Forced is a challenging 1-4-player co-op arcade action RPG with puzzle and tactical elements. Cast as slaves in the toughest fantasy gladiator school of them all, 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.
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Дата на излизане: 24 октомври 2013

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Закупуване на FORCED: Slightly Better Deluxe Edition

Includes the original hit game, the official soundtrack, the 140-page digital art book, 43-page digital strategy guide, and access to the black Champion armor, allowing you to customize your gladiators look. Click here to see the Deluxe Edition Page.

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Закупуване на FORCED: Slightly Better Edition Four Pack

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25 март

FORCED SHOWDOWN Pre-release event!



Our next project FORCED SHOWDOWN is running a pre-release event from this moment and until the release March 29th!

As part of the event - It is possible to unlock more content for the game, reduce the launch price, win early access, and compete for sponsored prizes by watching streamers play.

All you have to do is get on Twitch and watch FORCED SHOWDOWN being played. For every minute watched - the launch discount will increase! So don’t waste precious time, come join the fun now!

Follow the event at HERE

For quick ones - here are some event keys (which will expire on release)
BJKHG-060EB-Q30RM
HXZFW-063AL-K7I83
9G68I-T6XAM-F4GCZ
VHIPE-AZYBX-I6RGB
CGJXA-K94RL-NWNVF

Enjoy!
-BetaDwarf

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“Forced is one of the best co-op games around”
See – http://www.gamefront.com/indie-gems-forced-collaborates-in-the-arena

“Teamwork unlike almost any game I've played before”
See – http://www.onrpg.com/articles/editorial/pax-prime-2013-day-1-recap-pt-1-elder-scrolls-online-forced-strife-and-cosplay/3/

“It is these strategy elements, whether mental or physical, and the degree of communication and coordination required to achieve them where FORCED truly shines as a co-op game.”
5/5 – http://www.co-optimus.com/review/1302/page/2/forced-co-op-review.html

Относно тази игра

Forced is a challenging 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 spent 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)

News

http://twitter.com/betadwarf // http://twitter.com/baboonlord // http://facebook.com/forcedthegame

Secrets

http://www.eternalarenas.com/

Системни изисквания

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Минимални:
    • ОС: Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Процесор: Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon X2, or equal at 1.6GHz or better
    • Памет: 2 GB памет
    • Видеокарта: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, SM 3.0-compatible
    • DirectX: версия 9.0c
    • Устройство за съхранение: 5 GB достъпно пространство
    • Звукова карта: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, 16-bit
    Препоръчителни:
    • ОС: Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Процесор: QuadCore 2.0 GHz +
    • Памет: 8 GB памет
    • Видеокарта: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS or better, 512MB+ VRAM
    • Устройство за съхранение: 5 GB достъпно пространство
    • Звукова карта: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, 16-bit
    Минимални:
    • ОС: 10.7.5 (Lion)
    • Процесор: 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Памет: 2 GB памет
    • Видеокарта: Integrated
    • Устройство за съхранение: 5 GB достъпно пространство
    Препоръчителни:
    • ОС: 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion)
    • Процесор: 2.4 GHz Intel Quad Core
    • Памет: 4 GB памет
    • Видеокарта: Nvidia Geforce GT 120 / ATI Radeon HD
    • Устройство за съхранение: 5 GB достъпно пространство
    Минимални:
    • ОС: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Процесор: 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Памет: 2 GB памет
    • Видеокарта: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, SM 3.0-compatible
    • Устройство за съхранение: 5 GB достъпно пространство
    Препоръчителни:
    • ОС: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Процесор: QuadCore 2.0 GHz +
    • Памет: 4 GB памет
    • Видеокарта: Nvidia Geforce GT 120 / ATI Radeon HD
    • Устройство за съхранение: 5 GB достъпно пространство
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Sh00t3rman
( 7.3 изиграни часа )
Публикувани: 25 юни
Fun game with friends. Can be brutally hard, but it's a good co-op.
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Drakeman
( 13.9 изиграни часа )
Публикувани: 24 юни
A very nice game, it has great soundtrack, fairly simple to play but challenging nevertheless. The challenges and time trials add lots of playtime to achieve.

