Forge of Empires PC

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  • Summary: Forge of Empires is a browser-based strategy game that allows players to create a city and develop it from the Stone Age and onward throughout the centuries. Players can create a vast empire through military campaigns and skillful dealings.

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  1. Nov 19, 2015
    8
    Every game I evaluate starts with a 10/10 and I work backwards to the final score.

    First I'm evaluating this game for what it is. A browser
    Every game I evaluate starts with a 10/10 and I work backwards to the final score.

    First I'm evaluating this game for what it is. A browser based game. This means I put less emphasis on Graphics, depth of play and Sound. The reason: It's a browser based game.... Nuff said.

    Graphics: Again It's a browser based game. I've seen slightly better and worse in browser games. Effect on score 0

    Sound. Not too bad actually. I had the sound on for a while when I started playing before I set it to mute (Because I play this game while I do boring paper work in my home office) Score +1

    Gameplay: This game is quite good. There is a PvP aspect but it is optional. There's a significant singleplayer part which is awesome. You can't lose everything you sunk your time into to another player and the game doesn't reset. +1

    Progression: The Pay-wall... Always a negative. It's not as bad as in other games, but the limited space and how the game kinda sorta wants to force you to use (diamonds) to pay to get extra space... I saw this as a kind of negative... It sucks to be in an age and literally run out of the ability to build stuff because you don't have enough space to make it work.. also a REALLY frustrating part is getting Blueprints for Great Buildings. There's a RNG component to it and it seems rigged.... You need 1 of each copy of 9 to build the building... and through the RNG I've had 6-9 of each copy except 1 is at ZERO... I've had this happen to 3 Great Buildings... So the frustration of this is a -3 to the score all things considered.

    Social. Not so good... The messaging system is kinda poorly designed. You can't tell who is actively online unless they send a message or talk and they can't see if you're online. The Live-chat is ok... but kinda limited as well. Score -2

    Design: The game is well designed and flows well. It's unique in the Browser based games : Score +1

    It's worth playing. It does kill time, and paying isn't ABSOLUTELY necessary but the RNG is frustrating. They could work on the social aspect a little as it's a draw back and even with good IRL friends we end up talking on Facebook and not in the game
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  2. Apr 5, 2017
    8
    Forge of empires is a great game. I have been playing this game from the start going into the fifth year. One aspect of the game is guild vsForge of empires is a great game. I have been playing this game from the start going into the fifth year. One aspect of the game is guild vs guild, this has been the most fun part of the game imo. But innogames ignores the fact that this part of the game has been wrecked performance wise. People have been asking innogames to fix this for over 2 years. In my opinion this is a bad way of treating your gamers. I hope they will start to listen en do something about this. Expand
  3. Aug 18, 2014
    5
    Free to play, but extremely expensive to be competitive. All of the good ("premium") buildings cost real money. You need to spend $200+ toFree to play, but extremely expensive to be competitive. All of the good ("premium") buildings cost real money. You need to spend $200+ to advance very far. On the plus side: the graphics are nice. Expand
  4. Oct 8, 2016
    2
    Forge of Empires, by InnoGames, is advertised as a "free" game. However, unless you want to wait literally YEARS to get anywhere in the game,Forge of Empires, by InnoGames, is advertised as a "free" game. However, unless you want to wait literally YEARS to get anywhere in the game, you have to buy the in-game currency, called diamonds, for real money. And, diamonds are EXPENSIVE, with packages costing from US$10 to $80. For $80, you get 10,000 diamonds. To give you an example of costs, one building costs about 6,000 diamonds. It often costs between 45 and 200 diamonds to heal your troops (or you lose them) after a single fight. Getting premium items costs 500 to 900 diamonds.

    With using diamonds, it can take you YEARS to get through to the final levels of the game, because every time you pass a level, things take longer and cost more and more. And, if you don't have lots of diamonds, you can't progress, and you can't do many of the essential things to progress.

    I spent about US$2,000 playing the game, mainly as research to see what it takes, and to get an idea of the game play for a potential competing game that will not cost so much money. I was shocked. $2,000 got me only about 60% through the game. I got super tired of the repetitive tasks and nature of the game (each level is just a repeat of the prior level...you "farm" goods, but just different (and more costly) goods each level, and you build fighting troops each level. Whoop-dee-doo...big deal. So I finally spoke my mind in the game's forum, and criticized how expensive it is, and how InnoGames makes anything that is fun in the game cost diamonds (aka, real money). They think very carefully about how to extract the most real money from players. Within 12 hours of the time I made that post, they shut my account down. I guess InnoGames, a German company, has not heard of the concept of free speech.

    The game is a huge waste of time, and an expensive one. Any xBox One game is way more fun, has way better graphics, and you buy it once for $60 or so, and you don't have to keep feeding it more money. Get a new game on a gaming console, and have fun, and definitely skip Forge of Empires!
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  5. Feb 7, 2017
    0
    Either pay for diamonds or die of boredom while clicking for content. Every aspect of the game is geared towards sucking dollars out of yourEither pay for diamonds or die of boredom while clicking for content. Every aspect of the game is geared towards sucking dollars out of your purses and wallets. It has nice graphics for a browser game tho... Expand
  6. Jan 2, 2016
    0
    game uses sexual clickbait to recruit users. literal this is a porn game clickbait, with a dudes dick out **** a naked chick (3d visuals).game uses sexual clickbait to recruit users. literal this is a porn game clickbait, with a dudes dick out **** a naked chick (3d visuals). Being like, are you sure you can handle an 18+ sexual game? I clicked in just to humor it and it turns out to be a strategy game. these guys are **** losers to go that low to get people. isn't something like that illegal? Expand
  7. May 28, 2014
    0
    This game is all but the fake. Do not play this game with no money, Need thousand dollars to play it in the low level. Raising price forThis game is all but the fake. Do not play this game with no money, Need thousand dollars to play it in the low level. Raising price for expansion, buildings so they push you to buy their stupid diamonds. Collapse

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