Spellforce 2 - Dragon Storm PC Review - www.impulsegamer.com -
Review Date: April 2007
Reviewer: John Sudukis
Spellforce 2 - Dragon Storm
Finally, the long
awaited add-on for Spellforce 2 has finally soared its way on the PC
with the people of Eo in dire peril. As the islands of Eo are slowly
being cut from their mainland links, they are soon cursed with
famine and plague visiting their shores. Refugees and soldiers alike are
fleeing these islands with anarchy and mayhem in toll.
single-player campaign with spectacular new landscapes,
continuing the legendary SpellForce 2 storyline
continues and the fate of the Soulbearer will be revealed as old
acquaintances from SF2 can be met again: The Soulbearer (SF2
Avatar), Shae, Mordecay, Jandrim Windhammer, Idara, Ylia,
Laudinia, Sephis, Lya, Skjadir, Cardogan, Mordecay, Karan,
Galius, Yared, Redmund, König Ulf, Halicos, Undergand, Askan,
Alastar, Irion, Alyre, Falida, Nightsong and of course Flink
More RPG-experience through special hero-quests: the companions
of your Avatar open quests that will provide them with
world: players will also visit familiar cities from SF2, where
massive changes are taking place – never before has an RTS been
so capable of telling a continuous story!
A completely new
Shaikan faction, consisting of Shaikan, Dragonkin and Blades
with their powerful Dragon Titan!
tree with the new Shaikan Skill section.
Units of the
Shaikan can choose between several upgrades allowing you to
adapt them to your tactics.
New spells and
items to summon loyal pet companions for your Avatar!
opponents in stunning new maps for Player vs. Player battles
(2+1) including the special “King of the Hill” mode that pits
parties of heroes against each other.
New Free game
maps (3+1) and the ultimate challenge: The Arena Quest that
takes you across dozens of maps to create the ultimate weapon
and face the most powerful of foes in the Arena.
New enemies and
special items for the free game mode.
Hundreds of new
items and new set items that combine to grant special powers to
the player to create and enhance his own special items!
Fortunately for the
citizens of Eo, your character hears his calling of density as he
tries to restore order and seek the answers to why these magical
portals have been closed. Venturing through long forgotten ruins
that have been shrouded in history, you soon come across the paths
of the Dragons which may be the very hope that the people of Eo
In its basic form, Spellforce 2 - Dragon Storm is your class sword and sorcery
adventure that returns gamers to the familiar universe of Spellforce
with new and old locations of this additional saga to the mythos. It
also should also be noted that Dragon Storm also features some
aspects of RTS but fortunately the developers have emphasized more
on RPG which does increase the realism of the title.
New weapons, new
items and new characters are all included in Dragon Storm with the
ability of players being able to summon pets which assist in the
grand scheme of battles and the like. For those unfamiliar of the
Spellforce series, gamers can also recruit allies in their travels
that are also linked to the various plots and subplots that are
littered throughout this massive and wondrous gaming environment.
Spellforce 2 - Dragon Storm is extremely reminiscent of the previous
title, however with the addition of new areas and characters, it
does have a fresh and unique feel to the title. Match that with some
extremely realistic special effects from spells to lighting and you
have one extremely impressive title. As with the graphics, the sound
is also a first class experience that really makes you part of
Spellforce 2 - Dragon Storm is a worthy addition to the saga that
features new exciting storylines, new gameplay and best of all, a
return to one of the most wondrous gaming worlds of the past few
years. Great stuff!
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