You are the Dragon Commander. Your mission it is to reunite a broken empire and become the new emperor. Success depends entirely on your ability to efficiently rule your empire, build invincible armies and lead them to victory.
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Release Date: Aug 6, 2013

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"Colourful, fun and memorable, its elements mesh surprisingly well." - 85% - PC Gamer

"Delightful merger of role-playing, strategy, and action...Dragon Commander is a gem." - 8/10 - Gamespot

"Divinity: Dragon Commander came out of nowhere to become one of my favorite games of the year. Swift, brutal dragon combat paired with large RTS battles works way better than I ever expected it to." - 8/10 - Venturebeat

"Proper strategy, like mama used to make... its loveable nature and repertoire of charming tricks absolutely wins the day." - Rock Paper Shotgun

"Dragon Commander manages to combine all of its different gameplay elements and delivers one cohesive experience that's highly worth playing" - 4/5 - Gamesradar

"Larian has created a unique, engrossing combination of strategy, political choice and rapid battlefield command." - 8/10 - Incgamers

About This Game

You are the Dragon Commander. Your mission it is to reunite a broken empire and become the new emperor. Success depends entirely on your ability to efficiently rule your empire, build invincible armies and lead them to victory. Your secret weapons: your tactical insights, your leadership skills and your ability to turn yourself into a dragon.
Dragon Commander is not just any strategy game - it seamlessly blends real-time strategy gameplay with turn-based campaigning, role-playing an ascending emperor and controlling a formidable dragon.

Key Features

  • Real time strategy: Command your sea, land and air forces in real-time. Combined operations and knowing where and when to hit are crucial elements of any victory.
  • Dragon Combat: During real time strategy mode, you can turn into a dragon to support your troops in combat and obliterate the enemy using your formidable dragon powers.
  • Turn based campaign: Direct your conquest on the turn-based world map; plan several moves ahead, build formidable armies and invest in the right technology or magic upgrades.
  • Rule your empire: You are the emperor and you make the decisions! But beware, political balance is easily upset. Each game is different and you'll find that a Dragon Commander needs to make really tough decisions. Feel the effects of your decisions on the battlefield as the war progresses.
  • Single-player, multiplayer and co-op modes: Play the single player story-driven campaign or test your mettle against other Dragon Knights, online or local via LAN. Start your own multiplayer campaign with or against a friend. Or duke it out on a skirmish map.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP SP3
    • Processor:Intel Core2 Duo E6600 or equivalent
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 GT (512 MB) or ATI™ Radeon™ HD 4850
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:15 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX9c compliant
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7 SP1
    • Processor:Intel i5 2400
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 550 ti 1GB ram or or ATI™ Radeon™ HD 6XXX
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:30 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX9c compliant, 5.1 surround sound
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
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thunderstruck908
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
I bought this game for $2 thinking it was at least worth a try after watching some videos on youtube about it, as it seemed very good. I can say that it sets the story very well, and I found the characters interesting (though for some it might not be). However, as a new player to Dragon Commander, I found it very hard to play with almost to nothing tutorials. The only tutorials they really have is a pop-up screen (for the conquest part) and videos for the RTS component.

For those looking for a similar RTS style I would say that it would be close to Dawn of War, except you are limited to the number of buildings you have. But by far the worst part of this game is it's tutorial for the RTS. All they did was put a video in, watch the video (you had to click on it instead of it coming up before the battle) and send you on your way. The videos didn't even explain much. There wasn't even like an easy RTS mission to set you up so that you can get familiar with the style, it just throws you right in. Also I have no idea how the cards work.

It's a shame that I am not interested in playing this game anymore because some elements of it seem really well put but they just went lazy on some parts that wouldn't exactly help a new player to the game.
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Nzgrim
( 10.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
Plus: Fun mix of multiple genres. Also you get to play as a dragon with a jetpack!

