Posted: October 29
Personal Rating: Great Game, balanced, addictive and features rich.
Classic Rating: 8.5/10
I loved it from the first match - which i lost :)
As you know this is a fantasy turn-based strategy game: what i liked most is the great variety of mages (lords), troops (from humans to goblins to undead), monsters (snakes, bats, wolves, bears) and spells (elemental, arcane, attack/defense, healing/blessing).
You are never bored, even when you have to wait some turns in order to gather your resources and the game HUD offers a truly good aid telling you which actions you can take at that moment (build, research, attack, trade or diplomatic affairs).
The game automatically saves your match (you can save by yourself anytime, though); gameplay is basically one single battle against one or more enemy mages, over one or more worlds, till you achieve the victory or die trying. Multiplayer is supported too but i haven't tried yet.
IMHO, one thing could have been done better: tutorial and general guidance through the game when you play it for the very first time: it's not that easy to be ready to go but the learning curve is not that high.. once you start exploring menu and icons you get the feeling on what is what and how it works.
Strongly recommended, you can't miss Warlock: Master of the Arcane.