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Age Of Wonders: Planetfall – Revelations emerges from its ancient crypt today

Congratulations, Age Of Wonders: Planetfall - you're a real sci-fi world now. From Forerunners to Protheans and everything in between, no spacefaring adventure is complete without an enigmatic, questionably-malevolent ancient precursor people that vanished without a trace. Released today, Planetfall's Revelations expansion heralds the return of the nasty old Heritors and lets you begin your imperial ambitions by clawing out of the grave.

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Age Of Wonders reviving ancient technocorpses in Revelations expansion

The first expansion for sci-fi strategy game Age Of Wonders: Planetfall will begin to resurrect an ancient dynasty of technocorpses keen to reclaim their territory and secrets, Paradox announced today at PDXCON. Revelations is its name, and launching in November is its game. The Es'Teq dynasty will stir with the help of their Heritor descendents in new campaign missions, and folks will get play with…

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Age Of Wonders: Planetfall plummets out

Hark, for the dawn of another wondrous age approaches. Or at least a competent one. Nate and Astrid have both taken a good hard look at Age Of Wonders: Planetfall and have declared: (in different, longer words)'yeah, that's pretty good that is'. It's a 4X game that pans down into small-scale tactical combat, wedding gross imperialist strategy to itty bitty unit bossing through the medium…

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Age Of Wonders: Planetfall review

I’ll be honest, I came dangerously close to not recognising Age Of Wonders: Planetfall for what it is: a solid, well-designed strategy game. Like a jaded ogre examining bones for shreds of meat, I nearly tossed it aside with a grunt, letting it plonk down the bone-hill into the Steam refunds ossuary. But then, I would have missed out on the rich, dense marrow within.

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All hail the Plague Lord from Age Of Wonders: Planetfall

Intricate 4X strategy games don’t benefit much from short demos, especially during the annual videogames vomitorium of E3. But a short demo is what I got with Age Of Wonders: Planetfall. I would need far more time to get an understanding for the Civ-like encroachment of its world map. And I can't give you a solid impression of the battles based on the single brief…

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E3 2019 games – every game confirmed

They just keep coming don't they? A lot of games were announced at E3 2019, things that we didn't know about, as well as stuff that's previously announced, or expansions to already released games. Now, to the casual outsider, what we're doing might seem absolutely nuts, but we thought we'd put together an alphabetical list of all the PC games that have been confirmed to…

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Feature: A hex of one's own

Age of Wonders: Planetfall is about building empires in the ruins of an empire

Did you ever read about the Ship of Theseus? I'm sure you have – the RPS community is, after all, a bastion of scholarly insight, where people can write about things like digital museums and heraldic devices and attract comments like “actually, Liu Bei's supposed Han ancestry has minimal DNA basis and I'll thank you to use the Harvard referencing system”. But on the off…

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Age of Wonders: Planetfall makes a great case for leaving fantasy behind

For nearly two decades, the Age of Wonders series has been firmly entrenched in a fantasy realm, with all the tropes that accompany it: Orcs, Halflings, meddling wizards and flying lizards. Triumph Studios’ latest 4X outing, Age of Wonders: Planetfall, does away with all of that. It swaps magic for mechs, pitting alien races against each other in a galaxy reeling from the collapse of…

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Age of Wonders: Planetfall takes the wonder to the stars

From the creators of Age of Wonders and Overlord, today we got the announcement of the new tactical-turn based combat strategy title Age of Wonders: Planetfall. The 4X empire building adventure will take the familiar gameplay elements and immersive tactical combat of previous titles, but into the stars this time! Unfortunately, you'll have to wait until 2019 to do so. Look, can living in the…

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Paradox Interactive acquire Age of Wonders 3 studio

Paradox Interactive have acquired Age of Wonders 3 [official site] developer Triumph Studios, the pair announced today. It doesn’t look like the sale is ushering in too many changes, however. Triumph’s current team will remain with the studio, and all projects in development will continue, but now they’ll be published by Paradox. No fantasy-themed Europa Universalis for us quite yet.

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Kitty Konquest: Meet Age of Wonders III’s Cat People

I'd have called this expansion Eternalords rather than Eternal Lords if I were them. Saves space. Saves a space. Sounds like an obscure French comic from the late 80s. Same name as someone who writes fanfic about K-pop girl groups. It's all good. But no, Eternal Lords it is, which is reflective of our only real complaint about fantasy 4x Age of Wonders III: it…

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Necromantic: Age Of Wonders III – Eternal Lords

I don't own a boxed copy of Age of Wonders III [official site] but I'd be tempted to buy a chunky great container for the newly announced expansion. It definitely sounds like an Expansion, with a capital E rather than a capital D, L and C, and call me old-fashioned but I fondly remember the days when such things were an event. There's a short…

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You Little Wonder: Age Of Wonders III – Golden Realms

Age of Wonders III! I liked it well enough and keep meaning to play some more and, as is increasingly the case, an expansion may be precisely the excuse I need to do just that. Golden Realms, which is due on September 18th, is a meaty great wedge of new content, spearheaded by the inclusion of tiny little halflings. I'm not one for campaigns when…

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Makes You Wonder: Age Of Wonders 3 Level Editor Out

I stepped out last week to conquer distant lands and it looks like no one at RPS posted about the Age of Wonders 3 level editor in my absence. I guess they must not be cool people, or they'd realise there's nothing better in life than robustly featured editors for creating your own new lands to conquer. Especially for a game in which Adam enjoyed…

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Age Of Wonders III review

It's only been a month and a half since I wrote my mega-preview of Age Of Wonders III and spending around fifteen hours with a review copy of the game hasn’t done a great deal to change my mind about its many merits. It hasn’t extended its tendrils to tickle any deeper fancies either, although I’ll concede that the world is a little weirder and…

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The Deity Today: Age Of Wonders III

Beyond the pomp and circumstance, I always felt that theocrats were essentially bureaucrats with bigger hats. And I guess the hats are part of either the pomp or the circumstance anyhow - a Stovepipe of Circumstance +4 or a Zucchetto of Pomp +2. Nineteen minutes of Age of Wonders III footage introduces another kind of theocrat, one with honest-to-badness divine powers and inquisitorial tendencies. I…

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Hands-On: Age Of Wonders III

The wait for Age Of Wonders III would have been far more painful if I'd been anticipating a return to the series since the release of the most recent game in 2003. I'd assumed Triumph were otherwise engaged though, following the release of the Overlord games and a period of silence. Last year we discovered that the Dutch developers were returning to the wonders that…

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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…

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