Forced is a 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.
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Datum vydání: 24. říj. 2013

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13. června

FORCED v1.22, Connecting people

Hi!

We have finally uploaded the massive network solution we've been working on for months. In short it replaces the old code we had and utilizes the steam backend, which should now allow more than 99% of people to connect to each other.
Before that people might have been stuck in different router setups that we hadn't predicted, but that should no longer occur.

Minor bugs may have been introduced due to this massive update, but we haven't had any reports for days now, and we've been playing a lot as well. So we are pretty sure Forced should now offer you a great experience no matter what evil router from hell you might have in your dungeon. But if you encounter a bug please post it on the forum, we will check on a daily basis.

Playing with randoms is awesome:
While playing recently, I encountered Seolfer (rank 2 in single player), who didn't knew I was one of the developers. So I thought “I'm not gonna tell him that” and I still haven't... :)
That lead to one of my best experiences with FORCED so far. We've been playing for hours and I was treated like a random internet guy from Denmark. Even without voice communication we were actually able to get the challenge crystals in world 4, amazing telekinetic play! :)
It's quite a special experience to play a campaign driven game with a random player over the web. You share an intimate problem-solving time over several hours, and might never meet again. Well I just wanted to recommend grabbing a few crystals like that, instead of only using friends.
So if you meet Seolfer or similar awesomely behaving entities, you should definitely grab some trials with them :)

Lastly thanks for actively helping us fix the new network solution.

FORCED love!
@Baboonlord and @BetaDwarf

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6. června

FORCED v1.21, Network fixes

Hi everyone,

Sorry we've been out of touch for so long, we've been hard at work rewriting a lot of the new network code to fix all the problems it introduced.
As always with network, it's a bigger task than anticipated, and thus we've been getting more and more stressed without knowing what to tell you guys.

We just released a new patch however, and this one should be vastly better than before.
We're hoping to gather some feedback from all the players over the next week and then fix the last few issues.

You can head over to this discussion; http://steamcommunity.com/app/249990/discussions/0/522729358661470285/

Which will tell you the newest fixes as well as what we’re currently working on, in the hopes that you’ll have greater clarity about what’s going on :)

Thank you again for your patience, and keep up the activity on the forums, it’s greatly helping us in figuring out how to improve the game!

-BetaDwarf

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Recenze

“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

Informace o hře

Forced is a 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)

Systémové požadavky

PC
Mac
Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon X2, or equal at 1.6GHz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, SM 3.0-compatible
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, 16-bit
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: QuadCore 2.0 GHz +
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS or better, 512MB+ VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, 16-bit
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.7.5 (Lion)
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion)
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Quad Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GT 120 / ATI Radeon HD
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, SM 3.0-compatible
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: QuadCore 2.0 GHz +
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GT 120 / ATI Radeon HD
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
Užitečné recenze od zákazníků
22 z 24 osob (92%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
8.1 hodin celkem
Forced is absolutely brutal, requiring constant team communication, clever problem solving and the mastery of combat skills. It can be an incredible amount of fun and is highly recommended for any group of gamer friends.This game pleasantly surprised me: simple in concept, but with an incredible amount of depth to it.I can’t stress enough how much fun Forced is when you’ve got even just one other player. It’s a smartly designed cooperative action game with a great variety in its challenges, and a great combat system that encourages teamwork over all else.Forced is an honest cooperative RPG with some good ideas suitable for 3 or 4 players but a hard nut to crack for lone wolves.Playing solo is oftentimes more frustrating than fun.However if you’re itching for a hardcore co-op action experience, then you’ve struck gold with Forced.
Přidáno: 22. června
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14 z 16 osob (88%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
2.9 hodin celkem
Easily one of the best Co-Op experiences out there; the puzzles can seem easy at times, but at others they can easily stop you dead in your tracks. I play it on occasion with a friend and we always have an enjoyable time. Also for the price it is an easy 10/10, well worth the money and with steam sales it is a no brainer.
Přidáno: 6. června
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3 z 3 osob (100%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
9.5 hodin celkem
For those who like games with good graphics i dont recommend u playing this game :)


Story : 7/10
Basicly the players are cast as slaves who are forced to fight in a fantasy gladiator arena.
The slaves are from a village where people are bred solely to be gladiators and fight for the pleasure of demon types to win their freedom.
The players have the help of Balfus( this guy has a ♥♥♥♥ty voice actor btw) , a Spirit Mentor, and need to overcome the challenges and defeat the guardians of each arena.


Graphics : 5/10

As i mentioned eariler the graphics r really bad but that doesnt change the fact the game is fun to play !

Gameplay : 9/10

Though i havent completed the whole game yet i really enjoyed sloving the puzzles n doing the challenges
There are 4 weapons to choose , each one represnts a class and each class has 8 different abilittes( and 8 passives)

Voice acting: 6/10

cant really tell why they made that ♥♥♥♥ty guy voice act balfus +_+" im just disappointed ,,


Music: 9/10
Good music = Good game for meh :P



overall 8/10
Přidáno: 7. července
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5 z 7 osob (71%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
19.8 hodin celkem
I've only really tried this 2 player on a LAN... but definitely worth my money! The puzzles are challenging, the gameplay is a delightful combination of fast & strategic. There are a few bugs I've encountered (e.g., couldn't complete the tutorial, sometimes the other player becomes "stuck" and unable to move), but they really aren't that frequent (1 per hour perhaps).

It's kind of like Portal & Alien Swarm's love child. Good fun!
Přidáno: 3. června
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9 z 15 osob (60%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
1.1 hodin celkem
No

At first the review ended there, but I guess I should actually write some stuff about this game. The ball mechanic, the one thing that really stands out at all, is more obnoxious than anything and I don't see how it would even look good on paper. Other than that it's just kind of a low budget, uninspired, unpolished ARPG with nothing really going for it.
Přidáno: 20. června
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209 z 244 osob (86%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
12.9 hodin celkem
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.

Přidáno: 25. listopadu 2013
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