||(Win98/ME/2000) (Retail) (ETHERLORPR)
(Ages 13+) - Animated blood, and violence
87 from GameSpy
The World of the Lords Begins...
A riveting drama of fantastic battles, stunningly
animated warriors and unparalleled, challenging game play. Enter the World as
Lord of one of the four great magic races: the powerful Chaots, the impassively
brilliant Kinets, the powerfully empathetic Vitals or the ruthless
biomechanical Synths. Create a powerful band of heroes who will do your
bidding, exploring the world, conquering territories, battling the minions of
opposing lords and ferocious creatures liberated by disturbances in the flow of
the White Ether. Build forces, create spell, and engage in diplomacy. Collect
essential resources, upgrade and enhance your spell sets and create powerful
spell books for conducting duels in the best traditions of trading card game
play. Play alone or play against others on LANs or the internet.
Exciting, Bold, new gaming style blending the best of turn based
strategy and trading card game play.
Enormous array of winning tactics for endless hours of interactive
magic races, each with its distinctive realm, spells, architecture and
strategic missions in 2 large scale military campaigns with 5 difficulty
300 spells for duels in the style of trading card games.
heroes to enhance and develop.
than 120 creatures for combat or alliance.
Graphically rich, incredibly detailed world including fiery
deserts, lush forests and snowy peaks with full 3D camera control.
Windows 98/2000/ME: Pentium II 300 MHz, 64 MB RAM, Windows
95/98/ME/2000, DirectX 8.0, Sound Blaster-Compatible Sound Card, 4x CD-ROM
drive, and 1.4 Gig Free Hard-Disk Space.
3D Card Requirements: 8 MB DirectX-Compatible 3D Accelerator
GameSpy by Mark H.
"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."
"Can we talk beauty? Etherlords' ambiance must be felt to be
believed. These are simply the best graphics ever stuffed in a turn-based
strategy game. The strategic map is alive with animations..."
"The fighting, however, is unlike either Heroes of Might and Magic or
Disciples. In fact it's nearly identical to the collectible card game,
Magic the Gathering. ... It's a delicious system whose cornucopia of
spells provides limitless strategies...These are the sweet paradoxes that make
great strategy gaming."
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