Publicada: 16 de dezembro
The term tensile RPG was once a very common and well-known, but in recent years, these games almost completely disappeared from the gaming scene. This year is fortunately again fruitful for this style and is experiencing a minor revival. How, then turned one such RPG from relatively unknown Daedalic Entertainment?
Right at the beginning, after selecting a new game in the menu, the player can choose either the simplified selection of attributes, or expert, according as it is familiar with the style board game The Dark Eye. In the selection of the division are three different professions, namely Warrior, Magician and Hunter. In addition, it is possible to choose from several preset face and sex. Already here, I have to criticize that particular types of female faces look sometimes very belligerent manner and at the same time from each other and a little different. Overall graphics page, especially dealing with details of the figure was weaker.
The second setting, ie expert player allows much more extensive treatment of the characters and follow the rules of points. Basically, a player has a choice to 10,000 points, labeled BD from which you can then has any assembly dream champion. At the outset, it must pay 500 if you want to have a magical character. After this selection opens a few talent trees, which can be additionally porozdeľovať points to a maximum of up to 14 properties, the talents and spells 8. However, while playing and later acquire new levels of these attributes can continue to accrue. Points can be reallocated in several areas, namely core values, Fighting talent, talents, spells, and finally special skills. It is important to all of these points divided as effectively as possible, because after creating new characters and the plot itself enters into all the remaining points are canceled.
The core values are called major modifiers in creating characters, namely strength, charisma etc., these in turn affect many elements such as the capacity of heroes, the number of lives, or the ability to communicate with the outside world and the characters in it. Between fighting talent then there are various weapons from daggers, crossbows over, after two-handed swords. By investing points into the player's weapons of course increases the attack or the defense of a given type of weapon, depending on how it is set. Among the talent is also possible to choose from nine different talents. For example, the ability of the trap, which allows the player to identify, considered, or even defuse traps or Ranhojičstvo, which in turn allows the player to heal from injuries. We walk the kids, which are of course only applicable if a player chooses a character magician. Spells are divided between the offensive and strengthening and debilitating. Found them quite a decent amount of fans and fiery, respectively. ice magic school here will surely enjoy. Finally, we get the special abilities, which are different upgrades for close combat, ranged or magic, or even passive abilities.
Edit character is indeed fairly complex and enthusiasts making such tailor-made nature of certain very pleased. Conversely, players who want to jump into the story as soon as possible to be able to circumvent these adjustments using automatic reallocation of points in the selection of the games.
Whether a player chooses to basic or expert mode, after completion of the selection starts intro and the player is familiar with the mysterious death of Princess Elanor. Here are gradually unveiled on different battle tactics such as moving figures after hexagonal boxes, or attacking. However, the main protagonists are caught in a stationary body guards pathetic Princess and cast him into prison. The initial steps of the story thus seek out of this place and the run will help the player and other figures rough dwarf Naurima and individually mage Zurbaran. Later, therefore, the player will control the widening of the characters, and it is therefore important to learn the capabilities and advantages make the most of the fight.
It should be noted that the combat encounters tend to be really hard sometimes, or vice versa, sometimes very simple. At times it can be unpredictable for the game, which depends on various calculations, attack, defense, and to recover the attack power of intervention, and the like. Another element is the very place where the fight takes place. You should be commended on one side of the creators, because these so-called arenas are interactive and can be, for example, to hide his magician for any obstacle from enemies and calmly zosielať healing spells at his comrades, or even drop, for example luster on unsuspecting opponents. On the other hand, sometimes these interactive game environment, they can do very easily, so will everyone else struggle and it's up to the player as will be careful to monitor the area in which the fight takes place and whether it will be able to benefit or not.
After deliverance from prison pending player main story line, which is of course finding a clarification of the death of the Princess, in which the main character was involved already. Later, however, the procedure of the story in five different chapters player looks at different places of the world and in addition to the main storyline is of course possible to perform a secondary task, which can be obtained, for example, also visited cities around the world.
As regards the visual side of the game is not any graphical champion, but what should be on-screen instructions, it handles. The environments are quite varied and dark stomp the player gets to the green meadows, respectively. in different forests or cities. After zooming in, however, and examining the details of the characters come often unpleasant experience, which is especially noticeable when prestrihových animation. The game simply can not cope with these details, but I must say that in this type of RPG is not a graphics page and so important.
Audio is contrary to the relatively high level of quality musical accompaniment and a good dubbing. The only thing you can criticize the common neprecítenie some situations Daberas (initial torture when choosing a female protagonist in the prison).
Blackguards is certainly an interesting title and if you're a fan of tensile RPG, or even know the style of the game The Dark Eye, you will not be disappointed. For other players, the game offers many hours of tasks in an interesting world where the most important temporize and think through each move before the player how to fix it. Playing on the other hand suffers quick repetetívnosťou and certainly not for hotheads who like to do so and then they think. Through it all, however Blackguards among the titles above average and certainly have their supporters and fans found.