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  • Summary: Dragonshard is the first game to be set in the exciting new D&D campaign setting, Eberron, a cinematic and war-torn world of action, adventure and intrigue where fantasy meets magical technology. Eberron, which has been recently released by Wizards of the Coast, details a land composed of aDragonshard is the first game to be set in the exciting new D&D campaign setting, Eberron, a cinematic and war-torn world of action, adventure and intrigue where fantasy meets magical technology. Eberron, which has been recently released by Wizards of the Coast, details a land composed of a dark underworld ruled by monsters and demons, and a surface world home to the civilizations of humans, dwarves, halflings, gnomes and more. Surrounding the world is the Ring of Siberys, a multi-colored belt of crystal shards and a source of tremendous magical power. These "dragonshards" occasionally fall to earth and are the cornerstone of all magic on Eberron. The "Dragonshard" takes place at time when the world of Eberron is in chaos. Three forces are vying for control of a massive dragonshard, known as the Heart of Siberys. The ancient artifact has come to rest in a mystical part of Eberron known as Xen'drik, once home to ancient and powerful civilizations; it is now a place of mystery and monsters. Shielded by a circle of high mountains and blanketed by never-ending tempests and blizzards, this region has been shunned for millennia. [Atari] Expand
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. 90
    It's an ingenious mix of resource management, micromanagement, action, RPG elements, tactics, strategy, innovation, and good old-fashioned D&D atmosphere.
  2. The 3D action and well-done graphics as well as the ease of control and use of both the above and below ground experiences make for a great adventure and real-time strategy experience.
  3. Dragonshard has a great mix of solid gameplay, good features, and a beautiful world.
  4. PC Gamer
    79
    A bit on the shallow side, but it's the only D&D RTS game in town. [Dec 2005, p.80]
  5. PC Format
    76
    Not spectacular, but solid - a nice surprise for at least short-order strategy. [Dec 2005, p.93]
  6. It's amusingly offbeat in places, but I can't help suspecting that the D&D hardcore will be deeply dissatisfied with Atari's offerings, at least until Dungeons & Dragons Online turns up.
  7. 60
    The actual strategy aspect is drastically limited, thanks to the small arenas and abbreviated unit types. With only two short campaigns that interest will quickly turn to boredom.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 27
  2. Negative: 8 out of 27
  1. EdwardM.
    Sep 22, 2005
    10
    I just picked up this game today and I had a great time with it. It deserves recognition for mixing the Real time strategy game style with I just picked up this game today and I had a great time with it. It deserves recognition for mixing the Real time strategy game style with some really neat RPG stuff. I really love both types of games, and this is the first time that I can get both fixes in one game. This game is a really grat time with lots of replay. Expand
  2. BhavinR.
    Sep 27, 2005
    10
    Having played now many RTS. I am finding that they are all very similar. Not so with Dragonshard. This is a very good job at making something Having played now many RTS. I am finding that they are all very similar. Not so with Dragonshard. This is a very good job at making something new and fun to play. Other RTS do not do so good a job. I am playing everynight. I don't understand why anyone would give a low score to this great game. Expand
  3. FrankRizzo
    Oct 12, 2005
    10
    Wow - this game is cool. Not sure how people are comparing it to WC3 - it has a very different feel from normal RTS. No buliding tech tree! Wow - this game is cool. Not sure how people are comparing it to WC3 - it has a very different feel from normal RTS. No buliding tech tree! No peons! Cool monsters! Building monuments affect your troops! Treasures and magical items you can pick up! Real quests! Great environment! All around very fun. Expand
  4. NickB.
    Dec 26, 2005
    8
    Not a real RTS fan here (but a big D&D fan), although I have enjoyed Warcraft 3 and Spellforce in the past. Dragonshard manages an Not a real RTS fan here (but a big D&D fan), although I have enjoyed Warcraft 3 and Spellforce in the past. Dragonshard manages an interesting mix on the formaula, and gets away from some presumptions of the RTS genre that I am happy to see were not taken for granted here. It is definitely RTS lite. The rpg elements add a depth to the game to replace the liter strategy elements. As a fan of D&D I was not disappointed. In fact, fans of the Miniatures Game for D&D might get an odd sense of deja-vu in the way stats are presented....this game strikes me very much as what it would be like to do D&D Minis in real-time. My big complaint is the graphics, which are nice, but could have used more character movement variations. On the plus side the game ran just fine on my geforce FX 5600 processor. And, as the first Eberron game for PCs, I enjoyed the introduction to this world on the digital screen; it helped to visualize the paper and pencil world better, which I had been finding hard to get in to. Expand
  5. Mar 16, 2016
    6
    Decent game in isometric view, it lacks of proper story telling, i'd go even further and say the story disturbs but the rest, gameplay,Decent game in isometric view, it lacks of proper story telling, i'd go even further and say the story disturbs but the rest, gameplay, characters are on tolerable level. Expand
  6. John
    Oct 5, 2005
    4
    There is nothing special about this RTS. In fact, I can't say that it does anything better than Warcraft 3 does, or several other RTS There is nothing special about this RTS. In fact, I can't say that it does anything better than Warcraft 3 does, or several other RTS that you can name. In fact, the only reason this game is getting much press is that it has the letters D&D associated with it. Take that away, and nobody would care. Expand
  7. Aug 5, 2011
    0
    I first tried this game as the umbragen; the classes were hard to understand and while I'm trying to understand the different unit roles andI first tried this game as the umbragen; the classes were hard to understand and while I'm trying to understand the different unit roles and beginning to collect resources I get swarm-killed(med ai). I then decide to try out easy with the same faction; I build up an army of two healers, three tanks, one gatherer, two ranger units, and the vampire queen hero. I get swarmed again by a giant splot of blue on the map and half of my units are dead before I can select any of the units I need. I had level 3 walls and I got @ss-raped. I deleted this sorry excuse for a game off my harddrive two seconds later.

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