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Dragonshard

a.k.a. Dungeons & Dragons: Dragonshard / 龙晶 / Dragonshard: Кристалл Всевластья

published by Atari in 2005-09-21, developed by Liquid Entertainment, running on Windows
type: strategy, role-play
genre: Fantasy
series: Dungeons & Dragons
setting: Eberron
perspective: bird's-eye
player options: single player, Internet
languages: chi eng ger pol rus other
4.1/5

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Official description
Dragonshard is a real-time strategy experience based in the mystical world of Eberron, the acclaimed new DUNGEONS & DRAGONS realm. Within this wholly imaginative setting lives an inventive gameplay fusion: dramatic RTS play is affected by the risks and rewards of a thrilling RPG-styled underworld. As players direct troops over the land, they also plunge smaller, hero-led parties below ground to an RPG-modeled world of beasts, battles and bounty. Experience and items gained in this underworld result in great powers and abilities above ground. Using magic, weaponry and skilled maneuvers, players command armies from varying races to control, protect - or destroy - the powerful Heart of Siberys. Obtaining this omnipotent artifact will unleash its full forces, good or evil, upon the entire world.

"Dragonshard is deliberately designed to do away with such slow-paced genre tropes in favour of spectacular action and a seamless, involving world."
PC Gamer

* The First DUNGEONS & DRAGONS Real-Time Strategy Experience
* The first D&D game from the all-new Eberron campaign setting Groundbreaking game design with two levels of interconnected action: dramatic RTS war above ground and critical RPG-styled battles in dungeons below
* Four ranges of controllable units: powerful champions, heroic captains, trainable henchmen, and nearly unstoppable battlefield juggernauts
* Unit development based on 'Experience Points', allowing players to "level up" units - an added RPG twist to the classic RTS gameplay structure
* An innovative village grid system - the "Nexus System" - where choice and placement of buildings can specifically affect units' powers
* Co-op and head-to-head multiplayer modes
* Three warring factions (in multiplayer modes), each with its own history, campaigns, unique strengths... and weaknesses.
* Game story by Eberron creator Keith Baker
* A variety of threatening environments, all with the "Hyper Terrain" feature, creating real-time terrain deformation in the wake of unit movements
Atari - # 2008-10-13 13:22:27 - official description - source
Technical specs
display: textured polygons
Editor note
Latest version: 1.2.1 (as of 2006-02?), 1.2.1b for US version
# 2008-10-13 13:24:51
External reviews (2) - average: 82%
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IGN2005*8.4/1084%
Metacritic2005*80/10080%
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