What happens when the only hope of a threatened world lies not with heroes in shining armor, but in the hands of a band of misfits and criminals? Blackguards, a new turn-based strategy RPG, explores this very question. You will discover over 180 unique hex-based battlegrounds within a dark and mature story of crime, drugs, and murder.
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Останні:
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Дата виходу: 22 січ 2014

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Рецензії

“Blackguards is a real gem.”
4/5 – The Guardian

“A thrilling story, mixed with a deep, tactical and engaging gameplay.”
8/10 – http://www.everyeye.it/pc/articoli/blackguards_recensione_21543

“Blackguards feels like the gift that keeps on giving. At the heart of its brilliance is an enormously engaging story.”
8.7/10 – Hooked Gamers

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Про цю гру

What happens when the only hope of a threatened world lies not with heroes in shining armor, but in the hands of a band of misfits and criminals? Blackguards, a new turn-based strategy RPG, explores this very question. You will discover over 180 unique hex-based battlegrounds within a dark and mature story of crime, drugs, and murder.

Play as a warrior, mage or hunter and customize your character's skills as you see fit. The challenging campaign delivers a story of doubt, treason and loss. You decide the course of the story at key turning points and determine its outcome.

Key Features


  • More than 180 unique battlemaps provide ever-evolving and novel challenges.
  • Make sure you have plenty of snacks, as this dark fantasy adventure has 40+ hours of exciting play time.
  • Lead up to five characters in your party to glorious victory or devastating defeat.
  • Enjoy enchanting hand drawn backdrops. They're beautiful even when your party members get their asses handed to them.
  • Your choice of spells, skills and abilities determine your battlefield tactics. Aggressive? Defensive? Tactical? It's your call how to tackle each challenging encounter!
  • Use interactive objects like bee hives or barrels to your advantage in combat, or blow yourself up by carrying a torch into flammable swamp gas.
  • Dish out some serious damage with 40 special abilities and more than 90 spells... or find yourself on the other end and get obliterated.

Вимоги до системи

Windows
Mac OS X
    Мінімальні:
    • ОС: Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8 (32/64 bits versions)
    • Процесор: 2 GHz Dual Core
    • Оперативна пам’ять: 4 GB ОП
    • Відеокарта: nVidia GeForce 8600 GT, ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT
    • DirectX: версії 9.0c
    • Місце на диску: 20 GB доступного місця
    • Звукова карта: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card with Latest Drivers
    Рекомендовані:
    • ОС: Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8 (32/64 bits versions)
    • Процесор: 2.4 GHz Quad Core CPU
    • Оперативна пам’ять: 4 GB ОП
    • Відеокарта: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 275, ATI Radeon 4770 Series or higher
    • DirectX: версії 9.0c
    • Місце на диску: 20 GB доступного місця
    • Звукова карта: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card with Latest Drivers
    Мінімальні:
    • ОС: Mac OS X Version 10.7 or higher
    • Процесор: MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, iMac oder Mac Pro release year 2010 or newer
    • Оперативна пам’ять: 4 GB ОП
    • Відеокарта: Intel HD4000, nVidia or AMD graphic card
    • Місце на диску: 20 GB доступного місця
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Kardos
( 18.1 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 24 липня
This game was part of a bundle I bought 1 year ago - together with Memoria and Dark eye: Chains of Satinav. I did not install it at the time because the looks of the game did not appeal to me at first. I even thought back then that this was a strategy game (its actually a turn based RPG :P)

One month ago, I decided to install the game in order to get the steam cards. Based on the reviews I was expecting a pretty aweful game. Nevertheless, I decided to play for an hour instead of idling.

The first screen I encountered was the character creation. I was pleasantly suprised by the depth and variety of choices and I found myself tinkering at the various options and builds for an hour!

Well, after an hour, I thought that the options did not really matter because I wasnt going to play the game given how bad it must be according to the reviews I had read. However, I was still waiting for those cards so I decided to have a look at the actual game.

Again, to my suprise, although it started slowly, the game captured my interest. Slowly, but steadily, I started enjoying the story and the battles gameplay. That was it, after some time I was hooked!

Here is what I think of the game:

+Give the game some time at the beginning. It starts slowly but it steadily builds a strong story! Same goes for the gameplay. It looks a bit strange at first but I grew to like it very much!
+The Graphs are really good.
+Full sound + Voice + Subtitles
+Dialogue options
+Decisions matter
+Challenging game
+Character creation system. There is no level up system - Using adventure points to create unique ways of fighting.
+Story twists.
+I havent encountered any in game bugs.

