The Wild Age Review

The Wild Age Review

If you are familiar with Nerds and Scoundrels at all, you know we’re fans of Kingdom as well as Kingdom Two Crowns. But if you’re looking for a spiritual successor to Kingdom, The Wild Age will give you those 2d feels in wonderful 3d graphics. Stick around as we run down this new offering from McMagic Productions.

The Wild Age Review

In The Wild Age, you step into the shoes of the new ruler. Your charge: build a sprawling new settlement that spans a series of islands. You can’t build a society by yourself, though. That’s where your villagers come in. Hire them to help build each island and fortify your settlements.

And you’re going to need those settlements, trust me. When night falls, enemy goblins attack your settlements and test your defenses. If you aren’t careful in building up your defenses, you can lose days worth of work as the goblins destroy what you have built. You’ll rely on your subjects to gather resources, carry out your building plans, and defend your walls from the bad guys.

You’ll have more help than just your settlers, though. There are a variety of unique mounts that you can ride. There are also a series of pets that not only follow you but perform important tasks on your behalf.

Verdict

Another great aspect of the game is the attention to detail that the developers continue to apply. Patches drop most days, and the developers have listened carefully to their players and addressed the few major early bugs that popped up after release.

While The Wild Age isn’t shy about the inspiration it draws from Kingdom, it is very much its own game. This isn’t just a generic tower defense; The Wild Age has a lot of thoughtful, fun elements that make this game stand out in a crowded space.

System Requirements

Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: 64-Bit Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (Win 8 or 8.1 is not officially supported)
  • Processor: 2 GHz Dual-Core 64-bit CPU
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX9 Compatible GPU with 1 GB Video RAM
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Recommended System Requirements:

  • OS: 64-Bit Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel I7-3770, AMD FX 8350 4.0 Ghz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX11 Compatible GPU with 2 GB Video RAM
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Score: 9/10

Everything already looks sharp, which is exciting given the planned expansion and growth that devs have discussed.

Get Those Plugs In

Want to give The Wild Age a try? We don’t blame you. You can get the demo or purchase the game at their Steam page. You can also keep up with recent updates at The Wild Age Facebook page. And don’t forget to follow McMagic Productions on both Twitter and YouTube.

Travis Scoundrel

A life long gamer, Travis spends his time writing about and playing games when he's not suing people or hanging out with his family.

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A life long gamer, Travis spends his time writing about and playing games when he's not suing people or hanging out with his family.