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FORCED SHOWDOWN

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"Extremely fun game with constant action and virtually limitless replayability. Every new battle you start is different, there are endless possibilities of deck building with all 4 characters." - Jyren "I love this game! I have played many hours of The Binding of Isaac, Terraria, Ziggarut, Rouge Legacy, Risk of Rain and other rouge-likes you probably havent heard of. I have to say this game is among my favorites and its brand new." - Mîchæl GET FREE DLC FOR ALL OUR GAMES "I wish I knew how to eloquently express how excellent this game is. It just taps so many buttons for me with the nicely balanced rogue-like, the achievable-yet-challenging unlockables, the genuinely interesting deckbuilding, and satisfying combat." - John "It plays like I always felt ARPGs and MOBAs should - skillshots, accuracy, timing and evasion; button mashing and brute-force will get you nowhere in this game." - Radical "Venom" Max "FORCED SHOWDOWN combines everything I like in video games. The combat is skill based and offers on the fly strategy solving skills. It has a great difficulty curve that makes me want to hone my skills to become better as time goes. The card system takes some beats from Hearthstone in how decks are created. Playing cards and combos at the start of each round offers a great way to shake up the rounds." - It's High Noon "Gameplay: Amazing Graphics: Godlike Varity: Great" - Carlolz "There are tons of cards to collect that, besides all the different characters, companions, monsters, arenas, modifiers and whatnot, add to the enormous variety that makes every playthrough feel completely fresh." - Nachtfischer May you die gloriously and to great applause!Greetings Human and welcome to FORCED SHOWDOWN: "The only show in the galaxy with lives on the line!" Pick one of the 4 contestants from across the FORCED universe - each a master of their own style of combat - and try to become a superstar of my show, as you battle through worlds of monstrous enemies and face off against epic arena bosses. You may die horribly and repeatedly, but think of your fans and smile for the cameras!Cards boost your action abilities!In my show, you will unlock cards that let you boost your stats and upgrade your abilities differently each battle. Use clever deckbuilding and show off your epic combos! In the end though, it's all up to your own action skills, on the arena floor, to carry you through both times of luck and misfortune. FeaturesIntense singleplayer action gameplay with deckbuilding to upgrade your stats and abilities in new ways each battle. 4 characters with unique attacks and ability sets + unique cards to mutate and upgrade their abilities. (+1 with the Drone Invasion expansion) 150+ cards to unlock and use in your deckbuilding. (all in-game; no microtransactions!) 60+ quests unlock content and achievements. Dinosaur and dragon companions to unlock and have fight by your side. Fight in 8 different worlds. Encounter 70+ different enemies. 10 bosses for raid-like finales. In higher difficulties, each boss also plays cards against you in arenas. Puffs??? From Roguelike-learner to Super Hardcore: The first game show makes sure new players get a chance to learn. Less than 3% of players are skilled enough to beat the endboss of the third show. 40+ special rules make sure each battle is unique. Discover what they do and learn to handle the challenges. Bonus levels (added in free content update 43) Emblem System: Unlock mastery emblems for each game show that let you play it with added special challenges. The best players in the world can manage 12 mastery points in the toughest game show. The maximum is 30. (added in free content update 42) Daily modes and monthly seasons to test your skills and strategies against the rest of the world, and win awesome prizes!
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67
Release date
Mar 29, 2016
Developer
BetaDwarf
Publisher
BetaDwarf
Age rating
RP Rating Pending
Website
http://forcedshowdown.com/
System requirements for Linux
Minimum:
  • OS: Ubuntu 15.04
  • Processor: Intel Core i3, 2.4 Ghz or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GT 240 or equivalent, minimum 512 MB of VRAM
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 6 GB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: Ubuntu 15.04 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5, 2.4 Ghz. or equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 or equivalent, minimum 1024 Mb of VRAM
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 6 GB available space
System requirements for macOS
Minimum:
  • OS: OS X 10.11 or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core i5, 2.4 Ghz. or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 300 Series or Radeon equivalent, minimum 512 MB VRAM
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 6 GB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: OS X 10.11 or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core i7, 2.4 Ghz. or equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 500 Series or Radeon equivalent, minimum 512 MB VRAM
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 6 GB available space
System requirements for PC
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i3, 2.4 Ghz or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GT 240 or equivalent, minimum 512 MB of VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 6 GB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5, 2.4 Ghz. or equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 or equivalent, minimum 1024 Mb of VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 6 GB available space
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Description Forced Showdown is a good Game for In Between. In Single-player, you play Shows (with one of 4 very different Characters), with each Show consisting of several Fights. A Fight itself consists of 8 Arenas, with the last Arena being a Boss. Each Arena lasts only a few Seconds (20-30). The Gimmick of the Game is that you keep getting stronger, which in turn is based on Cards that improve the Character. Per arena you get Mana, with which you can play the Cards. The whole thing works like in Hearthstone, so per Arena 1 Mana More. Before the Fights, you build a Deck of 30 Cards, from which you then pull into the Arenas. Once you've defeated a Boss, you get a Buff and start the next Fight. If you Die, you have to start again. For successful Fights there is Gold, which is used to spin on a Wheel of Fortune. As a Reward, there are new Cards. There are no Micro-Transactions, after a While you have unlocked all the Cards along the Way. Longevity/Gameplay After 20 Hours I still haven't unlocked all the Cards and haven't done the second Show yet. The Game is entertaining and the Fights sometimes very demanding. In the second Show, the Arenas receive numerous Modifications that you have to adapt to. By the Way, you can also play daily Challenges, which always have different Modifications and give a good Amount of Gold. It takes a While until you know which Modifications fit the Deck/character better and which one should be better avoided. The Game could give a little more Information here. But even after 20 Hours it's still Fun To test stuff out and it's great when a Deck works and you can build up your Character well. Of Course there is a Random Factor but all the Cards have their Justification, so I have never been really upset that I got the wrong Cards. Each Character has only 4 Skills (often 1 passive), but the Skills change in part through the Cards (E.g. additional Effects such as Fireballs). Conclusion For me, the Purchase paid off. There is enough Content, rich Possibilities to try new Things and very different Characters, so that you can also play a different Style. Add to that the good Control and the Fact that the Game is hard but never unfair. You always do the same thing through the Cards, characters and Modifications every Round is interesting. More Statistics and Information would be nice and the Loading Times before the first Arena are a bit long. Still, I think the Game is worth it. Update After more than 50 Hours now, I have unlocked almost all the Cards. Per character I have 2-3 Decks that are quite good and with 2 Characters I have managed the most difficult Show in the meantime. Fulfilling all the Quests is difficult and I don't know if I'll ever get to 100% but it keeps going. So If you really want to unlock the Cards and defeat all The bosses, you have about 50 Hours of Fun at Forced Showdown. For me, though, it's definitely going on as I want to try some More Decks in the last Show. Update2 Meanwhile, I also own the first Expansion Drone Invasion. At €9per, it was a bit expensive, but it also offers new Opportunities. The new Character has become a bit too strong in my Opinion and the new Boss is rather easier than the old End boss. The new Show consists of different Ways, which you can choose freely. However, you don't see what to expect in Battle (in the old Shows, you see the Modifications beforehand). This is sometimes a bit annoying, as you have to be prepared for everything with the Deck of cards. But there are nice new Cards, the Bosses use cool New Counter-cards (E.g. you get mixed Cards that Let opponents spawn as soon as you pull them) and the new Character is Fun.
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