This game has two fighting mechanics:Melee
. This is playing a central role in the game, because you can setup your own class.
You can basically do everything. You can choose perks for your soldier. You can also choose which weapon (main weapon and sidearm) and which dagger. When you choose a weapon, you can also decide which fighting style you'd like to have. For example you can choose between Imperial
fighting style. You can choose between many different armor types. There are light armors and heavy armors. If you want you can also ride a horse and play with lance. Shields are available as well.Melee
Melee is much more complicated than ranged. While attacking you can choose between four
directions. You can hit from the left and right side. You can also perform overhead swings and you can stab your opponent. Same for parrying your opponents attack! To attack you press the left mouse button
and move your mouse to the attacking direction. To parry you press the right mouse button
and move your mouse to the direction you want to parry.
Parrying with shields is a lot easier! You basically have to press your right mouse button and it blocks to all four directions.
But shields make you heavier and slower. And shield can also break. You have to decide carefully how you set up your own class!Ranged
While you play melee in the Third-Person Perspective
ranged is in the First-Person
If you want to play ranged you can choose between three
different ranged weapons:• Bow
You can choose which bow you'd like to take and you can choose the arrow. Compared to the crossbow the bow is faster but performs less damage.• Crossbow
You can choose between different crossbows and arrows. Crossbows have a longer reload time than bows. If you aim carefully you can perform a lot of damage!• Handgonne
The handgonne is a little bit different. You take your handgonne and shoot once. Then you switch to melee and have to wait for the handgonne to magically
reload ;)The in-game currency
To create your own class you have to earn in-game gold. If your new it might be a bit hard to earn a lot of gold. But the most weapons, shields, armors and helmets are cheap. Only the exclusive stuff is expensive: For example special looking weapons or colours for your armors. If you want you can also pay real money to get in game gold. But this is not necessary.Conclusion
War of the Roses is a lot of fun because you can choose almost everything for your own soldier.
The game's biggest problems are the balance issues. Some weapons are stronger than others.