-Some may find the game TOO challenging. Its not a forgiving game. You have to think the consequences of your gameplay.
-Linear. Most of the times there is only one battle available.
-THE MOST IMPORTANT PROBLEM AT THE MOMENT IS THAT THE GAME SEEMS TO HAVE SOME PROBLEM RUNNING IN WINDOWS 10. However, this issue can be solved with a little bit of tinkering. There are numerous solutions out there.

To sum up, I fully recommend this game at a discount and even at full price if you enjoy turn based RPGS. I dont understand whats going on with other reviews. Perhaps people were expecting a different kind of game? However, keep in mind that the game has some compatibility issues with Win 10.

I've already bought Blackguards 2.
siliente
( 2.6 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 19 липня
Here is the deal with Blackguards. If you liked the drakensang games, or the Blade of destiny remake, you will like this game. I happen to like TDE games, and so i recommend to you if you are into that. It doesnt have the free roaming of eather, but it has a less painful version of the Blade of destiny(remakes) combat. An interesting easter egg in the english naration are black library narrators (wh40k audiobooks) like toby longworth, and someone else that i dont recognize by name but by voice.
Dont be silly Wrap your willy
( 10.7 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 16 липня
This game is tedious and doesn't value your time as a player at all.

I love turn-based strategy rpg game thingies a lot but damn this game is boring mechanics wise. Battles take forever to be done with and tools at your disposal are so few. Sword , Bow , Fireball and few potions . And that is all you will be using for 10 or more hours. Few boring skills which are basically stronger version of just hitting something with sword as well. It's not like i want to be showered with items and skills with which i wouldnt have a clue what to do with but with so little every single battle is the same....long and boring.

And final nail to the coffin was damn crashing every so few loading screens. You are finally done with that 25minutes boring as hell battle arena? Don't worry! You can do it all over again because game crashed on loading screen and basically never autosaves! Also doesn't let you to save yourself in most situations.

Just.. i was really trying hard to get into this.. this is my thing , games like this one , but it's impossible to enjoy .

Navi
( 2.2 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 16 липня
For starters I would like to say this game isn't as terrible as reviews make it out to seem. Is it worth $40-45? Absolutely not. There is no reason why anyone should ever purchase this game for it's retail price. It's current sale price of $4.00-4.50 however is very reasonable. (I got it for $3.00 from a third party seller).

I'd say anything under $5-10 = Yes
Above $10 (Like $40) = Absolute not worth the money.

The beginning of the game is quite outrageous though. It's like David vs Goliath.. But David is a complete ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥♥ and Goliath has used way too many steroids that his ♥♥♥♥ is non existent now. I ended up getting annoyed and closing the game and when I tried to re-open it again it just didn't even load up so I haven't gotten to play it at all since the first startup and exit.
carlsniper2142
( 14.0 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 15 липня
Absolute garbage. lmost right at the start of the game at the graves you are pitted against FAR superior enemies with no alternativesd or permutations to consider other than where on the field you will die. Far too much story telling and poor game play. Would not recommend this if they were giving it away.
Midguardian
( 2.2 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 13 липня
I can't have more than an hour into this game, and it's already crashed twice on loading screens. I force-quit it on the third non-tutorial level.

I'm a big fan of daedalic, and I champion myself as being well versed in every turn based RPG of this nature. But this feels like it was never play-tested. It genuinely feels like no one sat down and played it, as a game, and said "okay, these elements work mechanically, but from a game-perspective, they dont." Every single time you miss a hit, and your enemy never misses at all, and you sit there for a dozen turns soaking up damage for what feels like--no strategic reason, you realise, "Oh great, this is one of those games where I need to return to town every ♥♥♥♥ing time I finish a level, to heal up"

Why? Why not just heal back to full between missions? What purpose does returning to the inn after every mission serve as an improvement to the pacing of the game? If you take a bow for your caster (I mean, that makes sense right, you've read the reviews, you know you're gonna run out of mana and you're a ranged character) and you switch to it, and "Oh, I'm pointblank range with this monster. Hit chance 25% 4dmg" monster has 20 hp. Wtf. So statistically it should take me 20 ♥♥♥♥ing turns to kill this? I'm not talking about this being late game and you made a series of bad choices. This is the first mission that doesn't hand-hold you through a required tutorial.

