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Great (and maybe not so great) 4x games!
« on: May 31, 2020, 04:17:10 am »
So I think we live in a pretty good era when it comes to 4x games. Lot's have come out lately great. And while not everyone might like where Civilization is right now I think there plenty of other good one. I am going to start off suggesting two. First the one more traditional. The one with more wider appeal.

Age of Wonders: Planetfall
It is the latest in a long line of Age of Wonders games and it is as strong as ever. The previous games where all Fantasy games but this one is more of a Science fiction space opera kind of thing. So more towards the science fantasy vs Sid Meier's alpha Centauri and Beyond Earth (two other games I like). Planetfall is very much a refinement on the old formula but innovate quite a lot to. The strategy is fun and focus more on unit interplay then before which make it a stronger game in my book. And the visuals are awesome with a great soundtrack that is made by Michiel van den Bos, the same guy that made the soundtrack for the first game and number 3. But if Fantasy is more you thing then you can always go back to Age of Wonders III or... if you ready for it... my next suggestion.

Dominions 5: The Warriors of Faith
Do not let the old school graphics fool you. This one of the most unique 4x games out there. The series have been around for a while but it was actually hard to get a copy with a steep price take to boot. But ever since the series have come out on Steam it has become more accessible... Though this game is still not that accessible with a arcane UI and game graphics that make it look like they have not been updated since Dominions 1 (which they have, though not a lot). But if you can get beyond all the exterior stuff and in to the game it a game like no other. The game have scores of nations all with a unique flavour over 3 era. With over a thousand different units to pick from, hundreds of spells and items and huge set of events. Yeah this game is like no other. And if you in to myths and different cultures then this is for you. Most of the nations are based off historical cultures with there myths. You have Russians, Vikings, Japan, China, Aztec, Mayan, Inca, Renaissance Spain, India, Transylvania, Germany, Ireland, Rome, Greece (Both Athens and Sparta), Egypt (both Ptolemaic and Old Kingdom), Babylonian, Canaan, Carthage, Arthurian England, Prester John and many more. All based on real cultures and there myths. Sometimes more of a modern take and sometimes but often very close to there original source martial. There also some pure fantasy stuff base more on modern myths. Like the Atlanteans and R'lyehian are very much based on Lovecraft's mythos. This gives the whole game a very unique feel and I really do recommend trying it out. Or at least look up videos when people play it Multiplayer with each other. It is a acquired tastes but boy when you do start to get in to it is hard to stop.
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Re: Great (and maybe not so great) 4x games!
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2020, 12:09:17 pm »
Those both sound like a good time. I think I'll be looking into Age of Wonders, haven't played one of those in a while.

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Re: Great (and maybe not so great) 4x games!
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2020, 03:29:23 pm »
Do try the new Age of Wonders game. It is pretty awesome.
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