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Oct 12, 2011 | 10:12 PM EDT
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The sequel to the highly acclaimed Epic War series has arrived! Epic War 5 features three heroes with unique stories, 30 units, 70 skills, and 30 accessories. Battle your way to the Hellsgate that will end the world through 12 main stages, and 8 extra and 5 trial stages for additional challenges.

- left and right arrow or A and D to move camera stage
- P to pause
- Z to retreat, X to charge
- C to select all units
- V to select all units and hero
- esc to deselect all
- (after select units ) B to fall back ( certain groups )
- ( after select units) N to advance ( certain groups )
- space bar to confirm units / spells placement
- you can go to pause and press speed up button
- mute is available at options page
- most important, don't let your hero die.
- 1-7 unit selection shortcut
- m to speedup
- s to make hero escape



Rated 0.5 / 5 stars

Idle much?

You didn't leave a note that this was meant to be an idle game so I going to assume it was just a crappy "strategy" game (can you even call it that at this point?)

I am sorry but you made the hero completely useless anyway so what stopping the players from keeping him out of combat? You have the units automatically spawn and you only have a choice of what spells to use which only speed things slightly.

Sorry but this is either a crappy idle game that fail at being idle or a crappy strategy game that fail to have strategy. It your choice for the reason why I gave a 1.

The phoenix look stolen. I have no proof of this but the design don't match AT ALL with the rest of the game and the frame rate not even the same. Just something else you got lazy on or did you steal it from something else?

This is the first Epic War game I ever play so no fanboy-ness from me. I call it as I see it. If this game sucks so badly I really have to wonder how much you improve since the first or at least how sucky the first one was.

Rule of thumb: quality over quantity is view to be better by the fan base, quantity only good if you wish to milk as much cash as you can which last time I check you only making pennies from ads at the most as Newgrounds is free and only pay if you win a contest or something. Maybe for Epic War 6 you can take your time and make some improvement?


Rated 5 / 5 stars

for me it's gr8, but...

...but i didn't play before Epic War games. Maybe that's why i rly enjoyed it and rly liked? Anyway after this i will play on 1,2,3 and 4 and then i will be sure that EW 5 is good enough or not. Cheers


Rated 3 / 5 stars

Without going into too much detail

This game is just not as good as the previous one. I find in your series, you take one step forward and two steps back. Not to mention there is rarely anything innovative about them.

And plot wise, well, seriously? Can we get over the whole demons invading, end of the world crap? You've done it to death.

Okay, those are my critiques. The actual game itself is functional, the art work is good (though when you resize characters the quality is shot, and it just looks stupid). Actual gameplay is relatively smooth. It's also repetitive.

My problem with your games is that you have so much potential, and yet you don't take the time to really invest it to create a game that would be superior. Instead, you keep coming out with the same game over and over again. And each time you do, I give you a lower score. But apparently people like it enough to give it 4+, so I guess you know what you're doing and I don't.

That doesn't mean I can't hope you'll use your powers for good (the good of us newgrounds folk).

And that's all I gotta say about that.

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Rated 3 / 5 stars


you could have done better, I am a fan of the epic war series but i have now lost faith in it... you have let it go too far.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Slightly Dissapointed...

This game remains true to the "Epic" portion of its series.. with the few dissapointments I've faced...

The Hero dies and its over? Really? They suck so bad even fully upgraded and half their skills are available through other units making them useless.. lame if you ask me! They should have a higher level cap/more upgrades and be able to wear more than 1 accessory.. Range units are the only thing that actually makes a battle beatable ( similar to the previous versions so that's ok ) And lastly, Buff's don't stack??? What in the world where you thinking removing that which was in all previous games? Even against the enemies! I poison them and my succubi's then burns them and cancels out the poison -_- wtf? It should stack! I don't want to have to cast shield on my close combat units and then cast rage seperately on my range units..

The EXP system in this game blows, you should have a pool that you can use for any units you wish like the previous games.. I don't want to spend hours grinding for EXP for 1 unit only when I unlock one that I want to use >.< My hero has over 4000 EXP unused.. and the rest of my army all together has over 10000... see what I mean?

I'd add a faster than 3x speed .. 5x or even 10x? that would make grinding less painful!

You still get a 8 because I'm a great fan of your work but consider fixing these flaws or never putting them again in futur games.

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