Story - 84%
Graphics - 85%
Audio - 79%
Gameplay - 88%
Replayability - 87%
Age of Wonders is back with a little twist in their setting. In Age of Wonders: Planetfall the setting is now in space instead of a fantasy world and it is gripping.
I’ve always been a fan of the Age of Wonders series. It is a great 4x turn-based strategy that has all aspects of gameplay that will appeal to any fan of strategy games. Now with Planetfall moving to a space setting it got m attention even more and I feel it was a great move to freshen up the series.
What I enjoy about the Age of Wonders series is the mix they bring in on the battles when it goes into a turn-based battle. It is great to see that Planetfall still has this and even improved on it a bit. There are more options for different units, and you can be a lot more tactical in the way you carry out these mini-battles.
The graphics is great, and the different environments and planets bring some unique flavours to maps which keeps things fresh. The campaign stories are interesting enough to keep you engaged and wanting to play further. Including stories form other races and perspective also helps a lot to keep you wanting to play the entire campaign stories through.
Where the game lacks a bit is in the depth of the colony building mode and managing your colonies. I never really felt like I had to give a lot of attention to my happiness levels or be afraid of my colonies rioting. With that said, for me, it also didn’t take away from the fun I had playing the game.
Age of Wonders: Planetfall is definitely in my playlist and should be in yours as well if you are keen on any of the following genres, Strategy, 4x, turn-based, city-management/building. A great move of the series to go in a bit of a different direction.
Reviewed on: PC
Release Date: 6 August 2019
Genre: 4x Strategy turn-based
Publisher: Paradox Interactive
Likes: New setting, some cool improvements. Addictive.
Dislikes: Needs some depth in certain areas