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Spellforce 3 - Review @ Gamespot

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    [​IMG]Gamespot has reviewed the RTS/RPG mix Spellforce 3:

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    Spellforce 3 Review

    Some cross-genre games are blended like ingredients in a mixing bowl, while others let their two halves live side-by-side. SpellForce III fits into the latter category, pairing role-playing and real-time-strategy elements. Though the end result is anything but unified, such a contrasting design keeps you from falling into a consistent routine. It also broadens the outlook of the stereotypical fantasy RPG, expanding the limited worldview of a handful of adventurers into the more expansive perspective of a general controlling an army.
    [...]
    While both the RPG and RTS elements presented here stay true to form, the overall game is more than the sum of its parts because of how it makes such disparate concepts serve the goal of creating a militaristic role-playing epic. Incorporating base- and army-building into a traditional role-playing formula adds a scope and weight that would not be present if the game never went beyond three or four guys swinging swords and slinging spells. The end result may not be innovative, but it is an interesting and entertaining tweak of RPG conventions offering a lot to anyone looking for something offbeat and engaging.

    Score: 7/10

    The Good
    • Merging of RPG and RTS provides two distinct game experiences in one
    • Approachable for newcomers to either genre
    • Deep and compelling storyline
    The Bad
    • Sort of a "jack of all trades, master of none" design
    • Shallow systems grow wearisome by the end
     
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