Sword Coast Legends, Now Lost to Licensing
Sword Coast Legends was an ambitious idea for developer n-Space. Wanting so much to bring the tabletop D&D experience to the PC, they set their sights high, but failed to deliver. The game we were left with is not bad, it’s actually pretty good as far as modern RPG’s go, it just didn’t deliver on the promise of extensive content creation for would-be Dungeon Masters.
- Single player campaign created by members of the leadership team that brought you Dragon Age™: Origins
- Choose from five playable races and six unique character classes to build your own stalwart adventurer
- A return to form, Sword Coast Legends is the compelling and complex RPG you’ve been waiting for and features pause time, party-based tactical combat and involving storylines
- Dungeon Master Mode: Create your own epic adventure to share with your friends, or enhance their experience in real time as they traverse your dungeon
- Set in the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms universe based on the fifth edition ruleset and populated with Dungeons & Dragons lore and legend
Four player campaign co-op (a luxury in this day and age) is available, but requires a 3rd party account and servers for play. N-Space assures everyone that the servers “will remain live indefinitely” but that of course remains to be seen.
SCL failed to grab the attention required for it’s continued existence, and it’s failure to provide the tools for content creators assured that the mod community would not pick up the slack. It’s a shame that it will now be pulled due to (presumably) licensing, and if you are an RPG fan, I urge you to give it the paltry $5, final-sale asking price to add it to your account before December 25th.
If Steam still allowed me to stockpile gifts, I’d be buying half a dozen for the future.