Reviews and Problems with Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic
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I love this game. Yes its old and dated graphically. The AI isn't the best but can be adjusted to be a challenge.
Stevan Varnell, Amazon
3 January 2014
Summary: But for a fantasy strategy with mainly solo play its really amazing. The user created maps against the AI can be impossible to complete so the challenge level is incredible. For the purchase I go 1000's of hours of entertainment, which for most games is rare.
Summary: This is in fact a good game particularly for the hardcore gamer. It is fun and intelligent but it is also UNFORGIVING as HELL. This game is tough and I can guarantee you Won't breeze through it.
Summary: This game and the original Age of Wonders are still my favorite fantasy strategy games even though it has been almost 10 years since Shadow Magic came out. The variety of races, units, and spells gives the game near infinite replay value.
Summary: Age of Wonders is fun for reasons I don't understand. It's like and combined. If you're scratching your head right now I'll give you a clue. Imagine you are the Wizard-President of an empire filled with people who can ONLY-LIVE in a certain element, such as desert.
Summary: All the Age of Wonders games are cheaper over at GOG.com the origional is like $2.98 and the others are from $3.99 to $5.99 and when onsale you can get all 3 for around $5.99 The origional game is still the best as the AI is much better and you have a much better selection of how you want EACH ai to...
Summary: Most sequels dull in comparison to the originals, but I think this one lives up to its former. The map editor is diverse, and you can customize it quite well. Although, the random maps seem a bit odd to me. They are generated quite sloppily, but it's a nice feature nonetheless.
Summary: I've had this game for over 5 years now, and it's still very much one of my favorites. With the available mods, it stays fresh. One of the very best turn based strategy games out there, without a doubt.
Summary: I LOVE this game. The amount of detail put in is astounding, both on the global and combat level. Leveling characters and looting is also fun on its own. The graphics have very nice effects but sadly are not aging very well. Higher resolution sprites would most likely solve the problem.
Summary: Not bad. Not bad at all. If I had never played Master of Magic, I would probably think this is one of the best strategy games ever. It does a few things better than MoM (quests), and a few things worse (the spells are less numerous and less varied and imaginative, there is not enough distinction...