Turns out, yes. It's going to take you twenty ♥♥♥♥ing turns to do anything, while trying to negotiate the ridiculous gimmick (plug those lice holes! Pull those levers!) no. I was done. The game is not balanced in any satisfying way. It's not "challenging". At best, it just challenges your patience to see how many times you can watch your ridiculously weak spell miss for the 20th time, before you realise there's absolutely no pay-off. I understand miss and dodge mechanics. But when your game is structured around you missing more than 50% of the time... there's no fun in that. No one is sitting at home playing this game thinking "Oh oh oh, I missed! What fun! That's 3 in the row!"
0eprson
( 28.5 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 7 липня
promising but bogged down by glitches, poor combat UI, lack of information on battlefield objects, etc.

fun but frustrating
SexyBeast
( 25.0 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 3 липня
Shiny but overall bland.
Most missions feel like puzzles and not a turn based strategy game.
Very unbalanced - you can breeze through a bunch of missions but then simply get beaten and beaten and beaten in others just because you didn't level up the right "talent" - oh and I hope you have a old save game in that case otherwise good luck.

Overall: unless it is a really good bargin AND you don't have anything else TBS to play...don't.
Shadowcran
( 101.2 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 2 липня
I'm a TBS junkie especially adding in RPG and medieval settings. This one is a classic. Yes, there are a few bugs, but what game doesn't have them nowadays?

At $4 now it's a can't miss even if you've never played this genre before. Enjoy the hell out of it.
Yella
( 4.1 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 28 червня
Blackguards is a game that I recommend because:
- it is a method to banish boredom
- it has an acceptable price
- it is a good RPG
- it has strategy
- it is tactical
- it has trading cards

Enjoy!
Найбільш слушні рецензії  За останні 30 дн.
5 з 6 людей (83%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
Не рекомендована
10.7 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 16 липня
This game is tedious and doesn't value your time as a player at all.

I love turn-based strategy rpg game thingies a lot but damn this game is boring mechanics wise. Battles take forever to be done with and tools at your disposal are so few. Sword , Bow , Fireball and few potions . And that is all you will be using for 10 or more hours. Few boring skills which are basically stronger version of just hitting something with sword as well. It's not like i want to be showered with items and skills with which i wouldnt have a clue what to do with but with so little every single battle is the same....long and boring.

And final nail to the coffin was damn crashing every so few loading screens. You are finally done with that 25minutes boring as hell battle arena? Don't worry! You can do it all over again because game crashed on loading screen and basically never autosaves! Also doesn't let you to save yourself in most situations.

Just.. i was really trying hard to get into this.. this is my thing , games like this one , but it's impossible to enjoy .

Чи була ця рецензія слушною? Так Ні Кумедна
3 з 3 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
Рекомендована
18.1 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 24 липня
This game was part of a bundle I bought 1 year ago - together with Memoria and Dark eye: Chains of Satinav. I did not install it at the time because the looks of the game did not appeal to me at first. I even thought back then that this was a strategy game (its actually a turn based RPG :P)

One month ago, I decided to install the game in order to get the steam cards. Based on the reviews I was expecting a pretty aweful game. Nevertheless, I decided to play for an hour instead of idling.

The first screen I encountered was the character creation. I was pleasantly suprised by the depth and variety of choices and I found myself tinkering at the various options and builds for an hour!

Well, after an hour, I thought that the options did not really matter because I wasnt going to play the game given how bad it must be according to the reviews I had read. However, I was still waiting for those cards so I decided to have a look at the actual game.

Again, to my suprise, although it started slowly, the game captured my interest. Slowly, but steadily, I started enjoying the story and the battles gameplay. That was it, after some time I was hooked!

Here is what I think of the game:

+Give the game some time at the beginning. It starts slowly but it steadily builds a strong story! Same goes for the gameplay. It looks a bit strange at first but I grew to like it very much!
+The Graphs are really good.
+Full sound + Voice + Subtitles
+Dialogue options
+Decisions matter
+Challenging game
+Character creation system. There is no level up system - Using adventure points to create unique ways of fighting.
+Story twists.
+I havent encountered any in game bugs.

