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...
Fun but a bit clunky at times.JURGMANDR | July 28, 2014 | See all JURGMANDR's reviews »
Let me just say that the overall concept of the game is fun but the controls are a bit clunky. The tower defense portion of the game makes it much more interesting than trying to play it as an action game imo (in part because the action parts like melee are somewhat clunky). The ambiance and lore create an interesting world filled with all kinds of evil to kill. TLDR: the voice acting is meh, the soundtrack is excellent, combat is kind of clunky, traps ftw, great atmosphere, great story.
Another nice mix of Tower Defense and other genres!Furrek | June 8, 2014 | See all Furrek's reviews »
At begin I need to say if you have played Sanctum 2, Orc Must Die or Dungeon Defenders, and if you enjoyed at least one of those games, you must play Sang-Froid - Tales of Werewolves. Those games are really similar, just have different settings. So about Sang-Froid, mostly your enemies will be, you can guess it, werewolves.
I don't want to spoil anything for new players, so let's leave it this way. And you are trying to protect your house and few more building from those creatures. To do that, you can simply fight them head to head, or place traps. There are plenty of ways to kill your enemies or just fool them. For example, you can place a bait food for them, but there is also a special skill for poisoning food. So while they will be eating bait, not only they will stop trying to attack your buildings, but also it will kill them.
There are much more creative ways to kill your enemies, it depend only on your imagination. Sadly, game is not so long, but there are two difficult levels. If you are fan of those TD mixes games, get it. If not, well, check the trailer on website. I never heard before about this game and this trailer (especially music!) made me buy this game. I don't regret it.
A strategy game, with an RPG aspectXGpredator | Dec. 31, 2013 | See all XGpredator's reviews »
Sang-Froid is a beautiful tale of werewolves, which transports us brilliantly in the icy atmosphere of Quebec, thanks to its audio. Soft and playful: with its open world and its evolutionary character, it offers multiple strategies. Then of course, all is not perfect but for a first project, the result is convincing! The game only costs 15 dollars, and its worth it.
Great Mix of TD, RPG and Old-Timey Werewolf LoreP_Sherman | Dec. 27, 2013 | See all P_Sherman's reviews »
And by "TD" I mean "Trap Defence". The nature of the traps require a different kind of strategy than that of your usual TD. You spend your daylight hours (literally) and gold placing traps via a map interface, then move to 3rd-person for the second phase- nighttime. Generally speaking, traps are single use and many require to be triggered manually. This means your strategy must take into account not only your resources and trap placement but which traps you can get to to activate. Just a couple of gripes: The wide variety of traps and tools are introduced at one per level, so it takes a while to be able to really play around with strategies. The voice-acting is atrocious. And... that's it, really. Seriously. The music is fantastic and keeping in theme, the story delivers heaps of lore and enough reason to slay 'wolves until morning, the graphics are perfectly serviceable, especially for an indie, the RPG elements are robust enough to encourage multiple playthroughs, all of the games mechanics have an in-world explanation for being there... If you're not convinced by now, well, I tried- and it's your loss.
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.