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Offline Millipede

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Hegemony III: Clash of the Ancients
« on: June 30, 2018, 10:28:53 AM »
I see Hegemony III available on GOG for $7.49 and I'm tempted. Any of you have comments, suggestions etc?


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Re: Hegemony III: Clash of the Ancients
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2018, 04:37:54 AM »
I still haven't played much yet, but if you liked the first one it gave a similar impression.  Although with a little more variety.

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Re: Hegemony III: Clash of the Ancients
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2018, 08:23:51 AM »
Thanks for the reply Nefaro. I haven't played any version of Hegemony but it seemed kind of interesting and I wondered if it was worth $7.49 to find out if it offered anything original.

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Re: Hegemony III: Clash of the Ancients
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2018, 09:47:45 AM »
Very definitely worth $7.49; worth twice that without question.

The Hegemony games are sadly underrated, and Hegemony III is the best of the series, IMO. I have not poured a ton of hours into it, but it's a marvelous game. Love the completely fluid transition between the strategic and tactical layers. Love the overall visual style. It may play a little fast for my aging reflexes, but not impossibly so (also I think there is a mod that nerfs raiders).

Anyway, definitely pick it up if you're at all intrigued by the period and the way the game represents it. I don't think you'll regret it -- esp. at the give-away price of $7.49.

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Re: Hegemony III: Clash of the Ancients
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2018, 08:31:58 PM »
Very definitely worth $7.49; worth twice that without question.

The Hegemony games are sadly underrated, and Hegemony III is the best of the series, IMO. I have not poured a ton of hours into it, but it's a marvelous game. Love the completely fluid transition between the strategic and tactical layers. Love the overall visual style. It may play a little fast for my aging reflexes, but not impossibly so (also I think there is a mod that nerfs raiders).

Anyway, definitely pick it up if you're at all intrigued by the period and the way the game represents it. I don't think you'll regret it -- esp. at the give-away price of $7.49.
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Re: Hegemony III: Clash of the Ancients
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2018, 09:19:19 PM »
Okay, you've convinced me. Just downloaded but not sure when I'll actually start playing... hopefully tomorrow afternoon. Thanks for the comments.

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Re: Hegemony III: Clash of the Ancients
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2018, 03:33:20 AM »
I would add on a recommendation to pick the the 'Eagle King' DLC if it's also going cheap - it adds some cool features and campaigns to the game and rounds it out a bit.

But yes, H3 is a fun (if paced) logistics-based wargame.
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