Neoseeker.com gives their take and initial reaction on the announcement of Elemental: War of Magic.
“The story is contained within an "immersive" single player campaign where you are the only person in your kingdom with the ability to channel magic, which you do through mysterious shards scattered throughout the world. The shards are the result of a tremendous cataclysm which occured a century before when "powerful beings waged war across the world" (future prequel/expansion?), and are now the primary source of the world's magic. It's not clear why you're the only one in your kingdom that can use it..you're probably a chosen warrior of light or some such thing.
So, with your magical abilities, you can imbue them onto your heroes, all whilst building new cities, traversing dungeons, perfecting spells and negotiating with friends and foes. While you're the only one that can use it within your part of the world, Stardock warns there are channelers in other parts, "whether they be of the race of Men, The Fallen or the Beasts", who "may not share your vision of the world." Wizard fight!”
Read the full preview at Neoseeker.com.