However, buy it only if you intend to play it with friends or family, it's not very good as a single player game
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Zerobro
( 2.7 изиграни часа )
Публикувани: 24 юни
Basically Gauntlet game on n64.
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Libra
( 19.8 изиграни часа )
Публикувани: 24 юни
Too often it felt like work instead of fun.
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Swiskon
( 2.0 изиграни часа )
Публикувани: 24 юни
I bought this for myself and 3 friends for some hack and slash action with cool puzzles. Now, the puzzles are fine. Not very complicated which is good when you at the same time is bombarded with enemies. The problem with this game is the hack and slash part. It's just not compelling or versatile. It falls flat. Every enemies takes a lot of hits and just makes them annoying rather than scary and fun. the different characters

The different characters don't feel very appealing and the RPG elements are limited and boring.

Me nor my friends could recommend this.
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fatalsoul
( 132.8 изиграни часа )
Публикувани: 23 юни
This is the most challenging co-op game I've ever played.
Recommend.
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~Zero
( 21.4 изиграни часа )
Публикувани: 21 юни
A very challenging top-down puzzle action game that heavily focused on coop gameplay. Be aware, you WILL die tons of times.

In every stage, you get to choose one of 4 different equipments, each have its unique skill and usefulness. The game mechanics are pretty straight forward. Every few stages it introduce a new puzzle element, and each stage you earn medals to unlock more active or passive skills for your characters.

Although this game can be played solo, coop is still the way to play it. I completed the game with my co-op buddy in 2-player coop, and how I wish we can actually get 4 players to enjoy together! The game scales pretty well depends on how many players are in the game (for example, the more players you have, the more enemies will be spawned, and the target objectives will be harder).

The graphics and musics are not bad. The plot is negligible. Glitches still occur occasionally, but most are cosmetic. Nothing game breaking. This game handles networking pretty well. If you are playing online coop, as long as the internet is not too terrible, the game is very playable even with a little bit of lag.

For Achievement Hunters
All the achievements are doable, but will require you to get good in the game. This is not a very popular game, so game guides are quite scarce. Some of the stage challenges are easier on single player due to reduced difficulty. Most of the stage challenges and time challenges requires careful planning, practise, and a bit of luck.

My score: 8/10
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OGwawa
( 6.7 изиграни часа )
Публикувани: 20 юни
Co-op gameplay is great. The puzzle aspect and coordination required with the light orb sets the game apart from others in the genre.
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Bishbad
( 5.7 изиграни часа )
Публикувани: 18 юни
Got gang banged by 3 cows and 20 invulnerable statues 11/10.
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Tall Guy
( 5.9 изиграни часа )
Публикувани: 17 юни
Disclaimer: Only tried the game in single-player mode so far.

And it's great! It kept me up till 5:30 am, and I hadn't had this happen in quite a few years. FORCED is like the child of Diablo and Zelda (the games! not the characters :P). If you like both ARPGs and puzzle / platformers this is for you.

You play as a Gladiator, a soul bred and trained for one purpose; to fight and survive the challenges of the Arena. Your spirit mentor, a blue wisp, guides you through these challenges. The game is split up into 4 (from what I can tell) segments, each with 5 trials and a guardian (boss). Each trial (including the guardian) has both a challenge and a time trial as well for extra gems - which you use to unlock skills. It looks like it will keep you busy for at least a dozen hours, if not more.

In each Trial, the goal is always very clear, but don't expect "how on earth do I get there?" to also be clear ;) The puzzles pose various tactical (planning) and practical (execution) challenges - some of them very hard. The different classes / abilities aren't just reskins of eachother, they have very distinct effects and there's some synergy within the class itself. The difficulty & learning curve ramp up very smoothly. I also liked that all classes play very well with both keyboard / mouse & controller. Except the archer - he's a ♥♥♥♥♥ to aim with a controller. The only major downside I found was that the combat felt a bit stiff - I had a feeling I was constantly missing a couple more active abilities in my arsenal. Maybe a dodge/block/parry with a really small cooldown?

