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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Grotendeels positief (2,050 recensies) - 75% van de 2,050 gebruikersrecensies voor deze game is positief.
Releasedatum: 24 okt 2013

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25 maart

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
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Enjoy!
-BetaDwarf

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Recensies

“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

Over dit spel

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/

Systeemeisen

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Besturingssysteem: Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon X2, or equal at 1.6GHz or better
    • Geheugen: 2 GB RAM
    • Grafische kaart: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, SM 3.0-compatible
    • DirectX: Versie 9.0c
    • Opslagruimte: 5 GB beschikbare ruimte
    • Geluidskaart: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, 16-bit
    Aanbevolen:
    • Besturingssysteem: Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: QuadCore 2.0 GHz +
    • Geheugen: 8 GB RAM
    • Grafische kaart: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS or better, 512MB+ VRAM
    • Opslagruimte: 5 GB beschikbare ruimte
    • Geluidskaart: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, 16-bit
    Minimum:
    • Besturingssysteem: 10.7.5 (Lion)
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Geheugen: 2 GB RAM
    • Grafische kaart: Integrated
    • Opslagruimte: 5 GB beschikbare ruimte
    Aanbevolen:
    • Besturingssysteem: 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion)
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Quad Core
    • Geheugen: 4 GB RAM
    • Grafische kaart: Nvidia Geforce GT 120 / ATI Radeon HD
    • Opslagruimte: 5 GB beschikbare ruimte
    Minimum:
    • Besturingssysteem: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Geheugen: 2 GB RAM
    • Grafische kaart: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, SM 3.0-compatible
    • Opslagruimte: 5 GB beschikbare ruimte
    Aanbevolen:
    • Besturingssysteem: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: QuadCore 2.0 GHz +
    • Geheugen: 4 GB RAM
    • Grafische kaart: Nvidia Geforce GT 120 / ATI Radeon HD
    • Opslagruimte: 5 GB beschikbare ruimte
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Drakeman
( 13.9 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 24 juni
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
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Zerobro
( 2.7 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 24 juni
Basically Gauntlet game on n64.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Libra
( 19.8 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 24 juni
Too often it felt like work instead of fun.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Swiskon
( 2.0 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 24 juni
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.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
fatalsoul
( 132.8 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 23 juni
This is the most challenging co-op game I've ever played.
Recommend.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
~Zero
( 21.4 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 21 juni
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
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
OGwawa
( 6.7 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 20 juni
Co-op gameplay is great. The puzzle aspect and coordination required with the light orb sets the game apart from others in the genre.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Bishbad
( 5.7 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 18 juni
Got gang banged by 3 cows and 20 invulnerable statues 11/10.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Tall Guy
( 5.9 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 17 juni
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!
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Christopher
( 39.1 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 15 juni
This game was working just great before they had to release this "slightly better" ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t edition. Game now has a bunch of gamebreaking glitches not seen before. Seems to be mostly gamepad related. What a shame. Best game ever got broken by stupid.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
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4 van de 4 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
Aanbevolen
21.4 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 21 juni
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
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
Aanbevolen
5.9 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 17 juni
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!
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
2 van de 3 mensen (67%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
Aanbevolen
15.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 12 juni
I really recommend this game to be played with a good friend of yours, theres gonna be shouting.. But it's definetely worth it!
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
2 van de 3 mensen (67%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
Aanbevolen
3.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 12 juni
Designed with Co-Op in mind. Worked great with 3 players. We really enjoyed the time trials.
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
3 van de 5 mensen (60%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
Aanbevolen
2.9 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 28 mei
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'',)
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
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Aanbevolen
16.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 10 februari
a lot of fun with friends co op.
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
0 van de 1 mensen (0%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
Aanbevolen
5.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 3 april 2014
This game is balance of puzzling and adventure , i like it even when playing alone!
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
231 van de 247 mensen (94%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
9 mensen vonden deze recensie grappig
Aanbevolen
7.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 13 oktober 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.
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
226 van de 268 mensen (84%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
Aanbevolen
14.4 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 25 november 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.

Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
135 van de 153 mensen (88%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
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Aanbevolen
23.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 2 juni 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.
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig