Eador is a universe made of countless shards of land drifting in the Great Nothing. Each of the shards is a little world unto itself, with geography and citizens of its own. The power over the shards is bitterly contested by Masters, the immortal beings mortals believe to be gods.
Take the role of a mighty Master and shape the destiny of Eador, on land and within the astral plane itself. Explore the land and rule provinces as you see fit, defend them, and keep the populace in line or they may rebel. Choose from thousands of items--swords, spells, weapons, armor, and more--to outfit the heroes you recruit so they may best meet any challenge. Keep your heroes healthy and they will grow stronger as they gain experience from battle. Forge alliances and engage in the delicate art of diplomacy as you negotiate trade agreements or wage war against a mutual foe. Eador with its many wonders and adventures awaits, will you answer the call?
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7, 1 GHz Processor, 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 9.0c, Mouse, Keyboard. Patched to version 1.05.2
Posted on 2012-12-04 07:33:54 bymisterbuzzkill:
This game is awesome. It was made by, virtually, one man and is in essence a mix of Heroes of Might & Magic, Sid Meier's Civilization, Age of Wonders (or Master of Magic), Warlords, Disciples, and many other fantasy or historical turn-based games. If you like any of those games, you're bound to like this one. Eador has many "levels" of gameplay, ranging from global conquestread more on a literally cosmic scale, to hexagonal skirmishes very similar to those seen in the Heroes series. In between, we have Civilization-style gameplay of conquest, technological research, and diplomacy. The unexplored lands are teeming with random encounters which will never bore you, and the deeper you dig in, the greater the prize - but also the danger. There are "heroes" which lead your armies, and both them and each unit in the army have experience levels, getting stronger with every fight they survive. You may even award your units medals for feats in battle! (which will actually make the unit even more formidable). It takes HOURS of real-life time to explore each individual land, and there are dozens of them out there, with a pretty interesting plot that will keep you entertained throughout, complete with a sarcastic little minion to comment on your actions. The story is non-linear, and there are multiple endings to the game. The only drawbacks of the game I can think of is somewhat dated 2D graphics with no animation (which did not bother me at all; in fact, I found them quite pleasing to the eye). It's funny to me that every time I try describe the sheer amount of stuff that's packed in this game, I end up speechless, since there's just too much to take in for one time. All in all: fans of old-school, fantasy-themed, turn-based strategy games: absolute MUST have. For everyone else, if you have an open mind about retro 2D visuals, I still strongly recommend you try it (there's a free demo available for download at the developer's website).This is a loving tribute to good old games of the past, but also an a great and fun title on its own.
P.S. Be advised - this one is a strong case of "one more turn" syndrome...
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Posted on 2012-12-04 13:27:07 byNecRus888:
It's nice to meet you in the world of Eador. We (Russian) have been playing this game since 2009. Welcome to "The Drunken Dragon" - official forum of this game http://eador.com/B2/viewforum.php?f=28
Forum is mostly in Russian, but we can help you with your questions and suggestions.
Feel free to create new topics and asking us.
Sinsirely yours, NesRus888 (one of admins of "The Drunken Dragon")
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Posted on 2012-12-04 16:09:00 byDraugr:
Since I played Master of Magic I hoped for a similar game that I would love as much. All the other tries somehow didn't catch my interest as much (the last one being Warlock). This one, despite dated graphics, managed to keep me playing for turns and turns.
Positive: I love turn based combat and this has become increasingly rare. Also, this game isn't afraid of confronting theread more player with complex choices and depth. It takes a bit to learn everything, but after that it provides a deep gameplay that keeps the game interesting. The learning curve is well designed.
Negative: If you need fancy graphics you won't like this. The technics are rather dated and on my highend pc the sound crackles every now and then.
Bottom line: If you can live with the drawbacks and liked games like Heroes of Might and Magic and Master of Magic you should give this a try. Chances are high you will like it.
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