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Enclave

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MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
76
3.5
Xbox
70
3.9
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Description

Enclave is a third-person action game, pitting you as one of twelve different characters in a medieval era.

During a great war, the land of Celenheim was separated into two sides; the light side and the dark side. On the side of the Light, the Enclave was protected from all sides by a wide rift, a bottomless abyss. On the Dark side, twisted forms struggled for survival, while slowly growing more powerful, preparing to invade the Light side once again.

As a player of either side, it is up to you to perform various tasks, leading ultimately to one objective; protect the Enclave (Light) or invade the land (Dark).

To accomplish your tasks, you will utilize various weapons, such as swords, bows, staffs and spears. To aid you, you have shields readily available, as well as a select few potions to help. Armor is abundant, and comes in many shapes and sizes.

As a member of the Light side, you can choose to play as a Knight, a Huntress, a Wizard, a Druid, an Engineer or a Halfling. At the opposite end of the spectrum, you can be a Berserker, an Assassin, a Sorceress, a Lich, a Bombardier, or a Goblin.

Screenshots

Enclave Windows A great way to introduce our first hero. Lying face down passed out.
Enclave Windows Although not overly detailed, there are still little sceneries to be found.
Enclave Windows That guy looks like he needs out help. There are occasionally puzzles to be completed.
Enclave Windows Shooting green blobs of magic at the hypothetical peasants in the house.

Alternate Titles

  • "困土" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

User Reviews

A cheap thrill with no depth! Windows lado (28)
Hack-and-slash never looked that good Windows Paranoid Opressor (167)
Dull... very... dull Windows ShadowShrike (303)

The Press Says

Game Chronicles Windows Mar 17, 2003 9.1 out of 10 91
Next Level Gaming Windows Mar 18, 2003 87 out of 100 87
GameZone Windows Mar 22, 2003 8.4 out of 10 84
GameSurge Windows Apr, 2003 78 out of 100 78
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Sep 23, 2003 15 out of 20 75
GameSpy Xbox Jul 13, 2002 72 out of 100 72
PGNx Media Xbox Oct 08, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox Aug 03, 2002 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Windows Mar 28, 2003 6.7 out of 10 67
Entertainment Depot, The Xbox Aug 19, 2002 6.5 out of 10 65

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Trivia

Development

Originally, Enclave was designed for the PC. Microsoft needed games for its Xbox, Starbreeze Studios coded a Xbox-Version (with a lot of slowdowns) and delayed the PC version.

Extras

Some PC versions came with an additional promotion offer, a mail-in for a free VHS tape of the film Army of Darkness. It lasted from March 2003 until November 2003.

German version

In the German version almost all blood was removed.

Goblins

The Goblins in the game speak Swedish.

Windows version

The European version was delayed for six months because publisher Swing! Entertainment Media AG filed for bankruptcy and Starbreeze revoked the publishing rights.

Information also contributed by Felix Knoke and Sciere.

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