SpellForce Preview

TechTV has put together a preview of SpellForce: The Order of Dawn, Phenomic and JoWood's RTS/RPG hybrid. An excerpt to follow:
Although the demo we've been playing is short and missing some key features (most notably the multiplayer game), it holds a lot of promise. There's a good balance between real-time strategy play (resource gathering, army building, and large scale combat) and RPG play (character development, and "Diablo"-style adventuring). The choice of play styles is often up to the player, adding to the game's flexibility. Although the story is trite before the first expositional cutscene, "SpellForce" already has excellent graphics and exceptional gameplay that should only be improved before it's released.