-Some may find the game TOO challenging. Its not a forgiving game. You have to think the consequences of your gameplay.
-Linear. Most of the times there is only one battle available.
-THE MOST IMPORTANT PROBLEM AT THE MOMENT IS THAT THE GAME SEEMS TO HAVE SOME PROBLEM RUNNING IN WINDOWS 10. However, this issue can be solved with a little bit of tinkering. There are numerous solutions out there.

To sum up, I fully recommend this game at a discount and even at full price if you enjoy turn based RPGS. I dont understand whats going on with other reviews. Perhaps people were expecting a different kind of game? However, keep in mind that the game has some compatibility issues with Win 10.

I've already bought Blackguards 2.
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5 з 7 людей (71%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
1 людина вважає цю рецензію кумедною
Не рекомендована
2.2 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 13 липня
I can't have more than an hour into this game, and it's already crashed twice on loading screens. I force-quit it on the third non-tutorial level.

I'm a big fan of daedalic, and I champion myself as being well versed in every turn based RPG of this nature. But this feels like it was never play-tested. It genuinely feels like no one sat down and played it, as a game, and said "okay, these elements work mechanically, but from a game-perspective, they dont." Every single time you miss a hit, and your enemy never misses at all, and you sit there for a dozen turns soaking up damage for what feels like--no strategic reason, you realise, "Oh great, this is one of those games where I need to return to town every ♥♥♥♥ing time I finish a level, to heal up"

Why? Why not just heal back to full between missions? What purpose does returning to the inn after every mission serve as an improvement to the pacing of the game? If you take a bow for your caster (I mean, that makes sense right, you've read the reviews, you know you're gonna run out of mana and you're a ranged character) and you switch to it, and "Oh, I'm pointblank range with this monster. Hit chance 25% 4dmg" monster has 20 hp. Wtf. So statistically it should take me 20 ♥♥♥♥ing turns to kill this? I'm not talking about this being late game and you made a series of bad choices. This is the first mission that doesn't hand-hold you through a required tutorial.

Turns out, yes. It's going to take you twenty ♥♥♥♥ing turns to do anything, while trying to negotiate the ridiculous gimmick (plug those lice holes! Pull those levers!) no. I was done. The game is not balanced in any satisfying way. It's not "challenging". At best, it just challenges your patience to see how many times you can watch your ridiculously weak spell miss for the 20th time, before you realise there's absolutely no pay-off. I understand miss and dodge mechanics. But when your game is structured around you missing more than 50% of the time... there's no fun in that. No one is sitting at home playing this game thinking "Oh oh oh, I missed! What fun! That's 3 in the row!"
Чи була ця рецензія слушною? Так Ні Кумедна
4 з 6 людей (67%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
Не рекомендована
25.0 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 3 липня
Shiny but overall bland.
Most missions feel like puzzles and not a turn based strategy game.
Very unbalanced - you can breeze through a bunch of missions but then simply get beaten and beaten and beaten in others just because you didn't level up the right "talent" - oh and I hope you have a old save game in that case otherwise good luck.

Overall: unless it is a really good bargin AND you don't have anything else TBS to play...don't.
Чи була ця рецензія слушною? Так Ні Кумедна
2 з 3 людей (67%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
Рекомендована
2.2 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 16 липня
For starters I would like to say this game isn't as terrible as reviews make it out to seem. Is it worth $40-45? Absolutely not. There is no reason why anyone should ever purchase this game for it's retail price. It's current sale price of $4.00-4.50 however is very reasonable. (I got it for $3.00 from a third party seller).

I'd say anything under $5-10 = Yes
Above $10 (Like $40) = Absolute not worth the money.

