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Tuesday - January 28, 2014

SpellForce 2: Demons of the Past - Review

by Couchpotato, 01:44

Leviathyn reviews SpellForce 2: Demons of the Past, and awards the game with a 7/10.

Demons of the Past’s biggest strength is its attractive price and relative scarcity in competition. If you’re desperately looking for an RTS fix, SpellForce 2′s third expansion could provide a lot of fun with several interesting game modes, though its hampered by the limited map pool at launch. Unless you’re a big SpellForce fan, however, I’d caution you away from the overly difficult and frustrating campaign.

Monday - January 27, 2014

SpellForce 2: Demons of the Past - Review

by Couchpotato, 04:05

RotoRob Gaming is the next site to review SpellForce 2: Demons of the Past. 

SpellForce 2: Demons of the Past is not terrible, but its merits just barely outweigh its faults. Because of this, the game is just good enough to be playable, but not good enough to stay compelling the whole way through.

 

Friday - January 24, 2014

SpellForce 2: Demons of the Past - News Roundup

by Couchpotato, 00:13

Well lets start the news a little early today as I have a lot to share. Up first I managed to round up a few reviews and one interview for SpellForce 2: Demons of the Past.

Reviews

6aming -  2.5/5

Demons of the Past is basically a reskin of an old game – but that’s not to say it lacks for fun and adventure. Although a lot of issues drag the core experience down, there’s still 20+ hours of upgrading and adventuring to be had here, if you can see past its flaws.

Attack On Gaming - 6.5/10

Despite a small number of design flaws and a steep learning curve for new players, SpellForce II: Demons Of The Past is a pretty enjoyable game for players that would like stronger RPG elements in their strategy games. The storyline is engaging and the game is actually a challenge. While the dated engine and visuals may put off newcomers to the series, this sequel is certainly interesting enough to get players to check out the previous entries.

Para Nerds -  5/10

There are still moments when the game comes together, but those are few and far between. I’ve had trouble sticking it through games before, but this one made it increasingly difficult. I had no investment in the story (this is my first SpellForce game, I was not commitment to the characters and often even felt shut out because the game, justifiably so caters to an already established audience).

Interview

PureNews

Pure|News had the great opportunity to interview three important persons that worked on the most recent title of the SpellForce franchise, SpellForce 2: Demons of the Past.

After our recent review of the game, we asked Nordic Games to have a deep conversation with the people that worked on the title to know more about the game’s behind the scenes development and to more possibly know more about the future of the franchise itself in the upcoming years. ( In which we actually did get some awesome answers!)

As I’ve mentioned this interview will feature not one but three persons, so take a look below at the list so you can easily identify who is who in the interview!

Tuesday - January 21, 2014

SpellForce 2: Demons of the Past - Reviews

by Couchpotato, 00:43

Hee are two more reviews for SpellForce 2: Demons of the Past.

CGM - 3.5/5

Every criticism of this game comes back to how rough and untested the game feels. Frequent bugs stretch out the playtime and add just enough irritation to push me into a rage. The game has a frequent loading bug, for example, that will crash when loading saves, often with no indication except for a frozen progress bar until you Alt-Tab (a pair of keystrokes I use liberally with any game). These are not just small flaws, but major glitches like, for example, your troop capacity setting itself to 80 and preventing you from building a large enough army to beat the bosses.

MMORPG - 5/10

If you’re a big Spellforce fan that’s been eagerly waiting to see the end of the story that started 8 years ago, you’re essentially the target audience. The game has a handful of redeeming qualities and it can be refreshing to play something so decidedly “old-school”, but the novelty wears off quickly. There is a lot of content in this game that could potentially occupy your gaming habits for dozens of hours, but it’s ultimately just not worth the time investment. With so many other great RTS, RPG and RTS-RPG hybrid games out there, I cannot in good conscious truly recommend playing Spellforce 2: Demons of the Past.

Monday - January 20, 2014

SpellForce 2: Demons of the Past - Review Roundup #3

by Myrthos, 14:07

Here are some more reviews of Spellforce 2: Demons of the Past.

