Good strategic gameplay, a close to perfect turnbased card game.
gammis wrote this review on .
Even if this game suddenly freezes at some parts (please make some fixes and patch it up!) I still love it! And that is an achievement I tell you - because I hate bugged games. Anyway, there are some intense tactical ingredients that blend well together with the fact that the whole game is turn-based. This game suits perfectly for your slow tea-drinking evenings!
The graphics are nice and inviting. There is nothing really grand with the atmosphere or anything, but the game delivers a pretty nice and cosy feeling with cool looking cards and all information clearly showing. I also like the way the animation of the units when in battle or otherwise active. The only thing I would like to do differently is the ugly font on some of the numbers (defence, offence, health) – and perhaps the colour of them to. All in all, the graphics keeps you interesting enough to keep playing, even if it isn't the main attraction.
The sound effects are good. The music is so and so, because it's a bit repetitive. But on the other hand, you can mute it and the game is perfect for listening on radio or other while playing.
I really like the tactical part of this game. It's a shame that there is no multiplayer option. Its challenging and the missions vary depending on the cards you will get – but is still pretty similar in difficulty if you use them the right way. I like the sacrifice system. If you have just started to test the game with campaign mode, know that the first mission only gives you a varied selection of a few different cards and that more spell and unit cards will come in later missions.
I have never played a game quite like this before, and it turns out that I just want more and more of this even if I have a wide collection of never games in my library. To make a turn based game from a board game (or card game) is smart indeed. Also, the achievements in steam are hard to get and make out great milestones for us who like to wipe games totally clean by overcoming all challenges.
In the beginning I had a hard time understanding what was happening and why, but when you get used to the game it gets clearer. There is not much to read, but you need to read the introduction texts for the different scenarios to understand anything. I also got a bit stunned at the fact that the whole campaign seemed so short. It turned out to take longer time then I expected even if it ended kind of surprisingly and a bit disappointing. There are no movies, but there is no need for that in this kind of game if you ask me.