With Frozen Hearth Immanitas Entertainment is looking to shake up the world of strategy games. With an enticing storyline set in an original Dark Fantasy world, the game combines fast-paced RTS action reminiscent of League of Legends with RPG elements, allowing players to improve and customise their characters. Players take control of a hero of the bellicose Danaan peoples and jump right into the action. The Danaan homelands are being threatened by strange ice demons who are transforming everything into an ice desert. Being confronted by such an overwhelming enemy force the Danaan’s only hope of survival is flight. Using their tactical cunning players must build and command their forces, train heroes and use dozens of skills, spells and items. The game is split into 3 Acts with 18 varied missions which can also be played co-operatively with other players. Beyond the story experience strategy fans will also be able to jump into frantic and epic multiplayer battles.
-An action-packed mixture of RPG, Action RTS and traditional RTS -Single-player and co-operative Campaign spanning 20 maps -Internet and LAN Multi-Player with many unique, and also well-known play mode -Play as the warlike Danaan, or the bloodthirsty Shangur in multiplayer skirmishes and PvP -Heroic characters with skill-based character progression, powerful spells, and hero items -Choose from and battle with 11 different base unit types for both the Danaan and the Shangur; infantry, cavalry, archers, spell-casters and more, many with special abilities and spells of their own -Streamlined base-building; with a single main structure that has up to 6 sub-structure slots – choose carefully from -12 different substructures to customise and refine your force with many, many upgrades and research options to choose from.
Feels unfinished and rushed. :(McDoenerKing | June 4, 2013 | See all McDoenerKing's reviews »
It is one of the games you never heard of and pick it up cheap in retail. Then later at home after a couple of hours you will mourne about the lost money for years to come.
First you have to know that it tries to borrow too many gameplay mechanics from too many different games. Capturing for a bonus like in HoMM, RTS without building phase, lanes like in MOBAs and so forth. The interface looks like from a game from the early 2k's and the graphics feel kind of sterile.
The Good: It tries something new and is somewhat refreshing. The low price point lessen the fact that it needs some polishing, but maybe this game is lucky and the developer will support this game with a couple of patches to make it a round off experience. I like the character system, but wished there were a couple more characters to choose from. Every character plays differently so you may want to try out each character at some point. The campaign will entertain you long enough to say you got enough bang for your buck.
Try it if you have a friend and want a coop campaign or if you are a fan of dawn of war/company of heroes/dota/LoL/HoN. Do not expect too much, but the fact that they provide modding tools and are even on a site like moddb shows some promies for this small dev team. So show it some love if you got enough spare cash. It is unique so it won't appeal to everyone, keep that in mind when buying it. Sadly there is no demo as far as I know.