a game by Lockpick Entertainment
Platform: PC
User Rating: 8.0/10 - 1 vote
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It's Not Totally obvious who decided to combine two of the most over-saturated PC gaming genres, but whoever did deserves a slap. Dreamlords is the epitome of horrible ideas and worse execution, with a great big dollop of crap on top.

Developers Lockpick, in a moment of madness, decided to split the game into two parts: an MMO-meets-Civilization Web-based client (but without any of the good bits), in which you fight bitterly with your browser to make it work; and a subpar RTS that makes Populous look modern. Using the Web client, you control your cities, build your armies and attempt to cultivate your empire to fight against doddering NPCs and other players, in an endless buzz of clicking and nausea.

To make matters worse, the Web client is an uppity bastard, loading and reloading as you painfully struggle to move around your armies, only entering the RTS to do battle where you've sat down your grainy expedition. It's an awful idea that just doesn't work - while Lockpick tout that you can "control your army from anywhere!", the client is an absolute mess. Doing anything takes an age and is as exciting as tea with your granny.

There's simply no reason to play Dreamlords. The RTS is a shallow, boring experience, and the Web interface is a jerky, abysmal joke of an attempt at an MMO. Don't touch this even with your longest of sticks.

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

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