I'd played quiet a few large-scale strategy games when I came to first play and review Age of Fear, and I enjoyed its change of pace compared to them - a smaller scale, almost intimate strategy experience where you had a much smaller army, kept some characters as they levelled up, and had to control individual units instead of commanding vast legions at a time. Really Age of Fear 2 is more of the same, with improved graphics, and a multi-player mode that many people will appreciate. For some reason though I just couldn't quite get into it in the same way, although the basic gameplay is essentially the same.
Much the same can be said of Blue Libra 2 - more of the same, multi-player mode added, but for some reason I just can't warm to it as much as the first game. The fault could easily be with me - since I've been spending much more time creating games than playing them lately, I'm finding it a lot more difficult to really immerse myself in most games. So with both games I'd say that if you enjoyed the originals, I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy the sequels, especially if online multi-player is your thing.
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