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Old August 25th, 2009, 12:33 PM
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O-M-G! Sounds awesome
If Stardock manges to pull this one off I definitely will prefer EWM to Dominions
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Ooooooh. I'd read some interesting stuff about the game before, but it fell off my radar a bit. The removal of the oft tedious initial expansion phase sounds excellent. Furthermore, the thing that really stood out for me from GalCiv 2 (in what was, to be honest, mostly a fairly by-the-numbers 4x game) was the personality and variety the AIs had in diplomacy, so that they're designing the game to take full advantage of that is superb. This one is firmly on my to buy list now.
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I will be very cautious about buying this, since I've been burned by Stardock in the past. On the other hand, I can hardly resist at least *trying* something that claims to be inspired by MoM, now can I?

Hopefully there is a demo.

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If that thing has a map editor that you can use to create the kind of maps those screenshots feature, I'll be buying it for that reason alone.
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O-M-G! Sounds awesome
If Stardock manges to pull this one off I definitely will prefer EWM to Dominions
Don't blaspheme.
I am theenemy and I am here to ask you a question:

Is a man not entitled to prefer a different game than Dominions 3?

"Nay!" say the followers of Dom3, "Thou shalt worship Dom3 and it alone!"

"Nay!" say the Halo fanboys, "Halo iz teh bezzt gaym evaaah!!!111!!!ONEE!"

"Nay" says Jack Thompson, "Video games are evil and will make you an idiot. Just like 'The Jerry Springer Show' and 'Teletubbies'"

I rejected those answers. Instead... I chose something different. I chose... the impossible. I chose... Elemental: War Of Magic! A game which hopefully will have a decent AI, a system to outfit your own units and magic so strong that you can bend the nature to your will.
And if you prefer EWM... it can be yours aswell.
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O-M-G! Sounds awesome
If Stardock manges to pull this one off I definitely will prefer EWM to Dominions
Don't blaspheme.
I am theenemy and I am here to ask you a question:

Is a man not entitled to prefer a different game than Dominions 3?

"Nay!" say the followers of Dom3, "Thou shalt worship Dom3 and it alone!"

"Nay!" say the Halo fanboys, "Halo iz teh bezzt gaym evaaah!!!111!!!ONEE!"

"Nay" says Jack Thompson, "Video games are evil and will make you an idiot. Just like 'The Jerry Springer Show' and 'Teletubbies'"

I rejected those answers. Instead... I chose something different. I chose... the impossible. I chose... Elemental: War Of Magic! A game which hopefully will have a decent AI, a system to outfit your own units and magic so strong that you can bend the nature to your will.
And if you prefer EWM... it can be yours aswell.
The bolded words make the use of past tense ("chose") in this post pretty funny.

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I will be very cautious about buying this, since I've been burned by Stardock in the past.
Me too (with regards to online activation being sneaked in with GalCiv2 patches). Having 2D/3D map options built-in seems a nice feature though.

Other alternatives to consider could be the Age of Wonders series (though a little dated, they do have more thrills in the graphics department compared to Dominions) and King's Bounty - The Legend (a tribute to the classic King's Bounty game where you control one hero and recruit troops - real time strategy movement and turn-based combat with attractive graphics and plenty of quests but impeded by a laughably bad translation).
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Eventually I'll have to pickup this King's Bounty... overall opinion seems to be good.

I hope it has multiplayer and either a map editor or a random game generator. And big maps... big maps are important!
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If that thing has a map editor that you can use to create the kind of maps those screenshots feature, I'll be buying it for that reason alone.
I believe this screenshot might answer your question:

http://www.draginol.com/images2009/K...omedHarbor.png
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