Earthbound 4X strategy in a fantasy realm
Cavewars is an empire building game, that has a lot of the staples of 4X. However, dissimilar to most 4X games, this one takes place on Earth, and also, in a setting that has fantasy elements in there. It is a great combination of gameplay and mechanics, all of which create a nice, involving strategy. The offensive and defensive portion of battles in Cavewars seems to have been produced following the ideas of turn based fantasy brawlers. Again, similar to 4X building ideas, in this game too you will battle against enemies of different race, and, in all honesty, some of the races are truly interesting, in terms of the units that they use, in terms of the way there are drawn and animated and so on. It would have been great if the graphics were a little more diverse, given that the game will keep you occupied for long hours. But even, so, with its limited graphical tiles it looks good, and more importantly, it controls and plays well. If you love strategy, download it, and, to go along with its fantastic theme, additionally download Lords of Magic, similar yet more sprawling than Cavewars.