The beginning of the game is quite outrageous though. It's like David vs Goliath.. But David is a complete ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥♥ and Goliath has used way too many steroids that his ♥♥♥♥ is non existent now. I ended up getting annoyed and closing the game and when I tried to re-open it again it just didn't even load up so I haven't gotten to play it at all since the first startup and exit.
Чи була ця рецензія слушною? Так Ні Кумедна
3 з 5 людей (60%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
Не рекомендована
14.0 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 15 липня
Absolute garbage. lmost right at the start of the game at the graves you are pitted against FAR superior enemies with no alternativesd or permutations to consider other than where on the field you will die. Far too much story telling and poor game play. Would not recommend this if they were giving it away.
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2 з 2 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
1 людина вважає цю рецензію кумедною
Рекомендована
61.8 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 26 березня
Дуже добре виконана гра. Сильна тактична складова, якісний звуковий супровід та вдале виконання ігрового процесу. Однозначно рекомендую.
+ Колекційні картки Steam.
+ Steam Cloud.
- Українська не підтримується.
Чи була ця рецензія слушною? Так Ні Кумедна
3 з 5 людей (60%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
Рекомендована
92.0 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 24 березня 2014 р.
Хороша гра!
Я б назвав її деякою сумішшю ігор типу Heroes: Maght and Magic та Dragon Age (там, де можна "зупиняти час")
Ця покрокова гра буде увесь час ставити вас у незручні становища. Якщо, наприклад, ви звикнете розставляети своїх персонажів у захисну позицію, звикли до певного строю, то ця гра може зненацька поставити вас у скрутне становище! Можуть бути умови типу "Врятуй персонажа за 5 ходів", "Зруйнуй пристрій в протележній частині мапи", чи просто "Переберіться з пункту А до Б", і доведеться гасати по всій локації) Я вже й не кажу про пастки, перешкоди, рухомі об'єкти... тут є простір для різноманітних шляхів вирішення поставленної задачі.

Окремим пунктом можно виділити й широку варіативність побудови ваших героїв: різноманітні навички, зброя, спорядження... гра дає достатні можливості для створення цікавих комбінацій та власної тактики.

Сюжет тут... досить незрозумілий. Нажаль я не пройшов гру до кінця (обов'язково пройду!), так як на мій погляд дуже затягнута. За весь час, що я награв, я не пам'ятаю якикось помітних рухів у сюжеті. Тому можу ствердити, що гра більш за все концентрує увагу на битвах та невеликих додаткових історіях, діалогах, які зустрічаються вздовж ваших пригод (деякі з яких мають відношення до головного сюжету і дають нову інформацію).

Деякі рівні для мене були пекельно складними і доволі часто доводилося вклонятися Богу Рандома, аби він змилувався і у мене все вийшло в вирішальних діях. В цій грі рандом (випадковість) грає дуже, дуже велику роль! Дуже часто трапляється, що не виходить начаклувати якогось фаєр-бола і вам доводиться одразу перебудовувати свої плани! (звичайно ж, імовірність залежить від того, наскільки розвинута навичка, яку використовуєш).

С початку гри ви можете вибрати Важкий рівень складності. Якщо ви бажаєте, щоб ваші справи від битви до битви були кепськими, як у меня, рекомендую обирати саме цей рівень :)

Висновок: Гра вийшла дійсно хорошою. Так, вона не усім буде довподоби. Як на мене, трохи затягнута.
Кращих аналогів не знаю, саме тому - рекомендую!
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595 з 723 людей (82%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
8 людей вважають цю рецензію кумедною
Не рекомендована
62.1 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 13 листопада 2014 р.
Daedalic's Blackguards........Where to begin......I like so many others was rather excited by this title from the content shown here on steam. As a result i purchased this in the sale at 1/3 of its retail price for £10.99. So a turn based dungeon crawler with rpg character development. Right now the nitty gritty there are some details of gameplay but i shall not spoiler you on plot etc

Shortfalls in my opinion

1) The Overall story of the game is linear there are very few opertunities to drastically alter the outcome of the game, there are a bunch of side quests which are optional? (but not completing these for the extra loot, gold and items will make your playthrough a nightmare in its own right! as enemies will be VASTLTY superior to your party of characters. I completed all the side quests and optional dungeon choices.

2) Character Creation is shallow at best you have a choice of TWO classes! the game does suggest three but its a joke you have the choice between spellcasters and non spell casters! There are no merchants, no stealth options, just pick a close combat weapon or a ranged weapon, or spells if your the former mage class. oh and all chracters can basically become cookie cut clones if you want them to be exactly the same.

3) At Certain points your party composition will be radically altered i.e random members of your party will be unavailble to you for fights following the storyline (so all that time and effort spent developing a character for a specific niche, those skills to help your party become less brittle will be for nothing making certain fights hellish to complete.

4) The world map has a mere dozen locations for you to explore consisitng of the exact same format towns with the same vendors selling almost identical gear! Black guards is not like diablo where you can expect hoards of loot and mindlesss array of weapons, there are so few it makes you wonder if your ever going to have a badass looking character.