Minus: The individual parts aren't all that great. If you're expecting a great RTS for example you won't get it here.
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nightmare404x
( 24.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
It's an fairly simple RTS that has political decisions you can make that help affect the realm outside of combat, research to upgrade your dragon or army, etc. Also, you play as a dragon. With a jetpack. And can jump into the RTS battle at virtually any time to shoot fireballs. 'Nough said.
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lordzen21
( 18.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 18
Good game only 3 types of dragons you can be lots and lots of laws to pass which is nice you even get a wife and how you interact with her will change how she act's later on you will never make all the race's happy now about some of the game play its like a 4x game meets command and conquer so fun all around
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The MechE
( 18.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 15
Amazing game! Hope there is a Dragon Commander 2 some day!
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Dark Wanderer
( 10.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 7
Great game, but too damn difficult.
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Spirantgore
( 27.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 5
Loved this game! Perfect political simulater mixed with a fairytale storyline.
Only bad thing about this game was the large amount of content that was cut from the game to meet the deadline.
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The Grim Reaper
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 3
Good game nice npc's and nice voice acting but could use a bit more im key bindings and movment
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(d^u^b)
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 3
Really rather good
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KeinScheisse
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 3
Tries to do too many things average, instead of a select few good. Quantity over quality.
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zingmars
( 10.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 2
It's essentially single player only, as Multiplayer's completely dead, and there's no modding/custom maps or anything. Single player's pretty entertaining though. It's essentially a politics simulator that makes you choose between every single controversial issue you can think of, sprinkled with some drama (a waifu simulator). Oh and there's this part where you conquer the world. I guess there's also the RTS part, but you can pretty much skip it if you want (even though I guess it's meant to be half of the game).
This is a beautiful game, decent sound track and entertaining story dragged down by what appears to be budget issues (a lot of the stuff that was meant to be in the game was cut). I recommend it for a playthrough or two, but that's about it. Shame, because this game had a lot of potential. Get it on sale if you want to get it, as €40 for 10 hours of campaign at most (I stalled to see more political choices basically) without multiplayer is even worse pricing than CoD at this point.
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alkemmy
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 2
Following on from the excellent RPG "Ego Draconis" (get it if you haven't), this is a change of direction for the Divinity bulldozer, and probably a disappointment for anyone (like me) who enjoyed the RPGs. Takes a bit of reorientation to pick this one up, and if set to easy/casual mode it's just a walkover. Some difficulties with certain mice using the centre button/wheel as this just doesn't click in. Otherwise an interesting strategy game, whose continuing appeal is in the voice-overs. A great many games like this out there, and while this is a good game, hard to see it has anything above any of the rest. And there really are a lot of them if you look!
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IceMage101
( 22.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
Divinity: Dragon Commander is both memorable and all around enjoyable. Great charecters, decent story and a well done RTS system. Now there are some issues and flaws, but the overall package you get is worth the pick up espcially when the price drops down and I hope to see a possible sequel in the future.
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ShadowtheGreat
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
yeah, so i may not have to many hours on this game but please trust me when i say this; if you have a friend who is very good at rts games and he buys this for you or asks you to buy it; DO NOT under any circumstances play this game with them or even think of it for that matter. concider yourself warned. otherwise alright game, go rts
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Fresh_Undies
( 188.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
First, this game has simply awesome kick a** music that is IMHO one the best soundtracks to a video game ever developed (surpassed only by a few other exceptional titles). Most of the time real time battles involve zerg rush tactics (or much more deeper hold and advance tactics if you can unbalance the AI) such battles are also inherently optional especially if you can collect the necessary amount of cards. The strategic over world (campaign map) battles involve the mentioned card gimmick and are obtained either via the decisions you make and/or (primarily) through buildings that you can build in the overworld (campaign) map, such buildings cost gold however and multiple buildings of the same type can quickly become quite expensive which I guess is itself a tactical choice as you can never hoard a large amount of gold.

Finally the game has awesome face to face NPC interactions that often revolve around real world issues and such issues are almost always presented as a comical parody. Simply put this is one of the best games ever made.
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jedavis13579
( 21.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 31
Best Game in History. Combines my favorite game style and themes all in one. Risk style map strategy, Political Decisions that actually matter, marriage, RTS battles handled by you or your generals, and lets not forget the most important detail..You turn into a flippin dragon and roast your enemy to ashes! Also offers good challenge level, not too easy, yet not too hard. What are you waiting for?! BUY IT!
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devonworks
( 24.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 31
lots of fun just don't do the rts that was not done well. let your armys do the fighting for you. loved the decisions i could make turn to turn.
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Vododovoodvod
( 41.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 28
Have no idea why people leave negative reviews.
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Carpenter_656
( 12.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 28
its a complete random unbalanced game it was a waste of money
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ton10p
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 27
I love this game but it lacks mods and I hope it gets more content and mod compatiblity or at least hire some modders for help and ideas otherwise its just barilly making the 50$ range in games (for busnesses= try to ballence price with ammount of buyers (allot of peaple have 10 dollers a smaller ammount of peaple have 50-100 to spare on a game though smart buyers will have 100 but use it one more then 5 never mind 1 so try to make it disireable for numbers to go for it).