The Quest Gaming Network, 7

As a long time gamer, I’ve come across many games of many playstyles. I played Warcraft 3 for a very long time as well as Starcraft 2 for a bit when it first released. I’m not a professional RTS player of any sort but I do enjoy them from time to time. Spellforce 2 absolutely scratched that itch and brought back fond memories of a gameplay style I believed long gone and replaced by MOBAs. The gameplay isn’t over complicated but it is very challenging and as much as I thought I would hate the more robust RPG-style leveling and gearing system, I found that in practice, it fit well and I enjoyed it. I would absolutely recommend this game to anyone who enjoys isometric gameplay and RTS’.

Corrupted Cartridge, 3.5/5

Spellforce 2: Demons of the Past has a lot to offer, and while its gameplay elements can be as obtuse and rough as rectangles of corrugated cardboard, the spittle and glue of humor and story hold everything together in a world that is as engaging as it is diverse. Fans of Spellforce will definitely want to shell out twenty dollars for Demons of the Past, a standalone expansion with more than twenty-five hours of gameplay. Fans of RPG or RTS games with time on their hands ought to see this game just for the novelty of it all. Spellforce 2: Demons of the Past has a widespread variety of ideas, and while the execution isn’t always up to standard, it leaves behind the taste of greatness.

Andrew Hemphill

Demons of the Past is basically a reskin of an old game – but that’s not to say it lacks for fun and adventure. Although a lot of issues drag the core experience down, there’s still 20+ hours of upgrading and adventuring to be had here, if you can see past its flaws.

VideoGamesUncovered

All in all, if you’re a fan of Spellforce 2, then you’ll probably like or maybe even love Demons of the Past, but as a stand-alone title it is just a painful experience. It’s not exactly a bad game; just much more niche and exclusive than Nordic Games would lead you to believe by marketing the title on its own. Even if you’re not a fan of the Spellforce 2 games but are an RPG or RTS enthusiast there is still a huge mountain to climb before you really get anything out of it. Whether the journey is worth it is up to you. I can only confidently recommend that you buy this game if you are familiar with the series and know you will gain something from the experience, but if you’ve never heard of Demons of the Past before, then forget you ever did.

Saturday - January 18, 2014

SpellForce 2: Demons of the Past - Reviews

by Couchpotato, 01:50

Here are two more reviews for the just released SpellForce 2: Demons of the Past.

Geeked Out Nation - 77/100

Spellforce 2 – Demons of the Past is going to be a very polarizing title. There are a number of very neat ideas and mechanics that are implemented quite well, after seven years they better be, but also comes with the steep learning curve, some frustrating glitches and some unpredictable difficulty. If you are a fan of the series then you are going to love the game and will want to pick this up and see how the story finally ends. If on the other hand you aren’t, then you are going to have to ask yourself if the RTS/RPG aspect of the game enough for me to deal with the steep learning curve, and at the price, and with the amount of content the game has it just might be.

Pure News - 8/10

I recommend this game to any RTS player who enjoys this type of games from the old times, I however do not recommend this game to all types of players. It might get too repetitive for some persons especially if they’re not in for the lore.

If you’re interested in the multiplayer part, I’ll just tell you off the bat that this game isn’t on par with current competitive RTS games such as Starcraft 2. It’s fun to drop in and have some fun like the old Age of Empires III times but if you’re expecting a competitive balanced multiplayer game, you won’t find it here.

Overall if you’re looking for an epic campaign story and a fun multiplayer this is the game for you. If by any luck you want to play some game close to the Warcraft RTS series but in a more modern game I’ll tell you immediately that this game is for you.

Thursday - January 16, 2014

SpellForce 2: Demons of the Past - Now Available

by Couchpotato, 10:52

Nordic Games announces that SpellForce 2: Demons of the Past is now available.

SpellForce 2 storyline comes to an end; release trailer enclosed

The evil wrath of Zazhut continues to weigh heavy over the land of Eo, but it is down to the player, an Elder of the Shaikan to save it. Meeting characters new and old along the way they will either be of help or hindrance.

Nordic Games announced today that players can conclude the story to the SpellForce 2 storyline with the final stand-alone add-on SpellForce 2 – Demons Of The Past, out today priced EUR/USD 19.99, GBP 17.99. The game is available as a boxed version and a digital version (online in the course of today on different ESD-platforms).

