"Conquest of Paradise (Civ-lite game) review" Topic
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|Temporary like Achilles ||20 Aug 2015 7:52 a.m. PST|
Hello all, have put a review of GMT's Conquest of Paradise up on the old blog.
In summary, it's a very playable empire-building, civ-lite type game set in Polynesia c.500 AD and dominated by resource management and judicious use of force. I recommend it highly, but wish the counters were a little less boring!
|cfuzwuz ||20 Aug 2015 1:27 p.m. PST|
I wish the game was less boring. Only played once and will not play again.
|Temporary like Achilles ||20 Aug 2015 8:11 p.m. PST|
Well, each to his own I guess, cfuzwuz!
|cfuzwuz ||20 Aug 2015 8:31 p.m. PST|
My gaming buddies seemed to like it ok but nobody ever says they want to play it again but they like the horrible Empires in Space or as I call it Accountants in Space. What a piece of crap that game is.
| Andrew Walters ||21 Aug 2015 7:02 a.m. PST|
This is on my list of "want to try but not badly enough to plunk money down". Maybe at a con. Very interesting topic, lots of people have said good things about it.
GMT's artwork is often… restrained. Not bad, but not exciting. That may be because they are a serious wargame company that occasionally puts out a family game or semi-euro, such as this or Leaping Lemmings. But at least the art isn't ugly, distracting, or dumb.
|Terrement ||21 Aug 2015 11:16 a.m. PST|
But at least the art isn't ugly, distracting, or dumb.
Nope. Just dull, drab, and uninteresting.
|Temporary like Achilles ||21 Aug 2015 7:39 p.m. PST|
Well, I guess this thread'll learn me for mentioning one quibble in an otherwise wholly positive game review!
|Terrement ||22 Aug 2015 11:13 a.m. PST|
Naw…just the curmudgeons who haven't played it yet kicking a dead horse, 'cause that's what we do.
Actually, aside from the artwork, there were other folks who were just "whelmed" by it.
| Andrew Walters ||22 Aug 2015 4:55 p.m. PST|
|Temporary like Achilles ||24 Aug 2015 7:07 a.m. PST|
Apparently the counters are going to be reworked for the second edition, so it must be a common complaint…
Thanks to you all for taking the time to read and comment :)