Elemental: War of Magic Review
A decent strategic foundation is rendered all but meaningless by horrific bugs, missing features, a poor interface, and plenty of other defects.
If I could summarize the game into one sentence, it would be this. It's a 4x turn-based tactical RPG kingdom simulator. Overall, if you've played a game like Civilization, it's somewhat similar, just imagine playing Civi... Read Full Review38 of 48 users found the following review helpful
Stardock has made quite a name in strategy games, especially thanks to the astounding Galciv franchise. Not a surprise, then, that players who love fantasy 4x games were eagerly waiting for Elemental: we thought it would... Read Full Review35 of 38 users found the following review helpful
Horribly flawed game that screws up the basic fundamentals of both turn based combat and 4x civ building, Tons of bugs too. Great concept, awful game. The numerous bugs, poor performance and extremely dated graphic... Read Full Review16 of 19 users found the following review helpful
This was one of those games where I for some reason put aside the bad reviews and bought the game. Why? Because a bunch of new patches came out and I thought it would be better than what the reviews have said about it. U... Read Full Review5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
I am one of the many that was very upset when it came out. I had pre-ordered it because I am such a huge fan of Master of Magic, so I got to be involved with the beta, and I kept expecting them to have way more features ... Read Full Review3 of 7 users found the following review helpful
I was one of the beta testers for Elemental War of Magic. When the game first came out there were serious bugs and stability issues and the game was not as polished as it could be. The version 1.1 patch just came out ... Read Full Review5 of 8 users found the following review helpful
The game had such high hope, but was it ever grueling to make it turn base! Not to mention that the game takes a HUGE drain on your computer, so after playing for an hour you have to resort to staying on the silk map. ... Read Full Review3 of 5 users found the following review helpful
This review is based on the 1.09 patch where the company states this was the patch they hoped to release the game as. The v1.09 is definitely an ambitious game where the game-play has many features that you know and lov... Read Full Review2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
When Mircoprose's Master of Magic came out in 1995, I was hooked! I used to go back into work after hours just to play it on my work computer because my home machine couldn't handle the game's requirements. Therefore,... Read Full Review13 of 15 users found the following review helpful
Even though I read through the terrible reviews, I picked up this game for two reasons. First, I have a great respect for Stardock and second, the game concept sounded fantastic. I can now say that I will not be buying... Read Full Review11 of 14 users found the following review helpful
I just paid 50 bucks to beta test this crappy game. Sorry I am just not that gullible. I asked for my money back ASAP and got a 75% refund. So, basically, Brad says he was so in love with the world and the game that h... Read Full Review18 of 23 users found the following review helpful
Great game that unfortunately had a rocky start with quite a few bugs but soon remedied with regular patches from the developers. It's a rare breed of rpg/turn based strategy with great modding potential. Sucks you in... Read Full Review3 of 14 users found the following review helpful
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