5) Most of my game time was spent on loading screens........ugh i cannot stress how mind numbing this was!
The Aquisition of items and gear is extremely tedious especially at the start of the game those life saving potions are almost unobtainable and forces you to either sacrifce weapon and armour or go to battle injured. Later those same items become useless which makes you wonder why you invested so much in the first place. The interface is clunky and at times often difficult to direct your actions.


6) The variety of enemies was also sparse to say the least the same foes cropping up again and again made killing them a real chore, I should also mention that there is NO level grinding in this game to improve your characters stats for that fight you are having trouble with.

7) THIS IS THE BIGGY The chance to hit modifier is The MOST ANNOYING PART OF THIS GAME!!! YOU WILLL NEVER BE MORE FRUSTRATED, NEVER MISS AS MANY ATTACKS OR FAILED CASTING ATTEMPTS AS YOU WILL ENCOUNTER IN THIS GAME, It has rusulted in me personally restarting hundreds of encounters because this game is COMPLETLY GOVERNED BY RANDOM CHANCE! it will try to break you!!!!!!

8) There are multiple battles linked together resluting in sometimes impossible to win situations as you have been thumped so bad due to unlucky attacks you've misseed ten times in a row or the enemy lads a whole slew of critical hits forcing you to use all your recovery items. (but....i hear you say what about your inventory?? yeah invent items can only be equiped outside of combat, also quicksaving is the same! only outside the dungeon!

Basically the ENTIRE game is fight, FAST TRAVEL to location, distribute stats, rinse, repeat, load, load, load, load, get lucky, Save.

Positives

The Dungeon maps are varied and are pretty to look at, there are interactive objects to help you, most maps have a stratagy behind them to make things a wee bit easier but a couple of crucial misses will send that plan right out the window.

There are moments of satisfaction when you drop that enemy who has forced you to load a dozen times and you complete the fight in no time flat.

The Dialogue can be entertainig at times and you do find your characters personalities are pretty unique.

Im Struggling to come up with more positive points! in all honesty i personally thought this was going to be a bit like a fantasy version of x-com enemy unknown (which is a fantastic game i do highly reocmmend) needless to say i was sorely dissapointed! only die hard fans will see any replay out of this title. even at £10.99 i felt robbed and yes i did pour 60 hours into it but most of this was due to the snails pace of the combat system.

Brutally Honest review Hope someone finds this useful?

Ryan :)
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Додано: 10 січня 2014 р.
Full Video Review here - http://youtu.be/G5S2mAGsoKA

As an avid RPG player, and one who is all about story, I hold any RPG story I play to a high standard. Daedalic have been great storytellers in the past and blackguards is no different. The game is dark and mature, just what I like. Often in RPG's the more morally grey characters are the most enjoyable, relate-able and overall liked characters of a given game. In Blackguards this the type of characters you play, instead of a group of moral paragons, you play a band of rogues, trying to get by in the world and dealing with events that have been thrust upon them.

You start the game as your chosen character hovering above the corpse of princess Elenor who is being eaten by a wolf, after killing said wolf you are blamed for her death, but the strange thing is, you can't quite remember what exactly happened before you saw the wolf. After being tortured and being questioned for a name you know nothing about. Enter the fire loving, fight craving, elf hating dwarf Naurim and you’re soon on a prison break with the intention of finding out just what the hell is going on here.

The Battles in blackguards are very addictive, they tend to be relatively short but by no means easier. The great thing about blackguards combat is its difficulty, some battles require real thought and careful planning. The game is very challenging but by no means overly difficult and while it can be unforgiving at times, the game auto-saves after every battle and even if you die you have the option to start the battle over at any point from the pause menu. Fans of tactical turn based Rpgs will really get a kick out of the challenge blackguards provides. One of the star features of combat is the interactive environments. In certain levels you will have objects placed around that you can use. You can cut a rope causing the hanging chandelier to crush the enemies below it, ignite flammable swamp gas to burn opponents and more. There are over 190 beautifully crafted battlefields in blackguards, these are no mere random maps, these are hand drawn, carefully thought out maps that not only feel unique but really leave a lasting impression.

If your an RPG fan, a turn based strategy fan or you just love a bloody good story, I cannot recommend blackguards enough. It is one of those rare games that I literally lost track of time playing. The story telling is good and engaging. Battles while not lengthy have great solid mechanics and good depth to them. The world is fantastically immersive, Daedalic have envisioned southern Aventuria beautifully. Check out the full video review for a more in depth look.


http://youtu.be/G5S2mAGsoKA

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