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Stronghold 3

Stronghold 3 review

Hardly gripping

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6 years ago

Don’t Call It A Comeback: 3D Realms’ Crowd-Funded FPS

I wanted to snarkily write '3D Realms' in the title, but when I added the apostrophe it looked like '3D Realms'' and everyone would have thought I'd just forgotten what type of speech mark I was using. Anyway! The 3D Realms name is indeed back, even if it's currently somewhat unclear as to whether it's anything more than a name at present. The Duke Nukem…

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7 years ago

Stronghold 3 Patch Adds “Free-Build Panel”

Poor old Firefly are looking a bit beleaguered after the disappointing release of Stronghold 3, to the point where the top thread on their forums is titled "We are listening and we are working". Anyway, some of that listening and working seems to have gone into yesterday's patch, which has added a "free-build panel" to allow players to experiment with their fortifications a little more:…

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Feature: Hardly gripping

Stronghold 3 review

Castles are amazing. Even their ruins are mightier than the tallest and most robust of modern buildings, and they have dungeons, which are like cellars but with skeletons instead of a toolbox that I never get around to actually using. Yes, castles are amazing, but that doesn’t mean running one in Stronghold 3 is the best job in the world. Sadly, it's far from that.…

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Castles Made Of Sand: Stronghold 3

After peasant-pleasing and/or poking comes castle crashing. Firefly promised to show more of the militant aspect of Stronghold 3 and here’s a video which does just that. See castle walls crumble and tiny men topple from them, reduced to nothing more than ragdolls. Hear a polite British man explain that the medieval era is an ideal showcase for physics. I was hoping they’d be using…

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Peasantville: Stronghold 3 Financinomics

Stronghold 3 isn’t that far away now and I’m as excited as a peasant with a new pitchfork. Much has been said of the fancy physics and the way they’ll affect traps and breaches, and much more has been said about diseased badgers. To remind us that it’s not all pestilent wildlife and siege warfare though, Firefly have lifted their portcullis to let a new…

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Wee: Stronghold 1 Free With Stronghold 3

Buy three Strongholds, get one free? No, no, that's not right at all. It's 'buy Stronghold 3, get Stronghold 1 free.' Because that's what happens should you pre-order Stronghold 3 on Steam: you'll get to re-dabble in the beloved 2001 castle sim. But when does it happen, I hear you ask? (I didn't hear you ask anything,actually. I'm not a psychic or a madman who…

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A Dance With Dates: Stronghold 3 Changes

Promising build'n'bash'n'badger game Stronghold 3 has moved first from a Spring then to a Summer and then September release date and now to a nebulous 'Autumn' release date - which is bad news for anyone who, like me, is currently reading A Dance With Dragons and was hoping for a bit of brutal castle sieging afterwards. However, the change in date brings with it a…

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Feature: Crush the castle

A Storm of Swords: Stronghold 3 Preview

I went to see Firefly's long-awaited strategy sequel Stronghold 3 last week. It's a game about constructing some castles and destroying others, and it looks rather jolly. But jolly in a 'squalid medieval life and constant war' kind of way. Here's some details, impressions and even some trailers for you...

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8 years ago

Stronghold(s): Dead Animal Ammo, Beta

The Stronghold news is twofold: 1) You can vote for the type of dead animal ammo for trebuchets to be featured in in Stronghold 3 just here. The choice is between a senile donkey, a cage of rabid otters, a retired dancing bear, or a sack of diseased badgers. Internet: you decide! 2) The Stronghold Kingdoms MMO is now in beta. You can play it…

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Strong Like Ox: Stronghold 3

Financial squabbles between Southpeak Interactive and CDV had made some people wonder what would happen to the games being produced by the corporate couple, and somehow we missed the confirmation last week that Stronghold 3 is unaffected, and will still hit its 2011 release slot. Eurogamer have the news, and some affirmation by Southpeak's CEO that they have confidence in the title. And they should…

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Gobbets! Stronghold 3 Announced

2011 will bring a second sequel to the castle-management series which famously outsells GTA in Germany, publisher Southpeak Interactive has announced. Firefly Studios return to the development chair for a title about which little has yet been revealed, bar "a significantly improved graphics engine and new gameplay elements." This is presumably in addition to the previously announced MMO, Stronghold Kingdoms. If you don't know anything…

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