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Feature: Once more, Into the Breach, with feeling

Druidstone: The Secret of the Menhir Forest review

I can go one of two ways with turn-based tactics games. Give me something like XCOM, where you’re thrown situations full of random variables and asked to make the best of them with inadequate resources, and I’ll go at it like John Henry, digging away in a doomed attempt to beat the machine. Give me something like Into The Breach, however, where there’s less element…

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Grimrock vets launch turn-based tactics ’em up Druidstone

Some of the team behind ace dungeon-crawler Legend Of Grimrock have broken John (RPS in peace). That's John Walker, renown strategy disliker, who said that Druidstone: The Secret Of Menhir Forest felt "like something special". Those words and more are in his Druidstone preview, which has blown my initial misgivings out of the water and made me want to devote my whole evening to it.…

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Feature: Rock Hard

Druidstone: The Secret Of The Menhir Forest is making me take RPG battles seriously

The last thing I was expecting Druidstone: The Secret Of The Menhir Forest to remind me of was a deck-builder. Not least because it doesn't feature any decks. And yet, there's something about this deeply tactical isometric RPG, from Legend Of Grimrock's creators, that contains the same spirit of gradually gaining a deeper and more refined understanding of a limited set of tools, through repeated…

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Druidstone is a tactical RPG from ex-Grimrock folk due early 2019

Blimey, there's lots of RPGs with turn-based tactical combat around lately, and Druidstone: The Secret Of The Menhir Forest (from Ctrl Alt Ninja, some of the folks behind Legend Of Grimrock) looks especially interesting. It's a story driven, party-scale isometric RPG with a focus on grid based combat, minus the statistical bloat common in the genre. The game was first announced back in April last year,…

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