DescriptionSpellForce is a RTS\RPG hybrid game similar to Battle Realms. The storyline is the usual "the fate of the world is in your hands". Unlike Battle Realms, SpellForce gives more focus on the hero. In fact, the player can go into 3rd person view (only for the hero) and play it like hack and slash game. The player can still play it like any other RTS game though. SpellForce features 6 playable races and a highly detailed game engine.
EO, the world in which the game takes place was torn apart by a ritual called the Convocation. The ritual caused the destruction of the continents and was performed by 13 most powerful mages (collectively known as The Circle) of EO. After the ritual only isolated island around magical towers remained. The islands are connected by magical portals that make travel between them possible. Your avatar is called a rune warrior, an immortal warrior bound to a stone by The Circle to fight their wars. If the avatar dies, he will respawn at the last activated bindstone (stones around the map that can be activated). As you progress you will find rune stones of six races (humans, dwarves, elves, orcs, trolls and dark elves) and hero runes. After being inserted in your rune board, they can be trained at their respective monument and help you in your quest. The game has a lengthy single player campaign of 20+ maps. The game was followed by two expansions called The Breath of Winter and Shadow of the Phoenix.
- "咒语力量：秩序黎明" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
- "SpellForce: Zakon Switu" -- Polish title
Part of the Following Groups
|Very interesting game||Riamus (8121)|
|For rabid RTS fans, RPG fans and everyone else stay away!||Grov (646)|
|Stunning Graphics in Brilliant Real-time RPG/Strategy Hybrid||Klirr (76)|
The Press Says
|Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks||Feb, 2004||100|
|Digital Entertainment News (den)||Mar 23, 2004||9.4 out of 10||94|
|PC Action||Nov 26, 2003||90 out of 100||90|
|PC Gameplay (Benelux)||Dec, 2003||81 out of 100||81|
|ActionTrip||Feb 12, 2004||80 out of 100||80|
|Factornews||Jan 05, 2004||8 out of 10||80|
|GameBanshee||Apr 06, 2004||7.9 out of 10||79|
|Game Informer Magazine||Mar, 2004||7.75 out of 10||78|
|Just RPG||Apr 02, 2004||75 out of 100||75|
|1UP||May 09, 2004||4.5 out of 10||45|
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TriviaSome copies of the Spanish release include an invalid cd key and the customer service is often hard to reach.
Related Web Sites
- SpellForce - The Order of Dawn (Official website)