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  • Summary: Besieger introduces a world filled with feudal rivalry in which players can wage war as either Viking or Cimmerian warriors. Build flying vehicles for combat or siege towns on horseback in an effort to conquer factions such as Ogres, Werewolves, Centaurs, and other non-human races. TheBesieger introduces a world filled with feudal rivalry in which players can wage war as either Viking or Cimmerian warriors. Build flying vehicles for combat or siege towns on horseback in an effort to conquer factions such as Ogres, Werewolves, Centaurs, and other non-human races. The armored walls of a citadel can be shattered using a battering ram and competitors can pocket enemy buildings and equipment. Players can also retreat and accumulate forces behind their own armored citadel for a counterattack.
    Progressive economics allow players to spend resources constructing 40 types of buildings and honing over 50 different units for battle. Workers are created without cost to the player but must be trained for fighting and other special skills. This experience and fighting efficiency carry over as levels are defeated. [DreamCatcher Interactive]
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 25
  2. Negative: 6 out of 25
  1. Where the game shines is in its siege warfare tactics and deformable terrain. These elements add enough flavor to the gameplay that fans will find the game an enjoyable romp both online and offline.
  2. The heroes are interesting, the story entertaining, and the battles get adrenaline pumping.
  3. Besieger won’t offer you anything new, simply covering old ground that has been done better before. With insipid AI and pretty average gameplay, Besieger doesn’t really stand out against the current crop of RTS games.
  4. 60
    The ease of defense and careful consideration that must be paid to offense is refreshing. However, there are a host of issues, the pathfinding in particular, that turn what should be an entertaining game into a title best left on the shelf.
  5. Ironically, some of the most enjoyable levels were the sub-missions, where just your heroes and a small band of troops must crawl through monster-infested caverns. [July 2004, p.75]
  6. Primal tries to interest gamers with its Viking and fortress theme, but without smooth camera controls and decent pathfinding, the effort feels a bit wasted.
  7. What makes the name so highly appropriate...is the constant assault that the game wages on your patience and sanity. [Sept 2004, p.68]

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