Tacticular Cancer: We'll have your balls

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Game News Age of Wonders III: Eternal Lords expansion coming April 14th

Discussion in 'Tacticular News & Content' started by Whisky, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. Make America Great Again Whiskygender: ⚧ The Solution

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  2. Shannowgender: ⚧ Waster of Time

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    Hmm, still waiting for a "Complete Edition" on GoG. Everytime they release an add-on I realize that my wait will be increased by another year at least...
    But perhaps they'll add so much that it will finally stop feeling like it's missing something.
     
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    Fixed.

    And I wouldn't hold my breath.
     
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  4. setgender: ⚧ Erudite

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    Will they actually fix the game?

    Races w/o early healing suck.
    Mind control is op.
    Early tier units become worthless, high tier is too too good.
    Too much ninja base tactics thanks to summoning practically anywhere on the map.
    Chaos rift
     
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  5. tyrannosaurus rexgender: ⚧ Unwanted Douchebag! Shitposter

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    The cretinous unit designs and the simplification they introduced in the base game will not change. It's just a cheap heroes game at this point. Pointless.
     
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  6. Shannowgender: ⚧ Waster of Time

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    Are any mods out for the game?
     
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    That's not true. I think it is pretty clearly still an AoW.
    Though I agree it is not as charming or as good as AoW 2. AoW3 just has a bunch of pretty flawed mechanics. But I do not see where they took away much depth.

    But even AoW2 was not that great. Early tier units became pretty useless in that game, too. So holding it against AoW3 is not wrong, but this was always a problem in the series.
    Something that was fixed only in mods like Dwiggs (honestly, give it a try - almost every unit stays useful throughout the game). Which is what we always used to play AoW2.
     
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  8. tyrannosaurus rexgender: ⚧ Unwanted Douchebag! Shitposter

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    By making the combat a copy of Heroes. Which makes it redundant. The sieges. for god sake.

    But it's got hexagonal grid eh?
     
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  9. thesheeepgender: ⚧ Arcane

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    The combat a copy of heroes? Wat?
    Did you even play the game?

    Heroes = Stacked army fights. Little strategy, numbers count most of all
    AoW2 = Single unit fights where positioning is very important
    AoW3 = Single unit fights (which is stupidly displayed as an army, but whatever, it is just a graphical representation of health) where positioning is important

    Sieges in AoW2 = Defender is placed within walls, gates have to be destroyed, siege units help, units on walls have advantages, hex positions on map determine who joins
    Sieges in AoW3 = As above, except less armies in combat, smaller battlefield with only one wall

    I agree sieges in AoW3 are less strategic (and less fun), but come on, that hardly makes the game pointless. They did change a lot on the strategic map and the unit, race & class mechanic. I would summarize AoW3 as a slightly different and somewhat worse game than its predecessors.
     
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  10. tyrannosaurus rexgender: ⚧ Unwanted Douchebag! Shitposter

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    yeah ok if you want to nitpick on my statement. The grid and single wall sieges just brings it closer to heroes when that was part of AoW's originality in the first place.

    It's not somewhat, it's worse. Simply worse than shadow magic. Which was good.
     
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  11. Shannowgender: ⚧ Waster of Time

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    Well, vanilla and the first expansion are finally on sale on GoG. Couldn't resist. Shame on me.
     
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    I have this game installed but didn't play much. I thought it sucked balls compared to Legendary Heroes: Fallen Empress: Elemental. Maybe with a few expansions it will pick up my interest, who knows
     
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    And even Fallen Empress sucked balls :cry:. I'm sick of these epic games having "armies" that consist of 5 units. It's like the 4x genre is actively traveling backwards.
     
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    Legendary Heroes is cool.
     
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    I actually liked the small scale armies of the original AOW. Together with the small towns and general art direction it looked like the whole conflict wasn't about EPIC battles but about small skirmishes and raiding parties fighting over territory. Kinda like a fantasy African bush war.
     
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