Etherlords PC

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  • Summary: Select your sorcerer hero from among four powerful races, and summon an army of monsters who clash for control of the world. Upgrade and enhance your magic arsenal, choosing from over 300 available spells. Features over 20 levels. [Fishtank Interactive]
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
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  1. 87
    A flawed, but stunning piece of work. Etherlords is a gripping game. Yes, there are elements that need improvement, but overall this is the best game ever released in the turn-based fantasy genre.
  2. Etherlords and its 3D fantasy world are capable of holding players glued to the screen for hours.
  3. This is a wonderfully challenging PC title which should sate the appetites of a niche long neglected - and it even gives you more than you would want by giving it a aesthetically pleasing presentation!
  4. 80
    The most stunning aspect of the game, though, is the graphics and, especially, the animation. Everything is in meticulous 3D, from the map screen to the battles. In battles, though, is where the animation really shines.
  5. PC Gamer
    78
    A visual stunner with strong AI, fast-moving gameplay, and a lot of depth. [Feb 2002, p.79]
  6. The campaigns are exceedingly difficult—so difficult they diminish the attraction of the game's solid mechanics.
  7. Computer Gaming World
    60
    The surprise, given the unplayability of the strategic game, is that this is easily the best "Magic" rip-off ever done for a PC, handily beating the official game from a couple years back. [Mar 2002, p.93]

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  1. Jan 17, 2012
    6
    + Addictive gameplay, interesting artwork and a challenging final boss
    - A threadbare story, poor voice acting, short campaigns The synthets
    + Addictive gameplay, interesting artwork and a challenging final boss
    - A threadbare story, poor voice acting, short campaigns The synthets race is especially interesting.
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