Anyone Who Game This Game More than Two Stars is an Employee!
C++ Software Engineer, Amazon
29 May 2013
Summary: This has to be the WORST game Firefly Studios have EVER come out with! Lackluster GUI, shallow battles, terrible gameplay, harsh DRM; this is one game EVERYONE (even if you aren't a fan of the series) should definitely stay away from. And anyone who did give this game more than 2 stars here on Amazon MUST be a Firefly Studios employee. There's just no other way you could do it. Especially if you've played any other game by Firefly Studios. Don't believe me?
Summary: Stronghold 3 seems as though it was released too early by accident. There is NO SKIRMISH MODE, no map/scenario creator, and close to no content. I'm not quite sure what there is to do in this game other than a very short campaign (terrible by the way). No one plays the multilayer (for a good reason)and the game seems to crash every time you get a formidable sized army on the field. I have played the Stronghold series since the release date of the very first one.
Summary: If you want "Steam" then I definately suggest you buy this game. If you don't know what steam is I think you should look it up, some consider it spyware. You have to install and update "Steam" before you even install the game LOL. I think it should say requires memebership to "Steam" in the system reqs.
DON'T WASTE YOU MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Brian E. Orgeron "Brian", Amazon
24 March 2013
Summary: Wish I could give this "ZERO" start because that's what it deserves! I have several of the Stronghold games & just recently got this one. As it stands I can not give a review of the game itself because I can not get it to run. FireFly, along with several other software firms have started using something called Steam (steampowered.com) & that is the problem! I have purchased 3 games within the past year that use this Steam program & not one of them worked!
Summary: Downloaded it. Mistake #1 because you can't "return" it or get a refund if you don't like it or if it doesn't work. I am a big fan of Stronghold 1 so I had no intention of turning back. I run Windows 7 and have a 2 year old ATI 3100 graphics card in my desktop (adequate I'm told) Game installed but I had to reset my graphics resolution (lower) after the game wouldn't start.