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1.0 out of 5 stars Work to be done., October 27, 2011
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I've played the Stronghold series for a long time, and spent hundreds of hours crafting and crushing castles and villages. Sadly the only thing getting crushed here was my love for the franchise. The game installed and ran without issue, which, after checking the forums was apparently not something I should've expected. Once in game the bugs start pouring in. When you click on a unit, you would expect to select, and hey, sometimes it does, but most of the time it selects a whole lot of nothing, even dragging an enormous box around units doesn't always result in selection. Attacking an enemy "works" about the same, I can't count the number of times I grew frustrated with my own units because they would either go wandering past the enemy or stand there and let themselves be chopped to pieces as I try time and again to order them to do something about it. How about the animals that can climb walls, or just hurt your guys from a distance, not to mention all the glitches that come with wall construction. They have already released a patch to address some of the issues, i.e. the game not launching for a lot of folks, the multiplayer crashing at launch or at some point during the match, etc., but goodness there are a lot of bugs, to many for me to want to type them all out.

As for the things that are present in the game, the military and economic campaigns, don't expect a pre-rendered cinematic to kick off the story as seen in SH2, all you get are some pencil drawn storyboards, the sort of thing that had to be on display when they were selling the idea originally, or talking about as they created the game, some games pull it off, this one doesn't in my opinion. Sadly, a lot of the noises coming from the units use the same sound bytes as SH2, believe me, I know, I played them in the same 24 hour period.

I love Firefly and I love the Stronghold franchise, but...I am so sad with this purchase right now that I can't even finish this review, maybe later, maybe after some more patching...maybe...
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Initial post: Dec 12, 2011 4:26:59 PM PST
M. Walton says:
So do you think that if all of the bugs are fixed this would be a good game? I love to do skirmish modes and just play vs computer in a free build environment.

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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2011 12:36:42 AM PST
M. Walton says:
SERIOUSLY? Screw this game then until they add that and until they patch the game up.

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