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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Localization Update – 3 new language packages now available

25 червня 2014




Hi guys,

we’re happy that today we are finally releasing our big localization update for our Blackguards. The update contains the reworked Russian localization as well as the brand new Japanese and Korean language packages.

Have fun playing and don’t get lost in Aventuria!

PS: The patch will available in about 2 or 3 hours from now, so please don’t worry if it’s not starting immediately.

Best,
Your Daedalic-Team

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New localization patch upcoming, featuring 3 new language packages!

16 червня 2014

Hi guys,

there are three new loca kits upcoming for Blackguards. First there is the reworked Russian localization, and second we are proud to announce that there will be a Japanese and Korean localization, too!

The patch including the new localizations will be available by the end of June 2014.

Best,
Your Daedalic Team

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“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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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)

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP 32 Bit
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8600 GT, ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 20 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card with Latest Drivers
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8 (32/64 bits versions)
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Quad Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 275, ATI Radeon 4770 Series or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 20 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card with Latest Drivers

Вимоги до системи (Mac OS)

    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X Version 10.7 or higher
    • Processor: MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, iMac oder Mac Pro release year 2010 or newer
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD4000, nVidia or AMD graphic card
    • Hard Drive: 20 GB available space
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1 з 1 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
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41.1 год. зареєстровано
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!
Додано: 24 березня 2014
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19 з 22 людей (86%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
Продуктів на акаунті: 876 шт.
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71.0 год. зареєстровано
Alright....Blackguards is definitely a game with no lack for content. In fact, there was enough for me to put in a solid 60 hours. Some of that time was redoing battles and such, but there were plenty of quests and plenty to do in general.

The game itself is a curious blend of your prototypical Daedalic adventure/point and click game (when you are in towns, albeit with the hidden object stuff removed of course) mixed with turn based hex battles that use random number generators ala XCOM and other luminous titles. The RNG aspect can make things interesting as occasionally, you will inexplicably miss when you sjhow a 95% chance to hit (actually, it isnt inexplicable..you fell victim to that other 5% lol), but at other times, when your percentage is really low and you go for a desperation power move, and it connects, you totally feel excited and stoked for having taken that risk.

Graphically, it wont blow you away. It is reminiscent of other Daedalic games when in cities/towns/etc..., but when in battle, it's more of an isometric approach with movable cameras that can be adjusted to the cardinal directions as well as going from top down to more straight ahead angles. This definitely comes into play during battles as you get different vantage points to make decisions and set actions. Definitely pulls off that middle ages with mysticism look well. The cutscenes are more of the same. Nothing too spectacular, but still effective and defintiely in line with the overall game presentation.

The story itself is interesting enough. You are framed for the murder of the princess, whom you and a few of your friends grew up with while under the care and apprenticeship of a powerful wizard. You are arrested, and escape with the help of two other prisoners, who become your stalwart companions. From there, you are at first trying to solve the murder and clear your name, but as things progress, you uncover a plot that can destroy the world. At that point, your goals become far more lofty. The story was engaging enough to keep me interested throughout. Which was necessary, as the pace of the game was not very fast. In fact, it took a while for me to get to the point where my characters were able to resolve the more difficult battles withut copious retries.

The battle system itself was pretty stellar in my opinion. If you have played XCOM or other turn based hex battle system games, you will have a good grasp for this game fairly quickly as far as the combat is concerned. What they dont do is churn out the same basic layout over and over. Each battle gets it's own unique battle map, which was stellar in my opinion. You never get bored from seeing the same map over and over, which even XCOM as guilty of (I keep going back o XCOM as a reference due to its accessibility as a point of reference for this games combat systems). The geography of the battle is often as important as your positioning relative to your enemies. Often, there will be traps, mires/bogs, and other obstacles that will hinder or help you and your enemies. Cover is provided on many maps. Interactive objects also make there way into the battlefield. For example, there might be a stack of barrels that you can knock over to crush enemies underneath or simply block their path (and they might use those same stacks), a stand filled with rocks that can be knocked over, bookcases, oil filled barrels that explode, pools of oil, vats of poison, simple chairs and tables, etc....The battle maps were supremely well thought out in my opinion and kept things pretty fresh. In addition to all that, there might be goals other than simply destroying your enemy, such as trying to fight your way to a specific part of the map, free prisoners to help you fight, defend citizens as they try to flee the battle zone, escort missions, and so on. There was even two instances where complete stealth was necessary and one where you are fighting your way through a cavern while also trying to stay ahead of a poison cloud that creeps slowly forward behind you. So much variety. It was really quite impressive.

The quests were pretty standard fare for the most part. Go find this missing person, please retrieve this item and possibly take it to somebody else, find out what this person or that person is hiding, intercept shipments, and so on. They were fun, and if you play RPG's, they are par for the course. However, they were much easier to finish and never dragged out. Short and to the point as it were. I had a lot of fun with them, and finished every quest the game had to offer.The main quest itself was pretty interesting, as I mentioned before, and kept you moving forward.

