[–] fightknightHERO 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

looks like a mix of Rome2 TotalWar and emperator rome

is it clean from (((poz)))? no Nigger or womyn generals?

[–] RiverWind [S] ago  (edited ago)

It is more similar to Emperator Rome, as the meat of the game is in the management of the Factions. The battles you usually play in Empires, though you can export them to Field of Glory for more control and to see the gorgeous units in combat.

It is certainly clear of the PC crap, you can rest assured on that. The developers are cool. I think there might be one or two female leaders, but they are historical figures that you would expect, for example, Boudica/Bodecia in the British Isles. There is a General called Niger, I believe, a historical figure too. If you choose Nubia, Ptolemaic Egypt or Carthage (North Africa) then you will have some African troops too, with their generals. This is a representation of reality though, and evidently not part of a PC agendum.

It is refreshing to be away from the PC stuff. People are sick of it being pushed on them incessantly in the movies, advertisements, and soap operas.

[–] fightknightHERO 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

that's pretty based, i'll check it out

[–] RiverWind [S] 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Field of Glory: Empires (FOG Empires, or just Empires) is released today. It is fantastic fun, very deep and built on an entirely new engine.

It is a turn based strategy game, which you can enjoy multi-player using PBEM (Play By E Mail) or play solo. The current live stream on Twitch is informed and definitely worth a view if you are interested.

The game in some ways is similar to Europa Universalis, but there is great depth in the different regions and economy. There is also an "Ageing" principle which makes the game far more challenging. You can't just expand and bloat your empire, as your Faction will become decadent and you will suffer. You can try to make a small Faction glorious, also.

The game is engrossing on its own, but if you also have Field of Glory II (FOG II) then you can additionally resolve combats there. (FOG is another superb and very deep, subtle ancients combat system, which an excellent community.) You don't need both, but they are both worth while.

As a nice bonus, the developers, Ageod, and the publishers, Slitherine, are very nice people!

Highly Recomm ended!

[–] Schreiber 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

The game is engrossing on its own, but if you also have Field of Glory II (FOG II) then you can additionally resolve combats there. (FOG is another superb and very deep, subtle ancients combat system, which an excellent community.) You don't need both, but they are both worth while.

How does this work, do you close the game and launch the FOG II executables?

[–] RiverWind [S] 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Empires is such fun, you don't want to export to FOG II usually. The handling of battles in Empires is elegant and quite beautiful and swift. Mostly, you want to stay in Empires. Sometimes though, for example where there is a crucial battle with the odds stacked against you that you only have a chance of winning if you take control, you want to export to FOGII.

Whenever there is a battle, you have the option to click and export the game to FOG II. If you do that, FOG II automatically launches and takes you to "resolve the Empires battle/". You then fight out the battle in FOGII, hopefully using your skills to take advantage of terrain and better troop deployment. At the end of the battle, you launch Empires and it takes you straight away to "import FOG II battle result". You then continue with Empires with the outcome of the battle represented in your campaign. It is a seamless process. The whole game is well programmed actually. Unlike a lot of developers who release junk, this is already solid, so future work on coding is likely to be almost all on enhancements rather than bugs, as it is a well made game.

Ageod, Matrix, Slitherine, if you see these people involved in making a game, you know it will be quality.