This role-playing game, set in an alternate medieval Europe, combines poker mechanics with power ups and collectible cards.
Användarrecensioner: Väldigt positivt (200 recensioner)
Utgivningsdatum: 20 jul, 2011
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"Think Puzzle Quest but instead of using Bejeweled gameplay for its fighting mechanic, it has you building poker hands. Makes RPG combat more compelling."
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Om detta spel

Runespell: Overture är ett rollspel som kombinerar pokermekaniker med uppgraderingar och samlarkort. Världen är ett alternativt medeltida Europa som länkar ihop historiska karaktärer med Nordisk mytologi och sagor. Spelaren sätter sig i rollen som Changeling, sonen till en monstergud som är på jakt efter sin ärkefiende.

Huvudfunktioner:

  • Innovativt mytiskt pokersystem som använder sig av pokermekaniker för att kämpa mot dina fiender
  • Lås upp nya uppgraderingar och specialattacker som finnes i samlarkortsformat
  • Kombinera dina färdigheter i korta och snabba spelrundor eller långa rundor med olika mål och strider
  • Slå över 30 olika monster som har sina egna kortsamlingar och attackstilar
  • Slå dina fiender och gör dem till dina husdjur eller medkämpar
  • Lås upp nya stridsområden genom att nå olika mål
  • Blandning av vackra handmålade backgrunder och suggestiva 3D-karaktärer
  • En övertygande och påhittig historia som är satt i ett alternativt medeltida Europa
  • Lokala- och nätledartavlor
  • 20 Steam-prestationer

Systemkrav

PC
Mac
    • Operativsystem: XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor: 2 GHz Intel Pentium 4 / AMD Athlon 64
    • Minne: 1GB RAM
    • Hårddiskutrymme: 350 MB
    • Grafikkort: 256 MB Shader Model 2.0 (Geforce 6-serien, Radeon X1000-serien)
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
    • Ljud: DirektX® 9.0c-kompatibelt ljudkort
    • Operativsystem: OS X version Snow Leopard 10.6.3, eller senare
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz Intel CPU
    • Minne: 1 GB RAM
    • Hårddiskutrymme: 350MB
    • Grafikkort: GMA 950 eller dedikerat grafikkort med 128MB grafikminne och Shader Model 2.0
Hjälpsamma kundrecensioner
18 av 18 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
7.8 timmar totalt
Take one part Faerie Solitaire and two parts Puzzle Quest and mix in a little Poker or Yahtzee for good measure and you will get something like Runespell: Overture.

You're a changeling of some sort and you fight monsters and take quests in exchange for coin and buffs (which come in the form of power-up cards). There's a story but it's not the strongest element in the game. Like the Puzzle Quest games, your battles are determined by playing a mini-game. Instead of match-3 though, the game is a card game similar to poker in which making certain combinations of cards (pairs, 5 of a kind, full house, flush, straight) will do a certain amount of damage to your opponent, who is trying to do the same to you. The ability to steal some cards from your opponent, plus the limited number of moves you get per turn to move cards or play power-ups adds just enough strategy to the game to keep it interesting.

Admittedly, the game can get a bit repetitive after a while and I found the dialogue options to be a bit tedious but fortunately the game allows you to skip them if you want. It's an easy game to learn, and it's an entertaining casual game to play. It seems to be pretty short and the achievements don't seem too difficult to collect if that's your thing.

Finding little gems like this is the reason I buy bundles.
Upplagd: 24 oktober
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
1.6 timmar totalt
Poker styled card attacking game...

If that hasn't sold you then i don't know what will.

Definatly a 9/10!
Upplagd: 3 oktober
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
9 av 9 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
9.0 timmar totalt
Runespell Overture (Card/Poker/RPG/Strategy Hybrid)

For options we have Graphics Quality (Fastest, Fast, Simple, Good, Beautiful, and Fantastic), Windowed or Fullscreen, Drag and Drop or Click and Click (when moving cards around), and Sounds (Music and SFX). You can also choose a screen resolution anywhere from 640x480 to 1920x1080.

The tutorial is very well-done, teaching you the ropes without being annoying.

So what kind of game is this? It looks like an RPG that you play with cards, but that's not it at all. The primary thrust is actually a solitaire game... It's battle-solitaire-poker with RPG elements! *evil grin* Whee~!

How does that work? Looking at the screenshots will help a bit. As you can see, we and our opponent are each dealt a set of cards, solitaire-style. Ours is on top, theirs is on the bottom. We need to create poker hands by grouping cards in sets of five. If you don't know the poker hands, no worries -- the game will show you what groupings are "legal" to play. Each "hand" will deliver a certain amount of damage, depending on the cards you've chosen. For instance, a pair of cards (the other three cards in the group would be non-related) will deliver less damage than a flush.

