In their greed for a long forgotten power, thirteen of the most eminent mages of all time have caused the world of EO to tumble into chaos and destruction.
Enter this world beyond imagination in an epic adventure spanning time and continents. Indulge yourself in a world full of magic, battles and adventure, where the courage of one may decide the destiny of many. Lead your armies through spectacular battles and experience thrilling adventures.
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: TEEN with Suggestive Themes, Mild Language, Fantasy Violence, Blood. PEGI Rating: 12+ with 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.Compatibility notice: The landscape editor included as a bonus is NOT compatible with 64-bit systems.
Posted on 2009-03-04 15:01:51 by dougaiton:
To blend an RPG and RTS is no easy task, but its one that Spellforce carries out with aplomb. Gameplay-wise, the game impresses - keeping mechanisms simple and encouraging individual character design. Artistically, it meshes beautiful landscape design with an intuitive camera system. It is also deep (the platinum edition features three campaigns) and has an innovative free-skirmishread more mode that builds up characters map after map.
Of course, between two stools isn't always the best place to get caught. Even within the GOG catalogue, I'd argue that Sacrifice is the better avatar-centred RTS, eschewing ludicrous multiple resource management in favour of 'souls'. If you're looking for an action RPG, I'd be hard pushed to recommend Spellforce over Sacred Gold, as the latter features deeper character development, a huge gameworld and a bundle more mindless fun. And if you're looking for a pure RPG, why not the excellent Gothic series from Jo Wood? There are also a few minor quibbles here and there: units move slowly, worker management can be slightly twitchy, the voice acting and the cut scenes is utterly atrocious.
Yet there is much to admire in the game. What makes this package so attractive is how much value is included for $9.99/ First, the inclusion of the expansions, Virtually impossible to find outside the 'Spellforce Universe' package, which itself is pretty rare, the complete platinum package that gog.com offers is second to none. Second, any game converted from the misery of Starforce by GOG deserves an extra point!
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Posted on 2009-02-24 17:58:15 by Harzzach:
Spellforce has everything a mix of RPG with RTS gameplay should have. It's entertaining, it provides a lot of gameplay ... and it is unfinished content wise. The main program begins very good, gets better and better, but after two thirds of the game, the designers simply forgot to "fill in the blanks". No more sidequests, barely existing main storyline, boringread more hardcore missions for people, who find pleasure in punishing themselves in playing the last third.
Both addons partially fix this lack of content, but sadly, the difficulty level reaches new heights and frustrates many players instead of offering a fair (!) challenge. "Spellforce" could have been a very good game, an excellent game. But its shortcomings are to big to ignore. So, only 3 out of 5 for the potential and the first two thirds of the main program. THIS part is very enjoyable!
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Posted on 2009-03-01 14:32:14 by ABruner:
This is a great game. I actually bought this set for $40 when it came out a few years ago and it was worth every penny. I am completely shocked that this type of game did not become a standard in PC gaming. It is basically an action/RPG game mixed in with RTS element used for battles. I really wish they would continue to make these games.
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