Warlords. (computer game) (evaluation)
by Barry Brenesal
Want to be the commander of a powerful army and rule the world? Unite your interests in strategic war gaming and fantasy role-playing in this Strategic Studies Group release. Warlords lets you choose among eight races to play in a bid for domination over the land of Illuria. Your armies derive from ten basic types, with strength, speed, production, and cost factors differing in each of 80 individually rated cities. While you're building armies, your heroes search for strength-enhancing artifacts, powerful allies, and treasure for defense works.
Warlords' computer-driven opponents perform on any of four levels you present, and they do well (murderously so, on the Warlord level). Line drawings and VGA/EGA images are extremely attractive. The menu interface, rather cumbersome at first, becomes less so after one highly addictive game.