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  • Summary: KUF places players in the classic struggle between good and evil to control power, magic, and the land of Bersiah. Players build and control over 70 units and their resources -- gold, iron, and mana -- in order to increase combat strategy options, magical abilities, and the availability ofKUF places players in the classic struggle between good and evil to control power, magic, and the land of Bersiah. Players build and control over 70 units and their resources -- gold, iron, and mana -- in order to increase combat strategy options, magical abilities, and the availability of weapons. [Gathering of Developers] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 22
  2. Negative: 5 out of 22
  1. Just the right mix of graphics, sound and strategy to make for an entertaining evening of orc-bashing.
  2. Ultimately, while Kingdom Under Fire might be considered a Korean homage to Blizzard, there’s plenty here to enjoy in its own right.
  3. 72
    I could criticize KUF for an overall lack of spirit, but beyond this nebulous quality, there are some real concrete problems with the game. First and foremost, the game is too hard.
  4. No better than the sum of its parts. The real-time strategy mode recycles ideas from Warcraft II and the role-playing levels do the same, only with Diablo. The potential for success is certainly present, but a number of issues arise throughout the game, among them a lack of a save game feature.
  5. Die-hard real-time strategy fans may find something to like in Kingdom Under Fire, but everyone else might as well keep waiting for Blizzard's next big hit.
  6. A thin game that is sometimes fun, but mostly routine, and with less depth and imagination than the great games it is copying.
  7. Since the entire title is built around the concept of gradual character development through combat, the lack of a save option instantly nullifies any and all value that the innovation might have brought.

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Score distribution:
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  1. AlecB.
    Jun 20, 2006
    10
    this game had the best graphics compared with other games in its time.i can only give it a ten becauseof when it came out.compare to games this game had the best graphics compared with other games in its time.i can only give it a ten becauseof when it came out.compare to games now it might not be the best,but its still very good. Expand
  2. FrankB.
    Aug 22, 2005
    10
    Its an awesome game, although some people say its built around characters, well no its not. its built around evenly, and the graphics are Its an awesome game, although some people say its built around characters, well no its not. its built around evenly, and the graphics are good, same with sound. The save is good how it is, cuse how on the first KUF you can save after or on the map thats how a good strategy game should be. KUF doesn't come close to coping the so called "Warcraft II"' and 'Diablo." In WC2 and diablo u do not control a company of units, and in those game u dont choose your jobs for your soldiers.The plains are 3d not 2d, sorry to bust your bubble...Plus it does not have a lack of AI, if you want to talk about a lack of AI, try Starcraft. Expand
  3. MarkR.
    Jun 28, 2001
    9
    Yes, the in game save is still not ready (soon we're told), but despite this I loved this game. Good graphics and great game play...
  4. JulioB.
    Nov 2, 2001
    9
    I love this game and its difficulty its my challenge. And the patches are making this game better. Soon it will be amazing with the in game I love this game and its difficulty its my challenge. And the patches are making this game better. Soon it will be amazing with the in game save and lots of more features. Collapse
  5. TonyL.
    Oct 9, 2001
    9
    Pretty cool, I love the dificulty of the game.

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