Age of Wonders : Planetfall - Catch all

Can be easy to make a mistake with combat, I've noticed. Won't be another week until I'm home and playing some more.

I'm enjoying the campaign. I'm playing on advanced despite not knowing what I'm doing but I'm treating colony-sector expansion as I would the Civ6 wide style - put a colony in the tightest configuration unless you're land grabbing to secure a particular territory (usually with cosmite or specific feature like a location you can enter and clear an instance). Reading up on the Steam forums it seems players have found some really interesting synergies in unit and faction abilities. I haven't seen many though as I'm grinding the campaign and only on the second map.

Maclintok wrote:

This will sound blasphemous but is anyone on the PS4 version? The PC hardware requirements look much steeper than expected and I heard optimization is not quite there yet. I’d probably be receptive to some laid back console turn based goodness if they have made the right adjustments and concessions for the format (I.e. readable text, UI scaling options, etc.)

I’m on the Xbox 1 X version and everything looks fine to me. I did have to increase the UI Font size (as I recall) because of my tired eyes, but everything else looks fantastic.

I got back yesterday and snuck a few hours in. Is it just me or a campaign map takes forever to finish? I'm at turn 42 on the second mission and I've not explored the map entirely, I've barely researched the Promethean unit line (let alone mod technology) and haven't even unlocked any units in the Vanguard tree. It takes hours just to advance a dozen or two of turns. It doesn't help that the AI is really bad at auto-resolution for combat.

Wow, 2 months between comments? Game isn't exactly setting the world on fire yet, is it. I've run into the same feeling with Planetfall as the base game of AoW 3. It didn't feel like a completely fleshed out game til all the expansions were added; but once complete I frittered away over 1000 hours with it.

The good news is, first expansion (of three), Revelations, is out Nov 19!

It looks like this will feature soul-draining Space Necromancers with Egyptian and Aztec (the name Es'teq is on the nose) flair, which is fine and dandy with me.

Also, all-devouring bio-engineered Space Piglets.
More here.

Now on Xbox Game Pass. Having bought the season pass on pc though, I probably won't play the base game on console after the DLC arrives.