Age of Wonders III

  • Online Co-Op: 4 Players
  • Couch Co-Op: 4 Players
  • LAN Co-Op: 4 Players
  • + Co-Op Modes
First Age of Wonders III Patch Out Now
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First Age of Wonders III Patch Out Now

Eldritch Horrors still confirmed to be Horrific.

Triumph Studios cares what you have to say. Especially in regards to Age of Wonders III, which might be why version 1.09 is based on fan feedback, and is also out by the time you read this. Sometimes internal QA just isn't broad enough to take care of everything and they've gotta wait on real player intel when the product is in the hands of the (exceptionally vocal) masses.

You can take a look at the details of the first patch here.

As is to be expected, most of the items are bug fixes. A Windows memory leak here, improving frame rate on maps with water there. Oddly enough, none of those were problems I encountered with the game, but good on 'em for fixing them anyway. Probably the oddest one I came across in my time was when the map was, ever so slowly, moving to the right. A brief excursion online proved that it was actually because I had a gamepad plugged into the PC. 

There are a handful of gameplay tweaks, including making the "squire" difficulty (the easiest one of the lot) even easier, which is totally fine because the second tier difficulty, "knight," is really good at waiting until your leader is in the bathtub a thousand miles away from any guards, bricking him with a baseball bat and claiming your capital for their own. They've also added a quicksave command, which you can theoretically use before you had all of your troops abandon your capital.

I liked Age of Wonders III quite a bit, and if you enjoy turn based strategy games, you might too.