The final instalment in SpellForce 2 brings the story to an epic end where players will battle it out to save the land of Eo. Demons Of The Past is a stand-alone adventure with a play time of more than 25 hours, and uniquely blends RPG and RTS, offering five new worlds (8 in total) for players to explore. Players can enjoy the game in either single player or multiplayer mode which includes Campaign, Free game (co-op), Skirmish and Domination plus the new Survival mode. In Survival mode, enemies will attack the player(s) wave after wave up to the big guy.

“We are extremely proud of the conclusive part of SpellForce 2. The additional time that was spent on the game tied the loose ends together and allowed the team to implement features that enables players to become fully immersed by the SpellForce experience,” said Gennaro Giani, Localization and Production Manager at Nordic Games. “We responded to the feedback we received when we released SpellForce 2: Faith in Destiny, so that the issues that players experienced in that game are not reflected in Demons of the Past.”

Tuesday - January 14, 2014

SpellForce 2: Demons of the Past - Reviews

by Couchpotato, 20:54

I have three new reviews for SpellForce 2: Demons of the Past.

Softpedia

Although its gray hairs are starting to show, SpellForce 2: Demons of the Past is a good ending to the series, and will give its fans some closure while the wait for SpellForce 3 begins.

While it does have several shortcomings, SpellForce 2's third expansion also has a pretty good excuse. It's the swan song that wraps up an 8-year-long game. And while it's a standalone release, that is more of a bonus than it is an indication that it's a separate product.

It can also be enjoyed by first-comers to the series, but the story will feel a bit confusing and its defects will pop out more. It is an interesting and fun experience, especially more so for people that haven't tried the role-playing and real-time strategy cocktail before.

Hey Poor Player

SpellForce 2 – Demons of the Past feels less like an independent expansion, and more like DLC. It promotes itself as being inviting to new players, but gives almost nothing to new players in terms of gameplay or a hook into the story. The story it tells is not particularly badly written, but suffers from an inherent blandness that never really goes away. The gameplay is incomprehensible at the get-go, regardless of which game mode you’re playing. Once you get the hang of things, you might have some fun, but there’s nothing mechanically interesting or unique enough to keep players engaged for more than a sitting or two. If you’re already a fan of SpellForce 2, this is more of the same, so you won’t have any trouble hopping back in. But being new to the series with Demons of the Past feels like walking into a movie that’s halfway over. You might be able to piece together what’s going on, but you lose the initial draw that’s meant to engage you. Demons of the Past has no such draw, and there fore, no such engagement.

OnlySP

I’ve already mentioned the game has 25+ hours of content. The story alone will keep you hooked for ages, and all for just $20. Need I say more? Yes? Fine. Spellforce 2: Demons of the Past is an enjoyable single-player experience that’ll stay with you for a long time. It has a beautiful design, unfortunately marred by technical problems. I recommend it, especially for the Steam price of $20.

Tuesday - January 07, 2014

SpellForce 2: DotP - Screenshots & Update

by Couchpotato, 03:30

SpellForce 2: Demons of the Past has a few more screenshots on the games Facebook page. We also get news on the how the DRM free version will handle multiplayer.

"For Demons of the Past we have implemented its own lobby service. This means that the DRM free version in multiplayer will work COMPLETE without Steam.

The Steam version also uses this service so that the MP Steam players can play with the players of the DRM free version."

Tuesday - November 26, 2013

SpellForce 2: Demons of the Past - Trailer

by Couchpotato, 01:53

Nordic games released a teaser trailer for SpellForce 2: Demons of the Past last month that I missed. So here it is for your viewing pleasure.

Friday - October 11, 2013

SpellForce 2: Demons of the Past - Release Pushed Back

by Couchpotato, 00:43

Nordic Games has announced it will now release SpellForce 2 : Demons Of The Past in January instead of this month. It's looking like Deja Vu as the last expansion was delayed more than a year.

London, UK – October 10th 2013: To ensure a fully formed gaming experience, Nordic Games has announced it will now release SpellForce 2 – Demons Of The Past on January 16th 2014 due to additional features in the multiplayer department.