The visual direction this game has is great. You take a random screenshot, it's gonna look beautiful. Very nice color pallette, and it's very functional as well. You never really have "I didn't see that" or "where am I" moments, even amidst chaotic battles. The game's soundtracks are also very well composed and fit each level. SFX are well designed as well, though nothing special. But what really sells the audio of the game is the voice acting. It's actually acting, as opposed to just reading lines. And it's not just your spirit mentor, but the bosses as well, which really helps build up the anticipation of facing them. The game isn't story-heavy (nor does it have to be) but the plot is quite interesting and well written.

Overall the gameplay nailed it for me. Great experience and really looking forward to trying local co-op. I'm glad I bought it and would definitely recommend it!
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4 от 4 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
Препоръчани
21.4 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 21 юни
A very challenging top-down puzzle action game that heavily focused on coop gameplay. Be aware, you WILL die tons of times.

In every stage, you get to choose one of 4 different equipments, each have its unique skill and usefulness. The game mechanics are pretty straight forward. Every few stages it introduce a new puzzle element, and each stage you earn medals to unlock more active or passive skills for your characters.

Although this game can be played solo, coop is still the way to play it. I completed the game with my co-op buddy in 2-player coop, and how I wish we can actually get 4 players to enjoy together! The game scales pretty well depends on how many players are in the game (for example, the more players you have, the more enemies will be spawned, and the target objectives will be harder).

The graphics and musics are not bad. The plot is negligible. Glitches still occur occasionally, but most are cosmetic. Nothing game breaking. This game handles networking pretty well. If you are playing online coop, as long as the internet is not too terrible, the game is very playable even with a little bit of lag.

For Achievement Hunters
All the achievements are doable, but will require you to get good in the game. This is not a very popular game, so game guides are quite scarce. Some of the stage challenges are easier on single player due to reduced difficulty. Most of the stage challenges and time challenges requires careful planning, practise, and a bit of luck.

My score: 8/10
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1 от 1 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
1 човек намери тази рецензия за забавна
Препоръчани
5.9 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 17 юни
Disclaimer: Only tried the game in single-player mode so far.

And it's great! It kept me up till 5:30 am, and I hadn't had this happen in quite a few years. FORCED is like the child of Diablo and Zelda (the games! not the characters :P). If you like both ARPGs and puzzle / platformers this is for you.

You play as a Gladiator, a soul bred and trained for one purpose; to fight and survive the challenges of the Arena. Your spirit mentor, a blue wisp, guides you through these challenges. The game is split up into 4 (from what I can tell) segments, each with 5 trials and a guardian (boss). Each trial (including the guardian) has both a challenge and a time trial as well for extra gems - which you use to unlock skills. It looks like it will keep you busy for at least a dozen hours, if not more.

In each Trial, the goal is always very clear, but don't expect "how on earth do I get there?" to also be clear ;) The puzzles pose various tactical (planning) and practical (execution) challenges - some of them very hard. The different classes / abilities aren't just reskins of eachother, they have very distinct effects and there's some synergy within the class itself. The difficulty & learning curve ramp up very smoothly. I also liked that all classes play very well with both keyboard / mouse & controller. Except the archer - he's a ♥♥♥♥♥ to aim with a controller. The only major downside I found was that the combat felt a bit stiff - I had a feeling I was constantly missing a couple more active abilities in my arsenal. Maybe a dodge/block/parry with a really small cooldown?

The visual direction this game has is great. You take a random screenshot, it's gonna look beautiful. Very nice color pallette, and it's very functional as well. You never really have "I didn't see that" or "where am I" moments, even amidst chaotic battles. The game's soundtracks are also very well composed and fit each level. SFX are well designed as well, though nothing special. But what really sells the audio of the game is the voice acting. It's actually acting, as opposed to just reading lines. And it's not just your spirit mentor, but the bosses as well, which really helps build up the anticipation of facing them. The game isn't story-heavy (nor does it have to be) but the plot is quite interesting and well written.

