Delaying The Age Of Wonders (3)

The Age of Wonders will dawn but we must wait until 2014. That suggests that this year is the Age of Mundanity, or perhaps even the Age of Blunders because I am incapable of resisting such a simple and satisfying rhyme. Eurogamer espied a forum post detailing the reasons for the delay:

We’ve made great progress developing the game and feel now is the time to give you heads up that we will take a bit more time creating all the features and content. Age of Wonders 3 is the largest game in the series and with the additional polish we hope we can give you an even better experience.

‘Features and content’ are important. Best to finish most of that before release.

You may have seen that before, in which case I’m sorry if you regret clicking ‘MORE’. You’ll be alright though. Be strong.


  1. Choca says:

    I’d rather be patient than disappointed.

  2. PopeRatzo says:

    Doesn’t “with the additional polish we hope we can give you an even better experience” sound like they’re about to ruin the game?

    • Phendron says:

      No, it sounds like they’ve hit a couple of brick walls and don’t want to just release it to an arbitrary deadline.

    • BTAxis says:

      It’s the usual delayed-game rhetoric. There is no “even better experience”, it comes down to the developers having underestimated the time needed to get the game up to the standard they’re going for. Which is fair, mind, at the end of the day making games is a lot of work.

  3. XhomeB says:

    Definitely looking forward to this one – the more time they spend on polishing it up, the better. No need to hurry, Notch’s the one paying anyway. :P

    Have the developers expressed an interest in allowing the players to adjust the battle camera, by the way? I honestly don’t like it – the angle, the fact it’s so close to the ground… will it be posible to zoom it out a bit more to achieve a result closer to a standard bird’s eye view?

  4. Ninja Foodstuff says:

    I’ve not played 1 or 2. Should I?

    Edit: Thanks all, Gog ahoy!

    • Snargelfargen says:

      Absolutely. AoW 1 and AoW 2:Shadow Magic are some of the best turn based fantasy strategy games (tbfs?) ever made, and they still hold up quite well. Think Heroes of Might and Magic except with tactical battles, a more detailed hero leveling system and magic that can alter the very shape of the map.

      • XhomeB says:

        AoW2 and Shadow Magic aren’t the same game. Just a reminder.

        • Grey Poupon says:

          And Shadow Magic is definitely the one you should be playing. People cried when they made AoW2. Triumph actually listened to those cries and fixed all that was broken and released AoW2:SM. AoW1 and SM are way better than any HoMM game and hopefully the fourth game will follow in the footsteps of those two.

      • strangeloup says:

        There’s actually three: Age of Wonders, AoW II: The Wizard’s Throne, and AoW: Shadow Magic. First one has aged a bit, but the other two are awesome.

        Edit: Damn, beaten to it!

    • XhomeB says:

      Just a clarification: AoW 3 will be the fourth game in the series. There were AoW1, AoW2 and AoW:Shadow Magic. Shadow Magic is considered to be the best, followed by AoW 1 and then AoW2.

      They’re must-plays, a blend of Master of Magic and Heroes of MM.

    • SkittleDiddler says:

      Definitely play 2. Shadow Magic adds some (IMO) unnecessary mechanics that turn the gameplay grindy, and 1 is good but a little archaic compared to the others in the series. 2 is just about perfect.

  5. wodin says:

    Very hard to really spot the difference between this Warlock and Fallen Enchantress..they all seem pretty much the same going by the trailers.

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  7. PegasusOrgans says:

    If they started an Age of Wonders 3 kickstarter to help add even more features (like Divinity:Original Sin did) I’d throw so much cash at it. C’mon, ask for our money!