Monday, 20 December 2010
Review of Swords and Soldiers HD
Do you like BBQ's? Well you'll be displeased to hear that Blackbeard is intent on stopping yours! "This cannot be!" I hear you cry, but it is.
Luckily you have the opportunity to save your BBQ from his evil clutches in Swords and Soldiers HD!
Read on if you like BBQ's! Or if you don't like BBQ's!
The game plays like an uncontrollable RTS (eg, your characters pretty much keep moving even if you don't ask them to!) As you control what units are built and what spells to cast.
The basis is incredibly simple and it works! Starting off playing as the Vikings you are able to build axe-men and, uh, throwing-axe-men! The latter being cheaper, long range and rather less hardy. It's not too tricky to guess you need a good balance of the two types to make it through a level.
Gold is mined (in most levels) by busty maidens who need protecting from any enemies who might get too close to your base. The gold is then used to buy units as well as to obtain new unit types, upgrade your mana recharge rate and also learn new spells.
Spells no the other hand use mana, which recharges fairly slowly. The spells are good fun but pretty standard starting off with healing and lightning before getting more interesting with resurrection spells later on.
[Score: 76 out of 100]