It is a PITA to create a post using a mobile phone, and I dont get to my home computer until Friday evening, and no way am I using the work computer for this lol.
From what I can gather, there are 3 maps (one for each difficulty level) and 3 classes, and your character is never actually onscreen (so, like Kings Bounty?) But each map has randomised aspects, e.g. randomised resource nodes.
You don’t control any cities.
Your base is a Wizard’s Tower, which you upgrade.
You can expand your control by building lodges, which require a hero to construct.
The Explorminate article contains a Interview with one of the developers, so while it’s a short read make sure to watch the video. Aside from that, THQ Nordic showed off tons of footage back during Gamescom. Each segment is between 20-40 minutes long, and there’s some repeat gameplay but the devs do change.
To me, one of the most interesting bits is the fact you can pick up your Tower and just plonk it down somewhere else. I do wish more people knew about it cause it seems very fun/interesting but also flying under the radar at the moment.
Got this one wishlisted, can’t recall where I heard about it. But given its location on my wishlist (i.e. at the bottom and therefore not yet categorize by how much I want it) I have to assume it’s a recent discovery.
This is a spin-off developed by the guys who’ve made Fantasy General 2 plus its gazillion expansions. That game received good reviews and positive word of mouth. It’s safe to assume though their Spellforce game will have a rather small budget and a flexible attitude towards asset recycling.
2023 is filling up with strategy goodness really fast! Really interested in this one.
Plus I’ve got my eye on:
Gal Civ 4 Next(the big patch that will coincide with the Steam launch)
Shadow Empire: Oceania
Alliance of the Sacred Suns
Phantom Brigade on Steam!?
Men of War 2
Field of Glory Kingdoms
This doesn’t bode well for getting my own game out the door…