In each round, you have three moves, and then your opponent gets three moves.

But wait, there's more!

You can steal your opponent's cards, and vice versa! If you grab a card from his area (or the other way around,) the card underneath does NOT flip over until it becomes his turn, but whenever you clear a pile on your side, you can immediately have access to whatever card is next in the pile (assuming that it's still your turn.) You CAN'T grab more than a single card from each others' piles -- if something is stacked on the other side (grouped,) it's off-limits to you. You can of course move multiple, grouped cards around on your own side.

Here's an example of how it might work:

You already have three Kings grouped, and take a fourth King to add to the pile, then grab a King from your enemy's cards to make five-of-a-kind (yes, unlike real poker, you can have five of the same card.) You use your third turn to select the five kings and deal damage.

This is where the strategy comes in. Now that it's too late and you've used all of your turns, you see your adversary grab that Jack of Hearts from your cards to complete a Royal Flush! EEEK~!!

Here's what you could have done to prevent it and still get your five Kings:

Forget about your three Kings for right now, grab his king, and place it on your single King, making a pair. Grab the Jack of Hearts and put it on top of another card -- ANY other card! It's better if you can do something with it, of course, but the point is to keep that card AWAY from your opponent. Now you can do one of two things: Do something beneficial (like moving a card to help yourself and/or hurt his progress) or you can move the pair of Kings on top of the three-of-a-kind, and make your attack in an upcoming round.

But wait, there's more!

Along the way we earn (via battles) and find special-use cards that can do anything from give you extra moves before your turn is over to poisoning to shielding yourself, to adding to your hit points, and more! You can only have a certain number of cards with you at the time of each battle, and (most of) the cards have finite-uses. When they run out uses, you can use the money you earn to recharge the cards.

Be sure to SAVE before each battle! You can abandon your progress if you wish -- it's an option to exit or go back to the main menu without saving.

There a bit more to it than that, including a storyline, but I'll let you discover that for yourself. ;)

This game was a huge surprise to me -- I never expected it to be so fun and addictive! A definite thumbs-up from me!
Upplagd: 24 maj
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
5 av 5 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
10.8 timmar totalt
Think Puzzle Quest, but instead of match 3 you play poker solitaire to fight your enemies.

It's fun if you're into this kind of thing. The story is cliched but well-written: I appreciate characters with a sense of cynicism. The art and sound are nice. Tutorials can be skipped when you replay the game.

Downsides: Mystic Box appears to fallen off the face of the earth. Technical settings do not save when you quit the game; I constantly have to hit Alt+Enter to resize my window and re-pick "click and click" (dragging is a pain) when the game starts up

Overall, I enjoy this game. I use this game to kill time or relax: it's not as mindless as a match 3 and it's a fun twist on the premise. I don't expect it to do much more than that.
Upplagd: 12 juni
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
4 av 5 personer (80%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
22.9 timmar totalt
Runespell is a combination of RPG, Solitaire and Poker, similar in nature to Puzzle Quest. You stack cards like in solitaire to form 5 card poker combos to attack your foes and cast spells. It's fairly simple to play an so is the presentation. The story is based on Norse Mythology and while it's somewhat thin it does has its twists and turns. I found the gameplay enjoyable for the most part and the game doesn't overstay its welcome. Unfortunately, as the Overture in the title says it feels like a first part of something bigger, a second game that may never come out. That didn't upset me but can frustrate some people who got more invested in the story.
Upplagd: 3 juli
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
4 av 5 personer (80%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
10.3 timmar totalt
Love this card game, use poker hands to defeat your enemys, with plenty of spell cards and allies to aid you when things get difficult. Most enemies are easy to start off and you think its a walk in the park but it soon cranks up the difficulty later on and you have to really think ahead and put good hands together to win. If you like card games then this is worth a shot.
Upplagd: 2 maj
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
1 av 1 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
6.0 timmar totalt
The recommendation is pretty weak because I didn't actually like the game. I think it has the potential to be enjoyable and it is fairly unique, so that alone might be worth it to you.

This game is essentially puzzle quest but with a solitaire combat system instead of matching gems. It's not fast by any means. Essentially you build poker hands to charge attacks, then launch the attacks at your opponent. Essentially you spend the entire game moving stacks of cards on top of each other to make a combo of five, and the higher the combo on the damage scale, the more the attack will do. You can also 'steal' cards from your enemies so long as they aren't stacked.

The combat is cool once or twice, but after that it becomes so repetitive. Nearly every fight is identical, save for the select few where you need to charge and use special attacks to win.

Beyond the gameplay, the music, sound effects, story and graphics are all ok. They're mediocre, they're fine, they're acceptable. Without a doubt they are not great and won't sell the game, but they sustain it without detracting.

