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King's Bounty: Crossworlds (Windows)

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Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 4.3
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.7
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Overall MobyScore (3 votes) 4.3


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88
Game Vortex
King's Bounty: Armored Princess was a wonderful game to play and now this expansion and new version is even better! If you like RPGs, I highly recommend that you pick up the new King's Bounty: Crossworlds today.
88
ComputerGames.ro
Crossworlds is available in three editions: packaged with Armored Princess, as a simple upgrade for AP or accompanied by both previous titles of the series. Some of those who’ve already gone through everything Armored Princess had to offer might argue that the novelties of Orcs on the March are insufficient for a replay. And this is why I recommend a healthy dose of patience, because I’m sure that in the near future we will see fan-made campaigns that will satisfy even the most pretentious fans. As for the multiplayer, that’s where King’s Bounty Online will probably come in.
83
Gaming Nexus
All in all, King's Bounty: Crossworlds is a welcome addition to this very enjoyable series. Crossworlds is available in three versions--as an expansion to Armored Princess, as a standalone bundled with the previous title, or as a platinum edition complete with the original King's Bounty: The Legend, perfect for those wanting to dive headfirst into this thoroughly entertaining fantasy series.
80
Merlin'in Kazanı
Kısaca özetlersek önceki oyuna fazla yenilik katmasa da Crossworlds güzel bir ek paket olmuş. Farklı bölümler, üniteler, eşyalar bir süre daha sizi başında tutacaktır. Onun dışında Campaign Editor de iyi düşünülmüş, bu sayede birçok kullanıcı yapımı campaign çıkacaktır. Sanırım yakında Internet’te görmeye başlarız. Kısacası grafik sevdalısı değilseniz, Heroes oynamış, sevmişseniz ve "bu aralar iyi RPG bulamıyorum" diyorsanız King's Bounty: Crossworlds iyi bir tercih olacaktır. Bu arada hatırlatmakta fayda var, bu oyunu oynamanız için bilgisayarınızda Armored Princess yüklü olmalı.
80
Indie Game Reviewer
A hyper-addictive, beautifully designed and realized adventure RPG, minus one star for too much time wasted grinding at redundant mobs. Is it worth twenty clams? Sure, for the lovingly crafted work and amount of additions – why not? But if you have been here before, just ask yourself what your time is worth in Wetware hours – you may just be headed back to the grind…
80
Cyber Stratege
Si vous adhérez au principe de jeu proposé par King’s bounty, à savoir un « Heroes of might & magic » expurgé de la partie gestion de places fortes, d’option multi-joueurs et concentré sur des combats aux aspects tactiques très fouillés, entre-coupant des déplacements en temps réel sur de petites cartes 3D chatoyantes et détaillées, alors n’hésitez pas. Crossworlds est ce qui se fait de mieux dans le genre actuellement. Une finition soignée, un excellent équilibrage, couplés à une durée de vie énorme, assurent un plaisir de jeu réellement satisfaisant. Quelques bugs mineurs et corrections encore à apporter, ne parviennent pas à entamer l’enthousiasme ressenti à pratiquer ce qui constitue un véritable Jeu. Loin des feuilles de calcul, des ludiciels « stratégiques » en temps réel, voilà une véritable bouffée d’air frais. Un petit coin purement ludique, sans prétentions.
80
GameLand
У обрусевшей серии King’s Bounty есть одна опасная, разрушительная черта – она поглощает время в немыслимых масштабах. Битую неделю я порывался написать этот текст, запускал «Перекрестки миров», чтоб по горячим следам излить на страницы свои переживания, и что бы вы думали? Число знаков в рецензии никак не прирастало, зато игра была пройдена насквозь. Отличный результат для Katauri, а вот для меня… Я, впрочем, срочно бегу исправляться.
80
Multiplayer.it
King's Bounty: Crossworld è un prodotto interessante, dedicato a tutti gli amanti della serie. Comunque, tenetelo in forte considerazione in ogni caso: i vecchi giocatori troveranno pane per i loro denti nelle due mini campagne, mentre i nuovi scopriranno la bellezza di un capolavoro che con il passare degli anni viene sempre più affinato.
80
GamingXP
Alles in allem wird das Rad nicht neu erfunden, aber für den geringen Kaufpreis ist das Gebotenen auf alle Fälle ein Hit. Es gibt drei Spielmodi, die den Spielspaß über Stunden sichern und auch einen Kampagnen-Editor mit dem auch Freunde und Bekannte mit neuem Kartenmaterial versorgt werden können.
80
GameSpot
Although King's Bounty: Crossworlds feels awfully familiar, it is also the best version of the strategy role-playing hybrid yet released. The recycling of some content is a bit disappointing, but the Armored Princess campaign has been spruced up and expanded, while the new mini-campaigns expand on the tactical nature of battles and let you fight monstrous foes on murderous maps right off the bat. Even though there isn't anything dramatically new here, the gameplay is so refined and the combat so well designed that you can't help but get drawn into many more hours with one of the most consistently impressive strategy role-playing franchises out there.
80
Gamer.no
King’s Bounty: Crossworlds er en klar forbedring av de tidligere King’s Bounty-spillene. De nye kampanjene er svært gode og gir akkurat den type underholdning spillet trenger mer av. De er likevel noe korte og gir ikke nok langvarig underholdning i seg selv. Den oppdaterte hovedkampanjen fra Armored Princess gir denne lange og dype underholdningen, og byr på flere fine nyvinninger. De fleste som har spilt den fra før vil dessverre ikke finne nyhetene store nok til å fortjene nok en gjennomspilling. King’s Bounty Crossworlds er likevel utvilsomt et veldig godt dataspill, og jeg vil anbefale det på det sterkeste til nykommere til serien. Strategi og rollespill blandes veldig godt i King’s Bounty-spillene, så liker du en av eller begge sjangrene bør du absolutt prøve dette gjennomført gode spillet.
