Enclave (video game)

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Enclave
Enclave Coverart.png
Developer(s) Starbreeze Studios
Publisher(s) Xbox

Windows
Vivendi Universal
TopWare Interactive

Wii
TopWare Interactive
Platform(s) Xbox
Microsoft Windows
Wii
Release Xbox [1]
  • PAL: July 19, 2002
  • NA: July 29, 2002
Windows [2]
  • NA: March 10, 2003
  • PAL: September 12, 2003
Wii
  • PAL: May 22, 2012
Genre(s) Action role-playing, hack and slash
Mode(s) Single-player

Enclave is a third-person 3D action role-playing game by Starbreeze Studios, released for Microsoft Windows and Xbox on July 19, 2002. A GameCube version was also in development but was eventually cancelled in early 2003. A Wii port, titled Enclave: Shadows of Twilight, was originally slated for the middle of June 2010,[3] and was released in Europe on May 22, 2012.[4] On 4 October 2013, the game was re-released on Steam and made available on Mac and Linux platforms.[5]

In this game, set in a medieval fantasy realm, players can choose to take on the role of either a "Warrior of Light" or a "Minion of Darkness", complete with separate and unique missions reflecting the nature of that decision.

Synopsis[edit]

Plot[edit]

One thousand years ago, the Dreg'Atar armies of the demon lord known as Vatar had all but destroyed the people of Celenheim. In an act of desperation, the high wizard Zale sundered the land and created a rift around Celenheim, keeping the armies of Vatar at bay. In time, Celenheim forgot the war and forgot Vatar as they went about their daily affairs. Now, the rift is closing, and evil threatens the land once again. An unlikely hero, freed from prison by happenstance, must rise and fight for Light or Darkness, to either destroy the demon king Vatar or kill the queen of Celenheim.

Gameplay[edit]

Enclave is a third person hack and slash role-playing game. The player uses medieval and magical weapons to fight enemies. At the beginning of each mission, the player chooses a character to control. With the character selected, the player selects weapons and gear to equip for the mission. Gold is required to equip all gear. During each mission, the player collects gold and gems to increase the starting gold available at the start of each mission.

Reception[edit]

According to GameRankings, the game received the average score of 75.04% for the PC[6] and 70.78% for the Xbox version.[7]

Legacy[edit]

In March 2003, Starbreeze announced Enclave II has been in development for Xbox, PlayStation 2, and the PC. The game was supposed to feature a new fighting system and full motion capture, with single player and both cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes planned. The player character was Erlendur, a young Ancestor sorcerer apprentice, and his quest was to reach Enclave before the evil sorceress Callia does.[8] However, the features were then axed and the game was cancelled when Starbreeze got into legal troubles with the publisher.

In October 2013, Enclave was re-released on Steam and as of January 2017 has sold approximately 1.5 million copies through the Steam marketplace.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Search: (2002-07-29). "Enclave Release Information for Xbox". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2011-08-19. 
  2. ^ Search: (2003-03-10). "Enclave Release Information for PC". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2011-08-19. 
  3. ^ "Enclave - Shadows of Twilight Prepares for Early Summer Launch
  4. ^ TopWare Resurrects Enclave Wii-Make
  5. ^ a b "Enclave -". SteamSpy - All the data about Steam games. Retrieved 2017-01-13. 
  6. ^ "Enclave for PC". GameRankings. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 28, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Enclave for Xbox". GameRankings. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 28, 2011. 
  8. ^ Enclave II First Look - PC News at IGN

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