Thoughts on Field of Glory: Empires?

Field of Glory: Empires is a grand strategy game in which you will have to move in an intricate and living tapestry of nations and tribes, each one with their distinctive culture.
Set in Europe and in the Mediterranean Area during the Classical Age, experience what truly means to manage an Empire.

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Gray Fox
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Re: Thoughts on Field of Glory: Empires?

Post by Gray Fox » Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:37 pm

Welcome!

I think that the decadence system makes the game uniquely great. Like the Dreadnought for battleships, all other strategy games suddenly were way behind.

I've posted several AARs you can read through. I've played the one region factions of Rhodus and Burgundy as well as the major factions like Carthage and the Antigonids. The game is a solid blend of strategy where you control production, warfare and dynamic decisions for the direction of your faction. The game has a decent stand alone combat system that also allows players the option to use FOG 2 to fight out battles at a tactical level. The Devs are very responsive and the game has changed to meet player desires.

I was a beta tester, so I have pushed the game to the limits. I bought the game without a discount because it's epic.
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Re: Thoughts on Field of Glory: Empires?

Post by vaalen » Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:58 pm

I bought this game as soon as it came out, and have played it regularly ever since. I did the same with the DLC.

If I could have only one game, of all the hundreds I have played, this would be my choice, no question. The game was great on release, but has become much better and even easier to play with the great patches, which not only fix issues, but add wonderful new content to the game. The DLC adds many great new things, and these additions make even the original campaign scenario much better.

Playing Rome is fascinating, but I have also played Macedon, Judea, Persia, and now Armenia. Every nation has played very differently, and i have enjoyed them all. I could go for ten pages and still not cover everything I love about this game.

I recommend this game above all others, without reservation.

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Re: Thoughts on Field of Glory: Empires?

Post by Altipueri » Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:16 pm

Praise indeed from you Vaalen.
I must try again with this game - but my poor old eyesight trying to read the micro-fiche text :)

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Re: Thoughts on Field of Glory: Empires?

Post by Gray Fox » Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:17 pm

What happened to the original post and who edited his name out of my post? I didn't start this thread.

P.S. Okay, I see that the OP has an error in his thread.
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Re: Thoughts on Field of Glory: Empires?

Post by vaalen » Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:00 pm

Altipueri wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:16 pm
Praise indeed from you Vaalen.
I must try again with this game - but my poor old eyesight trying to read the micro-fiche text :)
I have also had problems reading the tiny text, but I found solutions.

Are you familiar with Windows magnifer? If not, I suggest that you learn about using it.

It is a part of Windows that can be used to magnify the entire screen,or as a virtual magnifying glass, and allows multiple magnifications. It will work with this game, but only if you use the proper graphic settings in the options page of the game.

This means setting the resolution to the native resolution of your monitor, and

Setting the window type to "borderless window".

By default, the window type is set to "Full screen", and windows magnifier will not work with this setting.

At this point, using windows magnifier in this game has become very easy for me.

I also have used a strong magnifying glass to read the text, but I have found it much easier to use windows magnifier.

Hope this helps

regards,

Vaalen
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Re: Thoughts on Field of Glory: Empires?

Post by eddieballgame » Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:03 am

Altipueri wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:16 pm
Praise indeed from you Vaalen.
I must try again with this game - but my poor old eyesight trying to read the micro-fiche text :)
Try this simple...fix.

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Re: Thoughts on Field of Glory: Empires?

Post by eddieballgame » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:08 am

Try this simple...fix.
Here is a zip of 3 sizes to try.
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Re: Thoughts on Field of Glory: Empires?

Post by Altipueri » Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:06 am

Thanks Eddie.

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Re: Thoughts on Field of Glory: Empires?

Post by JamesM » Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:54 am

This is a classic 1 more turn games. I keep on saying one more turn before I go to bed. a Couple of hours later I finally stop playing an go to bed. I admit the decadence system forces you to consolidate before you expand further. The decadence system is the hardest thing to learn in this game, I am still a long way off from understanding it.

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