The primary enlargement for sci-fi technique recreation Age Of Wonders: Planetfall will start to resurrect an historic dynasty of technocorpses eager to reclaim their territory and secrets and techniques, Paradox introduced as we speak at PDXCON. Revelations is its title, and launching in November is its recreation. The Es’Teq dynasty will stir with the assistance of their Heritor descendents in new marketing campaign missions, and people will get play with secret Heritor tech which sounds a complete lot like demise magic to me. Additionally, large bog-eyed pigs drooling inexperienced slime are concerned, as a result of causes. Meet the technofogies within the announcement trailer under.
That did trigger me to briefly overlook the place precisely Planetfall sits on the divide between fantasy and sci-fi, magic and know-how. Similar diff, as Vince Clarke of Yazoo as soon as stated. I significantly just like the look of the Eater of the Useless in there, mainly only a large robotic mouth and flapping tongue with limbs aplenty to roam a battlefield shovelling in corpses.
Together with two new campaigns telling tales of the Es’teq and Heritor, the enlargement will add their Secret Tech to play with, together with an NPC faction of Heritor outcasts, plus a load of robotic Reapers attempting to homicide everybody, and different associated wrinkles. And the goopigs? These are rabid roaming bio-engineered critters from again within the day. Thanks, science.
I’ve solely simply realised that “Es’teq” might be meant to sound like “Aztec”. Yep, okay.
Revelations will launch November 19th on Steam for £11.39/€14.99/$14.99. That retailer web page has loads extra particulars on Revelations.
Our boy Nate virtually bounced off Planetfall at first, saying in his Age Of Wonders: Planetfall review it makes a generic first impression, however he was gained over:
“With Age Of Wonders: Planetfall (and I’m utilizing its full title to underline the truth that its title doesn’t do any favours in dispelling the ‘generic SF’ vibe), I discovered the alternative – a glimmering house crystal, together with some nice story parts, buried below a patina of lowest-common-denominator grime. A beautiful bone, stuffed with marrow, specifically formulated for rising ogres. Don’t make the error I almost made and disrespect it: in case you benefit from the tactical and strategic recreation kinds it attracts from, you’ll discover a recreation that doesn’t exit of its strategy to innovate on both entrance, however one which performs a bloody pretty duet.
“And there’s large girls on laser dinosaurs. Go on: take a look.”
Not that I don’t belief Nate however I did verify and sure, there actually are. I would must go on and take a look.