Age of Wonders III - Golden Realms
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Age of Wonders 3: Golden Realms doesn't change the gameplay formula of the base game. Rather, it's a refinement of sorts, with some areas being improved and more choice being afforded to gamers.
The Golden Realms Expansion does not reinvent the Age of Wonders III wheel, but it does an excellent job of adding content to an already fun title that already had lots of replay value. With that being said, it would have been nice to see the expansion address one of the real issues I had with the first game - the limited combat variety for a feature that is meant to be the game's real point of differentiation.
Thank you Triumph, for doing justice to these noble little people and bringing them to the center stage for a grand performance of dancing, singing, and a little bit of blood-letting. Let the games begin!
If you loved Age of Wonders 3, the Golden Realms expansion is a no-brainer, especially for its low asking price. Some of the what's been added doesn't completely come together, but the Halfing race, Wild Magic specialization and new objectives make it a more exciting and purposeful package.
Golden Realms provides plenty of hours of entertainment, but feature-wise there's still some room to be filled in this Halfling's stomach.