You get a fair bit of content, but the price of admission is simply too high for some basic single player campaigns with zero production values. The maps are far too small and far too cramped to create any castles that would make SimCity
jealous. RTS and strategy games have largely been independent of DLC, but with the preorder bonuses in play, I’m sure we’ll see this game try and milk it for cash rather than delivering a solid game out of the box.
This game needs to be recalled right
now, apologized for,
and redeployed with a proper set of basic RTS features.
The only thing that you are going to remember
about this game is its horrid launch, and how good the previous games
the series by comparison.
nothing new or interesting done by this game in the series, and even if
was something new and interesting here, the design and lack of quality
assurance ensures that you will never get to see or enjoy it fully.
Okay, so I can see my gold, honor and popualation.
Want to see any of the 10+ other resources that could be
limiting you from building or expanding? You have to click
the building or deselect your army. I've told you how hard it
is to click and select in this game, and it cripples your ability to do
Pros and Cons
- Music is good, but repetitious
prosperous empire feels awesome once you get there.
But the game has done everything
in its power to make you
want to quit before you experience it all.
Between the wolves running up
ladders and mouse
selection/attacking issues, I’m pretty sure no one tested this game. I feel like I paid 49.99 for beta
- A disastrous launch will likely cripple or halt any further content, DLC or otherwise. That might be getting ahead of things--we should pray for a patch to establish basic functionality first.
Somewhere inside this package is a good game. A good game that is beneath heaps of dirt, dirt consisting of stupid design decisions, and an interface that is not only lacking and ineffective at communicating with the player but actually lying to you about your mouse cursor’s position half of the time. If Firefly listens to their community and fixes everything, I’m sure we’ll see Stronghold 3
become a worthwhile successor someday, but it is not this day.
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- Review Date: October 26th, 2011