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  • Summary: King's Bounty: Crossworlds is a stand-alone expansion to the award-winning King’s Bounty: Armored Princess. The game will feature two new campaigns, quests, spells, units and a full-scale game editor.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Two whole new campaigns and orcs with extra abilities. Add the strong editing tool and you got all improvements made to Armored Princess. Still, it's fun and entertaining but we wanted more. [Issue#196]
  2. Some of those who've already gone through everything Armored Princess had to offer might argue that the novelties of Orcs on the March are insufficient for a replay. And this is why I recommend a healthy dose of patience, because I'm sure that in the near future we will see fan-made campaigns that will satisfy even the most pretentious fans.
  3. A solid and entertaining expansion to the series, Crossworlds offers up plenty of additional goodies to pull players back.
  4. All in all you'll get nothing especially new, but solid expansions. Old gameplay elements have been combined with new monsters, new spells, new abilities and new items in some new environments.
  5. The combination of strategy and role-playing still stands out from the crowd and the added bonus of so many extra quests, items and units crammed together really adds value to the game.
  6. Oct 25, 2010
    78
    Worth it for the two vibrant mini-campaigns, but only if you're dying for more KB. It doesn't sex up the formula at all.
  7. 59
    When I had heard about Crossworlds after sleuthing about on 1C's website, I couldn't wait for September. Now that I've played the game, I'm horrified. Was Armored Princess luck? I'd like not to think so, but if Crossworlds is any indication of the kind of work we can expect from future installments, I'll be dusting my Sega Genesis off for another go at nostalgia.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Jun 3, 2013
    9
    I loved this addition. Another solid 40 hours (I like doing all/most of the quests, a completionist). It was great fun from beginning to end. It made me realize how much more I like the King's Bounty series over others like Might & Magic. It feels much more free as there is no time limit and the progression always felt normal.

    Tons of detail, lots of fun. I hope King's Bounty is recreated in the future. Such a great game.
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  2. Jan 6, 2013
    9
    Somehow I missed this one before, so my first go with King's Bounty series was the Crossworlds. The game offered me lots of hours of happiness and deep strategic challenges. The environment is colourful, joyful and often cartoonish. The design succesfully makes you to get into the game even more. Sure the graphics are outdated, and the game mechanics are simple; but who cares. Everything runs smoothly and well and that's enough for me.

    Accuse me of nostalgia, but I wish the game had similar game progression with Disciples 2. Overall, I would rate it a 9. It is strongly recommended to all strategy fans, who were dissapointed by Disciples 3 and HoMM; else it's a pass. I bought on a sale on steam; it's worth every penny for me.
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  3. Oct 24, 2010
    8
    I have played all three add-ons included in Crossworlds. It is not earth-shattering, but it has made Armored Princess more interesting and delivered a several days of enjoyable gaming. If you are not in need of a new game, then wait until the price is reduced. This may also have the positive effect of reducing the number of bugs. The King's Bounty games are usually unusually free of bugs, but not in this case. Expand
  4. Nov 27, 2010
    7
    There's enough additional content here, and I truly respect this series as a fan of the genre. While it trumps Disciples 3 in most other ways, there is not enough of a visual hierarchy ingrained in KB's units to convey their menacing or pitiful statistics. D3 uses a very distinct and striking consistency in it's art direction that better communicates a units' status. As King's Bounty is dominated by combat, this lack of visual flare beyond bright coloring starts to grate. Additionally, the omission of AI negates any time-pressure on the player, reducing it to a mmorpg-style grind fest, and the inability to replenish certain high-level units means that losing a special unit is frustrating. The whole series is frustrating - HOMM, Disciples and KB all boast great game-play elements, but some not-so-good ones. Combine the best elements of the three and a stunning game will emerge. Expand
  5. Aug 31, 2014
    3
    This game is not worth your time or your money. I've seldom played a game that is so boring, soulless and utterly devoid of artistic style or charm. With this one being the most hailed title in the series, I don't want to know how horrible the others are. I feel bad I actually paid 3 bucks for this. Expand