eador-genesis
Metacritic: N/A
Release: Aug 2009
Reviewed on: PC

Eador: Genesis

Site Score
8.0
Good: Potent combination of genres – Insane depth and choice
Bad: Graphically leaves a lot to be desired
User Score
7.3
(10 votes)
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Restore a universe split into shards across the Great Nothing in Eador: Genesis an experience that walks the line between Heroes of Might and Magic and the Civilization series. The level of depth and steep difficultly will keep you engaged for hours on end as you jump from one shard to another.

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Eador takes place in the vast nothingness where the universe has been split into countless shards. Starting with a single shard players will attempt to conquer these scattered realms and add them together to restore the universe. Each individual shard is a game within a game as you claim one hexagonal province after another to claim the shard as yours.

While the core elements are very much turn based tactics you’ll quickly discover that Eador: Genesis isn’t shy about including RPG and grand strategy features either. From assigning spells and items to your recruited heroes to carefully balancing your decisions to prevent revolt while defending from enemy attack.

Players will need to carefully manage their finances, armies and research paths while also dabbling in turn based tactical combat when your army makes contact with an enemy. It’s a huge amount of gameplay to absorb but also means the longevity of the game is very high.

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Choice stands out in particular in Eador: Genesis, want to bribe your way across the map with gold? You can take that path. Want to fight on every single square to victory? You can also do that. There is real choice here and not just the illusion of choice that other games might create despite actually pigeon holing you into a small number of choices.

If strategy games are where you feel comfortable you’ll find Eador: Genesis to be a strategy game on steroids as you constantly find more depth as you adventure forward.

Summary:

  • Combination of turn based, grand strategy and role playing gameplay.
  • Brings the shards together one hexagon at a time.
  • Depth in every game element ensures you are always learning.
  • Play through the campaign or a single player game instead.
  • A classic game experience released in modern times.

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Eador: Genesis, 7.3 out of 10 based on 10 ratings
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