Great Invasions: The Darkages
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  • Summary: Great Invasions covers three periods from AD 375 to 1066 with over ten scenarios and a Grand Campaign. Dozens of races, realms and empires to choose from, play with more than 160 nations, tribes and states of all sizes and forms. A mix of strategy and action, Great Invasions thrusts you backGreat Invasions covers three periods from AD 375 to 1066 with over ten scenarios and a Grand Campaign. Dozens of races, realms and empires to choose from, play with more than 160 nations, tribes and states of all sizes and forms. A mix of strategy and action, Great Invasions thrusts you back into Europe of the Dark Ages, a time in history where hundreds of nations and barbarian tribes rush to assault the civilized world, from AD 375 (arrival of the Huns) to AD 1066. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 16
  2. Negative: 6 out of 16
  1. If you are looking for an intelligent and very deep strategy experience in an under-explored time period, look no further.
  2. A diamond in the rough. It is apparent that a great deal of research and design went into the creation of this title, but unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the documentation and tutorial.
  3. A very large game with a large amount of strategy, if you have the patience to learn how to play. To really be a great game, the interface needs to be totally redesigned, along with the manual.
  4. Underdeveloped niche title will only appeal to a special few.
  5. Bluntly, depth doesn't automatically mean satisfaction, and even within this very small strategy niche, "Europa Universalis II" is a much better choice if this is the kind of warmongering that floats your trireme. [May 2006, p.93]
  6. In Great Invasions, The Dark Ages refer to the hours upon hours you’ll spend trying to make sense of things.
  7. A proper historical simulator is a great idea, but as it stands I would much rather play Risk then ever look at this one again.

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