Eador: True multiplayer has finally arrived!

Almost a year ago I wrote about Eador: Masters of the Broken World, praising the game overall but noting the lack of full multiplayer. Well a year later that critical option has finally been added, and I’m pretty excited to give it a go with a buddy.

Baring the whole thing falling on its face due to technical issues, I think it’s pretty cool and praise-worthy that a developer would make such a significant addition to a game, for free, so long after release. If you haven’t picked the game up yet, and enjoy deep turn-based fantasy strategy titles, this is a game you should absolutely own.


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Former hardcore raider turned casual gamer.
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7 Responses to Eador: True multiplayer has finally arrived!

  1. Jenks says:

    I picked this up on your recommendation (HOMM 3 is one of my all time favorites). I haven’t put much time into it yet but I enjoyed the time I did spend. It’s enshrined as my steam profile background.

  2. Rynnik says:

    For me Age of Wonders III was the superior game in every respect. May crack open Eador again though just for the multiplayer.

    • SynCaine says:

      Wait you think AoW3 is better than Eador? Interesting, I’ve read that AoW3 is pretty shallow once you learn the basics, and that the AI is not great.

      • Rynnik says:

        Well I haven’t put it right through its paces as DF has been monopolizing most of my gaming time, but based on a few scenario maps and a push through the ‘starter’ campaign (but fuck elves lol), I think it is better than Eador or Homm.

        My main problem with Eador is that the pacing doesn’t work for me at all and I win ever shard feeling irritated about it.

        • SynCaine says:

          Yea pacing in Eador is indeed slow. Amazingly the first Eador was much, much slower.

        • Rynnik says:

          It isn’t so much the ‘slow’ for me. It is the imbalance. You could literally spend days doing stuff when you can reach the win condition in 15 min.

          I still haven’t cleared out a dragon or completed a quest. Everyone is vanquished WAY before that point.

  3. Matt says:

    The three dollars I spent on Eador: Genesis are probably the best value for my money that I’ve ever gotten. I don’t know how many hours exactly I’ve put in, but it’s a lot.

    The main problem is the repetitiveness, especially the first 10 or so turns, but even later I hit a point where I just want to auto-resolve everything.

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