Games like these are relatively scarce in the gaming space, not scarce in the terms of there are only one or two out there but scarce in the terms of its depth and complexity. Although these turn based strategic themes are relatively few in the overall gaming scene , there are a few good ones out there. Assessing whether Eador Masters Of The Broken World falls into that realm, is quite the difficult task.
The game is unbelievably complex in terms of scope and depth. You could spend easily 100 hours on this game , and I’m not being generous. The game is based on turns both in the world map and in the actual battles themselves. You are able to buy a hero from a set of characters that you can use to parade around on a specific shard. A shard is a “world” that you are either tasked with conquering or helping based on your deity choice, whether you are inclined towards righteousness or paragon-ism is entirely up to you. You will conquer territories that you will either have to stay close to defend or leave troops behind to do it for you. Each territory can be altered and upgraded, based on what kind of space it is. Once you have completed your mission , whatever it may be; on said shard, you are taken to another screen , an astral view; if you will. From here you can sort your finances, hero’s and shards.
Combat is a hit and miss situation. The actual combat works well and is unique each time based on you hero and unit’s skills, equipment and powers. The spell casting is also fantastic and there is a wide range of options available which you can unlock or buy as you progress on the shard, as your hero becomes more powerful. The problem however , is that the effects dont always work as intended and the pace can be very clunky. At times the intended hit will damage a unit before there is any visual indication , which can be quite harrowing to watch. Ofcourse by now the game has received numerous updates and as such the combat has come a far way , but its not yet perfect.
There is quite a depth in content in this title, many kinds of enemies and units to play with and quite a few hero classes to choose from bundles with many skills and possible upgrades. Visually, the game is fantastic. High fidelity is found throughout each shard and the design work is high quality. The models look good and they are well made in sense of texture and animation. There is amazing scope in the variety of region and the floral changes that come with that range. Each region looks unique, from sandy deserts to sprawling jungles.
I have had allot of fun playing this game and I really do believe it is one of the best strategic titles out there at the moment. If you haven’t grabbed it yet, be sure to do so.
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