Overall the gameplay nailed it for me. Great experience and really looking forward to trying local co-op. I'm glad I bought it and would definitely recommend it!
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2 от 3 човека (67%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
Препоръчани
15.8 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 12 юни
I really recommend this game to be played with a good friend of yours, theres gonna be shouting.. But it's definetely worth it!
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2 от 3 човека (67%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
Препоръчани
3.3 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 12 юни
Designed with Co-Op in mind. Worked great with 3 players. We really enjoyed the time trials.
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3 от 5 човека (60%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
Препоръчани
2.9 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 28 май
Danish developed game, but a team whom really shows off their passion, and depth of commitment - check their story at their website, it is really a heartwarming one c'',)
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Най-полезни рецензии  Общо
231 от 247 човека (94%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
9 човека намериха тази рецензия за забавна
Препоръчани
7.1 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 13 октомври 2014
Do NOT buy this game if you plan to play single player. It's miserable.

That said, I absolutely recommend this game for co-op with 3 or 4 players. This game is a very tough gauntlet-style game, with puzzley elements frequently thrown in. Yes, you are smacking monsters and trying to stay alive, while doing puzzles at the same time. It's freaking hard.

But, it is very satisfying to complete the levels.

The only downside is that the netcode still isn't rock solid. For whatever reason, I have a 20%ish game freeze rate when trying to start a group game, requiring me to totally shut down the game and restart. Other than that, it seems ok.
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226 от 268 човека (84%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
Препоръчани
14.4 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 25 ноември 2013
Forced is a co-op tactical arena game. It can be compared to games like Diablo, but it's not another Diablo clone - there's no loot in this game and its more co-op than any Diablo-like games I played.

In this game you play as slave gladiator who is forced to fight to amuse god-like creatures. Thus this game is based around Trials - rather small arena-like challenges. They can vary from "kill everyone" kind of thing to puzzles, mazes and boss battles.

You have 4 classes(or to be more precise - 4 weapons) - Volcanic Hammer(AoE melee damage), Frost Shield(Tank), Spirit Blades(Single target melee damage), Storm Bow(Ranged damage) (Each of them have skills to heal each other). In each trial you can get a maximum of 3 crystals (1 for the completion of the trial, 1 for challenge(these will vary from trial to trial) and 1 for time attack). These crystals will unlock new skills(you have a total of 8 active and 8 passive skills for each weapon with only 6 slots(3 for active and 3 for passive)). Also note that your progress is shared among all weapons, so you will get all skills for all weapons simultaneously,

Another thing is Spirit Mentor(named Balfus) who is one of the key features of the game. Balfus is your way of interacting with environment and is vital to every trial. To spice things up, you can't just order him to go somewhere. Instead, you can only call him on your current position, which makes everything a bit harder.

And about the difficulty - this game is hard. Like, really hard. Not once have I found myself stuck and not once did I go back to gather some more crystals.

As a closing note - this game is heavily co-op oriented and I don't know how good it plays in single player. So it will be better if you have some friends to play with.

As a downside of this game I can say about quite unstable net code, but devs are constantly working on it.

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135 от 153 човека (88%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
9 човека намериха тази рецензия за забавна
Препоръчани
23.3 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 2 юни 2015
Don't try this without friends, you'll go mad in singleplayer. Extremely difficult, we've spent over an hour on certain trials (still not done with all of them), especially difficult if you want to do the challenges. Controls work great on a controller, gameplay is overall interesting. The orb idea is a neat one, makes for fun and interesting puzzles, although you might kill your friends over it at certain times. You WILL have to go back and revisit previous levels to do the challenges, which provide the upgrade gems for abilities. I personally like this, challenges are usually fun and they really need teamwork, but I imagine it may bother some people playing the same levels over and over.

Plays best if you have friends over, you really need to communicate (yell, actually). The main reason why you really need friends for this. Everyone should have a mic and lots of patience, really difficult to have this with strangers.

