Forced PC REVIEW: A Puzzle Game Married League of Legends?? Gameplay Commentary Review

Forced — PC, MAC, LINUX (UBUNTU)
STEAM – October 24th 2013
On sale $11.99 until Oct 31st, regularly $14.99
Developed by small team in Denmark – BETA DWARF (interesting story check it out on our twitter @kittiesandbacon or @BetaDwarf)

Site: http://www.forcedthegame.com/story
Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/249990/?snr=1_4_4__tab-NewReleasesFilteredDLC_1

Top down 3rd person action/adventure/rpg/puzzle game

~ Pros:
Extremely well put together, very pretty, good graphics
looks as good or better than LEAGUE OF LEGENDS
4 player co-op online or split screen (very cool)
excellent controller support, very fluid and fancy setup programming screen
wasd/mouse controls feel very good
gameplay is extremely simple with very natural main attack and special ability
4 different weapon/class types switchable before every level, never tied down
cool little online score world rankings, can compete with friends
built in twitch streaming, not necessarily pro but an added extra
hopefully some good content coming / game modes ?

~ Cons:
only a limited number of maps, will only take a few days to complete
limited replay value, co-op will help here
-online multiplayer connection issues, NAT punchtrough failing? Hard to say if thats a launch issue or my configuration ~**DEV ON STEAM SAYS WORKING ON IT**~
– I dont particularly enjoy the puzzle aspect, it feels like an escort mission every map
– maps are static, no real replay value except for high score or crystals

About the Game
Forced is a one- to four-player co-op arcade action RPG with puzzle and tactical elements. You are cast as slaves in the toughest fantasy gladiator school of them all, condemned to fight to the death, all the while attempting to win your freedom. You will face deadly trials and huge creatures, but Balfus, your Spirit Mentor will guide you in your quest to break the chains of oppression.
Features
1-4 player campaign, carefully balanced for the number of players
Local and online co-op, it’s easy to plugin controllers and play on one computer
A challenging Gladiator campaign with monstrous foes and tricky puzzles
Four Unique Character Classes, with very distinctive playstyles
Skill focused: all enemy attacks can be evaded, it’s your job to figure out how!
The Spirit Mentor, an extra party member which players must control together to gain an upper hand over the enemy
Survival Arena Mode (more modes coming)
Mark Combat System. Apply marks to enemies with your basic attacks, to set them up for devastating special attacks from you or your allies.
History
BetaDwarf – the team behind FORCED spend 3 years developing it while living together. It all started by illegally moving into a classroom at a university – see: The Story (it has awesome pictures)
PC System Requirements
Minimum:
OS: Windows 7, Windows 8
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon X2, or equal at 1.6GHz or better
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, SM 3.0-compatible
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, 16-bit
Recommended:
OS: Windows 7, Windows 8
Processor: QuadCore 2.0 GHz +
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS or better, 512MB+ VRAM
Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, 16-bit
Mac System Requirements
Minimum:
OS: 10.7.5 (Lion)
Processor: 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: Integrated
Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
Recommended:
OS: 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion)
Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Quad Core
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GT 120 / ATI Radeon HD
Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
Linux System Requirements
Minimum:
OS: Ubuntu 12.04
Processor: 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, SM 3.0-compatible
Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
Recommended:
OS: Ubuntu 12.04
Processor: QuadCore 2.0 GHz +
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GT 120 / ATI Radeon HD
Hard Drive: 5 GB available space

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