but demand can fall when other cheap games are patched with more content even free gets more demand becous any one wants to save money more then spend money. (and i have no programing skills or study busness but i am a consumer of medium class and I infer opon that i have had 50.9$ and now i have 0.9$ so how dose that work, when my intrest peaked i had money spare but not every one is in that state of mind and usualy dont realy have good luck after that when you want the most $ go for the resonable price for middel class and lower class (around 10$) and keep in mind allot of peaple are in that spectrim so 10$ times that is by estimet has higher potental to exceed the ammount in total of 50 because of the fact that more then 5 times the peaple who bought this game are in the price range of 10 then 50) but what do I know im only the guy who is one of the peaple who busnesses want to have buy their games.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
It's essentially single player only, as Multiplayer's completely dead, and there's no modding/custom maps or anything. Single player's pretty entertaining though. It's essentially a politics simulator that makes you choose between every single controversial issue you can think of, sprinkled with some drama (a waifu simulator). Oh and there's this part where you conquer the world. I guess there's also the RTS part, but you can pretty much skip it if you want (even though I guess it's meant to be half of the game).
This is a beautiful game, decent sound track and entertaining story dragged down by what appears to be budget issues (a lot of the stuff that was meant to be in the game was cut). I recommend it for a playthrough or two, but that's about it. Shame, because this game had a lot of potential. Get it on sale if you want to get it, as €40 for 10 hours of campaign at most (I stalled to see more political choices basically) without multiplayer is even worse pricing than CoD at this point.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
I don't like this game at all, the story is boring and there is not much RPG, mostly just lacklustre RTS and some cards as well.
The game tries to be too many different things and doesn't succeed at being good at any of them.

I know I did not play this game very long, but the amount of time I did play I did not like it at all. I don't waste my time playing games I don't like.
4/10 bad.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
It's very good, if you lower your expectation on RTS part completely.

The game is mainly divided into 3 parts. The mass effect-esq hub part where you make decisions on issues and politics, movement phase like RISK where you move your units and produce buildings, and battle phase that you either auto-resolve it or you take part on it as RTS. The game overall is very enjoyable and the effort the developers put into the game is definitely shining in most parts.

The comments during the hub section are interesting, as all the characters in the game possesses certain kind of extremism that you have to decide upon. For the races, each races possesses certain characteristics. Undeads have religious zeal, Dwarves have tendency on mercantilism, elves are eco-liberals and traditionalists, lizards are secular and democratic, and imps tend to be technocratic and overall whacky. Generals are the same too. You have Edmund, the egotistical genius, Henry, your typical hot-head lone wolf, Catherine, a radical feminist, and Scarlett, whose sorta there (She does participate in the conflict, but never a center of it). The most intersting part is the decision making. Based on your political and religious belief, you have to shape the empire yourself. And these have real consequence on battlefield too. The racial relations based on these decisions add certain emotional investment too.

I won't spoil much, but I did enjoy these decision makings and exploring story arc very much, and I consider this was the best part of the game.

RISK style management is not too bad, but not too good either. It's rather generic and feels like it's tacked on. So not much positive or negative from that.

However, the RTS..it's heaping mess. Unit balance is awful, as the units tend to group together resulting in later game those who secure most AoE units to be the most successful. Further more the excessive requirement for "micromanagement" just makes the game even more generic and makes the defend-and-snowball tactics too be uniformly the best. Dragons are not much help either. You are simply too powerful and the cost of you spawning is too cheap. As a result, almost every game is you trapping AI to funnel in it's unit into your position, demolish them using either healing ability of your dragon or directly assisting the attack, and snowball afterwards.

