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Stranger (Windows)

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Description

Stranger is set in a fantasy world named Kront which has one especially cruel penalty for black magic: banishment to the over world. The three protagonists Steiger (crossbow), Mordlok (melee) and Kagar (magic) are innocently banished and now they just know one goal: revenge. Every one of them has a small army and the player alternately takes their role during the game.

Stranger is a real-time tactics game without base building which means the player has to work with the units he got. He also can hire mercenaries by paying them with crystals. These crystals are also the foundation of the unique magic system: there are three kinds of crystals which can be divided into the individual inventories. These crystals create a small sphere around the unit; the color depends on the crystals, e.g. green and red crystals mean a brown sphere. Within these sphere only magic of the same colour can be used.

The player keeps his troops from mission to mission. These receive experience points and get better fighting an magic skills after a level up. In smithies the player can create powerful weapons and armor by using resources which are received by killing enemies or melting down unused gear.

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Stranger Windows Main menu (demo version)
Stranger Windows In this menu the player can create mercenaries (demo version)
Stranger Windows Distribute the magic crystals; to the right is the group inventory (demo version)
Stranger Windows Killing an enemy with the crossbow (demo version)

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The Press Says

PC Gameplay (Benelux) Feb, 2008 67 out of 100 67
4Players.de Dec 28, 2007 62 out of 100 62
AceGamez 2008 6 out of 10 60
GamingXP Mar 27, 2008 56 out of 100 56
Game Captain Dec 14, 2007 55 out of 100 55
IGN Apr 29, 2008 4.4 out of 10 44
Gamers.at Dec 15, 2007 42 out of 100 42
Gamona Dec 08, 2007 42 out of 100 42
Looki Jan 03, 2008 41 out of 100 41
GameSpot Apr 18, 2008 4 out of 10 40

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Patrick Bregger (114858) added Stranger (Windows) on Jan 09, 2010