Добавлено: Сб Dec 08, 2012 18:41
I bought the game on GOG 2 days ago and I just had to register to tell you how mighty impressed and amazed I am! I'm a long time gamer and big fan of fantasy strategy games (Master of Magic, Heroes of Might & Magic, Age of Wonders, Disciples, Lords of Magic, Birthright, etc) and my first reaction to Eador was "Wow! This was released in 2009?? How come I never heard about this awesome game?". Then I found out it was due to it only being available in Russian until now! You guys sure can keep a secret!
This game is another shining example of why I love Russian developers. You Russians make such creative and unique games, always having the courage to just pursue your own ideas of what could be fun. This can and does result in some big flops at times, but when you pull it off right it can also produce some of the deepest, most enjoyable games one can find such as Space Rangers 2, the King's Bounty remakes and so on. When you look at these games, you can immediately notice how a lot of love has gone into their making, a lot of attention even to the smallest details.
I get this same feeling about Eador. There's depth, so many things to do, so much content to explore in such a clever blend of features from successful games of the genre. I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the writing too as that (or at least its translation) tends to be a weak point of Russian games. Not so in Eador, the stories are very well written and the dialogue options provide a healthy balance of serious and humorous choices. The music is also very cozy and the whole game is just a true pleasure to look at with its lovely 2D art and gorgeous colors. It all has this wonderful golden late 90s feel to it, bringing back the atmosphere of an era that produced (in my opinion) most of the best games in history. I'm so glad Eador rekindled that charming style in both its presentation and gameplay. All in all, outstanding job guys, thank you so much for this game!
PS: I noticed there's a sequel in the works too! That's wonderful news, I already voted for it on Steam and going to buy it as soon as it's released! Keep up the good work, this title deserves to become a highly successful series!