ARTICLE BY: Patrick R. O'Boyle

Released on July 26, 2017
Developer: Blue Isle Studios & Virtual Basement LLC
website: http://citadelgame.com/
steam page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/487120/Citadel_Forged_with_Fire/

Citadel Forged with Fire as entered early access on the steam network.
So far, the reviews coming in are fairly mixed about the game. Some people apper to be
forgiving about the games many bugs and glitches during its initial early release.
Others apper to be forgetting that the game is still in early development and are assuming
that the game should be further along before releasing.


"The Development is very active"


Whatever the case, this game looks incrediable! Inspired by games like ARK SURVIVAL EVOLVED, Citadel Forged with Fire introduces a new mechanic into the world of survival & exploration.... Magic. Magic and Fantasy Beasts like dragons and erhm.. unicorns?
Basically, this is like Harry Potter for grown ups who are into videogames.

Check out a list of the features (so far) that have been added to the game below:

FEATURES


Explore A Massive Fantasy World
Welcome to the magical world of Ignus: a 36 square kilometer landmass of sweeping plains, dense forests, craggy mountains, festering swamps and frozen tundra. Leave no stone unturned as you explore dangerous caves and ancient ruins to recover powerful artifacts and uncover a rich history spanning thousands of years. Embark on a journey across the land to find the perfect place for you and your allies to call home.


Study The Arcane Arts
Master a diverse range of powerful spells. Use the Extract spell to quickly harvest the world’s bountiful resources, bring meteors down from the heavens with Conflagration, or lift and throw an entire castle with Telekinesis. Discover your conduit of choice among a huge selection of mystic wands and staves, magically imbued axes, swords, maces and hammers, and enchanted gauntlets.


Create Alliances and Forge an Empire
Align your efforts with fellow Warlocks to create a mighty House. Create an internal hierarchy of power, design and plant your own House flag, share your resources to build huge castles and team up to hunt legendary creatures. Wage war with opposing Houses or hatch plans of deceit and trickery to cause internal chaos and ascend the ranks within your own.


Fight,Tame and Ride Legendary Beasts
Use the Pacify spell to tame ferocious creatures and amass an army of minions. Tamed companions will gain experience and grow with you as you travel the world and triumph in battle. Siege an enemy fortress with a horde of savage Orcs, ride Horses and Direwolves to quickly traverse the vast landscape, or rain fiery death upon your enemies from the back of a Dragon!


Build and Fortify Epic Castles
Construct your Dream Castle using hundreds of structural pieces found within a flexible and easy-to-use building editor, or take advantage of the dynamic destruction engine and crush someone else’s. Enhance your fortress with magical structures like defensive shields, attack towers, mana pools and respawn stones. Unlock new fortification materials and building features as you level up: with so many materials and pieces to work with the only limit is your imagination.


Find a near Limitless Variesty of Loot
Are you an old, bearded and wise Warlock or are you a young, ambitious and strong-willed Mage? Create your own style with a huge variety of clothing and weapon options. Discover a near limitless variety among these items’ stats with Citadel’s rich and deep loot generation system; every loot pull is different and ensures that fighting monsters and exploring dungeons is a constantly rewarding and memorable experience.


Achieve The Power of Flight
Why walk when you can fly? Use your Wizardly prowess to take to the skies. Enjoy the convenience of a custom-crafted broomstick, tame and mount airborne companions like dragons and giant eagles, or use alchemy to concoct potent elixirs allowing flight without the aid of beast or broom.


As some of you may have read recently, ARK SURVIVAL is getting very close to coming out of its early access on steam. The developers are starting to consider as a completed game.
Many fans are a bit upset about the pre-release price hike (thats a story for another day)
Well, i can see a similar thing happening here. The game is on $25 bucks and already looks AMAZING. It has bugs and glitches, but as it gets closer to a full release and those and bugs and glitches get fixed, the price is no doubt going to end up going up to close to the normal price for games like this, $60 or more. I would'nt be surprised at all if you see this being released onto gaming consoles as well before too long. So, you definantly want to get your hands on this game BEFORE that happens. Heck, if you don't want to play it cause of the current bugs... well, those bugs are going to get sorted out. As many reviewers have said,
"The Development is very active"


I think the best way to end this article is by quoting one reivewer who gave a very honest review on the  early version of this game(it's current version at the time of this review):

"This game seems incredible at the start, the visual effects, exploration and flying are really fun.
If you enjoy building and hate combat/rpg then this game is for you and I suggest picking it up. (Seriously it is beautiful and you can make some epic buildings)
If you are looking for any kind of challenge then this game offers nothing for you.
The game is really more for casual instant gratification gamers and offers nothing for survival/rpg/pvpers."

Bottom line, Pick this game up your going to regret not getting your hand's on this one while it was still in the early access phase.

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