The pacing itself was pretty slow. In fact, the foirst few hours of gameplay might dissuade some people from continuing on. It takes a while for the game to start really sending you places, and it also takes a while for you to be able to upgrade your equipment and abilities. However, once you get past that initial stage, the game never stops moving forward, even if it is at a slower tan normal RPG pace. I wouldnt get discouraged by this. Once it really got going, I never looked back, although I did break up the gameplay by taking a day off in between sessions to play other types of games. I think that approach benefited the gameplay here, as it helped me to stay interested. The reason I mention this is because, on top of all that, this game is absolutely combat focused and is quite grind-ey. In fact, you will pretty much need to grnd out every battle to level up enough to have a reasonable experience later in the game. Fortunately, even if you wrap up all te quests, there is the option to do gladiator fights whenever you want (after you become the champions of the gladiator ring), which will fill out any necessary experience and give you extra cash to spend on potions and such, which you will definitely need to do.

Healing and mana potions (they dont call it mana, but same thing) are an absolute necessity, and especially towards the end of the game, you will want to have as many as possible. You cant have too many, and they dont carry any inventory weight with them, so there is no reason not to keep yourself well stocked. The only other things I ever really spent my coins on were arrows and the occasional armor upgrade. You will find plenty of weapons, poisons, etc...throughout the game and shouldnt need to buy any after maybe your first couple upgrades. At a certain point, those all become more than plentiful via combat spoils. You do have party encumberance, but I never really found it to be an issue, and went over several times, lol. As far as the inventory system goes, it's pretty simple...you have your various clothing slots (which equate to pants, shoes, gloves, shrt, and hat). You have three weapon loadout slots (during battle, you can switch between the three, but each switch counts as a turn). Each loadout has two hands available, so one loadout might be sword and shield, another might be bow and arrows, another might be a greatsword, etc...You also wear a belt which can have as many as 4 slots available (depending on the belt itself). Each slot will hold one dispoible item (potion, poison, grenade (equivalent), or throwing weapon).

The RPG system is fairly deep in my opinion. There are several categories that all pull from the same pool of experience points you earn, so you need to be judicious in how you spend those points. There are plenty of guides on the topic although I just used what I thought would work well with a touch of common sense and an idea of how to build a party mixed in, lol. The breakdown is abilities (strenght, courage, dexterity, charisma, etc...), talents (such as suvival, warfare, traps, healing, willpower, and so on), weapon skills (spefic weapon categories....bows, axes and maces, two handed swords, two handed axes and maces, staffs, ec...) *continued in comment section*
Додано: 7 липня 2014
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13 з 14 людей (93%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
Продуктів на акаунті: 824 шт.
Рецензій: 19 шт.
91.4 год. зареєстровано
First off, AMAZING design and detail on every battle map, no 2 battles ever look or feel the same, and there are plenty. Thats a huge factor for these type of games and its evident they invested alot of time and effort into that area of the game.

Also, Difficulty is so so critical for lasting entertainment in turn based rpgs and this one NAILS it. Without giving too much away, its not too difficult, not too easy, but theres a splash of both extremes at times which makes for genuine gaming fun. Dont know too many other TBRPG where each and every character in your party becomes and remains so vital to your strategy and success. Well thought out and well executed.

Voice acting, storyline and humor all get a solid A. All subjective but bottomline is that its detailed enough so you care, written well enough so you laugh, and it progresses well enough so you're always looking forward to more.

I see bad reviews based on bugs and price.
In all fairness, there was an early freezing bug, 5 second fix, 30 gameplay hours later. forgot all about it.
I got this for less than what I spend on a night at the movie theater.
2 entertainment hours vs 30+ and counting entertainment hours.
Guess it just depends on how you see it, right?
Not selling. just sharing.

Fully enjoying and recommending Blackguards and looking forward to hearing more about Blackguards 2!
Додано: 3 липня 2014
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15 з 18 людей (83%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
Продуктів на акаунті: 231 шт.
Рецензій: 68 шт.
1.4 год. зареєстровано
I like this game, but it has issues.

1. Character modeling is overly limited. Common oh about 6 years back, but nowadays..
2. Inventory acsess is problematic. Too many other games out there had this fixed 15 years back. It's unexsuseable passed 2010.
3. It's not open world. Which wouldn't be a problem except in this system it's so tightly plotted and linear that it almost kills the fun. Not to mention the plot is soo sooo easy to fixure out that well....

However I like this game's world. I just wish they let me play in it outside of their story.
Додано: 10 серпня 2014
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15 з 20 людей (75%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
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Рецензій: 49 шт.
126.3 год. зареєстровано
Fun game if your into that whole hard start kind of game. The game was very fun, and whenever there was a boss fight, i felt like it was an actual boss and not some ♥♥♥♥♥. Everything worked well except for the constant crashing in one specific city, but, i ignored the city in the end. Buy this game and have fun <3
Додано: 20 липня 2014
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