80
Game Watcher
King's Bounty: Crossworlds turns out to be a bit of a King's Bounty in terms of RPG action. The combination of strategy and role-playing still stands out from the crowd and the added bonus of so many extra quests, items and units crammed together really adds value to the game. For those who haven't played either of the King's Bounty titles it is a great way to get introduced to the series and for King's Bounty fans this is a great amount of content crammed onto one disc. This is a classic compendium of King's Bounty adventures and should be a welcome addition to any PC RPG gamer's collection.
78
PC Gamer
Although Crossworlds won’t rekindle your romance with the original Armoured Princess campaign, it offers enough content for veterans to justify the £15 purchase.
76
4Players.de
Eigentlich hätte King's Bounty: Crossworlds unter dem Titel King's Bounty: Princess Reloaded veröffentlicht werden können, denn es ist kein Nachfolger, sondern vielmehr eine Neuauflage von Armored Princess mit netten Bonus-Inhalten. So gleichen die beiden neuen Mini-Kampagnen eher einer Reihe an Arena-Quests, die jedoch wegen der zufallsgenerierten Bestückung der Einheitentypen und der beschränkten Goldzahl recht fordernd und kurzweilig sind. Etwas mehr Umfang hätte hingegen nicht geschadet: Neben der vollständig enthaltenen Armored Princess-Kampagne gibt es noch eine erweiterte Variante eben dieses Feldzuges rund um böse Orcs und mit neuen Fertigkeiten, Zaubersprüchen, Einheiten und Co. wird nicht gekleckert, sondern geklotzt. Trotzdem ist es unterm Strich nicht mehr als eine bloße Mini-Erweiterung und abgesehen von der großen taktischen Vielfalt, wurde an der textlastigen und spartanischen Präsentation nichts getan.
75
Gameswelt
Für knapp 16 Euro bekommen Fans der Reihe hier einiges geboten, wenn es auf den ersten Blick auch nicht gerade so aussieht. Die beiden Minikampagnen sind zwar kurz, aber knackig, vor allem auf den höheren Schwierigkeitsgraden, und bieten so etliche Stunden Spielspaß. Die erweiterte Kampagne des Hauptspiels hat genügend Veränderungen erfahren, um sie ein weiteres Mal durchzuspielen. Geändert wurde an der Spieltechnik und der Grafik nichts. Das Spielprinzip macht immer noch süchtig, beseitigt aber auch keinerlei Macken wie die endlosen Textwüsten. Enthusiasten werden sich über den unglaublich umfangreichen Editor freuen. Ärgerlich ist die unnötige Online-Aktivierung. Trotz des guten Preis-Leistungsverhältnisses muss natürlich letztendlich jeder selbst entscheiden, ob er diese Erweiterung wirklich benötigt oder lieber auf einen weiteren Teil der Reihe oder von Fans erstellte Kampagnen wartet.
73
Hooked Gamers
King’s Bounty: Crossworlds is a great opportunity to start playing the entire Armored Princess campaign again, perhaps this time around as one of the classes you haven’t played before. It is not possible to carry whatever save games you have over to the new game but that is actually its saving grace: the depth and duration of the added content and classes leaves something to desire. Fortunately the expansion is easy on the wallet and Crossworlds’ basic gameplay is solid despite some of my reservations. If you have played King’s Bounty: Armored Princess in the past, the expansion is still worth a try, especially if you need an excuse to jump into the main campaign again. If you haven’t played it yet, you should, and this is the best version to procure.
70
GameZone
If you haven’t yet stepped into the comical and stylized world of King’s Bounty, Crossworlds offers countless of hours to waste, provided you can deal with the steep learning curve of the combat mechanics. Fans will be pleased by the numerous additions, adding on hours of gameplay, those looking to further the story will find themselves disappointed.
70
Digital Chumps
King's Bounty: Crossworlds is the best version of the recent revival to the 20 year old strategy game. While it does provide a good amount of gameplay additions to the picture, the lack of a new lengthy campaign makes the game hard to replay for those who've already experienced Armored Princess. For strategy fans who haven't played through Armored Princess, though, the $29.99 bundle of it and this expansion is worth the price of admission (and for those who haven't played The Legend, $5 more is a real deal). However, gamers who've already experienced the original games will feel let down by the lack of meaningful content.
66
Cheat Code Central
King’s Bounty: Crossworlds is an odd game to review. At its core, it’s a rehash of the original Armored Princess, but with a myriad of updates and content. Considering this, it is difficult to comment too much on the game without feeling as if I’m writing a review on Armored Princess instead. Regardless, Crossworlds is an enticing package because of simply how much it has to offer gamers who love deep, turn-based strategy games similar to Heroes of Might and Magic. Its three versions makes it easy for newcomers like me to grab everything at once and enjoy what I’ve been missing, while also catering to the loyal fans who already own the previous versions. If you like this style of gameplay at all, you’ll like what Crossworlds has to offer. For $34.99 or less, depending on which version you want, you can’t get much more bang for your buck.
59
RPGFan
Reviewers oftentimes have difficulty succinctly putting how they feel about a game into one word. This is the easiest instance for me: disappointing. When I had heard about Crossworlds after sleuthing about on 1C's website, I couldn't wait for September. Now that I've played the game, I'm horrified. Was Armored Princess luck? I'd like not to think so, but if Crossworlds is any indication of the kind of work we can expect from future installments, I'll be dusting my Sega Genesis off for another go at nostalgia.