Mein Erster Eindruck von AoW:SW ist in Englisch, da ich in im AoWHeavengames-Forum bereits gepostet habe :
Today I bought a european game of the game (thanks to Take2 for delaying it so long).
The actual german version I bought is packaged in a similar "thing" like Wizardry 8, with the exception that it includes a Handbook and a DVD case with one (1) CD-ROM. To be exact, the package is identical to the one of AoW2.
The Package itself is flat; you cannot press on certain parts of the cover.
The Handbook translated into German contains text I know from AoW2; the company compiling the text didn't have much work; instead, it seems to me, they more or less copy & pasted a *lot* of the old manual.
Additions are nice (mostly tables) : You can see in the Handbook several additions I haven't seen in AoW2, mostly details, like a complete list of Buildings. The Editor is described in it, too.
I consider it quite a great idea to print the keyboard shortcuts on the back of the handbook : No card flying around, no need to keep pages open. Excellent !
The Handbook has 196 pages, the first two and last two pages (cover) not counted.
Although the package says that 900 MB are needed on my HD, I could install the game with having free space between 800 and 900 MB (sorry, don't remember the exact number).
Windows says the whole directory consumed almost 800 MB space.
I payed nearly 26 Euro for it. (Note : The plural form of "Euro" is in Germany still "Euro", not "Euros".
The german Web-Page http://www.ageofwonders.de
is not updated : It doesn't contain information about the Patch !
Please inform the makers to correct this immediately !
The CD-ROM still contains DirectX 9.0a , although the information about s a serious leak in Directx is several weeks old, and 9.0b is available for several weeks. I don't understand the CD-manufacturing company didn't have the time to include 9.0b (the game had about a month time ! -counted from the american release !)
Over the Weekend, I'll dig myself into the game.
I have waited long enough for it (thanks to Take2), and am now glad to have it here.
Comments are welcome.