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Epic War 5

rated 4.44 / 5 stars
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Strategy - Tower Defense

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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 3.5 / 5 stars

Amazing game

Loved the entire series, very fun gameplay.
I've played through each one and I'd do the same for this but... there seems to be a problem with the auto save ._.

I got through the extra stages and some of the challenge ones yesterday and came back to find my save backed up to the extras again. Beat the extras and a few challenges again and tested saving. Back to just extras again :T Ish like this really takes away from the enjoyment a game like this can give. Hopefully the autosave stuff can be ironed out soon.

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

It's a great game but alot of times the screen just goes all the way to right for no reason and I can't move back and then my units all gte killed because I can see what's going on in the left. It's stupid


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars


each time i wipe my historial the game resets, it doesnt saves into my account


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

I hope people realize it's AUTO-SAVE.

Other than that, the game doesn't really outshine the others in many ways, but the item system is nice. It can really turn the tide of battle. And damn, that Iron Fortress was a bitch to outlast. Good job on the spike in difficulty.

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars


I don't think I've ever put out a review for the Total War series before, and I think it's because I don't want to be the awkward truth guy. The game has been dressed up as much as any I can see- the units are wonderfully designed, the sound effects and music are exactly what they need to be, the story, item, and market functions work adequately, and the backgrounds have been done with fantastic detail. The problem is that it just all detracts from the main problem which I KNOW I'm going to get flak for, but needs to be said.

As an actual, functional, conceptual game? Epic War is just... not... good.

You want to beat any level? Play the knight, charge forward, spam heal spells.
You want a more in-depth strategy? Wait for your heavy melee units to get to the front, send 'em forward, then have everyone charge everyone at once, spamming heal spells on your knight. Don't even bother doing anything with your ranged characters, because they're completely autonomous- they immediately stop and attack the very second the foremost enemy enters their ranged, so not only can they not attack anyone in the back of the enemy's troops, they can never be in range of the encroaching enemy melee units, which will never advance forward because your knight and his heal spell is an indestructible, ever-regenerating wall they're practically flicking styrofoam peanuts at. Seriously. Even on the enemies which could actually take chunks of his health away, his heal spell's mana cost had already refunded itself.

This is really as much strategy as I can possibly muster in this game, and I have been playing it for thirty minutes, desperately trying to think of some new element to make it less boring. I have failed miserably. For all its glamour, Epic War just repeats itself too much to ever really be called "epic."

7/10 for amazing visual and audio work, but... just not much to do here.

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