Summary: My opinion of this game may be a bit biased because I am a longtime fan of the original Warlords. My only complaint about the game is that there are a few minor game play glitches, specifically dealing with some aspects of troop movements, otherwise it would have recieved a 5 star rating.
Summary: This game isn't as bad as some of the other reviews say (especially once you get the patch), but I would agree that it's not great. The main problem is that they removed some of the nicest features from previous versions of the game: 1. No more "King of the Hill" feature.
Summary: This game went wrong in a lot of ways. Warlords III: Reign of Heroes and Dark Lords Rising were awesome games, nearly perfect in their execution. Warlords: Battlecry II was also in itself an incredible game. Along comes Warlords IV, which tries to mix the two games, and fails miserably.
Summary: My bottom line is that if you want a more engaging and more appealing turn-based fantasy strategy game, go for Disciples II. The only draw-back of Disciples is that there are only five races (human, undead, demon, dwarves, and elves). Warlords have more.
Summary: I am still undecided about this game. I've only put about 10-15 hours into it so far, but had put hundreds (possibly thousands) of hours into Warlords 2, 3, and 3 Dark Lords Rising. For the most part, what it offers is impressive and visually pleasing.
Summary: I've been playing Warlords since the original game came out. I actually still play the original every once in awhile. Every new version of the game improved on the concept with the exception of Warlords 4. This is about 1/2 the game it should be.
Summary: Warlords 4 is a solid turn-based fantasy wargame in which you can play 10 different races and create a warlord character that you can take with you in either a campaign of linked scenarios, random maps, skirmishes or multiplayer.
Summary: What a waste. I really liked the previous Warlords products and played them all. I was expecting some great things from this version. Especially when I found that it would not work properly because it required DX9. Wow! DX9! It must have some spectacular effects.