Spellforce 3 is a game I never tried before I saw the trailer and that pulled me into wanting to try it. As I said, I never played it on pc, but started playing it on console. Thanks to the tweaks and rebalancing it is perfectly playable on console, but I think the hybrid of RTS and RPG is something that isn’t for me.
To be honest, and to be perfectly honest, as an autistic, I have trouble letting things go and hearing the prominent voice of Doug Cockle, who voiced Geralt of Rivia in the witcher series and also voices the narrator here, it threw me for a loop.
I really tried to get past this but every time I heard his voice, and I know both series have nothing to do with eachother, it reminded me of the witcher and I got distracted.
I have to be perfectly honest in my review, the game is absolutely awesome. It blends both RTS and RPG in a way that hasn’t been replicating since, but thanks to my autistic brain, I couldn’t shut it off enough to get past the voice acting of Doug Cockle to really get into the game. It threw me out each time I heard him speak. I know, that’s totally on me, and I know that my autistic brain is at fault here, but I can not help it.
The tutorial, even for newcomers like me, did a good job of explaining everything you need to know to get into the game. A character creation screen isn’t provided at the start of the game, like with most games, but is given to you after completing the first mission, which is a weird choice. You get plenty of options to create a character to your liking, but a tip I have read online is to save your progress at that point, so you can change the character if it isn’t to your liking, or you want to try another one just to see if it fits you better.
If you like assymetric RPG’s and love RTS games, you absolutely will love this game. I have played enough of the game to tell you with certainty that this remaster was done with love and respect for the genre and the game so console gamers can now love the game and the franchise as well with this entry.