game language: English
game release date for PC:
Champions of Anteria for PC is an another production from Ubisoft, created on the basis of The Settlers: Kingdoms of Anteria. The title was announced in the middle of 2014, but it hasn’t answered to the gamers’ tastes, therefore it was withdrawn in order to be thoroughly remade, which eventually resulted in the described project. The same developer is responsible for the game – German studio Blue Byte, known for The Settlers series and Battle Isle.
Champions of Anteria is a strategic RPG game, in which we fight for the dominion of Anteria, clashing with the Dune Tribe, Greybeards, and Broken Crown. The title allows to control a team made up from three heroes. Each of them represents one of the five warring elements, and has his own range of skills, which we choose before a mission (from a pool of twelve abilities, during the proper game we use only four). The mechanics of fighting are similar to the hack-and-slash Torchlight, combined with World of Warcraft and Divinity: Original Sin. So we are looking at a colorful and fast slasher with multistage boss skirmishes and a system of active pause, which allows us to rethink our next moves.
Aside from fighting, Champions of Anteria for PC offers the ability to manage a small kingdom, in which we build new structures, create weapons, items and potions. All of this is very simplified, and in contrast to the clashes - happens in a turn-based system.
Tasks are divided into two categories. The first category is a preparatory stage, during which we conquer succeeding areas, escort wagons, and defend the towers – in order to gain raw materials, which we can use to further develop our kingdom, forge better equipment for heroes etc. Afterwards, when we are ready, we attack the capital of the enemy faction, which is an expanded mission ending with a clash with a powerful boss.
The graphical layer of Champions of Anteria largely resembles the cancelled The Settlers: Kingdoms of Anteria. Game is marked by a colorful, overdrawn and comic style. The whole game is complemented by hand drawn cut scenes.
Game score 7.3 / 10 calculated out of 50 players' votes.
Expectations before the premiere: 7.2 / 10 calculated out of 223 players' votes.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel i5-2400 3.1 GHz/AMD FX-6350 3.9 GHz, 8 GB, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 670/ Radeon HD7870 or better, Windows 7(SP1)/8.1/10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel i3-2120 3.3 GHz/AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz, 4 GB, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTS 450/Radeon HD 5770 or better, Windows 7(SP1)/8.1/10 64-bit