They say don't judge a book by its cover, but Worlds of Magic is one of the least-inspired names for a videogame since... well, I suppose since Age of Wonders III. Perhaps it's all part of the style - fantasy-themed 4x games need to be called (Age, World, Lords, Land) of (Legend, Magic, Wonders, Marvels, Beards, Empires, Dragons, Wizards). But it does rather make them difficult to keep separate in your mind. Unless, of course they're really good like Age of Wonders III.
The flip-side doesn't hold true, naturally. Land of Beards drifts into the subconscious quicker than... Hold on, what? The game I reviewed was called Worlds of Magic? OK, fine, whatever. Lands of Magic is pretty much a by-the-numbers afterthought made to cash in on its claim to being a 'spiritual successor' of that old classic, Age of Legends. Or whatever. I don't know. [More]