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November 30th, 2017, 11:03
Originally Posted by SirJames View Post
" It's not like there's a shortage of cool strategy games for me to play that actually look like someone cared. "

They do care. Have a look at the documentation page. There is a huge manual and a table of everything in the game.

What would you play instead, though? I can't think of very many strategy games.

Actually, one of the weak points of dom5 is the maps. Most of the dom4 maps were done by the community and haven't been updated for dom5 yet, so there's only 3 maps at the moment plus the random generator. Though the maps are a little more readable now and change colour to show cold areas, show magic sites as icons, but things like farmland and hills have been moved to a less readable spot.

Also, its funny I mentioned how I hate the Civ style DLC because they're announced Civ6 as an expansion to 5.
It doesn't LOOK like they care, was my point.

Oh, there are several great games in this genre. I've yet to really delve into Endless Legend - but I've got all the DLC and I think it's a great game in terms of features and implementation. I like the emphasis on strategy over war, in particular.

Age of Wonders 3 is also very, very good - though it's a bit too focused on battles.

I must be one of the only people who likes Heroes VII, too

I like Civ 6 - but I honestly don't think the formula has changed much at all since Civ 2. So, every time a new one gets released - I tend to play it once to get that "Civ" feeling again - but I'm not excited about replays, because it's essentially the same experience over and over.

One thing all these games have in common is that they look like someone cared about them - and interacting with them feels tangible and you get a real sense of physicality about units and buildings.

The reason I tend to stay away from games like Europa Universalis and Dominions is that they utterly lack this vital aspect. They feel more like spreadsheets than games to me.

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