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  • Summary: A few heroes are facing hundreds of foes – are you even able to lead the coolest fantasy people to victory against the dark hordes? Explore a vast world, fight tactical real-time battles, and experience the fantastic story based on the bestseller "The Dwarves".

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. Dec 5, 2016
    82
    Lovingly staged RPG with a great story, an orchestral soundtrack and huge, chaotic battles.
  2. Nov 28, 2016
    74
    Based on the successful fantasy-bestseller, written by author Markus Heitz, the homonymous videogame takes place in an action-rpg, focused on massive battles with orcs. The story is well told, but shortened in comparison to the book. The battles are fun to play for a while, but they’re lacking on AI- and pathfinding-issues. Moving the camera can be tricky too. The rpg-elements are minimalistic, there are no collectible weapons or gear and characters can be equipped with only five skills max. Your main character, the young dwarven-smith Tungdil will be accompanied with up to 14 companions, most of them well transformed from the book into the game. You’ll spend a lot of time in listening to many dialogues and to a well performing narrator, so in the end The Dwarves feels more like an interactive audio-book than an rpg.
  3. Dec 9, 2016
    70
    For $40, I feel like THQ Nordic might have an idea on their hands. If there was to be an integrated loot system, updates to the movement system, and general bug tweaks, I would be open to playing the game more. I love single player games and was really excited to try this out. However, I feel a little underwhelmed. It’s fun, and it has opportunity, but right now I feel like I was left with a half empty plate.
  4. Dec 1, 2016
    62
    The Dwarves boasts a strong story that's taken from a bestselling novel, and it generally honors that lineage with a cast of likable and ably voiced characters. It's a good foundation, but unfortunately it's not strong enough to make up for the deficiencies of its gameplay, which include unfulfilling RPG elements and a stubborn camera.
  5. Dec 18, 2016
    60
    A great fantasy story with wonderful dialogues and well-crafted heroes is ruined by the most important aspect of a video game... gameplay.
  6. Jan 26, 2017
    56
    A weak retelling of a mediocre fantasy book.
  7. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Feb 6, 2017
    40
    The Dwarves would like to achieve a better rating, but their own companions in the fight undercut this effort. Simple technical state is not always a recipe for a success. [Issue #271]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. Sep 23, 2018
    10
    Introduction:
    https://youtu.be/N6GFHprjSI8
    Gameplay: https://youtu.be/TrmRL8imEK4 Ending: https://youtu.be/D_MU5rKPQdc Basic Story
    Introduction:
    https://youtu.be/N6GFHprjSI8
    Gameplay:
    https://youtu.be/TrmRL8imEK4
    Ending:
    https://youtu.be/D_MU5rKPQdc

    Basic Story line With Great Narrative
    Combat Learning Curve
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  2. Dec 11, 2016
    10
    For a small studio , its a good game they did make.

    pro: -good story, charismatic characters -fast paced RTS with a good bits of
    For a small studio , its a good game they did make.

    pro:

    -good story, charismatic characters
    -fast paced RTS with a good bits of stategies to apply to win
    - battle are long
    - You can choose your path on world map and find random/hidden events
    - good mystical ambiance
    - nice skills usage

    Con:

    - Micromanagement is a must. Leave a character alone and he will get mobbed
    - Migth be difficult for a newbie on RTS
    - seem to be only 8-10 lvl on characters
    - Have to rotate the camera (ended up seeing a big tree on screen) often to see battlefield/item on map

    Overall, i have a great time playing it. If you like dwarf like in DnD or Tolkien setting, you will like this
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  3. May 2, 2018
    10
    Its a beautiful loveletter to people who love baldurs gate shadows of ahmn, well made, aside from some minor bugs,
    Its not as long as i
    Its a beautiful loveletter to people who love baldurs gate shadows of ahmn, well made, aside from some minor bugs,
    Its not as long as i would've wanted it to be, but i think that depends on if you go straight through ( wich i did)
    Lots of fun conversations, And of course Blind Guardian !
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  4. Dec 4, 2016
    8
    +Great story and characters. +Good voice acting. +Combat requires tactics and feels different from copy/paste arpg. -Not so much rpg.+Great story and characters. +Good voice acting. +Combat requires tactics and feels different from copy/paste arpg. -Not so much rpg. -Controls are not intuitive. Expand
  5. Dec 5, 2016
    8
    For a small studio , its a good game they did make.

    pro: -good story, charismatic characters -fast paced RTS with a good bits of
    For a small studio , its a good game they did make.

    pro:

    -good story, charismatic characters
    -fast paced RTS with a good bits of stategies to apply to win
    - battle are long
    - You can choose your path on world map and find random/hidden events
    - good mystical ambiance
    - nice skills usage

    Con:

    - Micromanagement is a must. Leave a character alone and he will get mobbed
    - Migth be difficult for a newbie on RTS
    - seem to be only 8-10 lvl on characters
    - Have to rotate the camera (ended up seeing a big tree on screen) often to see battlefield/item on map

    Overall, i have a great time playing it. If you like dwarf like in DnD or Tolkien setting, you will like this.
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  6. Dec 2, 2016
    7
    Not bad the game overall, just that I find no way to move the camera to the keyboard. Doing everything with the mouse, it becomes very fast!Not bad the game overall, just that I find no way to move the camera to the keyboard. Doing everything with the mouse, it becomes very fast! Difficult yet for me to evaluate the game, I hope that they will add the modification of the controls of the keys in a patch eventually, for now it is worth no more than 7/10, rather nice graphic, rather well optimized and A touch of humor on the charism of the dwarf class. Expand
  7. Jan 12, 2017
    4
    Nach Abschluss des Spiels bin ich ziemlich ernüchtert.

    Das Spiel hetzt meines Erachtens zu schnell durch die Story, Ereignisse wirken viel
    Nach Abschluss des Spiels bin ich ziemlich ernüchtert.

    Das Spiel hetzt meines Erachtens zu schnell durch die Story, Ereignisse wirken viel zu oft willkürlich und die Möglichkeiten der Characterentwicklung sind lächerlich. Auch bei den Massenschlachten bzw. dem Kampfsystem fehlt noch einiges an Feintuning und Balancing. Zwar zeichnet sich hier hier ein kleines Entwicklerstudio für das Spiel verantwortlich, dennoch finde ich den gebotenen Content leider unsaugereift.
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