Comments on: Age of Wonders 2: The Wizard’s Throne Review http://www.manapool.co.uk/review/age-of-wonders-2-the-wizards-throne-review/ Independent PC Game Reviews & Guides Mon, 14 Aug 2017 03:31:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: AlexanderVance http://www.manapool.co.uk/review/age-of-wonders-2-the-wizards-throne-review/#comment-1612 Fri, 29 Jul 2011 15:48:07 +0000 http://www.manapool.co.uk/?post_type=review&p=891#comment-1612 Firstly, the magic system is a lot more strategically allowing than the AoW origional. with spells that damage units , fling them all over the place to un-fortify the numbers there army is stacking , even add obstacle’s to prevent your enemy army’s from either running or making it to your city.

Secondly, they added a few abilities and removed a few. Like Flying units now have a couple more harassing abilities, Airships can ram other flying units to stun them on the ground so your army can clean them up. Some units have been corrected from Flying units to Floating units, to prevent people like me from putting my hero above a house where land units cannot reach and range attacking the enemy till i win. They have also added a few units to help combat the flying aspect of the game, making your army more useful in variety.

I did notice a change i didnt quite like very much, they added into the carry units “steam tank, airship” that other units will also lose movement speed at a lower rate, so the carry units are actually only reducing the movement points expended per move by about 1/5, making it a useless level 4 units since its origional intention was to move the low movement units a long distance to help in a defense or siege, the beefy movement points in the airship will no longer make up the difference for having crappy low movement units in your army ;(

Also the item system, i cant express how valuable it is toward early game, you can choose any item slot, give it any 3 abilities that would be seen on that item “you get a list to choose from”.
if you were to build quick enough it is possible to have an item .. with Dominate”charm enemy” Seduce”charm enemy” and energy drain “remove enemy ability to resist charm”. and make a hero way more fun to play! however there are lots more you can do to items to make them super awesome, Physical protection, Floating, and Haste is one of my favorite ring’s ;-)

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By: Alratan http://www.manapool.co.uk/review/age-of-wonders-2-the-wizards-throne-review/#comment-1611 Wed, 29 Dec 2010 22:05:26 +0000 http://www.manapool.co.uk/?post_type=review&p=891#comment-1611 Indeed, and the unofficial patch for Shadow Magic is fantastic. It lacks a certain freedom when it comes to modding, though, as even with the modding tools one cannot vary too much from pre-existing abilities.

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By: Evil Tactician http://www.manapool.co.uk/review/age-of-wonders-2-the-wizards-throne-review/#comment-1610 Wed, 29 Dec 2010 18:05:16 +0000 http://www.manapool.co.uk/?post_type=review&p=891#comment-1610 There are actually quite a few mods available on Age of Wonders II Heaven

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By: Alratan http://www.manapool.co.uk/review/age-of-wonders-2-the-wizards-throne-review/#comment-1609 Wed, 29 Dec 2010 16:28:43 +0000 http://www.manapool.co.uk/?post_type=review&p=891#comment-1609 The only real complaint I ever have about this game is that the battle map isn’t the same as Total War.

Otherwise, I’d just want a version of it that could be modded to hell with more research possibilities, custom spells, etc.

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