So if you expect a RTS game, no this is not for you. This is more like good politically active (since there's no really right or wrong answers except for few instances) visual novel with tacked on RTS game.

So there you have my review. If you like mass effect style decision making and meeting interesting character, by all means this game is great. If you are into good RTS? I'd stay with DoW series, Total War series, Homeworld series, and many others that are way more worthy than this game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
It's different. It's fun.

Strategy, diplomacy, and ♥♥♥♥ing dragons.

I'm a cult follower of the Divinity series and I've never looked back or been disappointed.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
lots of fun just don't do the rts that was not done well. let your armys do the fighting for you. loved the decisions i could make turn to turn.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
I purchased this game on sale for 6 dollars, but even so I cannot recommend it. I feel like this game doesn't know what it wants to be.

The voice acting is great and really makes you think you're in a well written rpg. The strategy element is somewhat lacking, and the battles are quite similar from the early game even into the final stages of the game. Dragon Commander tried to tie in both RTS and RPG elements, but in doing so fell short of being a good RTS or a good RPG.

For $40 this game should have been better. You can beat the main campaign in about 7 hours and feel no need to go back to it at all. I purchased it for $6 and still don't recommend it. I know that sounds harsh, but this game really let me down.

Also.
- The game will crash on you in battles. In order to fix this you must lower your settings to minimum even if your graphics card can run the game on max settings. Also, you must download the 2 files listed ont he dev's discussion post. If you do these two things the game runs fine. I just don't like that I have a modern gaming PC and I need to do all of this extra stuff just to get the game to work.

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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 8
While I do love a good many things about this game, it has some rather glaring flaws. The look of this game is excellent, the characters are interesting, and the mixture of rpg and turn-based strategy elements blend nicely in many regards. That's where my compliments end.

First off this game does not seem to have a pause button of any sort (Keyboard, game ui, nothing) when you are fighting the actual battles. The controls in dragon form are also rather weird in my opinion. Your dragon alos doesn't really play as big of a role in battle as one would thing. While it can help turn the tide in some cases, you are often better building regular units and dumping research into them instead of your dragon. I get this as a balance, but I expected something a bit more impressive considering it's one of the main focuses for the game.

Sadly, the combat is also a bit boring after awhile. You see it less as a battle of two or more armies and more as a battle between blobs. Often your best bet is to just bull rush your enemy and kill his small initial force if possible or turtle until they can no longer rebuild units. As a rts game, I have to say that is sucks. Which is sad since that makes up most of the game. If you can get past that, then feel free to try it.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
First the good.
1)This is a pretty interesting RTS. The end.
2) I bought it on sale and only paid a bit over $5

Now the bad.
1)For a game called Dragon Commander the "dragon" play seems mostly like an afterthought. You are basically just an airborne hovering turret that can cast buffs and debuffs on units. This is admittedly part of what makes the RTS side interesting but a dragon flight simulator this is not. No dog fights, no barrel rolls. Most of the game can be played without ever becoming a dragon.

2) The political and social side of this game is PAINFULL if you are anything other than a liberal progressive. There is no balance to the gameplay here and the developers biases bleed all over this aspect of the game. As a free-market libertarian the only time I didn't ♥♥♥♥ everyone off was with my support of gay rights. At the very least there should be an option to disable this aspect of the game and play it as a pure RTS.

I have a love hate relationship with this game. When I am on the strategic map or in combat I love it. When I'm on the Raven I hate it. Over all though I cannot recommend this game as I can't see myself enduring too many more hours of ideological pedagogy from the uber-left. Too bad this game has real promise in the RTS department.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 29
you're a dragon that breathes fire on cun.ts while you tell your little munchkin shi.ts to fu.ck up other munchkins while you fuc.king INCINERATE everything
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29 of 41 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2015
Waited ages for the price of this game to come down, been keeping my eye on it for months because it looked like a really great game. It's basically 3 mini games in one, you have the risk style battle map, the animated and voiced interactions with your retinue onboard your flagship, which is meant to serve as the political/diplomacy portion. And then ofcourse the actual meat and potatoes of the game, the RTS style gameplay.

