Confrontation PC

Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 27
  2. Negative: 9 out of 27
  1. Apr 18, 2012
    50
    Confrontation's tactical combat occasionally thrills, but it's pitted against a host of issues too powerful for it to overcome.
  2. Apr 10, 2012
    65
    Confrontation is a good strategy game ruined by some great flaws.
  3. Apr 13, 2012
    62
    Its combat system is good as is the development of character and weapons, but Confrontation it's a game very repetitive and linear.
  4. Apr 27, 2012
    50
    I love RPGs and strategy games, and I really didn't enjoy it. On the other hand, it's decent enough that I can see some people enjoying it. If you like the idea of fine-tuning tactics with a small squad during repetitive combat for 40 hours, then you might find something here. If that's not your thing, you should probably just replay Dragon Age: Origins or Dawn of War II.
  5. Apr 6, 2012
    60
    Confrontation was announced as a tactical RPG, but as a matter of facts is more of a Hack'n'Slash with some tactical twists and many problems like the terrible pathfinding and a shallow technical component. Recommended only to the fans of the board game.
  6. Apr 7, 2012
    65
    Despite its tactical combat system, as well as the development of character and weapons, Confrontation turned out to be a disappointment. The game is too linear and repetitive, with no side quests or any other excuse to take a moment to pause and explore the maps. Plus, it has a complex story, told with discontinuities and hard to follow, along with dated graphics which make the game not too enjoyable.
  7. Apr 15, 2012
    50
    Confrontation manages to score some points in a few areas, for example the concept. Also, the combat can get pretty difficult at times and encourages a tactical mind, which is a plus. Thank the heavens for the included pause button. Unfortunately, most of the ideas are very poorly executed and the gameplay is incredibly linear. For a 39.99 euro game, we would have expected more. A lot more.
  8. Apr 28, 2012
    55
    Confrontation reminds us of more traditional role playing games. But most of all, how much better those product are compared to this, even nowadays. It's a choice not to modernize the gameplay, but that doesn't excuse any developer to deliver a broken product.
  9. Apr 16, 2012
    50
    Confrontation is an unfortunate a mess of a game, cluttering enough junk to prevent whatever good that lies within from shining through.
  10. Apr 13, 2012
    73
    If you're looking for an interesting tactic/roleplaying mix, this might be it. But be aware that Confrontation offers little to no challenge for hardcore tacticians.
  11. Apr 26, 2012
    60
    This tactical RPG from Cyanide implements some charming ideas, but it suffers from repetition and bland, poorly designed levels.
  12. Level7.nu
    May 9, 2012
    50
    Promising attempt to create a fantasy cooperative RPG action fails because of frustrating game design, technical bugs and lousy visuals. [May 2012]
  13. PC PowerPlay
    May 30, 2012
    50
    A monotonous attempt to relive the glory days of RPG combat. [June 2012, p.62]
  14. Apr 7, 2012
    50
    A well constructed core, in need of more finesse and better editing.
  15. May 24, 2012
    52
    A couple of hours into the game, monotonous running back and forth, punctuated with repetitive encounters, will inevitably put you to sleep.
  16. Apr 18, 2012
    60
    Think about a Diablo-like game without any loot system, or a Dragon Age without dialogue. Then you have an idea of what the true nature of Confrontation is. A game which is neither a role-playing game nor an RTS title.
  17. PC Master (Greece)
    May 28, 2012
    58
    Cyanide Studios used a low-budget production to bring a relatively unknown setting to our PCs. Unfortunately, the effort failed. Any good ideas were lost in repetition and underperformance. The script is a messy mix; the logic behind it is "pour as many components from the Aarklash setting as possible into a cauldron and cook it", but the result is something rather tasteless. [June 2012]
User Score
5.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 5 out of 10
  1. Apr 10, 2012
    8
    A real good solid game. Strong game mechanics. The pathfind is definetely a problem but in the end you learn to deal with it. It's old schoolA real good solid game. Strong game mechanics. The pathfind is definetely a problem but in the end you learn to deal with it. It's old school which works very well for me. The universe and mix of characters is really great. Full Review »
  2. Oct 15, 2013
    4
    The Positive: From what I saw it had a cool basis for a decent story and original and cool sounding names.

    The Negative: Almost everything
    The Positive: From what I saw it had a cool basis for a decent story and original and cool sounding names.

    The Negative: Almost everything else. The graphics are plain and dated looking. The maps are just a dull excuse to walk from point A to point B fighting a limited variety of baddies over and over again in order to get XP. Points where just a few lines of voice acting would have sufficed to get a plot point or idea across are instead filled with excessive text.

    Pathfinding is terrible often leading the one character you're trying to save to walk into the enemy or get trapped behind one of your one characters. The combat skills are slow to respond making timing in combat awkward at best. I found it very difficult to stick with this game beyond the first few levels. What could have been an enjoyable game and idea ended up being an ordeal brought about overcoming the very fundamental mechanics that the game is based on. At the current Steam price of $20 this game is sadly overpriced.
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  3. Apr 9, 2012
    4
    I cannot recommend this awful game to anyone who breathes, between the awful path-guiding and the even worse targeting system, this game is aI cannot recommend this awful game to anyone who breathes, between the awful path-guiding and the even worse targeting system, this game is a disgrace to humanity, I really wish I could get a refund on this piece of crap. If at least the story was any interesting, but no, yet another generic game. Even though it's less important than the rest, the graphics are goddamn awful as well. Full Review »