Castle Fightby Other Contributors Aug 17, 2017 | 1 Votes | 0 Played | 0 Reviews 7 rate Pick between the Crusaders and the Arabians and get embroiled in the war for the holy land. Through the development of your city and army, as well as resource management, you can amass a formidable army to prepare for the impending war and to fight for the glory of your faction, be it the Crusaders or the Arabians. Play Now Similar Games Played
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Currently under development by Seal Media for internet browsers, Castle Fight is a F2P MMO, strategy game available to any who wishes to play it. Taking place in 1109, during the holy war between the Crusaders and the Arabians, you must pick between one of the two sides. Start from nothing to climb to the top, making your army and its respective castle the very best that they can be.
Any resemblance of story in the game does sort of die from the offset. Reading the flavour-text and everything else does point out the story and the war between these two factions, but as soon as you enter the actual game, the plotline for the game is completely thrown out the window. This decision seems strange considering how much the game is trying to make you learn about the holy land and the war that takes place around and on it.
When the game kicks off, you have to pick between one of two factions to show your allegiance and your support to: The Crusaders or the Arabians. Afterwards, you’re thrust into a tutorial that will quickly get you used to upgrading your buildings and building up everything that you’ve got to hand, so you can keep those resources coming in bit-by-bit.
Keeping your resources regularly flowing into your castle is a process that you will be doing, regardless of whether you’re online or offline. Similar to many games of the same design, you need a certain amount of resources to build or upgrade certain buildings – so before too long you end up spending “money” to make “money.”
Before too long you will be faced with the task of training your units and sending them off into the holy land to retrieve resources so you can continue the gameplay loop. Unfortunately, the combat isn’t really anything of note. How it works is that you send in your troops and depending on whoever has the bigger number wins a percentage of the loser’s resources and it makes it feel like there isn’t as much strategy as you would want from the game.
Each unit has a set value, but when it is up against an opposing unit, depending on whether or not it is that units counter, their value will go up. So, while there is some strategy for the combat in the game, it’s not quite to the level someone might be looking for on the offset.
When it comes to the community for the game, there isn’t much you can do when it comes down to it. The main thing that comes to mind for the community is the ability to send and receive messages from other players, but other than that there isn’t much else to it. From what is available online, there used to be an online forum for players to interact with each other, but the last post to be made on it was in early 2016, demonstrating that it is completely dead.
Aesthetically, the game isn’t the greatest looking thing you’ll ever see when it comes to browser based games, but it does the job just fine. For both the buildings/units and the overall HUD, it does a good job of conveying what they are all meant to be. However, it is a shame that the game hasn’t had any real graphical updates in the game’s lifespan, and considering it’s had regular traffic since 2008, that’s a little bit concerning.
Unfortunately, at no point have the developers ever decided to add some form of sound to the game, so throughout the entirety of the game you’re met with silence as you decimate your enemies and it’s quite disappointing.
Overall, Castle Fight has some potential in the way it plays out, but the developers haven’t really done much to the game in the near 10-year lifespan that it has had at this point and that’s pretty big detriment to the game. Despite this, it’s still a pretty fun online strategy MMO; just don’t expect it to be the most polished piece of gaming you’ve ever seen.