All around, that describes the experience: alright, ok, passable. It's not thrilling or revolutionary, but it is unique and if that's what you're looking for in a game then you'll find it here.
Upplagd: 13 september
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
1 av 2 personer (50%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
21.8 timmar totalt
This game was very promising in the beginning, but some hours later i felt it so recurring. It is an OK card game with a few unique elements, but has absolutely no challange. It was very easy and just so boring to 100%. Anyway, i recommend this if you can get it cheap at sales.
Upplagd: 10 juni
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
2 av 4 personer (50%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
4.3 timmar totalt
6/10

Its a game worth a try but only worth a try.Campaign is not that boring and can be attractive to some players.Also have a unique concept.
There are 2 deadly flaws in this title in my opinion:
1.Too many useless battles,so you usually get bored after 2hours
2.The limited times to use skills,for more times?you need to buy at a high price in store.I really dont know why design like this,so the game gets more and more boring because you dont want to try different skills but only want to end every battle fast,its a big failure.But enemies dont,they always have 10+times to use and they only mean to get you stucked one time,so more and more hard battles but looked the same.
Upplagd: 10 september
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
1 av 4 personer (25%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1.8 timmar totalt
Hard to tell the difference between clubs and spades especially. Sometimes I make the wrong diamonds and hearts also. Fix this, please.
Upplagd: 11 september
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
1 av 4 personer (25%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
0.5 timmar totalt
A pretty unique concept but another of the worst games I've ever played. First boss of the tutorial is too overpowered and I can't beat him no matter what I do. There's better things out there to play. I'm done with this frustrating and stupefying game.
Upplagd: 5 september
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
9.8 timmar totalt
5/10

Runespell: Overture is a single-player turn-based RPG that uses poker rules and the game takes between 8-10 hours to complete.
Combat involves setting up poker combinations (flushes, full houses etc.) with different combinations dealing different amounts of damage. You can use your own cards or even steal individual visible cards from your opponents.
Dealing and receiving damage builds 'rage points' (essentially mana) that can be consumed to use spells (damage spells, defense spells, etc).
I would recommend this game for someone who wants a throwaway game to occupy a bit of time.

Pros:
- Easy-to-grasp gameplay concept
- Novelty poker rules are interesting in the RPG genre

Cons:
- Forgettable 'plot' - weak story
- Can be frustrating at times due to the RNG nature of cards
Upplagd: 15 juli
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
50.5 timmar totalt
I highly recommend this game. Its challenging, and casual. I love it and im not even a poker player.
Upplagd: 11 augusti
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
6.7 timmar totalt
Nice, fun, challenging.
Upplagd: 17 september
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
1.6 timmar totalt
I have tried repeatedly to get into this game and I just can't. I find it dreadfully boring and I usually like games that do the puzzle quest thing. I'd skip this unless you really like the idea of playing a poker/solitaire mashup a puzzle quest-esque progression. Trust me, it's not as interesting as it sounds.
Upplagd: 20 juni
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
10.1 timmar totalt
As a fan of poker and Rpgs i thought this would be a pretty interersting and fun game....i was half right

It seems well enough when you begin. You try to get a combintaion of 5 cards, the attack power being determined on how well it corrosponds to to the poker hierarchy and try to wittle down you're opponents hp. simple enough.

You are introduced to spells shortly after, assuming this is where the tactics come in.....well not really.

The main problem with this game is that it is barely like poker at all and barely an RPG. The attack points could be determined by...pretty much anything else..infact it might benifit from this as what happens 90% is you and even the A.I end up making as many pairs and then full house's as you can with usually lower damage if you try anything else in addition to being harder to achieve. There almost no point in making a higher hand than you're opponent as all it does is take off slightly more hp...i mean ♥♥♥♥ i some what assumed that it might nullify one of his hands....or something..you know kinda like POKER.

The spells offer SOME varity and tactics but not much, the cost vs reward of most spells make them mostly interchangeable.....its kinda amazing actually how there could be so much varity and yet so little.

Overall the only people i can recommend this game to is to someone who wants a simple card game that has some odd and fairly unique mechanics..........but mostly it is a dissapointment and wasted potiental.
Upplagd: 19 maj
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
10.0 timmar totalt
The map is a bit cumbersome, but overall this is a very good game. If you like the original Puzzle Quest, you'll probably like this.
Upplagd: 20 maj
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
2.2 timmar totalt
Weird gin rummy game.
Upplagd: 15 juli
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
16.4 timmar totalt
I love this game. It's just a bit short.
Got it as part of a bundle but it is probably worth a few quid
Upplagd: 14 juli
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
9.0 timmar totalt
Great game, highly recommended!
Upplagd: 28 juli
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej