This game merges elements of roleplaying games with elements of real-time strategy, and does a good job of creating game with much to offer.
You will control an Avatar who will grow in level and ability dependant on how you allocate the exp. rewards. You can create a specialist in arms or magic or a generalist in both.
Buildings are obtained by way of runes, once gained they are always with you. These cannot be used until activated by a specific monument. Once actived you will need to meet the resource requirements. The great thing I liked about building was you could place them anywhere, which is great for blocking or creating choke points with defensive structures.
The graphics are great if you have a decent machine to run it and though the voice acting leaves a lot to be desired it does the job… still its not the reason your buying this game ;-)
If you like RTS and/or RPG games then Spellforce: Order of Dawn has something for you to enjoy.