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September 17th, 2010, 01:36
As rumoured, Age of Wonders has been released on GOG with the later games from Triumph Studios to come along soon. It's been a long time since I dabbled with it but it was a pretty sweet fantasy TBS game, as I recall and worth a look if Elemental has piqued your interest in the genre.
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September 17th, 2010, 01:36
I think it was also released on Impulse today as well.
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September 17th, 2010, 08:00
I have this one on disc, but I will probably be rebuying it to have it in "GOG-format".

I'd just like to say that I highly recommend GOG.com, which is easily my favorite games shop. Their games come completely DRM free, you may download whenever and however many times you want, their prices are good, and they often provide extras. There's no client or other nonesense required, the games mostly come as single installation files.

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September 17th, 2010, 09:25
I loved Age of Wonders! I originally passed on it because I thought they were just trying to sell the hot elf chick on the cover… Turns out there is an awesome game to go with the hot elf chick on the cover.
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September 17th, 2010, 09:29
I'm actually replaying Age of Wonders 2 right now. Excellent game. I still have my original AoW disc, but I might just buy this and replay it after AoW2 (I know, I know, I should've played it before AoW2, but I didn't think I was going to get this hooked).
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September 17th, 2010, 09:36
Despite my love for AoW, I never got into AoW2. I think it was the art in AoW2 that turned me off. It didn't have the same feel…
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September 17th, 2010, 10:39
Since i got a family nowadays i dont have the time i would like to have to play games.
So can someone be so kind to tell me which is better to play, AoW 1 or AoW2+ addons.?
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September 17th, 2010, 11:13
Actually, Shadow Magic is a stand alone game, not really an add-on. It's pretty much identical to AoW2 in terms of gameplay though (with a few additions).

I personally prefer the campaign of AoW2, but since it's now possible to grab AoW1 for a small sum, I'd probably go with that one. All AoW games are rock solid.
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September 17th, 2010, 12:11
AOW 1 has a far more "tolkienesque" feel to it, than the other two games. And in some respects both "lines" differ from one another.

I think, AOW2 & AOW: SM don't include giving experience points (or what was it ?) to heroes anymore. But I don't remember this anymore, it's too long now since I've played the games.

But there core is still there in all of them.


There are lots of maps & mods (for example including more hero pictures from various sources for the games) in the community.

AOW 1 portal : http://aow.heavengames.com/

AOW 2 portal : http://aow2.heavengames.com/


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September 17th, 2010, 12:12
In other words, there equally good
O well, gonna play 1 first then.
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September 17th, 2010, 12:21
Equally good , only a tiny bit different.

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September 17th, 2010, 13:10
Brilliant games. IIRC the first game has branching campaigns which are great for replayability. The only minor negative is that heroes are overpowered (I ended up clearing some maps with my hero alone) but what the hell, I quite enjoyed that
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September 17th, 2010, 13:33
It's an unusual release for Gog.com as it's got no extras. How odd!
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September 17th, 2010, 13:41
What do you mean with "no extras" ? There weren't any.

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September 17th, 2010, 13:53
Gog.com usually bundles things like manuals, wallpapers, soundtracks and so forth with the products they sell. It's rare (I've not seen it before, actually) for them to sell just a game.
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September 17th, 2010, 14:31
Originally Posted by Scrav View Post
I think it was also released on Impulse today as well.
That is correct.
http://impulsedriven.com/aow1

Or even better
http://www.impulsedriven.com/products/ESD-IMP-W701
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September 17th, 2010, 16:16
I didnt like AOW, just sold my bargain-bin copy on Amazon for double what I bought it for (a whole 5.oo) ='.'=

If they put up the sequel or Shadow Magic I'm willling to give it a shot tho, curious about what improvements to the formula they made
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September 17th, 2010, 18:36
Originally Posted by Dwagginz View Post
It's an unusual release for Gog.com as it's got no extras. How odd!
Yes, I noticed that too! I almost jumped on AoW (original), but not without a manual!
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September 17th, 2010, 20:19
Manual & Addendum are downloadable elsewhere : http://aow.heavengames.com/links/aowresources.shtml

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September 17th, 2010, 20:30
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I wanted a printed manual anyway.

I'll just keep trolling ebay.
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