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June 4th, 2013, 17:19
While you are still waiting for our review, here are again two other reviews of Exepditions: Conquistador.
IncGamers, 8:
Combat itself is a turn-based, hex-centric affair between (for the most part) skirmish parties. Youíll usually have six people on your team (but sometimes three-five) and be up against similar numbers. Six versus eight may sound especially daunting, but if you get complacent the enemy AI can take you apart. Troops who go down on the battlefield may pick up an injury, so if you get crushed in a six-on-six match you could end up with a severely overworked doctor and the chance of losing someone.
Knowing the strengths and talents of your group is crucial; from the quick, hit-and-run scouts to supportive scholars. Itís also handy to know that playing defensively tends to be key. Make good use of traps, look for flanking opportunities (this occurs when youíve got someone on each direct side of an enemy) and utilise your troopsí abilities. It helps to know what skills your foe might have too, but unless Iíve missed it there doesnít seem to be a way of finding this out. Instead, you just have to learn what (for example) a shaman is capable of.
Combat is also where I encountered my most serious bug; an infinite death loop that forced a full quit from the game. Iíve also hit one that reset my leaderís scouting stat to five (ignoring the points I pumped into it at the beginning of the game,) and at one stage was unable to turn in some completed quests. Though that latter issue was solved by doing some other activities for a bit and then returning to the area.
Playturn, 7.5:
The game presents a very tight view of your nearby surroundings. This view does a good job of keeping the sense of exploration in the forefront, as it keeps you on edge as whatís coming around the next bend. As you progress through the game, the sense of the unknown doesnít really abate very much, as the scope and scale of the maps are pretty impressive. The terrain itself was a formidable component of the game play, as foraging, finding campground, food and supplies is all portrayed in a enjoyable and engaging way. And the endless amount of foliage provides great cover for countless native ambushes. It all combines to be an asset and a liability in a way that is pretty unique.
One thing about the game that may bother some players is the amount of reading that is required. Itís not an obnoxious amount, but it is sizable. However, it is often rewarding, as much of the text reveals more about your party and the people you encounter. It helps you to develop better bonds within the world of the game, and provides a great deal of back story about your environment. But, if youíre looking for a click and dash type of game, the amount of text may be off-putting.
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June 4th, 2013, 17:19
Ok. I've had it

1st, I've reported my issues in beta. Didn't receive much understanding and consideration and was promised that act2 is way better.

now I'm playing act 2, and find it the same as act1. Still have limited choices, a bit more freedom, but you can really feel constricted.

What annoyed me most of all were the broken quests. after 2 of them I stopped playing.

I guess a good experience is playing Iron man mode after getting familiar with it. probably avoid bugs as well.

Anyway, the story doesn't let you get too involved imo. And didn't feel too tough stopping.

Hope they will make a new and improved version with the attention they got here.
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June 4th, 2013, 17:25
If you want to provide details on the broken quests, we'd appreciate it
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June 4th, 2013, 18:31
One broken quest per act on average doesn't seem too bad. Hopefully they fix it soon. Having issues like lack of freedom reported doesn't sound like it would result in changes. They had this relatively linear story based game in mind, not Expeditions: Torment.
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June 5th, 2013, 15:28
Hey nova, how do i finish the cairn quests? it says something like "consolidate when camping" and i don't see how id do that
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June 5th, 2013, 15:41
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Hey nova, how do i finish the cairn quests? it says something like "consolidate when camping" and i don't see how id do that
On the task page on the lower half of the camp screen where you sometimes get the contextual tasks you should get the option to consolidate your maps, or something like that, don't remember exactly how it was phrased. When you assign one follower to the task, you should receive the final XP reward.
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June 6th, 2013, 01:05
Not a bug, but bad design. After completing a step of the main story quest, the Governor basically said like 'go explore for a bit', which I did, went towards the east part of the island that I hadn't seen yet…
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Other than that, so far everything's good.
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