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King's Bounty: Crossworlds The expansion to the award-winning King’s Bounty: Armored Princess.

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Old 01-12-2011, 11:47 AM
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Exclamation King's Bounty: Crossworlds among Best Expansion Packs of 2010

King's Bounty: Crossworlds became one of the nominees for the Best Expansion Pack on GameSpot.

According to the Editor's Choice the game appeared to be in the top four of 2010 and was claimed to be "may be a more-of-the-same expansion, but it's also the best edition of the strategy role-playing hybrid yet released".
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:37 PM
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Congratulations. Although I consider CW as weak in terms of an expansion, it's great as an edition of the year game
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:24 PM
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I second that, congratulations but this expansion isnt that great imo. I love the series but i am not blinded totally ;p
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I'm surprised no one else is finding as much joy in this expansion as I have. That said, I don't know what the competition is with regards to other expansions in other games, so I can't quite say if this should be nominated as the best.

CLASS ADJUSTMENTS

The new skills opens up a lot of doors for the Warrior class (trying out a new Melee Mash Army, inspired by Shrek) thanks to Counter attack.

Paladin class is finally useful... Holy Armor is a great skill.

New Summon adjustments makes Summon style Mage FAR more fun and playable. I was able to beat the game in Impossible, 33% damage was done by Ancient Phoenix. Dragon of Chaos is FANTASTIC now.

Black Hole allows damage mages to be more viable in the end game.

UNIT CHANGES

Rune Mages are buffed further in 1.3.1.

The Rune Mages open up possibilities for using level 5s more often, this helps out all classes.

Adrenaline system makes Orcs far more powerful and forces people to use new strategies when engaging them.

Engineers are a nice starting unit to help out the early game too.

ITEMS

Smoother opening for all classes due to better item distribution.

Inclusion of Gift Mod Pack items (see, this is probably why people lost some of that thunder, since a lot of people played the gift pack mod before the expansion pack).

EVIL NEW CHALLENGES

I don't know anyone who hasn't complain about Scrounger to some degree or admittedly to her power. The top of the Wizard Tower has boggled some, but not all.
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:32 PM
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Because its 90% same game, few adjustments for someone who finished AP xxx times isnt enough ^^. True there is scrounger, but u can just skip him ^^ CHanges are indeed good, but they are mor for hardcore players who want new strategies challenges itp, for casual gaming it doesnt bring much, imo.
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:31 PM
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Because its 90% same game, few adjustments for someone who finished AP xxx times isnt enough ^^. True there is scrounger, but u can just skip him ^^ CHanges are indeed good, but they are mor for hardcore players who want new strategies challenges itp, for casual gaming it doesnt bring much, imo.
True true. And to be fair, I came into the King's Bounty game MUCH later. e.g. I never played King's Bounty: the Legend, just the original King's Bounty back on the Genesis and PC.
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Old 01-13-2011, 01:52 AM
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I really don't feel the expansion warrants any awards yet, but I expect it will once 1C is done with it.

There are still some serious bugs (Rune Mages crashing the game) and the editor still needs more support (training videos at a minimum). But I see a lot of potential in CW and can't wait for it to be finished (at which point I'll reinstall it). In the meantime, I'm still enjoying AP.
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