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Old September 11th, 2007, 04:40 AM

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Played the game, a was very pleasantly surprised by it. Wow, I say! What an atmosphere, what a vivid, living world created and conveyed with such minimalistic means.

Played as necromancer, enjoyed it a lot.

I only have a few comments, I understand that the game is way too old and noone will improve it, but still:

1) Feedback - knowing which monster does what is impossible before actual combat, and that is a pity. Also, knowing what benefit the defender gets from certain terrains would be quite helpful too. Much of the playing is pure guesswork, but it can be a good thing too.

2) Combat mechanics - the defender always attacks first, which is an enormous (unfair?) advantage.

Otherwise, it's surprisingly solid and good game! Thumbs up!
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Old September 11th, 2007, 12:59 PM
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Played the game, a was very pleasantly surprised by it. Wow, I say! What an atmosphere, what a vivid, living world created and conveyed with such minimalistic means.
Be sure to check out the game they followed it up with. Dominions (now Dominions 3).
Not that I would always jump into a thread to make such a pitch but based on your description of what you liked about CoE I would suggest that you might want to at least grab the demo on Dom3
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I do have Dominions 3, bought it six months ago. But Dominons is a really overwhelming game sometimes... this one is more simple and can be played as a relaxation :-)
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I do have Dominions 3, bought it six months ago. But Dominons is a really overwhelming game sometimes... this one is more simple and can be played as a relaxation :-)
Setup your Dominions_3 games with Victory Points... this will prevent the game from lasting forever.
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