1)Strategy map.
Way too simplistic, felt very empty and lacked purpose. AI moves were predictable. I don't like the card system either, for example there is a card to commit genocide in a region of your choice. It just feels all too easy, would of been better to have raider units, which you must create and then transport to the region. But no, you just plonk down a card and suddenly the job is done.

2)Ship interactions (household and military retinue)
Fully voiced and looks ok. But feels more like a slide show presentation sometimes, for example, you could be talking to one of your aids, then pick one of the limited dialog options and your aid will suddenly change stance or move location slighty instead of it being a seamless animation, it feels each bit was stiched together haphazardly.

3)RTS battle game
Probably the bit I was looking forward to the most, and the bit that disapointed me the most. The UI is clunky and way too large, it obstructs a large part of the screen. The actual fights are super easy, once you get to grips with buildings and managing your recruits, it very quickly becomes a snore fest. And the novelty of being a dragon in battle wears off after the first 5 minutes when you come to realise that being a dragon just made the game even easier.

It might be worth playing for the story, if you like that sort of thing. But if you're looking for a totalwar style game with dragons, then this is probably going to leave you with buyer's remorse.
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11 of 18 people (61%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2015
This game could have been far better. First time I was in a battle with my dragon I failed. Horribly.
I wasn't given a chance to ease into combat. I was thrown into the combat situation and no explanation what stuff did. The game didn't show, explain or make me understand what was going on.

I did enjoy the RPG elements. The goblin where I could upgrade units. The magician to upgrade the dragon. The council to make decisions and the politics. Where one commander didn't like you and changed his mind after a few battles. Stuff like that great. But other than that the game was not for me.

I would have enjoyed to have a more strategic way of fighting. Would be cool if each zone needed to be taken over by creating a base rather than just killing off the enemies with some RNG mechanic. I didn't like the game much at all combat wise which is the main part of the game. Thus I won't recommend it. Flying the dragon was awesome, but everything else was not.

If you like RNG (Random Number Generation) games, RPG ish and politics, maybe this game is for you.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2015
Great voice acting, interesting story and unlike a few others I really enjoy the combat system.
It requires tactics and yes, you can use transportation units to win most battles quickly, but in the end it is you to choose whether you use these or no. If you think those units ruin the game for you, don't use them.
I really enjoy the game and I certainly recommend it!
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2015
You're a general who can turn into a dragon - how is this not amazing? Sadly by doing so in a fairly rubbish 'tactical' mini game that serves as a Zerg rush simulator and little else - which is positively criminal given how beautiful the strategic game can be and how utterly glorious the princesses and the councillors are. I just wish a little of the obvious love spent on them had been invested in the actual tactical side of things.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2015
A Political game of relevance and fun, shame the strategy part is rather lacking. it was fun, i keep playing to the very end. smiling with glee for the laws i lay and the choices i made. and its consequences.

Come for the story and the well treated politicla argues with dipolmats and generals. trip over the combat.... (well Not the BEING A FREAKING DRAGON part......that was really.....AWESOME:D)
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Recommended
24.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 27
A hodge podge of strategy games that feels oh so very right. I enjoy the way they mesh together, and nothing feels better than turning the tides of a RTS battle that you had only 1% chance to win by turning into a dragon with a jetpack, and leveling all the non anti-air units. The strategy elements aren't hard to figure out for anyone who's played any type of RTS, and is a great game to lose some time in.

The politics of this game contribute by enhancing or hampering your controlled territories by the decisions you make, plus there are factions you can either appease or essentially treat like a tiny bug by crushing their hopes of every being significant.

All the characters are interesting, and you have the ability to marry someone from each of the factions, including a lizard, a dwarf, and skeleton. I never found myself wishing for different scenarios in the game outside of the ability of diplomacy which is my only real gripe with an otherwise fantstic game.
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Recommended
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
The combat is lame and boring but the politics is freakin hillarious!! Not to be talen too seriously. Recommended if you play for the laughs in conversations with npcs, not the gameplay.
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Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2015
As a RTS/strategy/visual novel hybrid, It's basically three thematically related games grafted to each other. What you get out of it seems like it's strongly influenced by how deeply you delve into the RTS section. I found the singleplayer campaign is also a bit short at 9 hours, which, while taken at a veeery leasurely pace, also intentionally excluded most of the RTS battles that would have massively padded it).

