Excerpt: On vous le disait en préambule, les STR ne sont pas le genre qui manque le plus par les temps qui courent. On a même la fâcheuse impression que les éditeurs se sont rendus compte de l'engouement que pouvaient susciter ces jeux souvent longs et permettant un multi démentiel. On ne saurait leur reprocher de vouloir combler nos attentes en nous fournissant les jeux que l'on aime.
Excerpt: BattleForge takes two strategy gaming subgenres and brings them together to create a unique game. The two subgenres in this case are real-time strategy and collectible card games, and the result is a game that's unusual enough to warrant a look by anyone who's into strategy gaming.
Excerpt: In the 90’s Blizzard set the bar for Real Time Strategy games with their smash hit, Warcraft and later, Starcraft. Their near perfect formula of balance, strategy, and replay value has been what strategy gamers have hoped for in all other games of the genre.
Excerpt: BattleForge feels like an experiment, and not just because it combines three hobby genres into one, but because the game centres around micro-transactions, an alternative revenue stream that's as divisive as Jade Goody. In BattleForge, a fantasy real-time strategy game at heart, your army is not made up of units determined by the race or faction you pick pre-match.
Online strategy game can be fun but banks on micropayments.
Common Sense Media
6 July 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this is a real-time strategy game designed expressly -- though not exclusively -- for online multiplayer gaming. Common Sense Media does not recommend online play for children aged 12 years and under. Players will play and conduct text chats with others as the game progresses, adding new friends to their contacts lists as they go.
Summary: BattleForge is a new fantasy online RTS game that combines the pace of RTS gameplay with the customization of trading cards in an online environment where friends can play together. Win, trade and buy your cards online to create your ultimate deck.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Since I’ve become a console addict, I hardly turn to my PC for gaming. It could also be because my computer now has such outdated hardware, that it’s better to use it as a doorstop or expensive paperweight. But before the era of console gaming, I used to love playing strategy games on my PC.
Summary: EA's Phenomic Studio is developing BattleForge, a new fantasy online RTS game where you assemble your own army with collectible trading cards. Win, trade and buy your cards online to create your ultimate deck.
Summary: BattleForge is a unique title that stands on its own as a quality game, but not without its faults. It is a solid effort from EA to try and mix these two gaming genres, but the points system for buying additional cards after already having paid full price for the game will really turn some fans away. It is, however, not unlike MMOs who provide content on a regular basis and charge a monthly fee, so it really is a toss up. Some will love this game and others will hate it.