Eador is a universe made of countless shards of land drifting in the Great Nothing. Each of the shards is a little world unto itself, with geography and citizens of its own. The power over the shards is bitterly contested by Masters, the immortal beings mortals believe to be gods.
Take the role of a mighty Master and shape the destiny of Eador, on land and within the astral plane itself. Explore the land and rule provinces as you see fit, defend them, and keep the populace in line or they may rebel. Choose from thousands of items--swords, spells, weapons, armor, and more--to outfit the heroes you recruit so they may best meet any challenge. Keep your heroes healthy and they will grow stronger as they gain experience from battle. Forge alliances and engage in the delicate art of diplomacy as you negotiate trade agreements or wage war against a mutual foe. Eador with its many wonders and adventures awaits, will you answer the call?… Expand
Feb 20, 2013I got this game at a bargain price of 7$ at GOG.com, having no expectations whatsoever... I must say this was the most pleasant surprise I had buying a videogame since I discovered Space Rangers 2 a few years ago. Despite 2D graphics, this game offers superb and deep strategy/PRG gameplay. Eador: Genesis made it to the list of my favorite games, allow me to explain why. Eador shares some similarities with Heroes of Might and Magic series, or most recently the King's Bounty series. Essentially it is a turn based strategy with a good amount of RPG components. You have up to 4 main heroes, each one has stats/equipment and they lead an army. Heroes fight in battles alongside units, conquering provinces and obtaining treasure. Once you defeat all opponents on the map, the map joins your astral kingdom, providing you with castle upgrades and various bonuses. The campaign consists of invading and capturing more land, while dealing with other immortals on the astral plane. The game offers a lot of bang for a buck, even on average difficulty, battle for a map may last for 8 hours, longer if you decide to explore the map for special treasures. While primarily a turn based strategy, the game offers a compelling RPG system, which is easy to understand. 3 health parameters, 3 defense types, 3 attack types. Some units have special abilities. The heroes themselves have a choice of action each turn, one of which is adventure pretty much defeat guardians or some place to get some money and treasure. These battles take place on a standard hex tiles with up to 15 units on each side. The economic system of the game is also really deep, yet simple. There are two resources: gold, which is spent on buying units/upkeep and crystals, which generally deal with magic. The sheer amount of entertainment that this game has provided in the past 2 months is enormous, and I'm not finished yet. In short, I'm in love with this game and see a lot of replay value.… Expand
Nov 2, 2013Just the best game. The best roleplaying game where u become a powerful spirit that creates his own kingdoms and worlds (RPG+GlobalStrategy+TacticsBattles). U need to make a REAL decisions that will affect ur empire later. U can play as bad lord who needs only money and power or like a good one who wants his people live well. But u can balance between good and evil. U can do whatever u wants. From such complex games u dont wait a good story. But Eador is exceptions of the rules. Eador have many different and interesting characters. If u love games like "Heroes" or "Europe Universalis" and spend 1-2 hours per one big map isnt something impossible for u, buy this game and u will find a big world that give u tons of interesting experience.… Expand
Apr 21, 2013Very difficult TBS game, even on Beginner. Can be very frustrating till you learn the systems but people willing to plow through and figure it out will be rewarded with a very fun (and cheap) time sink. Despite losing my first two campaign attempts I stuck with it, got an idea for what was going on and suddenly lost 40 hours of the first week. Highly recommended for TBS fans and people who enjoy a challenge.… Expand
Feb 21, 2013The only reason this game doesn't get a higher score is the absolute brutal difficulty, even on the easiest setting.
I'm a big fan of HOMM/King's bounty and other similar games so I sank a lot of hours in this game but in the end I just gave up and uninstalled it because of the large amount of frustration I experienced.
There is no loading a previously save game (Exept for one turn in the past which comes with consequences) and the battles do get a bit tedious after a while but the rest of the gameplay more than make up for these shortcomings.
If you like TBS games and always play on the hardest setting this is a great game,go get it !
If you enjoy playing games on normal or hard difficulty you should probably skip this or be ready for a lot of frustration… Expand