Age of Wonders 2

Age of Wonders 2

whocares916 Mar 27, 2014 @ 4:35am
how easy is this game to learn
is it civ 5 sorts of gameplay or more heros might and magic style
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Roundpixel Mar 27, 2014 @ 3:10pm 
The game is actually more complex than Civ 5. It is easy to play but hard to play well. I have a 225-page Brady guide in addition to the paper manual (came when I bought it years ago in a store - boughjt it again from steam). It would be too long of course to give all the tips, but here are some basics.
1) Examine the abilities of your and enemy units; you don't want to shoot fireballs at enemies with fire resistance.
2) The gameplay strategy is different for different phases of the game; initially you want to churn out enough cheap units, and you want to eventually specialize two cities, one for warfare and one for magic. but you will need top-tier units as the game progresses.
3) Keep your wizard in his tower. Save often, some situations are unforgiving.
4) Finish off enemy units with your hero(s) when possible (only the unit that kills gets experience). But be aware that enemy units will gang up on your hero if they have the chance.
5) Initially play on easy or beginner level to learn the game. Without a manual and guide, you will have to learn the capabilities of units from experience.
6) There are a number of campaigns (done sequentially) and a lot of stand-alone scenarios.

Good luck
Gavener Jul 7, 2015 @ 9:27am 
Vet to these types of game, both AoW I and II have a big push from the enemy and it will steam roll you travel in a pack of 3 squads
Last edited by Gavener; Jul 19, 2015 @ 9:00am
Lord Gorbag Jul 11, 2015 @ 3:59am 
The Tutorial is pretty good and you have to watch the battles on Auto, but it is prety intuitive for these types of games. I really like it. My favorite is AowSM, the 3rd one.
James Chylde Jul 18, 2015 @ 11:34am 
I thought it was pretty simple to learn. It is not that complex like all other games of it's type.
Geist Aug 19, 2015 @ 12:29pm 
More complex then Civ 5?! Hardly! i mean there is only one victory condition first of all. The combat is much more complex but everything else, (happiness, research, resources etc) is far far simplier.
darkone264 Sep 6, 2015 @ 2:09am 
1.spam lots and lots of cav from different races until you have about 8 full squads Including heros.

2.throw some summoned dragons in thee to
3???
4. steam roll your opponent(s)
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