Excerpt: SquareGo has a sneaking suspicion that at least one person on Impire ‘s writing staff is a massive fan of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books. It’s not just the scenario of a fifteen foot tall demon covered in flames summoned by an inept wizard and forced into a rather unfitting incarnation as a three...
Excerpt: Baal-Abaddon is minding his own business in the depths of Hell when he is summoned into Ardania by an evil ambitious halfwit named Oscar. As if serving Oscar is not demeaning enough, his earthly form is that of an imp.
Pros: Witty humor that can be expected from a Paradox title.
Cons: Multiplayer is beta and Steam invite only; lots of crashes to the desktop.
Conclusion: A Solid Concept - The story line for Impire is pretty simple. You're an imp that gets summoned by an incompetent buffoon with designs to take over the entire planet. You command a vast army of underworld minions while designing an underground dungeon, complete with traps, and other tricks.
Summary: A bit less painful than sitting on a red-hot poker There is a vast, tumultuous ocean between good ideas and their actual application, and lost in the middle of that ocean is Impire . In fact, it may very well be stuck inside the belly of a whale.
Conclusion: Impire might not be the spiritual successor for Dungeon Keeper that many players have been waiting for, but this is a solid game that manages to blend two very different types of gameplay into a unitary experience.
Pros: + Dungeon building, + Squad system, + Unlock and upgrade system
Excerpt: I feel I should immediately clarify that I have not, in fact, played Dungeon Keeper; the game I am assured this is supposed to take after very heavily. If you’re looking to see how Impire shapes up compared to Dungeon Keeper, you’ll have to look elsewhere.
Excerpt: Impire is the latest game from Paradox Interactive to take place in Ardania, the world created for the Majesty franchise. This time you control a powerful demon named Baal, who has been summoned into the body of a lowly imp, and who must follow the orders of a wannabe supervillain named Oscar van...
Excerpt: What do you get when you take demons, heavy metal, Real Time Strategy (RTS) and lots of puns and put them into a meat grinder? Probably a very odd-tasting sausage. But more importantly, you get Impire , Paradox Interactive’s new strategy game developed by Cyanide Studios.
Pros: Colorful and Eccentric Characters, Gameplay is Easy to Pick Up and Play, Fun to be Evil
Cons: Pacing is a Little Slow, Some Crash/Bug Issues