These are black days for Urak. Evil envelops the land and the people cry out for a savior.
For a thousand years, peace reigned on the pastoral lands of Urak. Then forces of darkness, led by the evil sorcerer Balkoth, unleashed a nightmare of war and terrorism that destroyed the people and laid waste to the land. Now the cities are defenceless. The people are starving. The Great Temples of the land, once the centres of beauty and learning lie crumbling, overrun by worshippers of Balkoth. The people pray for a leader who can defeat Balkoth and end this nightmare. Are you that leader?
Multiplayer notice: Due to the IPX network protocol no longer being supported, multiplayer play is only possible through IPX emulation software. For details click here.
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: EVERYONE with Animated Violence.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), 4GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard.
Posted on 2009-08-04 22:48:12 byMyiven:
GOG made a bit of a mistake with this one. They applied the 3.01 beta patch instead of the stable patch, which causes extremely powerful units to spawn like mad early in the game even on easy mode. Whoops! This makes the game too easy because every AI player gets wiped out right away. You win without trying.
If they fix this bug, they'll have the great classic that I loved so much.
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Posted on 2009-07-23 22:33:59 byFireMyth:
This game was easily one of my favorite buys back in the day. The gameplay was balanced, the visuals were very good for the time and the use of both rts and turnbased elements was one of the more unique inclusions of the industry at the time. Though admittedly the rts portion was pretty weak the game was overall a huge success in terms of gameplay, replayability, and enjoyment.read more You choose a faction (each with it's own little differences) and a Hero to start with, as you adventure you are able to capture cities and improve cities, build armies (as well as new heroes), train troops, research spells, spawn legendary creatures, trade with your allies and neutral parties, as well as wreak havoc on your enemies. Even for today it's not a bad game, just dated, but definitely a GoG!
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Posted on 2009-07-24 04:22:12 bytekknoman57:
I bought this game some time ago, because I like to collect classics, at first what to expect was unknown to me but after short time of fun with game I knew it's definetly worth attention.
Story is set in a fantasy universe and not much different from any other fantasy strategy game. Golgoth, evil death god want to conquer world of Urak. You have to choose one of seven other world'sread more elementals to prevent God of Death from ruling the world. At least Sierra menaged to pull story of and gave it nice feel.
Game is turn based, played from an isometric view with using a mouse. Click on your soldiers, then on place where you want to go or enemy want to attack. Nice & simple enough. You even don't have to read manual to learn how to play because buttons on screen are self-explanatory. he gameplay consists of resource management, force development and combat with the aim of extending your domination of the land. You can make many choices and many different things can be done in each game. I mentioned ealier that there is seven elemnts for choose to play as, also after defeating Balkoth you have additional eighth side. When starting new game you have choice to play as mage, warriot or thief so you basically have 28 combinations. Missions can be finished in different ways, depending on your choice, fight or use diplomacy. There is also dozens of weapons to wind or find and collect.
Graphic is detailed, at least at battle screens, with many variants of flora and highly detailed soldiers. Graphic in overview, when you are pointing your army when to go is less detailed but it defends itself good anyway.
Music changes, depending what you are doing at the moment, nice gente music while building or little dramathic durring battle. Voices in game are also included, when peoples in buildings or soldiers talk to you but their repeatibility sometimes could be annoying...
I don't have to say this game is 'have to buy' for any fantasy strategies fan but if you don't like strategies I suggest to consider buying it and give it a try. You can be very suprised.
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