- Publisher: THQ Nordic
- Release Date: Jun 7, 2022
- Also On: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
- Summary: SpellForce III Reforced is a unique mix of an epic RPG storyline blended with accessible real-time strategy elements, designed to offer a riveting console experience to fans and newcomers alike. It is the year 518. The rebellion of the renegade mages, known as the Mage Wars, has been quashedSpellForce III Reforced is a unique mix of an epic RPG storyline blended with accessible real-time strategy elements, designed to offer a riveting console experience to fans and newcomers alike. It is the year 518. The rebellion of the renegade mages, known as the Mage Wars, has been quashed by the Crown. However, it was a Pyrrhic victory: Whole regions have fallen into anarchy, refugees roam the lands in search of shelter, and a mysterious, deadly plague called the “Bloodburn” has arisen and is spreading rapidly. In times like these people cling to any sign of hope they can find. The Purity of Light, led by a charismatic man called Rondar Lacaine, claims that mages are the source of all misfortune – and that only the second coming of Aonir, the father of all gods, will return Eo to its former splendor. The story takes place before the acclaimed SpellForce: The Order of Dawn.… Expand
- Developer: Grimlore Games
- Genre(s): Strategy, Real-Time, Tactics
- # of players: Up to 6
- Cheats: On GameFAQs
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Positive: 5 out of 12
Mixed: 7 out of 12
Negative: 0 out of 12
Jun 27, 2022Spellforce 3: Reforced is a rare example of a genre mashup that makes sense. The two genres actually complement each other and come together to create a unique and enjoyable hybrid. Its story and setting are pretty over-reliant on well-worn high fantasy elements, but there’s more to the game than the main campaign. Controls on console work about as well as possible, given all the moving pieces inherited from the PC version. Fans of strategy and roleplaying games should find common ground in Spellforce 3: Reforced.
Jun 7, 2022Spellforce 3: Reforced is a confident mixing of genres that does well with both elements, and brings a ton of content to consoles.
Jun 17, 2022Spellforce III is, effectively, a throwback game, being both old-school RPG and old-school RTS, stuck on top of an old-school fantasy setting. The developers have done a remarkably good job of taking complex controls and making it work on a controller, and while the game isn’t particularly boundary-pushing, innovative, or stand-out, it is engrossing in the way that it combines genres so seamlessly and entertainingly.
Jul 1, 2022Spellforce 3 Reforced is a relatively successful combination of two genres. Though each of them separately might be a bit too simplified to please die hard fans of them, they complement each other well. They also tell an interesting story in a world that's pretty interesting, even if it isn't that novel. If you're in need of an RTS/RPG on console, you could do much worse than Spellforce 3. If you've got a PC though, you're probably better off playing on there.
Jul 10, 2022Spellforce is a game full of ups and downs, especially in the recreational field, and could upset the purists of the genres to which it refers. That said, it is a production characterized by unique scenarios and a peculiar gameplay, which could be able to satisfy those looking for a fantasy adventure that can offer an interesting plot.
Jul 6, 2022SpellForce 3: Reforced is a valiant effort to mesh RTS and RPG into a functional package on console. In theory, it shouldn’t work at all, but for the most part it succeeds more than it fails. There’s plenty of issues, whether it be the shallowness of the tactics for success, the visual oddities that plague your journey or the overabundance of burdening dialogue to cut through, but the essence of this fantasy game is good enough to shine through.
PLAYJun 29, 2022Starts promisingly, but becomes frustrating the further you progress. Are you prepared to spend dozens of hours and untold reserves of patience for a good story? [Issue#16, p.129]
Positive: 0 out of 2
Mixed: 2 out of 2
Negative: 0 out of 2
Jun 10, 2022Good-
Great graphics, solid story, generous amount of content
Bad- Generic sound design. Shallow RPG elements. Steep learning curveGood-
Great graphics, solid story, generous amount of content
Generic sound design. Shallow RPG elements. Steep learning curve
SpellForce 3 Reforced is likely to succeed to those it’s aimed at, and maybe even go a bit further as its basic elements are somewhat friendly compared to other RTS games in the console space. The crowded interface and bewildering controls don’t really feel justified considering the game’s comparable lack of general depth, but depending on how much the story sucks you in or how quickly you get addicted to the admittedly well-crafted systems, that may or may not bother you long-term. There are better RTSs and better RPGs out there on console right now than SpellForce 3, but not a whole lot. And almost none that take this particular path across both. All-in-all, it’s an admirable effort in most ways. Reforced has plenty of content, and does its best to present it in a digestible way. How much it clicks with you will largely depend on your personal ability to acclimate to the few areas where it does get in its own way.… Expand
Dec 4, 2022The game is decent, and still worth a playthough if you like RPGs/RTS , However, there's a lot of things that hold this game back from beingThe game is decent, and still worth a playthough if you like RPGs/RTS , However, there's a lot of things that hold this game back from being really good.
-Biggest flaw are the controls as spells would not activate even when clicking, would have to do the attempts several times to make it work. Not game breaking, but really annoying when spells are very important in this game
-Some of the RTS sections are way too difficult and would often have to turn down the difficultly to easy, it's odd as the AI isn't that good, and will commonly just bullrush with units earlygame as the AI gets stupid advantages and lots of units right away. However, it won't do this for every RTS section, which makes it easier to handle. But seriously there are some really dumb battles where I shouldn't lose like in very few minutes because i have no units because the section/gameplay just started....
-The RTS sections don't feel very rewarding and honestly just feel like a slog to complete just to advance the story. And RTS games can be fun, but this game doesn't quite get to good RTS
-Dumb that the RTS sections, "allies" will have units but don't even allow you control them to help, and even on one map they just get stuck.
- Not a lot of choice in the RPG, like the conversations.
- Did like the voice acting and most of the characters
-Thought that the overall story was good but does sometimes get slowed down by the RTS sections of the game
- Graphics look great on the system
-Did like the spells/ability trees that you can use, and good equipment too
- Good enemy variety
- good gameplay length of around 35-40hrs
Overall, it's a decent game that gets brought down by some of the RTS elements of the game and annoying controls that don't always work.… Expand