Summary: I remember the original Civilization. it's spawned many copies and variants since then, one of those being Master of Magic, which kept the basic theme of Civ, but added in races and magic to the mix. It also gave us the first appearance of heros. Many of hte original writeups about Elemental suggested that it was going to be the sequel to Master of Magic.
Summary: Worst purchase I have ever made. The game was released half done. As of today, the game is still being patched. They had to come up with another game, the fallen enchantress to keep anyones interest. Save your money and buy Diablo 3 when it comes out. I would not have bought this game if I had waited for the reviews on this game. The computer game industry needs to produce better quality products if they want to keep a customer base.
Summary: Game's multiplayer is hardly workable. No: tactical battles, customized heroes, large maps, lan support. Do not get this game with any hope of multiplayer capability. Check out online reviews. It is NOT a multiplayer title like Age of Wonders, Heroes of Might and Magic or Civilization.
Summary: When I first got this game i played it for like 10 minutes and thought "...". One day i was bored and decided to try it again and boy am I glad i did the second time through I actually paid attention to what the helper was saying and learned how to better play the game and i enjoyed it very much it is as close to a fantasy civ I have found so far however, there are a few things that need some work here is what I found was bad.
Summary: I would just like to say that I purchased a copy of Elemental:WoM after seeing it in stores for a couple of months. I wasn't sure whether or not the game was really going to be any fun but I am now glad that I got the game seeing that it is fun to play. I don't know why everyone else is having such a problem running the game. I have not seen the first "bug" in it.
Summary: Elemental: War of Magic was released last Fall in poor shape. I would have given the game 2 stars on release. Since then, Stardock has worked hard to improve the game and version 1.1 is current at the time I am writing this review. They've eliminated most of the major crashes and memory leaks. They've improved the mechanics of game play. The AI opponents are still poor which, if corrected, will really allow this game to finally realize some of it's potential.
Summary: The concept of the game is great and I really enjoyed it. It looks nice, runs well and has some pretty decent content. But I can't rate it very highly because of bugs and some wonky game mechanics. I have every confidence that Stardock will fix the issues, they've released several patches that fixed a plethora of bugs and there is a big game reworking being released soon that will fix a lot of the weird game mechanics.
Summary: I bought this game on release day due to all the hype prior to release. 1st day, it was horrible, it lagged and crashed constantly, and I considered it unplayable. Went online looking for an explanation, and I fell into the "stardock will fix it" trap. So I uninstalled the game, and decided to wait a couple of months to wait for patches. Well, it has been 2 months later, and so far lag is gone, and the crashes have slowed down considerably.
Summary: I've been in beta since the day it opened for pre-orders so I've been a longtime fan and involved in the beta of this product. Despite some horrible bad turns with the game during beta I stayed with it because I had faith in Stardock. The release of the game in its horrible state despite all the beta community complaints shattered that faith. Stardock has come up with a lot of bug fixes for their game to make it stable for me at least. But after all that...