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SpellForce: The Order of Dawn (PC)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the controls and story. The gameplay and design are also appreciated. Reviews about the single player gameplay and usability are different. Many are less positive about the value for money.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PC Games the SpellForce: The Order of Dawn (PC) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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SpellForce: The Order of Dawn (PC)

 

SpellForce's unique combination of role-playing and strategy elements makes it worth a look for fans of either kind of game.

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Spellforce: The Order of Dawn Review for the PC

 

RTSPG? RPGTS? RTRP...ah, who cares.

Even my own avatar's AI makes me want to scream. Like many RPG games, your avatardoes nothing without being instructed. My first avatar was an archer, who wasso stupid she wouldn't even shoot the enemy; meanwhile my generic archer unitswere running...

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SpellForce: The Order of Dawn

 

An innovative mix of gaming genres that gives the goods ... as long as you don't go online.

Innovative mix of genres; lots of customization

Doesn't really do any of the genres completely well; hefty tech requirements; multiplayer woes

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SpellForce: The Order of Dawn

 

Typically I like to open reviews by setting a mood similar to that which is found in the game. I give a bit of the historical background of the plot and give subtle hints as to where things may be going. I like to write the introduction with a dark...

I wish it were possible to forego all fancy explanation and justification and simply tell readers to trust me and spend their money elsewhere. Unfortunately, unless I explain my opinion it will be impossible for what I say to have merit. I sincerely...

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SpellForce: The Order of Dawn

 

Who doesn't want to be a part of an epic fantasy tale? Well, Spell Force is as epic as they get. In short, Spell Force could be described as a mix of top-notch titles such as Dungeon Siege and Warcraft III, with a dash of Age of Mythology: Titans and...

Great story, excellent combo of RTS and RPG elements, decent visuals, good AI and path finding, a true sense of adventure with an epic feel thrown into the mix

Rather unpolished, too easy at times (especially the RTS bit), units balancing, clunky interface, voice acting, steep hardware requirements

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SpellForce: The Order of Dawn- PC

 

Fantasy games have always been very popular amongst gamers. In general fantasy games tend to be either strategy games or role-playing games but regardless of the genre the appeal of fantasy games seems to be limitless. Imagine a fantasy game that gave...

Games that attempt to combine genres don't usually result in the game being worthwhile with the different elements being so dumbed down that fans of either genre are disappointed. Whilst SpellForce has streamlined RPG and RTS elements, they are...

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Spellforce: The Order of Dawn

 

I should warn you right away that I may be a dedicated, addicted gamer, but I have never cared much for Real Time Strategy (RTS). I tried Age of Wonders and flirted briefly with Warcraft, but I remain a dedicated RPGer. If you want to make me happy...

Voice acting has the same shortcomings of a few other European titles like Divine Divinity. I am a huge D.D. fan, having replayed it almost a dozen times, but the voice acting was never its strong suite. One wonders if the actors are more convincing...

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Amazon review summary for SpellForce: The Order of Dawn (PC)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of SpellForce: The Order of Dawn (PC) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other PC Games on Amazon.com.

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86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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SpellForce - The Order of Dawn Review

 

Everyone has their favourite kind of game and for me it has to be a real-time strategy game that requires you to create a small society of men, workers and soldiers and have them gather recourses and build a base ready to take on future enemies. Coming...

What makes this game a winner for me is the fact that it combines two of my favourite genres brilliantly and manages to achieve the best of both? Controls are nicely set out and easy to use whilst actual gameplay is addictive and long lasting. It's a...

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SpellForce - The Order of Dawn

 

Spellforce is one of the rare games that mixes RTS and RPG effortlessly and perfectly in a fantasy environment, that appeals to the Tolkien freak in me! A game that anyone who likes these kinds of games should certainly check out.