If you never heard about Battle Realms, it was an amazing Real-Time Strategy game released by Ubisoft and created at first by Liquid Entertainment in 2001.
Battle Realms’ gameplay is like many other real-time strategy games. There are several factions which all have various types of available structures and units to produce. Unlike other real-time strategy games though, the basic worker units (peasants), which are used for resource gathering and construction, also act as the base unit to be upgraded into military units. Thus, military buildings in Battle Realms are used for transforming and upgrading units rather than producing them directly.
Another unusual trait is unit generation, where peasants are produced automatically at no cost. The rate at which new peasants are produced is inversely proportionate to the current population of the player’s army.
Peasants gather two resources in the game: rice and water. They also round-up horses which can be used to enhance military units or can be outfitted as pack horses for peasants. Only one type of builder unit is required. Peasants are the only units that can be produced outright. Most of the buildings available are training structures where peasants are trained to become other units. from Wikipedia
And let me tell you a secret, “probably the idea of Heroes in Warcraft 3 be able to level up” come from this game. 😉
This game has a very nice story for a RTS the plot mainly revolves around Kenji, last heir to the Serpent’s Throne. When he returns from exile, Kenji comes across bandits raiding a peasant village. He can choose to either kill the bandits and save the peasants, or he can side with the bandits and kill the peasants. If he chooses to save the peasants, he will follow the path of the Dragon clan. If he aids the bandits, he will follow the path of the Serpent clan. The story start to get more fun in Kenji’s Journey.
So now Battle Realms is in Steam Greenlight so I recommend it, vote yes. 😉
Check the Steam Greenlight page HERE!
Watch the relaunch trailer bellow