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  • Summary: The game is set in the fantastic and original universe of Confrontation, Aarklash. As the Age of Rag'narok is approaching, four factions are fighting for their own cause and struggling for domination over the land: the brutal Orcs of the Tree-Spirit, the ferocious Wolfen packs, the fearsome Griffon warriors or the terrifying creatures of the Scorpion. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 27
  2. Negative: 9 out of 27
  1. Apr 12, 2012
    Thanks to a deep setting and an excellent development, Confrontation is probably one of the best action RPGs avalaible nowadays on the market. A little problem with pathfinding and a too marked linearity, prevent this game from reaching excellence.
  2. Apr 7, 2012
    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.
  3. Apr 18, 2012
    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.
  4. Apr 15, 2012
    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.
  5. Apr 27, 2012
    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.
  6. May 7, 2012
    The only thing you will find confrontational will be the game itself.
  7. May 22, 2012
    Really, being boring is Confrontation's greatest flaw. Sure, there's a slew of frustrations, both technical and design, but those are oddly welcome after the tedium of everything else.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 5 out of 10
  1. Apr 10, 2012
    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 school which works very well for me. The universe and mix of characters is really great. Expand
  2. Apr 23, 2012
    Post patch the pathfinding isn't as big of a problem- you can hit enemies from over your own teammates shoulders. Also the targetting issues don't matter so much seen as you can pause the action. Still, considering the bad reviews you would expect a price reduction soon so even if you like tactical rpg combat- and this is probably the best you'll find in that department- I'd wait for that, or maybe a "gold" edition with campaigns for the other factions.

    The game is also a lot easier now. Enemies seem to do less damage and hit less often but I suppose you can play on hard mode if you want the challenge it was previously on normal.
  3. Apr 28, 2013
    Gameplay is a bit like managing a mmorpg party of 4 in a dungeon. You manage agro and decide when and were to use skills etc. for the entire group (real-time combat with pause). Graphics and sound are good enough. In short I found it worth playing so far. Expand
  4. Oct 15, 2013
    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.
  5. Apr 9, 2012
    I 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. Expand
  6. Oct 25, 2013
    Found this overall to be a fairly average game. While the graphics and actual setting are solid enough the average skill use and game play is poor at times and the very bad optimization means this game feel as though it is always labouring and never feels smooth.

    Give it a miss.
  7. Apr 7, 2012
    I can't recommend this game, not at the $40 price tag. It's outdated graphically and the need to constantly rotate the map to see what's going on is annoying. Combat system is OK but most of the skills feel weak and using targeting skills is a hit and miss affair when it comes to clicking on the right target. Overall, this game ISN'T FUN to play at all. If you prefer being frustrated and bored, then this game is for you. Expand

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