Přidáno: 27. května
This is King's Bounty as expected. Meaning it's basically just yet another expansion on the original.
For me, that was a mixed thing. Every couple years I get a craving for exactly this style of game and this time Warriors of the North satisfied that. However the repetition from title to title is starting to become so glaringly obvious that it's difficult to imagine picking up any more games in this series until they take some risks and redesign things. After playing through this one I'm sick of fighting the same giant spider, using the same tactics and strategies, and having the same predictable AI. After fighting enough battles (which you certainly will) the patterns in AI become obvious to pretty much anyone and suddenly winning battles isn't a strategic endeavor anymore so much as a grind.
My biggest complaint is that I didn't find it as challenging as Armored Princess. I played both games on Impossible from the start and Armored Princess had me very carefully choosing my battles and managing my troops just to survive for the first half of the game, while the second half became more of an easy grind. Warriors of the North had its challenging moments but for the most part the entire thing felt like the second half of Armored Princess - too easy.
My second biggest complaint is the lack of variety - undead enemies over and over for the first half of the game, and then in the last half undead still in excess but every other battle rather than every single battle. In the last half you get out into areas that start tossing demons and dragons and whatever else your way but even then there is almost always a pack of skeleton archers thrown in even when it's entirely out of place (skeleton archers just hanging out with 10,000 devilfish). I fought skeleton archers so many times it started to become instinctive to just take them out with the same strategy at the start of every battle, with a rather ridiculous amount of battles boiling down to waiting for the "post skeleton archer" portion so that the real battle can begin.
Overall I had fun playing through the game in a grind and progress sort of way, but I'm thinking this is probably the last time I'm going to pick up yet another King's Bounty expansion. This game is way overdue for a complete overhaul in both gameplay mechanics and general game engine, and even though I love this style of game probably way more than most people do I don't think I'll be able to drum up much excitement for yet another stab at the same old thing.