“BattleForge is a fantasy online real-time strategy game where you assemble your own army with collectible trading cards. Win, trade and buy your cards online to create your ultimate deck. Mix and match the elements of your cards to play with your friends online and conquer massive online battlegrounds. For mortals caught in a clash between insane gods and ancient giants, standing together is the only option. Using the forces of Fire, Frost, Nature and Shadow a mysterious Forge which makes legends come to life, is their single hope to create armies powerful enough to overcome these impossible odds. It is now time to set out and reclaim an epic fantasy world which has been overthrown by sinister powers in the twilight of a dying sun.” – Electronic Arts.
That’s said it, basically BattleForge is a real-time strategy game meet collectible cards (Magic the Gathering?). You also need an internet connection to play this game, yeah it’s an online free game, with a very little limitation, well apart of the cards, powerful cards. Cards here means are your army that you can summon in the game. There’s a lot type of cards in the game, from units, buildings, spells, badass big creature, cool floated ship to a giant walking spider-like tank. When the first time you register for an account (which are free by the way), you will be given a bunch of cards as a starter pack, which is in my opinion is a good start. Each of the unit cards have it’s own strength and weakness, so there’s almost no single godly unit to pawn you, all you really need is a good strategies to win.
While in normal RTS game, you need a building or a factory to produce army, in BattleForge you need a Monument and Powers. The Monument are well spread on the map, you need to capture those and build an element orb on it, and same case with Power Well. You can also get more powers when killing enemies (that’s what I usually do ). All of the cards have a indicator (on top right) of how many and what type of orb you needed to summon or use it in the game. Powerful cards need a lot of powers and orbs to be alive in the game.
BattleForge has a single mission play (the campaign) also a player vs. player mode. The campaign can be play with other players via co-op, you need to create a game in the main battleground or join on others. Finding players are easy, once you created a game, many will come to join you.
The graphic for this game is gorgeous!, It’s among the earlier games that adopt a Direct X 10 and Direct X 11 technology, and with rich of units, building, and effects, make this game looks awesome!
For a RTS fans like me, this game is a well made and unique MMO game, I spend lot of time on this game and really enjoy it, the blend of mixing RTS with a cards seem working pretty well. If you are a RTS gamers, this is one of the underrated games that have been long enough in the world so far, just download it and get your forge ready.
Before I’m finish this off, here are a few more screens.
Oh by the way, my ID in this game is mishaomar, looking up to co-op playing with you guys. Thanks.
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