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Warrider

Platform(s): PC
Genre: RPG/Action
Developer: Tale Worlds

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'Warrider' Unveiled - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Jan. 11, 2005 @ 5:22 p.m. PST

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In a land torn by constant danger, raids and skirmishes, you will raise and lead your own war band, commanding dozens of hardened soldiers. You will hunt down your enemies following the tracks they leave behind. And you will fight epic battles where arrows cut the air with deadly hisses, axes and swords hack with fury, and horses and men clash into a violent melee.

War has come down on Calradia and war attracts its own bunch of misfits. Mercenaries, cutthroats, knights and adventurers flood into the land looking for employment, fortune and glory. But war is a harsh master. It gives away death and grief to the lot, fortune to a chosen few, and glory, wise men say, to none. Still, men ride to war, for one or other reason. Some because they are looking for thrill and excitement, some because they are desperate and know no other way. Some because they are so bitter and hateful that they are willing to unleash doom on earth... And yet some, because they are the very heroes who will step forward to stop that...

Combining a sophisticated, dynamic game world and intense medieval swordfighting action, Warrider strives to create a game experience never seen before. Playing Warrider, you will venture through a world filled with daring enemies as well as friendly groups that will come to your aid or need yours. In a land torn by constant danger, raids and skirmishes, you will raise and lead your own war band, commanding dozens of hardened soldiers. You will hunt down your enemies following the tracks they leave behind. And you will fight epic battles where arrows cut the air with deadly hisses, axes and swords hack with fury, and horses and men clash into a violent melee.

The World

Warrider places you in a dynamic world alive with action and detail. NPC groups in this world are continuously active, journeying, looking for enemies and engaging in battles with each other, whether you are there to see them or not. It is, in a way, a very real world. Events unfold and some quests are resolved through the world's own dynamics.

The Combat

Battles in Warrider require a high degree of concentration and user involvement. A few powerful blows can take you down, and there is no such thing as a "healing potion", therefore you must stay alert and parry or dodge each and every blow. This is difficult, but when you enter a pitched battle against five hellknights, and emerge as the last man standing, you will know that you deserve your reputation as the finest swordfighter in Calradia.

The Commander

Even a formidable fighter can be overwhelmed by numbers and enemy parties tend to be strong in numbers in Warrider. Therefore if you want to stand up against them, you will have to raise your own band of soldiers. Peasants will join your band with nothing more than their farming tools. And in the firebed of battles, they will either perish or be hardened into professional warriors, while you yourself will evolve from a lonesome adventurer to a seasoned and cunning commander, and a force to be reckoned with.

The Story

An absorbing and non-linear storyline featuring vivid characters adds to the excitement of the game. Natural dialogues and intuitive quests will set you on track and establish the atmosphere.

While being a light-weight game, Warrider is neverthless exciting, addictive, and revolutionary. We invite you to join in the fun and ride your horse to the war that will be fought in the Calradian plains this winter..

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