Got a 4 pack in sale a while back, money well spent. We're at roughly 23 hours so far and still has a lot to offer, so I'm pretty sure you would be happy with it even at full price.
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78 от 85 човека (92%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
3 човека намериха тази рецензия за забавна
Препоръчани
87.9 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 30 септември 2015
I really owe this game a review. I've had more fun with this playing with friends than any other game. No other game has permitted me to talk at such loud levels to the people sitting next to me.

It's a lot like gauntlent but a greater challenge in my opinion. Where as gauntlent is more geared toward grinding mobs down, this is more for how well can you work together on a particular goal. I haven't encountered many games that make you have to be this tightly coordinated. Weak links will become apparent and quick. Each level brings a new way of having to making a plan. Each monster has to be learned how to be dealt with. Kiting isn't an option. Understanding how each fighter operates is vital.

My warnings: This is meant for co-op. You can play single player, but you aren't going to have as much fun. More importantly, you will want to find a consistant person or so to play with, which I know isn't always easy. Pugging this game usually ends in a bad result, and there aren't enough people in the lobby to make games happen when you have time to play. Also, I would not say this is for a casual gamer. If you haven't built up a reasonable degree of twitch, I feel you are just going to get frustrated. I'm not saying people can't learn, but I've seen people that don't play a lot of games say this is not for them.

Games are fun, but to me this one was an experience. One I could share with some good friends.
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124 от 152 човека (82%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
Препоръчани
25.7 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 30 декември 2013
FORCED is a Action Role-Playing Game heavily pushing a co-op experience.

STORY
I would say the weakest part of the game, other than some of the technical issues that some people still experience (see technical) - would be the story. It's a very quick and short tale that leaves a lot to the imagination. I'm not saying it's bad; simply shallow. If your goal is to find a rich story - you will not find it here.

ELEMENTS
All players have the option to play one of four classes which are determined in the entrance room to each trial room. It is also good to note that no matter the decision of the class; in most cases you will have healing spells, damage spells, and defensive spells of some kind. Other than the inherit differences between melee and ranged; the developers have done a good job at keeping most everything balanced. The true co-op experience comes into play before anyone even enters a trial; deciding who will have which spell to counter the trial mechanics. This is an element that most co-op games don't have.

GAMEPLAY
Once your skills and class has been chosen - per challenge - you will face 25 trials with increasing difficulty. As one may expect the game starts out in a tutorial manner, teaching players how to navigate the trial and use new mechanics. Balfus (your spirit guide) is an integral part of the gameplay, requiring players to move him to destroy shrines or statues, light the path, assist in damage dealing, or in some trials - used against you!The primary game play is to complete objectives which range from killing monsters, finding the end of a maze, or simply lighting shrines. As a side note I wouldn't say this is necessarily a game with heavy puzzle elements; however there is a degree of puzzle solving.

DIFFICULTY
If you plan on being a completionist, to get all 75 crystals and all achievements, expect to spend some time on this game. At the time of this writing I have completed all achievements in roughly 24 hours of gameplay. Most challenges took my team 1-10 tries; the challenge on the last boss took us roughly 4 hours. If you plan on simply completing the trials to have the experience to play - expect at best half of that. I would not recommend this game if you want to just play single player - this is a game best experienced with friends. Disclaimer: Your mileage my vary, every gamer and team is different you could see significantly less or more gameplay.

TECHNICAL
I have to peck at the game a bit on this level; there are still a few issues with networking that the developers are actively working on. In addition the game is poorly optimized in terms of graphics use. A lot of the options to effectively reduce load on a computers GPU is non-existant. My system with a GTX570 runs this game fine, but quite hot in comparison to other games with a much higher expectation (100% load in some areas running 70c+). I assume as the game matures further, the developers will continue solving some of the technical issues that some players are reporting as problems; they did not effect my team as much as some but it is important to note that they could come up.

CONCLUSION
Highly recommended for any CO-OP experience. This game is quite fun with a lot of potential for growth in the future. 9/10 for what it is, and for my experience.
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