Sword Coast Legends

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Sword Coast Legends
Sword Coast Legends cover art.jpg
Developer(s)n-Space
Digital Extremes
Publisher(s)Digital Extremes
Director(s)Dan Tudge
Composer(s)Inon Zur
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
ReleaseMicrosoft Windows, OS X, Linux
October 20, 2015
PlayStation 4, Xbox One
July 19, 2016[1]
Genre(s)Action role-playing game
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Sword Coast Legends is an action role-playing video game released in 2015. The game is set within the universe of Forgotten Realms, a campaign setting of Dungeons & Dragons.

Publication history[edit]

The game was developed by n-Space, in collaboration with Digital Extremes, and was released worldwide on October 20, 2015 for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux, with PlayStation 4, and Xbox One versions coming out in 2016.[2] It would be n-Space's last project before they closed in 2016.[citation needed] On December 11, 2017, it was announced via social media that Sword Coast Legends would no longer be available for retail after December 31, 2017, but that their servers would remain operational "for the foreseeable future."[3] The servers were closed on July 25, 2018 and the game can now be played only offline.[4]

Gameplay[edit]

The game is an action role-playing video game set within the Dungeons & Dragons universe. It features typical races and classes of the Forgotten Realms setting.[5] The game is set in the fictional Sword Coast region of the continent Faerûn on the planet Toril. Graphics are in 3D. One addition to the game is that it allows players to be a "dungeon master" (or DM), as in the tabletop version of Dungeons & Dragons. .[6] It features single-player and co-operative multiplayer modes. The game is available on several platforms including Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It was released in 2015.[7] The game was directed by Dan Tudge, the president of N-Space and the director of the critically acclaimed Dragon Age: Origins.[8] Inon Zur, who previously led the music development of Dragon Age: Origins and Fallout 3, composed, produced, and conducted all the music for the game.[9] The music was performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
MetacriticPC: 61/100[10]
PS4: 51/100[11]
XONE: 58/100[12]

The game was met with a mixed critical reception upon release. Aggregating review website Metacritic gave the Microsoft Windows version 61/100 based on 39 reviews.[10] PC Gamer awarded it a score of 55%, calling it "A straightforward cliché that feels out of place in the new wave of cRPGs."[13] IGN awarded it a score of 5.5 out of 10, saying "Poor creation tools and an aversion to genuine, interesting decision-making keep Sword Coast Legends from succeeding."[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sword Coast Legends now on Console! - Sword Coast Legends". swordcoast.com.
  2. ^ Nunneley, Stephany (September 22, 2015). "Sword Coast Legends delayed by a few weeks, console versions pushed into 2016". VG247. Retrieved September 23, 2015.
  3. ^ "Sword Coast Legends Last Chance Sale". December 11, 2017. Retrieved December 12, 2017.
  4. ^ "Servers Closing for Sword Coast Legends :: Sword Coast Legends General Discussions". steamcommunity.com.
  5. ^ Nunneley, Stephany (February 12, 2015). "Sword Coast Legends may be the D&D game you've been waiting for". VG247. Retrieved June 18, 2015.
  6. ^ Savage, Phil (February 12, 2015). "Sword Coast Legends is a D&D RPG due later this year". PC Gamer. Retrieved June 19, 2015.
  7. ^ Blake, Vikki (June 9, 2015). "Sword Coat Legends PC Release Date Confirmed, Console Version Coming Soon". IGN. Retrieved June 19, 2015.
  8. ^ Purchese, Robert (June 9, 2015). "D&D adventure Sword Coast Legends gets release date, console versions". Eurogamer. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  9. ^ Chalk, Andy (July 23, 2015). "Dragon Age composer Inon Zur has a new "game inspired" album on the way". PC Gamer. Retrieved July 24, 2015.
  10. ^ a b "Sword Coast Legends for PC Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  11. ^ "Sword Coast Legends for PlayStation 4 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  12. ^ "Sword Coast Legends for Xbox One Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  13. ^ "Sword Coast Legends review".
  14. ^ "Sword Coast Legends Review". IGN. October 27, 2015.

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