An evil shadow has fallen over the world of Eo. You must unite powerful heroes and armies under your banner to fight the mysterious powers that lurk in the darkness. Control infantry, cavalry, and flying units and unleash the enormous titans to devastate your enemy! The most beautiful, perfect, and deadly of the Dark Races, the Dark Elves, in league with the
mysterious Shadows are threatening to overrun the realm of men. Lead the Avatar and his band of heroes. Forge new alliances to face the invasion. Save the world of Eo! The burden of ancient blood is heavy; it has fallen on you to carry it.
Multiplayer notice: The game's multiplayer servers have been taken offline and the only option available is LAN. To get your unique, multiplayer CD-key, please see this support article.
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: MATURE with Blood, Violence. PEGI Rating: 12+ with Violence.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP, 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 2011-05-24 18:02:07 byXian97:
I bought this several years ago for my son. I have always played RPGs mainly, where he liked RTS games, but since this had RPG elements I decided to give it a try after he had finished it. I was pleasantly surprised at how addictive the gameplay was and how much I enjoyed the game. I always disliked the micromanagement you had to do with strategy titles but this seemed to hit theread more perfect balance.
Some maps played like an action RPG such as Diablo where you took your party exploring the map conquering everything in sight. Other times it required more muscle to defeat the enemies, so the RTS portion kicks in and you have to raise an army by gathering resources, building a town, and creating your army.
The storyline was good and the quests were varied, some spanning several maps. This does not have the Dragon Storm expansion, but I liked this one better, and maybe GoG will get DS too. I am hoping that eventually the other expansion, Faith In Destiny, will be released, but that is up in the air with JoWood declaring bankruptcy.
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Posted on 2011-05-24 11:51:05 byprez:
This is just a review about the game that GOG is offering, not a treatise on why only the original is available without expansions.
As a fan of Action RPG's and Fantasy RTS's, I suspected a game that tried to do both would end up diluting both. While there is a measure of that going on, what surprised me is how engrossing the gameplay is as a whole. It's addicting and fun; if you're a fan of either genre or both, give it a try.
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Posted on 2011-05-24 10:35:56 byMagicFeather:
Really worth your money, if you like the orginal one, you will like this one! But if you expect all the expansions like SpellForce Platinum, you will be disspointed. But if you like a RTS, mixed with a RPG, with a intresting world and characters and have allot of time to dig in this game, you will have a good time. Also this game is not short, so you will play this for hours andread more hours. SpellForce 2 is a good sequal to the orginal, with some tweaks here and there. Only note is, where are the expansions?
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