Spellforce 3 - New Screenshots

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New screenshots at the Steam page - spotted by Eye!

About the Game

SpellForce 3 - The perfect blend between RTS and RPG!

SpellForce 3 goes back to the roots of the SpellForce saga. The story takes place before the acclaimed SpellForce: The Order of Dawn and the players becomes a part of a rich high fantasy world named Eo.

Features:

  • RTS/RPG Mix: Unique gameplay combining RTS and Top Down RPG genres
  • Create & Customize: Create your own hero and develop his skillset as you prefer!
  • Build to Fight: Build your own army and fight epic mass battles with it.
  • Epic Storyline: Unravel a deep and epic story in the SpellForce universe that doesnt require having played any of the former SpellForce games. Fans will still find a lot of interesting connections.
  • Rich universe & lore: Explore the world Eo and discover intrigues, secrets and a lot of loot for your hero.
  • Apply some tactics: Use advance tactics with your RTS army to defeat your enemies
  • Play on your own: Long Single Player Campaign of 30+ hours
  • Multiplayer: Strong multiplayer component with various modes - Play cooperatively or compete against each other
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wasn't this franchise always mediocre? How did they even get to 3.....
 
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wasn't this franchise always mediocre? How did they even get to 3…..

From what I remember quite a few rpgWatchers liked the previous ones, I personally had a lot of fun with 2.
 
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I was one that enjoyed the series. I was never a big fan of RTS, but Spellforce 2 had enough RPG elements such as a skill tree and progression that it managed to hook me. Even others in a fantasy setting such as Warcraft or Lord of the Rings Battle for Middle Earth didn't captivate me like Spellforce.

I really only enjoyed Spellforce 2: Shadow Wars. The following titles were fun, but just more of the same and it became repetitive. Spellforce 2 Faith in Destiny seemed unfinished and the story abruptly ending without coming to a conclusion, maybe they continued the story in Demons of the Past but I haven't played that one yet.
 
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wasn't this franchise always mediocre? How did they even get to 3…..

I had a lot of fun with the originals, but remember they were released a long time ago...

They tried a addon for spellforce 2 a couple of years ago...but at that point it had been out for a long time and I don't think it aged well.

I used to love developing my guy with items and large scale battles....would love to see it redone with a modern engine.
 
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Yeah, I really liked the game.
It has a large world to discover, a not-too-bad story (for an RTS, anyway) and supported a number of playstyles.
 
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From what I remember quite a few rpgWatchers liked the previous ones, I personally had a lot of fun with 2.

I also played S2 first , it was a fairly solid RTS/RPG blend.
 
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wasn't this franchise always mediocre? How did they even get to 3…..

Well, you can call it a lot of things, but "mediocre" certainly doesn't characterize it correctly. When I hear "mediocre", I think the developers failed or they phoned in their game. Not the case here.
The early SpellForce games were one of the few mixes of RPG & RTS which actually worked. Creative, ambitious, looooong and surprisingly polished games with very good campaigns. SF1 was overloaded with features, SF2 was almost too streamlined and polished.
Of course such a mix isn't for everybody. I consider SF2 the best game of that year - it came out in the same month as Oblivion -, but others couldn't get into it. It's a matter of taste.
 
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S2 at the time went under the radar of most people
 
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S2 at the time went under the radar of most people

I blame JoWooD. Brilliant idea to ship an underdog RTS & RPG mix directly against Oblivion (RPG) and a Star Wars RTS.
 
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Hehe true that... I can remember that time like it was yesterday
 
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