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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. 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
  3. 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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  4. Apr 30, 2017
    0
    great game, terrible for user. constant crashes. sort of like this site.lol !!bla ala ala bla bla bla bla blabla blabla bla bla bla bla blagreat game, terrible for user. constant crashes. sort of like this site.lol !!bla ala ala bla bla bla bla blabla blabla bla bla bla bla bla bla blab;la Expand
  5. Aug 20, 2020
    0
    I have reported the worst cheaters in the game. I KNOW they cheat. They tell me how they do it. Their IP addresses are the same for multipleI have reported the worst cheaters in the game. I KNOW they cheat. They tell me how they do it. Their IP addresses are the same for multiple accounts and yet, Inno does nothing. It seems as long as you're a paying player, you can cheat all the time and no one cares. The main cheating is done by having multiple accounts on the same world and using those accounts for the benefit of the main player's city and the guild they run. They even banned the worst two for cheating when they caught them cheating a couple of years ago, then they let them come back. They both cheat now more than they did back then. Nothing happens to them. The developers and support personnel do not care. Expand
  6. Jan 31, 2019
    0
    This game is a waste of time it starts free but to get anywhere you have to buy diamonds. And as soon as you get to a decent level other highThis game is a waste of time it starts free but to get anywhere you have to buy diamonds. And as soon as you get to a decent level other high ranking players will start jumping you for cheap points. These are people with massive resources so you will not be able to stand up to them or retaliate. My suggestion find a better game and don't believe the hype I wasted to much time on it myself. I am just glad I learned what it really was before I put any money into it. Expand
  7. Nov 27, 2020
    0
    Yes this 'free game' constantly tries to sell you 'diamonds' for real cash (and does so more and more each year) but despite what otherYes this 'free game' constantly tries to sell you 'diamonds' for real cash (and does so more and more each year) but despite what other reviews say, you don't need to spend a penny to do well.
    Biggest problem is the inadequate server - serious lags and delays at times particularly at 8pm UK time which is the critical time for GvG.
    GvG is the real time battling part of the game. It used to be the most important and fun part of the game but has always suffered from an inadequate server. Despite 1000s of complaints, Inno have not solved the problem and have now definitely given up on it. Which is very frustrating for long term players who have invested 1000s of hours and effort trying to do well.
    Instead, Inno has now created several new add-on features and games (mainly aimed at selling diamonds) instead of just fixing the problems.
    The game has now just become a joke of it's former self. Sad.
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