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Warlock - Master of the Arcane Demo

A playable demo for Warlock - Master of the Arcane is now available, offering the chance to sample this turn-based strategy game in advance of its release on May 8th. The demo is available on the game's Steam page, and if you are too reticent to download the demo, this recent live stream shows off the game. Here's what's included in the demo:

  • The game tutorial
  • One world map to conquer
  • The playable Great mage, Miralbus the Hat of Humans
  • Two Great Mages to battle against
  • The save/load function are disabled in the demo.

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16. Re: Warlock - Master of the Arcane Demo Apr 27, 2012, 23:43 MisterBenn
 
I really enjoyed trying out the demo, it plays quite a bit like Civ 5 except the hexes/1UPT/tactical nature of things seems better suited to this scale rather than trying to capture a planet scale.

The best parts of the Civ 5 combat are there except you have the RPG layer on top, with traditional strenths and weaknesses between factions and creature types, along with improvements and equipment upgrades from your buildings, and the enchantments, blessings and curses that get thrown around by the magic system.

The overall gameplay flows very well and I really think they captured the "individual decisions are simple but they allow for good variety and strategy" well and at first glance I think it's got several advantages over Civ 5!

I agree completely with the disadvantages that Totalbiscuit was talking about:

* Microing all your units is a little bit too clicky (your city defenders wake up every turn even when the attacker is flying and they can't engage it).

* The tech tree is a set of spells but you are offered a shortlist of 5 each time, in seemingly random order so there doesn't seems to be progression or specialisation. Maybe this will get improved? It feels a bit placeholder.

* There are only 3 factions. I didn't see all of the one from the demo so it seems there's quite a lot to each one, but I can't see that that is enough.

Anyhow I am really excited about this one, it's very accessible and playable and seems to have a good RPG side to it. And it's 15!
 
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