Tales of Mystics and Madmen: Entourage or TMM: Entourage for short is a top down shooter with a couple of RTS mechanics mixed in. You pick one of three sides and fight either the other two in various competitive or just one side in cooperative game modes. Each player character is joined by three bodyguards which may be controlled by your friends at the push of a button on a gamepad. The game offers various objective-based game modes which vary in length and style, with most of them sharing the same principles.Read full description
Tales of Mystics and Madmen: Entourage or TMM: Entourage for short is a top down shooter with a couple of RTS mechanics mixed in. You pick one of three sides and fight either the other two in various competitive or just one side in cooperative game modes. Each player character is joined by three bodyguards which may be controlled by your friends at the push of a button on a gamepad. The game offers various objective-based game modes which vary in length and style, with most of them sharing the same principles.
There are two layers of control: You control a single unit directly. You raise defenses by constructing turrets in the field and buff allies for a short time to gain an advantage over the enemy. On top of that you may change the current production order and target focus of your troops. These troops are automatically produced and deployed in your main base. If no specific orders have been given or whenever you yield control, an AI takes care of your troop management.
Although this game can be played by yourself, it is more fun to engage in conflict with your friends locally and with others around the globe.
Three sides fight for supremacy. They are called Primitivists, Progressionists and Royalist. The Prims are deeply connected with nature and draw influences from various African and Asian cultures. Progs have aristocratic origins and happen to be techno-lovers (literally), they tend to invent the next big thing before anyone else gains knowledge of their last big thing. The Royals foster nobility and pride and like to duel each other if not fighting off some bigger threat.
*The Features *
•Competitive Game Modes: King of the Hill (hold 1 objective), Escort, Team Deathmatch, Warfare (hold 6 objectives) and more
•Cooperative Game Modes: Stronghold (Hold 3 objectives at the same time), Onslaught (survival mode), Tug of War and more
•Some Game Modes support leaderboards
•Campaign Mode: Play increasingly difficult matches with your friends vs bots, progress between sessions is saved
•Hot-join local coop: Up to 4 players can play locally, three of them can join/leave at any time
•Entourage: Change the appearance and weapon of your bodyguards
•Unique RTS/Shooter mix: control a single unit and build turrets directly, produce troops indirectly by giving general orders
•Kill workers of your enemy to reduce their income
•Various Weapons with primary and secondary fire modes unique to each faction
• RPG mechanics to round up the gameplay: gain technology points by defeating enemies and empower your troops, use skills to buff your allies
•Call and enter a gunship to turn the tide of battle
•Procedural map generator: each game mode requires a different map layout, the map generator creates maps according to set rules
•Match customization: there are various parameters which can be set to adjust game length, starting resources etc
Another day, another RTS on the market. Tales of Mystics and Madmen: Entourage, like other games of it's type, has you command soldiers from a certain faction and attempt to defeat your enemies. The gameplay is decent, with a campaign mode and some other fun modes like Team Deathmatch and King of the Hill. These modes can also be played in multiplayer, which adds the fun of playing with friends. The graphics, on the other hand, are not the most pleasing aspect of the game and may put visual-eyed players off. The music also isn't that great, but you'll be focusing more on the gameplay itself than listening to music. Not the greatest RTS in the world, but not awful either, and one you may be inclined to try out.
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