Turn based strategies aren’t everyone’s cup of tea but they are great if you want to play a game that does not require your full attention or playing while working on something else. Warlock 2: The Exiled is one of these games that you can enjoy while busy with something else or give your full attention to.
I enjoyed the first Warlock game, it is based in a fantasy land called Ardania where many races try to “Rule the World”. Getting started on the second one felt good as there was a lot of familiarity but also some new elements. Warlock 2: The Exiled has an editor where you can create your own maps, it also supports Mods which is always a good thing and then there are a few different types of game modes for Single player and Multiplayer. The modes are The Exiled Mode, where you travel through different worlds to Ardania to defeat the United One. Sandbox mode where you battle AI or other players for dominance over Ardania and Battle for Outplanes mode where you battle for control over all of the Outplanes except for Ardania.
When starting a game you choose to use a predefined character or create your own. There are 6 races to choose from, Elves, Humans, Monsters, Planestriders, Svarts, and Undead each with their own special atributes and units. The GUI has been improved with more information available on screen and easier navigation. This game is more focused on combat and dominance rather than economy and diplomacy, there are some economy elements like many, food and gold but nothing too drastic. I like the simple economy and diplomacy options as I do not want to spend hours planning a trade route or negotiating with an AI over any diplomatic plans.