- 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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The Dwarves - Teaser Trailer
Nov 28, 2016Based 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.
Dec 9, 2016For $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.
Dec 1, 2016The 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.
LEVEL (Czech Republic)Feb 6, 2017The 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]
May 2, 2018Its a beautiful loveletter to people who love baldurs gate shadows of ahmn, well made, aside from some minor bugs,
Its not as long as iIts 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 !… Expand
Dec 11, 2016For a small studio , its a good game they did make.
pro: -good story, charismatic characters -fast paced RTS with a good bits ofFor a small studio , its a good game they did make.
-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
- 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… Expand
Dec 10, 2016Right off the bat, it is worth mentioning that this game is different from other isometric games such as Pillars of eternity, Baldur's gate,Right off the bat, it is worth mentioning that this game is different from other isometric games such as Pillars of eternity, Baldur's gate, Neverwinter etc in terms of game mechanics and world exploration. Is it necessarily a bad thing? Well some people say that it's more of a visual audio book with RTS elements than an RPG game , while others might think that it introduces a breath of fresh air to the RPG genre such as myself. Ultimately it gets down to personal preference.
Saying that, let's get down to business with a list of pro's n con's about this gem of a game:
+The narration and dialogues gives of a soothing and cosy atmosphere to the game. Fully voiced which is always great! I was hooked from the start and did not loose interest nor clicked away any conversations.
+The story and character development; As I advanced through this epic journey, I got more invested in the characters and their background stories. While being your standard RPG a la lord of the rings, the tale unfolded in an intriguing way, inviting some chuckle here and there, lots of smiles and a few sad events. The cut-scenes enhanced the experience even further.
+Exploration of the world is approached via a worldmap with a vivid narration of events in which you sometimes had to make choices thus, to a certain extent, could influence the outcome.
+ Game mechanics; compared to other RPG you get to fight hordes upon hordes of orcs while using lots of AoE skills that could also cause friendly fire. Therefore, placing your characters and using the environment is a must to avoid being overrun by the mobs. Smash the orcs, knock em out then finish them or just push em off the cliff! Whatever you decide there is a great sense of satisfaction!
- Oh camera, where art thou?? Why not let us freely scroll over the battlefield to plan even better strategies?!
-The ending felt just a tad too rushed.
- Some health potion bugs which in some situations were rather frustrating.… Expand
Dec 4, 2016+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
Dec 2, 2016Not 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
Feb 3, 2019The story of "The Dwarves" is good. It rushes in places, and some characters are left undeveloped, but you can't really ask for much more thanThe story of "The Dwarves" is good. It rushes in places, and some characters are left undeveloped, but you can't really ask for much more than we get in a RTS, which is what this is. It is not really an RPG, though I think it would have been better if they embraced RPG more and RTS less. The voice acting is solid. The sound effects in general are satisfying. The score is good.
Gameplay is meh. Pathfinding bugs get annoying, general Quality of Life observances are lacking, and having to restart a mission because your character inexplicably flew off a cliff is annoying. There are some strong bones here, but the delivery was too flawed to be called a 'good' game. There was a lot of promise though, and I look forward to more from the devs.… Expand
Jan 12, 2017Nach Abschluss des Spiels bin ich ziemlich ernüchtert.
Das Spiel hetzt meines Erachtens zu schnell durch die Story, Ereignisse wirken vielNach 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.… Expand