Visual Novel (Shipboard diplomacy sections)
I suppose the first thing I should say is the game's politics are VERY 2014 American-centric. Thinly veiled medical MJ, sexual orientation issues, and social justice themes abound. I could almost 1:1 match the races to poltical factions in US poltics as seen from a cynical 20-something. It's so blatent that it's almost immersion breaking. At one point you will be required to choose a wife for your arranged marriage. Each prospective bride has a mildly branching story arc that ends in one of two conclusions, and these are somewhat better written, although not by much, The same goes for each of your four generals, General Dudebro, General Racist Snob, General Femanazi, and General Badgirl. While the generals all start out varying shades of unlikable, their character arcs are not quite as hamfisted as the fantasy UN. Voice acting is competent throughout though rarely standout. Visual Novel sections are also where you buy your RTS upgrades.

Strategy (World map sections)
This is the part of the game I spent the most time with. A region map is broken up into territories where you can station units. Each territory can have a building on it, either a factory to produce units, a mine to increase its income, or one of the other structures to give you advantage cards. In practice, I found the mines and taverns (they give you coupon cards for free, one-battle units) to be overwhelmingly the most useful. Minor balance issues aside, it all looked and played very competently, if extremely easy on normal. I lingered on act 1 and act 2 to see more visual novel development when the enemy was hopelessly outmanned and maneuvered and accidentily carried the per-turn advantages of money and research forward with no penalty. Thus Act 3 was a steamroll that never faltered and was never close. I think the biggest problems were that the AI wasn't aggressive enough. It allowed me to almost without exception choose my battles and only fight when I had an overwhelming advantage. Add to that copious mercenary cards from my many taverns, and I should have bumped the difficulty to hard at least. I feel like there should have been a hand of cards limit to avoid stockpiling.

Real Time Strategy (Burninating all the people, in their thatched roof cottages!)
It's odd that the heart of the game was almost completely optional! When a territory is contested you are presented with the option to auto-resolve it or start a RTS battle. Any general other than the Dragon Knight auto resolves, but if you choose youself as the general, you start battle. Then starts a pretty conventional RTS. Bases are only constructed on pre-designated locations and only by your infantry. You have two resources, recruits and money. Money is required for buildings and both are required for each unit contructed. Summoning yourself (a large dragon with a jetpack) requires recruits (I jokingly suggest you eat them to transform). While you are flying around as a dragon, you can't issue commands and your army will only follow preissued orders. It's all very competently done, but I never got the feeling of being an unstoppable dragon. Mostly you pick away at units until you soak up too much damage and have to flee without having accomplished much. Wooh...

Overall, it looks like the singleplayer campaign was barely more than an extended tutorial for multiplayer. If I can find a friend with it, I might even try my hand at multiplayer. Still, I had fun with it and will probably play it again. I just can't help but wish they had streamlined the VN parts or required RTS more forcefully. As it is, the three gameplay modes don't really mesh all that well and prevent the game from being truly great.
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Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2015
Very fun little game, a friend gifted it to me! 10/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
Can't say I've ever lost interest in a game as seemingly feature rich as this one, as fast as I did.

Finished the first couple (maybe few) missions and never felt any urge to open it again. The battles weren't challenging yet somehow managed to feel hectic too. If I paid full price for the game I'd have been very disapointed.

Who knows maybe I'll open the game up again and give it a better review but as it sits, I feel no urge to play it again.
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Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
This is actually the very first time I've felt compelled to write a review on Steam. And I'll keep it as brief as my experience with the game.

I really did have high hoped for this one. It's been sitting in my Steam library for quite a while now.
I was essentially saving it for a weekend when I had the time to really sink my teeth into something enjoyable.
An RTS with RPG elements and an interesting pantheon of characters -- what could go wrong?

Well...It sis not take me more than 45 minutes to figuure out that this was not one of those strategy games I played and loved growing up - Command & Conquer, Warcraft etc. The learning curve is immensly steep and the user interface is down-right ugly -- as are most of the units.

No - this is not in any way a full review. This is more of a gut-reaction. And my gut needs a generous helping of Pepto Bismol after this rotten treat.
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