Play by the 4-heroes team. Defend against the hordes of monsters, plan your moves, improve your abilities. Defeat all the enemies on each level and join the deadly fight with Boss!Read full description
Play by the 4-heroes team. Defend against the hordes of monsters, plan your moves, improve your abilities. Defeat all the enemies on each level and join the deadly fight with Boss!
The main feature of the game is a unique turn-based battle system. You command the team of 4 heroes, 3 of which are fighting on the front line, while the 4th is recovering health behind the backs of his team-mates. To make a move you need to change positions of any two heroes. If the hero moves from the back line to the front, he uses superattack. For example, the knight is thrilling the land, stunning all the enemies on the line, while the huntress is charging a bow with energy, simultaneously firing arrows in all the enemies.
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Guards is a colorful 3D TBS and I have to say it?s one of the better ones I played in quite some time. I enjoyed the seemingly simple combat system which encourages pacience and while it does involve some grinding eventually, I never felt bored or compelled to stop because of its increasing difficulty. I welcomed it with open arms, but perhaps for some newer players to this genre, this might represent a hindrance. The art style in Guards is reminiscent of cel shading and I enjoyed the ragdoll-like appearance of characters and units within the game. The presence of items and hero skills, does spice things up and offers plenty of strategic variety on its own. The soundtrack was pleasant enough, though nothing out of the ordinary. Still, the game looks and plays great for most strategy fans out there who don't mind some degree of repetitiveness. Guards received recently a hefty patch and I for one never encountered any glitches or bugs. Any recently released indie title which already gets patched to this level, deserves praise since we?re getting more and more used today, seeing big-budget games fail miserably from a stable gameplay perspective. So Battlecruiser Games made a stellar job at providing and updating a very well polished game, their first project released on Steam. The price tag is fully justified. Strong Points + Presents a new take on turn-based strategy. + Beautiful art style. + Steam Trading Cards & Achievements. Weak Points - Difficult towards the later stages.
Guards is a turn based strategy game that, while easily accessible, can be too simple for its own good. You start out by selecting a party of four character, there are eight classes to choose from but four of those will need to be unlocked later with in game currency. Gameplay involves fighting battles by having your party set up with three characters in front and one in back resting, when you move a character to the front to swap with another it will activate a special ability. As you win battles you can upgrade your heroes but upgrades will only last during that game. It becomes repetitive and there being only one major healing class in the game means you will likely always be taking that character and frequently swapping with that one. It's an accessible game for someone new to the genre but it doesn't offer much variety and feels more like a free to play iOS or flash game.
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