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Besieger

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Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

Well designed, but with minor AI faults and disbalances, this real time strategy is technically well on the level for its release year 2004, but for some reasons it is still not a hit. You act a leader of medieval Wiking warriors and fight with Cimmerians and fantastic beasts. We were impressed with game s graphics: you can zoom out so far that a large area of the 3D map becomes visible with many small objects on it. Textures, interface elements, backgrounds, and special effect look quite pleasing. You can move you camera as you wish to see the battle from any angle. The music of the game did not touch us: it lacks dramatism and sounds as if it was taken from some opera play but not an RTS in historic/fantasy setting. Besieger has most of the features of a good RTS and surprised us with a lot of nice improvements: now you do not simply clone units in a barrack, but you need to take a worker and convert him into a warrior. This limits you army size, prevents early rush, and make you strike balance between the number of your villagers and the number of warriors. You can also produce heroes, which become stronger after getting some experience. However, they may become too powerful, even powerful enough to do their job themselves without an army to help. The AI is weak in the game and poses no challenge, but you may find it hard to win due to bad pathfinding of your units. In general, Besieger is still a solid game, which would be great if it were released a few years before. But its minor faults and issues do not let it say a new word in the RTS genre. Some strategy fans may try this game out, and there are chances that they will fall in love with it, but these chances are not too high.

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Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

Well designed, but with minor AI faults and disbalances, this real time strategy is technically well on the level for its release year 2004, but for some reasons it is still not a hit. You act a leader of medieval Wiking warriors and fight with Cimmerians and fantastic beasts. We were impressed with game s graphics: you can zoom out so far that a large area of the 3D map becomes visible with many small objects on it. Textures, interface elements, backgrounds, and special effect look quite pleasing. You can move you camera as you wish to see the battle from any angle. The music of the game did not touch us: it lacks dramatism and sounds as if it was taken from some opera play but not an RTS in historic/fantasy setting. Besieger has most of the features of a good RTS and surprised us with a lot of nice improvements: now you do not simply clone units in a barrack, but you need to take a worker and convert him into a warrior. This limits you army size, prevents early rush, and make you strike balance between the number of your villagers and the number of warriors. You can also produce heroes, which become stronger after getting some experience. However, they may become too powerful, even powerful enough to do their job themselves without an army to help. The AI is weak in the game and poses no challenge, but you may find it hard to win due to bad pathfinding of your units. In general, Besieger is still a solid game, which would be great if it were released a few years before. But its minor faults and issues do not let it say a new word in the RTS genre. Some strategy fans may try this game out, and there are chances that they will fall in love with it, but these chances are not too high.
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Full Specifications

General

Publisher DreamCatcher Interactive
Publisher web site http://www.dreamcatchergames.com/
Release Date June 04, 2004
Date Added June 04, 2004
Version 1.0

Category

Category Games
Subcategory Real-Time Strategy Games

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
Additional Requirements 1GHz CPU, 1.5GB disk space, Windows 98/Me/2000/XP

Download Information

File Size 263.57MB
File Name Besieger_DEMO.zip

Popularity

Total Downloads 9,249
Downloads Last Week 3

Pricing

License Model Free to try
Limitations 2-campaign/4-mode trial
Price $29.99
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