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Warlock: Master of the Arcane- PC

Warlock: Master of the Arcane- PC
alaScore 90

15 reviews

Jul, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews from magazines and websites. There are some mixed opinions about the AI. There are some critical reviews about the controls and multi player mode.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PC Games the Warlock: Master of the Arcane- PC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Warlock: Master of the Arcane

 

Warlock: Master of the Arcane is a fantasy-themed 4X (explore, expand, exploit, exterminate) game set in the world of Ardania. It was developed by Ino-Co Plus, which was also responsible for the Majesty 2 games (but not the so-so Defenders of Ardania...

The enemy AI also isn't especially good. Enemies will build up their cities and explore and attack you, but they're not always well organized. It looks like each city is developed independently, so enemies rarely unlock their highest tiered armies, and...

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I wouldn't want to live in Ardania; it seems like a terrible place. You're either under constant attack from monsters, elementals, and whatever else exists out in the wide world, or you're constantly being sucked dry by your neighbours... not to...

Discovering these other dimensions for the first time is rather exciting, right up until all the bad monsters suddenly rock up and bitch-slap your ass right back where you came from.

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Warlock: Master of the Arcane- PC

 

Warlock: Master of the Arcane is a turn-based strategy game that asks a simple question: if the King of Ardania disappeared and multiple powerful wizards were left behind to rule, what would happen? The answer is lots of warfare, spellcasting, and the...

But for all its warts, Warlock: Master of the Arcane is still kind of fun to play for those looking for less involved strategy gaming. I wouldn’t recommend it for any hardcore strategy gamer, but priced at $19.99, if you want to play a fantasy strategy...

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Warlock: Master of the Arcane Review

 

Warlock: Master of the Arcane's emphasis on combat makes it feel fresh in the 4X strategy genre. It just needed some fine-tuning to be truly great.

Engaging combat ; Strong unit balance and variety ; Powerful neutral units ; AI is great when playing the defensive role

AI struggles on offense ; Tech trees are online but not in the game or manual

Your units also gain access to various upgrades and perks. Combat earns experience, and when a unit reaches a new level, it receives a new perk. These can boost offense, defense, range, sight, or the rate at which you regenerate life or acquire...

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Warlock – Master of the Arcane

 

Warlock – Master of the Arcane is a 4x title from Paradox, ostensibly a sequel to the Majesty series (but mechanically dissimilar). It has all the right ingredients to be fun, and is a style of game I enjoy, but didn't work for me. I'll try to explain...

Fun with the familiar fantasy setting ; If it steals, it steals from the best

Too much visually borrowed from another game ; Clunky interface breaks the flow

If you enjoy Civilization V and want to play a fantasy version, this budget title may be just right for you.

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Warlock: Master of the Arcane Review

 

It's got that magic turn-based feeling, but diplomacy is a lost art.

Priced right; cool fantasy theme; spell system

No tech tree; no multiplayer; diplomacy is nonexistent; strange mouse controls

It may not be perfect, but as a 4X turn-based strategy fan I couldn't be happier to see Warlock right now. 2012 is a great year for us: we get this, Elemental: Fallen Enchantress, and of course Civ 5: Gods and Kings. Which are you most looking forward to?

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Warlock: Master of the Arcane Review

 

Drew takes on this difficult 4X strategy game and comes away more adept in his wizardry skills. Or maybe not.

Good combat mechanics ; Spell casting is fun ; Nice setting

Brutal difficulty at times ; No real diplomacy ; Some clunky controls ; No multiplayer

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Warlock: Master of the Arcane- PC

 

A turn based strategy game, Warlock: Master of the Arcane sets you as magician lord, summoning units and casting spells to get your way to one of several victories, including the Spell of Unity, a sort of research victory in the game. It's mostly...

I have very few problems with the gameplay, and my main concern is actually a bit of a quibble... there's little to no ego stroking in this game. If you want a turn based strategy game that's relatively cheap, has a fair amount of replayability, and a...

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Warlock: Master of the Arcane Review

 

Warlock: Master of the Arcane's emphasis on combat makes it feel fresh in the 4X strategy genre. It just needed some fine-tuning to be truly great.

Engaging combat ; Strong unit balance and variety ; Powerful neutral units ; AI is great when playing the defensive role

AI struggles on offense ; Tech trees are online but not in the game or manual

Your units also gain access to various upgrades and perks. Combat earns experience, and when a unit reaches a new level, it receives a new perk. These can boost offense, defense, range, sight, or the rate at which you regenerate life or acquire...

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