Sang-Froid - Tales of Werewolves
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Combining action and strategy in a unique way, Sang-Froid: Tales of Werewolves transports you into an epic folktale co-written with best-selling Canadian author Bryan Perro (Amos Daragon, Wariwulf), in which two feuding brothers will have to put aside their differences to save their sister, who is pursued by the Devil himself!
This time however, sheer brute strength won't be enough to save the day as your enemies are way stronger than you are. Only your wits and the ability to combine ingenious traps to setup deadly ambushes will give you a chance to see the sun rise again on your frozen piece of forest...
Plan your strategy! - Take advantage of the calm during the day to fill your forest with all kinds of traps that are as inventive as they are deadly.
Hunt your enemies! - When night falls, use the wind and lure the diabolic beasts into your traps using bait... But watch out! You have to be on constant guard to make sure you don't become the prey of the beasts you are tracking!
Fight heroically! - If some of the beasts get past your traps, that's when it gets bloody! First you can shoot them with your trusty musket and then eliminate the ones that survive by slaughtering them with your axe! Action and carnage guaranteed!
Use fear to your advantage! - All the mechanics of the game revolve around the innovative concept of Fear Factor, which makes your ability to intimidate your enemy your best weapon. For example, use fire to frighten the wolves and scatter their packs.
Customize your character! - Choose one of the two O'Carroll brothers and develop your character using a skill system based on role-playing games (RPGs), making your hero as unique as he is powerful!
Discover a rich universe! - Immerse yourself in 19th century Canada where legends meet History in a world filled with lore and wonders. Buy historical weapons and items, fight mythical beasts and uncover the truth about werewolves...
Strategy Fans RejoiceWiesler | Nov. 18, 2013 | See all Wiesler's reviews »
Sang-Froid is another mix of 3rd person action with trap/tower building, similar to Orcs Must Die. The game has a unique Canadian setting and centers around an original werewolf story penned by a fairly well known author. This game is quite ambitious in how much it focuses on the lore and narrative of the game, and it delivers for the most part. The art style fits the game for the most part, though the cutscenes may have came out better through illustrations.
The game is fun to play, and can offer some challenge. The two brothers you can choose from play differently: one is a nice mix of 3rd person action and trap building; the other brother is relies heavily on traps. The game offers an RPG mechanic through equipment and skill trees that works well to reward the player. The progression of your character can be felt, which is exactly what an RPG mechanic should do.
Despite a few very minor shortcomings, this game offers a unique setting and some great gameplay.
Exciting mixture of third person action and strategycommanderhavoc | Sept. 28, 2013 | See all commanderhavoc's reviews »
This is one of those little undiscovered indie game gems that does an outstanding job at mixing two different genres together. Taking place in the middle of the 19th century, you play as one of two lumberjack brothers, Jacques "Jacky" and Joseph "Josy" O'Carrol, whose sister, Joséphine, fallen victim to a very nasty case of fever while running away from the town of Wolvesvale with Joseph following an attempt from the village priest to seduce her, which she rejected. This lead to a brief struggle which lead to parts of the church burning down and the priest blames Joséphine for it all, calling her a witch, which the superstitious people of Wolvesvale believes and it is only thanks to Joseph's intervention that they escape the village and up to Jacques' cabin, where the two brothers aren't so happy to see each other. But soon, they're attacked by wolves that aren't acting as normal and Joséphine begins having premonitions of the attacks on the cabin, which is something that she inherited from her Innu mother Mani-Uapikuan. And what's worse is that there is a great evil lurking in the shadows that has its eyes dead set on taking Joséphine and it will stop at nothing to get her. At the start of each day, after the tutorials, you have the option to place down traps and bonfires that will help you during the night sieges, which will get progressively tougher and tougher as more supernatural beasts enter the fray. You can place an infinite number of traps however, it takes time to place these traps and you have to carefully consider where you should place the traps with the help of Joséphine's premonitions that show what path each wave of enemies will be taking, some traps also cost money which you earn by killing the wolves and other beasts that attack during the night There is also the important factor of fear, the wolves can become very afraid of you when you unleash a shout in the game or stand near a bonfire, the more scared they are of you, the more time you have to prepare either your rifle if you've already used a bullet or charge in with the axe you have at hand. I highly recommend this game to anyone who likes these types of mixtures as well as engaging storylines and memorable characters.
Must try for strategy lovers!Quiles | July 20, 2013 | See all Quiles's reviews »
An amazing game combining extremely careful planning and melee combat. Each night you really have to plan out your tactics - where am I going to be when and how do I get to where I need to go in time. Graphics are mediocre (cutscenes especially so) but makes up for it with amazing gameplay which kept me going "just one more night, I'm already seeing a plan in my head". Don't expect an easy ride - even on the "easier" character as you will still have to make skillful use of traps and distractions to eliminate all enemies before they get to your fragile, fragile buildings but overall is a great challenge. My only complaint is the length (only about 15 levels) but I'm hoping there will be more to come!
An Undiscovered Gemctp94wakko | June 10, 2013 | See all ctp94wakko's reviews »
A strategy game for the science fiction gamers out there. Strategy and WEREWOLVES clash in this Canadian strategy game with so much character that it oozes at its pores. While the graphics are certainly the weakest aspect of Sang-Froid, they are not subpar to say the least. Game play requires a top down strategy during the day and executing that strategy at night in a third-person melee way. The mechanics are great for what they are. You play as a lumberjack, and because of that melee is nothing like God of War. The combat is simple, but reasonable for what it is. The story really draws you into Canada during the 1800's which I did not expect. Sang-Froid is a hidden gem that executes everything perfectly for what it is. While the production quality is not that of AAA games, Sang-Froid makes up for quality with originality and is a must buy, or at least a must try!