Demons Of The Past will feature the popular free game mode, where the tales of the single player campaign can be experienced in a new way i.e. with other players cooperatively. To top it off, a new survival mode will be implemented with distinctive objectives and gameplay. More detailed information on the specifics of the new modes will be released in due time.

“We had the choice to either release the single player part first, then follow-up with the new multiplayer modes later, or release it all in one go. We opted for the latter,” said Gennaro Giani, Localization and Production Manager at Nordic Games. “Of course, this was not an easy decision to make, but it reflects our own standards when it comes to gaming more than in single bits and pieces, and this way the gamer will benefit from a comprehensive gaming experience.”

Demons Of The Past is the final in the endearing SpellForce 2 series and like its earlier incarnations is a mix between an RPG and RTS that puts players right at the centre of the mysterious and wonderful SpellForce universe. Demons Of The Past adds five new maps, offering eight in total to explore.

Continuing the story from previous add-on Faith In Destiny, players can now conclude their journey with Demons Of The Past where the fate of Eo rests in the players’ hands. Along the way players will meet old and new faces – will they be of help or hindrance?

Saturday - September 21, 2013

SpellForce 2: Demons of the Past - Available Next Month

by Couchpotato, 01:16

Nordic Games announces SpellForce 2 - Demons Of The Past will be released on October 24th. I for one can not wait to play it. What about you?

SpellForce 2 - Demons of the Past ushering in the end of an era, October 24

Vienna, Austria (September 20 2013) – Nordic Games is sad to announce that SpellForce 2 - Demons Of The Past, the final add-on of the series, is out October 24 for PC, because it is the last of its kind…

Demons Of The Past is the finale in the endearing Spellforce 2 series and, like its earlier incarnations, combines RPG and RTS elements that puts players at the center of the mysterious and wonderful SpellForce universe. Demons Of The Past adds five new maps, offering eight in total to explore.

The stand alone add-on will be available to purchase from Steam priced USD/EUR 19.99, GBP 17.99 and all other reputable outlets, including those made from bricks.

Following on from previous add-on Faith In Destiny, players can now conclude their journey with Demons Of The Past where the fate of Eo rests in the players’ hands. Along the way players will meet old and new faces – will they be of help or hindrance?

“Demons Of The Past is the final add-on for SpellForce 2. We’ve gone all-out to ensure it’ll be a fulfilling and conclusive end to the ever-popular series. The compelling story will make players want to fight to save the world of Eo from evil,” said Gennaro Giani, Localization and Production Manager at Nordic Games and also Nordic's first internally bred SpellForce nerd. “Fans of the SpellForce series are amongst the most involved and motivated. With the new content we’ve tried to make sure it has exactly that unique and magic SpellForce feel to it.”

As the evil wrath of Zazhut ways heavy over the land of Eo, everyone has given up hope that the land will be defended; it’s now down the player to save the world. With over 50 quests and a number of side quests there are 25 hours worth of new gameplay to explore. Players will have the bonus of conjuring new spells and capturing new weapons that provides fresh appeal yet is faithful to the SpellForce world.

Saturday - July 27, 2013

SpellForce 2 - Demons of the Past Announced

by Couchpotato, 02:42

Nordic Games has announced a new game in their latest newsletter: Spellforce 2: Demons of the Past. It will be an add-on like the stand-alone SF2: Faith in Destiny.

Dear Community,

Many of you have asked - what news about the future of SpellForce? We've kept you waiting but now there's news:

Currently we're producing a new AddOn for SpellForce2, that will connect all stories of the previous parts and will bring them to an exciting finale. The AddOn will be named "Demons of the Past" and will feature many well-known and -liked characters from the whole SpellForce-history.

Production lies in the trusted hands of Mind over Matter-studio, I myself will be part as counselor and writer.

You can look forward to an ingenious new adventure from the SpellForce-Realm.

Information about

SpellForce 2: Demons of the Past

Developer: Unknown

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Strategy-RPG
Combat: Real-time
Play-time: 20-40 hours
Voice-acting: Full

Regions & platforms
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· Platform: PC
· Released at 2014-01-15
· Publisher: Nordic Games