"During the winter of 1858 something happened in lower Canada, near Wolvesvale.
No one truly remembers what happened, but rumor has it that the DEVIL came to town...
...and that two lumberjacks hunted down his minions every night.
They were, the OCARROLL BROTHERS!
With solid PLANNING during the day...
and cold EXECUTION at night...
...they became FEARLESS!"
That's how the devs summarized the game in its trailer, and there's really not much to add to it. One of the best games I've ever played, worth every penny. Only downside I could think of is the lack of local and/or online co-op, though the devs were thinking of it for a possible sequel...
This game is a great mix strategy, action, rpg and tower defense genres where you take the role of the O'carroll brothers, who are being besieged by Devil's minions, which are composed of all kind of wolves, werewolves and other mythical creatures.
To protect each other and their cabin, they will have to plan during the day the strategy to follow at night, using their sister's foretelling powers to determine the number, type, wave and initial spawn point of the enemies that will attack during the night.
With that information you will have to set up the traps for them, and even go to town to buy guns and items. But one must be wise spending their money and/or action points in doing so.
Night starts as a tower defense game where you have to avoid enemies from destroying your buildings, though you can(and must) take direct action and activate some traps manually, or kill the enemies which haven't fell on them; since the game also features wind, which can render useless all your setup if you are detected when least expected.
As for the rpg part, game features a complete set of skills to customize and develop your style by improving your character and traps in the way that fits you better.
Have to say that game can be very, very punishing with poor planning and/or execution and stealth. It's actually quite challenging since you will have to set up your traps, then memorize the enemies, waves and spawn points in order to pull it off correctly and quickly under pressure and against the clock(not an actual timer, though the game is quite fast paced)...
Last but not least, game's atmosphere and music are really sublime.
Disclaimer: game is so badass there have been multiple records of sudden beard growths amongst players XD
Posted: September 24th, 2013