Posted: December 26
This game is not for everyone, but those who enjoy it will really love it. Your Mileage May Vary!
If you're not sure, try the demo and read the tutorial section in the manual first.
Do you feel that fancy graphics are an important part of games? If so, Dominions is probably NOT
for you. The graphics in the Dominions series are adequate to convey necessary information to the player. I find they have a certain charm, but many disagree.
Do you enjoy reading hundreds of pages of manual and forum discussions, and spending dozens of hours experimenting, to try to understand deeply complex systems? If so, you might enjoy the Dominions series. The basics (building units, moving them around the world, setting up formations, giving initial battle orders, casting a few spells, crafting enchanted equipment) aren't too hard to learn, though you will need to read the manual. Designing thugs and super-combatants (units specially outfitted and/or buffed to be able to single-handedly wipe out armies and kill gods) takes a bit longer. After a hundred hours, I'm barely sarting to get a handle on how to really use magic effectively.
If you like your strategy games deep and complicated, and you've got some spare time, try the Dominions series.