Közzétéve: június 30.
I considered writing this review paying special attention to the differences between this and age of wonders 1 (I never played the others in the series, sad to say) but I decided against that. If you are a returning fan and you somehow haven't made up your mind about this game two years after it came out, just buy the game, you'll like it. Now, for the uninitiated:
+The factions, magic spheres, and all seem fairly balanced. I can't speak for the DLC, but the base game has quite tight balancing. Some combinations are better than others but nothing feels like a trap, although I've never felt it was worth it to take the explorer trait.
+The treasure site system results in the game feeling similar to Heroes of Might and Magic in some ways.
+The artstyle is charming, even though wyverns look pretty derpy.
+Goblins are cute, in a muppet way.
+Music is good.
+There is an alignment system based on your behavior. Playing like a hippie is Good, and being a murderous tyrant is Evil.
+Make custom characters and play as your waifu, more or less
+Build your own customized magic items
+Ride on wyverns, wolves, giant spiders and diseased pigs.
+Summon flying squid monsters that breathe electricity
-in single player your first and highest priority is to hunt down all the lairs that spawn monsters, from rogue camps that spawn scoundrels to graveyards that spawn zombie dragons and giants. You must prioritize this because the AI factions won't do it, and if you let those lairs fester they WILL capture cities from you.
-It gets pretty silly sometimes, especially if you read the lore. A lizard tied to a stick is a legendary usable item.
-Alignment doesn't really help with anything but diplomacy, and it doesn't help much with that, but regressing towards neutral from good or evil imposes a morale penalty on every unit in your empire. Pretty punishing stuff, so you don't really want to just do whatever's expedient.
TL;DR: This is a clever blend of RPG and 4x in which you can be a goblin who rides a giant vampire spider and dual-wields a musket and a shotgun.