January of Incline: Blackguards Released
Game News - posted by Crooked Bee
on Wed 22 January 2014, 12:40:38
; Daedalic Entertainment
The next release in the January of Incline is Daedalic Entertainment's Blackguards
. This news comes two days earlier than expected, which may or may not have something to do with the game's final build having been leaked to Torrent sites.
When Blackguards was originally announced back in March, the Codex didn't know what to think of it. A tactical turn-based RPG made by a German adventure game developer who'd never made an RPG before? Many dismissed it immediately as "Euro shovelware" - yet another in a long list of underwhelming titles
based on The Dark Eye
pen-and-paper roleplaying game. The fact that it sported disturbingly "bloomy" 3D graphics didn't help either. That state of affairs continued, until Daedalic made the wise decision of inviting fans to participate in the game's beta test. Two intrepid Codex agents, felipepepe and Darth Roxor, took part in this beta test, and whispers of Massive Incline began reaching our ears. Those whispers turned into a chorus when the two were finally allowed to write about their experiences
after the game was released on Steam Early Access in November.
Yes, Blackguards is definitely no shovelware. Daedalic have produced a tactical combat classic which will be remembered as the best game of its kind since Knights of the Chalice. You can get it on Steam
now for $40 and $45 respectively, with a 10% discount until next week.
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