Selective Quoting

Featured review on the Steam page for Eador: Masters of the Broken World: “Eador’s design is worth your time – a testament to its strength.” If you follow the link to the review, you see that is the second half of a sentence. “Despite its often-disastrous implementation…”

It seems like a fair assessment. The ideas underlying the game are great. The implementation is poor, from the frustrating controls to the useless battle difficulty estimates to the strong randomness that can swamp strategy and leads many players to recommend save scumming.

“Worth your time” seems somewhat dodgy based on the amount of time you are willing to spend. Playing through the whole campaign will take hundreds of hours, with most of those replaying the early game enough times to unlock late game options, the same thing that drove me from Reus. But perhaps skipping the campaign and playing a one-map game would be more interesting.

: Zubon

3 thoughts on “Selective Quoting”

  1. Good lord, Eador. I always try to play games to completion, even when I am no longer having fun (a habit from my reviewer days), but Eador made it to the small list of games in which I just gave up. For the record, I got to 44 hours into the campaign mode.

  2. That kind of selective, misrepresentative quotation is specifically illegal in the jurisdiction where I live. I remember the law being passed a few years back.

  3. “But perhaps skipping the campaign and playing a one-map game would be more interesting.”

    Bingo. Doubly so if you can find someone else that has a ton of time, as 2v2 vs the AI is a lot of fun as well.

    The insane thing is that this campaign is a greatly reduced version of the original, Eador: Genesis campaign, where you got 1 upgrade per map. Always amused me that both versions feature a dozen or so different endings. I would like to meet the person who has legitimately seen them all.

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