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SpartanNinja Jan 14, 14
Beat it on normal, made some tough choices got rewarded and punished for those choices and had a blast, now for round 2, and Eventually "The Perfect Playthrough"
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RabidChinaGirl Jan 15, 14
SpartanNinja I love that the game gives little to no indication who's supposed to die and who died because you screwed up.
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SpartanNinja Jan 15, 14
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SpartanNinja I love that the game gives little to no indication who's supposed to die and who died because you screwed up.
Especially when your near the end of the game.

It was an interesting game, it gave you a sliver of foreknowledge about your choices, most of the time and even then people could be effected that you din't expect. For instance

Running the caravan is tricky too. There is no way (that I know of) to avoid having to buy supplies in order not to have them starve. But again the game gives you ample enough time to look at the map figure out how many supplies will get you to the next supply without attrition, and to plan ahead and get extras just in case. And even then some towns simply don't exist anymore and buying supplies from them is impossible. Cause the random (not so random really) things that can happen can make or break those supplies if you don't plan ahead.

And then you have to balance whether to use your renown for leveling up (which is vital), buying supplies (also vital) or buying equipment (not so vital, to the point where I didn't buy any equipment except what the story gave us to save renown for other things and it paid off in the mid and late game, it really did).


I also liked the fact thet losing a battle doesn't automatically mean you lose the game, you dig yourself into a hole during later parts of the game and someone usually dies saving you but you live with that choice and move on.

Long story, even the most inconsequential choice can literally mean life or death. And the ending was probably one of the saddest things I saw in awhile. Of one of your Heroes or the deaths of many in your caravan.
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