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"The emotional investment in the game and its characters is impressive and the exceptional writing reinforces the connection to the world." - Mark Filipowich, PopMatters
"Expeditions Conquistador brings together some of the most unique, and usual, parts of RPG and strategy games." - Stephen Kimmerly, Technology Tell
Discover a new world! In the middle of the 16th century Spanish explorers and warriors reached the shores of America, the famous Conquistadores.
They ventured into territory no European has entered before in the search for gold, fame and adventure. What they found was a world completly alien to them – bringing civilization as well as war and terror to the native tribes.
You are one the conquistadores: Choose your path wisely! Every action has its consquences – you can choose to battle the savages and civilize the vast green jungles, or you can side with the natives and defend their homeland against the foreign invasion.
Each battle will define your fate.
Discover the new wordl! Travel to legendary places in America and make your way to the mysterious El Dorado.
Create your own army! Train your recruits and lead them into battle. Watch them grow from inexperienced newbies into seasoned warriors.
It takes all sorts to build an army: Make sure you have covered each area of expertise.
Each character in your troop is an unique character. If he or she dies it will tear a deep hole in your strategies.
Take care of supplies, trade cunningly and watch your enemies – and beware of false friends.
Get through the main quest or engage in several side quests – more than 150 quests await.
Brutal battles or peaceful diplomacy: Solve all encounters on the 50 battle grounds your way!
Travel a huge world map filled with authentic and legendary locations.
Engage your friends in multiplayer battles – either via hot seat or TCP/ICP.
As retro as it gets: The best turn based strategy from yesteryears in a modern look and feel.
An ambitious game that embodies the best of indie gamingajeremy | Feb. 1, 2014 | See all ajeremy's reviews »
There's a lot to admire about this game. It juggles a variety of different gameplay mechanics: tactical turn-based combat; King's Bounty / Heroes of Might and Magic - style overworld exploration; resource management; branching choose-your-own-adventure storylines; crafting; role-playing character leveling. What's most impressive is how effectively the game combines these disparate mechanics into a unified whole. The game doesn't feel like a bunch of game parts thrown together, it's a unified gameplay experience with each part modifying and working in sync with the other elements.
The setting is a welcome change of pace; the era is depicted with depth and sophistication. The player can actively participate in shaping the culture and politics of the regions. The game is not slavishly historically accurate; for instance, the player can include women as equal members of the expedition party. I found the departures were well-judged and added to the gameplay experience.
This game is a bit rough around the edges, as you'd expect from a small indie developer. The camera is optimized to give the player a feeling of exploration, with limited zooming and panning. This can create a constrained, claustrophobic feel, with trees and other landscape features sometimes obscuring the player's view. The graphics are serviceable rather than spectacular. I had to use the game's debugging console late in the game to finish a bugged side quest.
The GUI mostly does a good job of handling the various gameplay elements. I rarely found myself working against the interface, although juggling tasks in camp with a large expedition force can get a bit tedious. Performance and stability were fine on my ageing mid-range PC.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this game in spite of the occasional frustration. The game has enough creativity, ambition and risk-taking to put most AAA titles to shame. I highly recommend it to fans of role-playing games looking for a departure from generic swords-and-sorcery fare.
Surprising tacticaclucasart | Nov. 22, 2013 | See all lucasart's reviews »
The project was born thanks to the phenomenon kickstarter , Conquistadores Expedition is a solid tactical reminiscent of the old titles such as Heroes of Might & Magic , with a major focus on the RPG . Technically, the title is not great , the movement on the map of the game is awful, with the telecamenra too limited that does not adequately cover the ground , not to mention that often the trees and obstacles impeding the view too . Managing your party is very interesting, in the end there is nothing so complicated but the fact that each member has different traits makes the choice of one's actions is important . Choices that are made through a dialog screen , the screen that also controls the various random events that will happen , events that, especially in the early stages initials , tend to be too punitive . The phases of combat are definitely the most interesting part of the game, reminiscent of the setting of the new x -com but with more tactical opportunities , not to mention the importance of the initial placement of the troops to victory .
Fantastic historical gameDaiMonPaul | Sept. 13, 2013 | See all DaiMonPaul's reviews »
Expeditions Conquistador is a game for which I had been waiting a long time. I love strategy-RPG games in the King's Bounty style, but most of them have been fantasy-based -- this is fine, of course, but it gets old after time. This game plays in a similar style, but its theme and setting are unique, and as someone who loves studying history, it's a welcome addition to my gaming library.
The game puts you in the shoes of a 16th century Spanish conquistador, gives you missions to accomplish, and lets you build your own party to best accomplish your goals. The game is fun, but it's challenging... supplies are tight, random events like diseases can come at any time, and if you don't manage your people correctly, some of them will cause trouble and mutiny against you. The turn-based battles aren't easy, either. The graphics look really good for an indie game, the story is excellent, and the game is a joy to play, giving you decisions to make which impact the narrative. There are a few bugs, and if you don't like strategy-RPGs or an historical setting in your games, this one won't change your mind. Overall, though, my experiences with Expeditions Conquistador have been fantastic, and I can highly recommend it.
Very immersiveDanielZo0 | Sept. 13, 2013 | See all DanielZo0's reviews »
I've played the game for (too many) hours now- and that's the kind of game it is: highly immersive, fun and challenging. You get to KNOW your party, they have personalities and you get to like them and agonize when you loose them(or in some cases hate them and consider loosing them!). It is not perfect, no game is, but it is well thought out and well executed. And the setting is brilliant. Can we have an expansionpack please? "Visit" the Mayans perhaps?
Great take on the subjectmichalmichal | July 30, 2013 | See all michalmichal's reviews »
In Expeditions: Conquistador you are replaying the explorations of America from the 16th century. The subject hasn't been covered too well so far and the game seems to be the best effort I know. It is a fine mix of a strategy and light RPG, reminding us of the Heroes of Might and Magic games. You know, you travel the world map, and get involved into some fights that are played in some more detail. There are some quests to accomplish and a decent storyline to follow. The game is turn-based, which is a very good change in the time of real time gameplay being the standard for strategy games.
You can also play multiplayer battles over the internet, which becomes very enjoyable if you battle against your friends instead of strangers. With graphics looking like in other current strategy games and gameplay reminding of the good old days when gaming was still fun, you're getting a fine mix that should satisfy both fans of the old HoMM games and people interested in the conquest of Americas.