Conquest of Elysium 3

Conquest of Elysium 3

lechuck1 May 14, 2013 @ 6:32am
worth the money?
1) is the game fun to play?
2) doe sit get boring quickly?
3) is it more or less bug free?

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Wavering May 14, 2013 @ 8:46am 
1. yes
2. no
3. yes

But: it's UI and graphics outdated, it's not for everyone. It's for people who like old school games like Warlords by SSG.
Last edited by Wavering; May 14, 2013 @ 8:48am
Alex B. May 14, 2013 @ 11:15am 
The multiplayer is fun and there is quite a few different races to learn their strengths & weaknesses.
radwyn May 17, 2013 @ 12:23am 
One of the best games Ive played in awhile very replayable played over 400 hours
ike May 18, 2013 @ 10:30pm 
very simple (graphics-wise) but very fun. like wavering said, people who like old school games will find this game more entertaining.
johan  [developer] May 20, 2013 @ 1:39am 
More reviews here if you want some where the reviewer bothers to read the manual:
EduardoX May 22, 2013 @ 9:39pm 
There is a TON of races with different strategies. I think you could play this for years and be happy.
Ond May 24, 2013 @ 1:33pm 
This is one of the best games on Steam.
Drake May 24, 2013 @ 9:51pm 
For sure one of the best turn based games on Steam. Tons of variety and surprises in every game. Every faction is very unique and they have very divergent strategies within the overall framework of the game.
Finger May 28, 2013 @ 9:37am 
It's for people who like good games reguardless. I think the graphics are nice myself.
I prefer this to any of the Might & Magic series. But, you need imagination. I like to read the descriptions and imagine what the kingdoms would be like. If you need graphics to do that for your brain, go spend $60 on some high-budget crap you will shelve after 5-10hours. =P
Dorok Jun 9, 2013 @ 12:56am 
I'm discovering it, it was in my library, don't even remember why, but it happened I was curious about Dominion 3 and discovered I had this elysium 3 from same dev in my library.

It's a sort of light strategy game with a good dose of fun and Fantasy mood. It's light because the fights are automatic, there's no diplomacy, you don't build anything (but armies), the sources of recruiting are very delimited (your castle mainly at each turn and for some leaders some ritual/spells working in different ways), the trade is very limited.

So what's the point? You manage your armies, spells or rituals of leaders, your recruit, and control locations with strategic resources. In fact it isn't so easy because of the diversity and the events. There's a very high diversity of units and errand monsters, and learn well the danger of each is quite a discovery. Also there's a small mood of adventure because of random and few events and numerous errand monsters and special places and maps size and necessity to explore it. Also it's rather fun to pick one of the leaders and discover and explore how manage it. I tried only few, but for now each seems have special mechanisms.

For example I picked the summoner and played multiple games with that leader type, and between his units base, the ability to raise dead but increase a madness level each time a summoner does it (madness can generate randomly e refuse to move during a turn), some summon abilities using a special resource that only few places produce like cemeteries, plus some very special places to fin allow special promotions, and so on. For an example of cool details, summoner has a higher level spell summon that summon randomly higher level stuff, for example I got a dark knight, a banshee, a monstrosity or abomination I don't remember the name.

Also the special places, the special events, the very high diversity of monsters and resources, all of that setup something closer to adventure than pure strategy. For example in a game an event was a mad that opened a portal that should be closed otherwise the country could be devastated by demons. Funnily I launch two armies to the portal to close it, at wrong time the leader of one refuse move and they get separated (I should/could have build a single army but forgot) and an AI army close wiped both armies that was going to save the world. Ha ha.

But it's the strategy to manage all of that including a dose of random. For now, about 5 hours, it's surprisingly fun.

The graphics are in fact cool but small. For sure the interface is purely functional to be clear but the various menus are strangely organized. Ok that's not cool but it's really a detail because the overall management is quite easy and fast.

So, a light strategy game with a mood of adventure and high Fantasy, and a complexity coming from a very high diversity and the numerous surprises, very fun, very advised.
Last edited by Dorok; Jun 9, 2013 @ 12:58am
Lemonhead Jul 14, 2013 @ 6:03pm 
For those fond of this one and not too big on the multiplayer, I'd suggest Dominions 3. It's a far superior title in every way, just poorly balanced for multiplayer. This title is Dom 3 rebalanced (extremely) for multiplayer, hacking out most of the best features in the process.
Conquest of Elysium 3 is a fine strategy game. Highly addictive. If you like turn-based games, you should like it. If randomness bothers you, then make everyone play senator. :O
GP1628 Dec 22, 2013 @ 7:26am 
I find it strange to call this game an MP game and Dom3 a solo game. Id say quite the opposite. This one is small, fast, and has good AIs. Dominions 3 (and 4) are huge, take months to play a game, and barely support solo play. (oh and CoE came before Dominions)
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