Conquest of Elysium 5
|a game by||Illwinter Game Design|
|Editor Rating:||9/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||8.0/10 - 2 votes|
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|See also:||Strategy, Turn Based RPG|
Conquest of Elysium 5 is a turn-based fantasy strategy game that shares some characteristics of rogue-like. Engage with a huge number of factions who all abide by their own magic rituals and gameplay. Races, playstyles, mechanics and more, everything has been brought to a whole new level of creativity and fluidity for the player to enjoy.
The objective of the game is pretty simple; win. Whoever you are and however you choose to do that is completely up to the player. This is a numbers game, plain as can be. You are to engage in turn-based combat where you fight other factions from the 10 different planes of existence but each with unique abilities and well thought out methods in those gameplay options. You can fight demons; they may be summoned up from the infernal plane and you will need to vanquish them.
The only issue is that the demons do not die and instead return to their home. The only way to fully destroy a demon is to go to the realm it occupies and slay it there. These are some of the things required of you to think about as you try to take on this monumental game.
With lots of varying factors to consider like random encounters or fighting the wildlife, you will have many hours of gameplay at your fingertips. You will need to consider your load out and answer some questions. Who is in your army? Are they healthy? Where are you fighting? And many more variables.
Baring a shocking amount of theoretical depth, this game will blow you away with options that keep you coming back to play it again, over and over.
Something that I found to be truly engaging about this game is that you can encounter many different forces that range from huge armies to a single vampire. Each can be devastating to your forces and you could wind up losing your whole army to a single foe. These are the kinds of things you have to think about and I love that it tests the player so thoroughly.
I know what you may be thinking, “Goodness, this art style is pretty minimalist.” Yes, it is. The game completely does away with all the unnecessary clutter on the screen while clearly and concisely showing you everything you need to know to play the game effectively.
Not willing to shy away from its simple but effective look, it bares a shocking resemblance to games like Dominions 5 and Age of Empires. Like Dwarf Fortress, this title is an absolute titan in “form-over-function” games that show one does not have to be pretty to make a solid point and provide their players hours of fun.
An utter masterpiece in game design, this title will have you glued to the screen for hours on end with its creativity and gameplay depth.
- Great theoretical depth
- Fantastic gameplay
- User interface can sometimes be a little hard to follow
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- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP