not gonna name names, that's rude) Anyways this game allows you, in the main campaign, to choose on different routes, of course you need to get them all. The tutorial that it has is very helpful if you have never played the game before.
Summary: After playing Age of Wonders II, I decided to try this first one. It is a well made strategy game, the graphics are nice, the structure is okay. There are some clnuky things about controls but that's something fixed in the second game. The only thing that is kind of problematic is that the screen is too small and tiring for the eye after some time. I think I like the second one better but this is good for what it is.
Summary: All I have to say is that this game is incredibly well put-together and incredibly enjoyable, especially in multiplayer. The interface is remarkably easy to understand, the game itself is refreshingly stable, the graphics are delightful and crisp, and, most importantly, it's fun, addicting, and entertaining. It definitely has that "one more turn" feel to it.
Summary: As soon as I saw this game in the store, I grabbed it, thinking it was an expansion pack for Age of Wonders II. Imagine my surprise to find it's an entire new game, despite its low price! It's just as wonderful as AOW II, but with some changes to hold the interest of fans of the series, including new spells and new races. The graphics are just as beautiful, and the storyline is better. Like Age of Wonders II, it's very stable, no crashes. This series is spectacular.
Summary: This is my first Age of Wonders game, so I can't really compare it to any of the others. I am a long time fan of the Heroes of Might and Magic games and when I saw this in the store I thought it looked very much like the same type of game play, turn based strategy, and I wasn't disappointed. This game is highly addicting and I couldn't be more pleased. There isn't a single bad thing I could say about its game play.
Summary: This game is great. I loved Age of Wonders II and Age of Wonders Shadow Magic is even better. Very similiar to Master of Magic or the Heroes of Might and Magic series. But much better. The graphic is great, the sound is very good and the gameplay simply addictitve. A lot of strategy and fantasy, fighting and magic, creatures and heroes ... A lot of fun ...
Summary: Ein sehr gutes Strategiespiel. Auch wenn es schon ein paar Jahre alt ist fordert es einiges an den Spieler ab und macht viel Spaß. 5 Sterne für schnelle, sichere Lieferung und gute Artikel Beschreibung.