If you have no background with Blizzards Warcraft games then learning the ins and outs of classes, abilities and how best to play might take a little while longer, although a background in CCG’s (collectible card games) of any form will certainly help. As a person who played World of Warcraft for around five years, I knew from the instant I saw my first game that I wanted to play it for myself as it brought back memories of time spent on many of my characters, but still posed something of a new challenge as far as gameplay was concerned.
Warlock: Master of the Arcane has been released today, and it comes along with the above, rather bizarre launch trailer. I’ve had a little dabble in the game, and I must say it is quite enjoyable, it is a high fantasy take on the Civilisation style of turn-based strategy.
It is very quick and easy to get into, within ten minutes of playing I was busy building up an army of skeletons to attack the goblin armies led by one of my opposing Warlocks, raining down fireballs and other spells on his units and cities. I may not actually play much of Warlock myself, but it seems quite a well polished and amusing game. You can grab a demo from its Steam page.