Betadwarf was kind enough to provide us with a review code for FORCED, a one- to four-player co-op arcade adventure title with puzzles and tactical elements. Therefore, you can find below a 15 minutes walkthrough for this indie title that is currently available on Steam. In FORCED, you are cast as slaves in the toughest fantasy gladiator school of them all, condemned to fight as a gladiator and eventually win your freedom.
FORCED is described as a tactical cooperative RPG. Players are offered a number of challenges and puzzles to solve, can upgrade their gladiators, and have four classes to choose from. Each of the game’s dungeons comes with sub-stages that must be completed in order to further advance. Once you complete all challenges in a dungeon, you will face its boss.
Our first contact with FORCED was enjoyable, though we kind of feel that the movement is not ideal and somehow a bit sluggish. Not only that, but the camera doesn’t center around the character, something that will sometimes trouble gamers. In our opinion, isometric games should have the main character centered – or let gamers control the camera by will. Unfortunately, FORCED features a weird camera system, that will make you curse it at sometimes.
Apart from those nitpicks, FORCED is a fine action arena-based hack n slash RPG title. The game is priced at 10,99€ and features 25 Arenas and 5 Bosses. In other words, it’s a relatively low price for such a title.