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  • Summary: Written in collaboration with best-selling Quebec author Bryan Perro (Amos Daragon and Wariwulf), Sang-Froid: A tale of werewolves transports players into the 19th century, to a Canada of legend populated with will-o'-the-wisps, Windigos and werewolves, in which two feuding brothers will have to put aside their differences to save their sister, who is pursued by the Devil himself. Expand
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Apr 8, 2013
    100
    Something as imaginatively conceived and cunningly executed as Song-froid needs a longer lifespan than its 20 calendar days. Games this good don’t come around often enough, and this one could probably only come from a group of independent and inexperienced developers who don’t know enough to know that what they’re doing is, well, kind of unprecedented.
  2. Jun 27, 2013
    90
    This is a rare game that feels like it was made because its creators simply had to execute on the idea, even if that meant they had to teach themselves how to do it. With that kind of foundation, it's more than worth the effort of teaching yourself how to play it properly.
  3. Mar 25, 2014
    80
    Sang-Froid is a tower defense and action game fun mix that will suck you in. Its always the same setting won't annoy you until you hit the very ending. However, thanks to its constant additions of new traps and creatures, the game stays entertaining till the end where you get roughly after six or seven hours.
  4. Apr 17, 2013
    75
    The mechanics will keep you hooked with a fresh mix of strategic planning and real time action. Unfortunately the presentation can’t keep up.
  5. Aug 6, 2013
    75
    Sang-Froid has its share of flaws, most of which are typical for indie games, but it is easy to overlook them – after all, not every ‘tower defense’ offers an original concept, cool gameplay mechanics, and a captivating story.
  6. Aug 2, 2013
    75
    Despite the simplicity of the combat system it’s hard to quit this game. [CD-Action 09/2013, p.71]
  7. Apr 11, 2013
    70
    It's difficult to grade games that are as good, as they are bad (and vice versa). You need to consider how certain good and bad parts are important to you. In that case Sang-Froid looks better, than you might think. You need to keep a blind eye for the graphics, some unfortunate mechanics and take long breaks between sessions - then the game can be pleasant. Of course it's still not a AAA game, but it should provide some satisfaction.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 33
  2. Negative: 2 out of 33
  1. Nov 1, 2013
    10
    Unique game! I couldn't stop playing til I finished it. Highly recommend especially for the price. Cant wait til next tomb and looking forward to dev's other projects as well. Easy paced and excellent tutorials. Even if you dont really like the supernatural elements like I do...this game is just pure fun. Music and artwork alone would have sold it for me...as they both are just awesome! Expand
  2. Apr 12, 2013
    10
    Game is amazing, go buy it now, not much else to say!

    Amazing music, good gameplay, some great ideas, good atmosphere and it is a hell of
    alot of fun to play. Yet another great indie game for PC, if you own a gaming PC and enjoy defense games or strategy games like Xcom, check this out!

    Oh yeah, it is also hilarious and is canadian, check it out!
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  3. Apr 5, 2013
    10
    One of the best takes on Canadian Quebecois folklore intertwined into a RTS setting. Didn't know what to expect from this game but I'm impressed, especially by the storyline Expand
  4. Jan 30, 2014
    9
    This is very nice, cute and quite unique game. It's not perfect, but I got a lot of pleasure, playing it. The control is not very sensitive, and graphics are not perfect. But it has very good soundtrack, art, and interesting gameplay that somehow gives you totally different experience then other action/tower defence games. Totally recommended for those, who want to try something different. Not recommended for people, that can't play without super cool graphics. Expand
  5. Apr 11, 2013
    8
    Sang-Froid is an action strategy hybrid, with some light RPG elements mixed in. You play as one of two lumberjack brothers, protecting your sister from werewolves and other enemies in the Canadian wilderness. The game consists of two phases. The strategy phase occurs during the day, where you set out traps, and purchase supplies and upgrades. At night, you put your planning to the test, as you try to lure your enemies into your traps, and engage in melee or range combat.
    The gameplay features several fun and innovative mechanics. "Fear factor" is a numerical value assigned to your character and each enemy. If you have a higher fear factor than an enemy, it will cower in fear and not attack you. Various skills and items affect fear factor, allowing you to use it to your advantage. You can also use sound and smell to lure enemies into your traps. You have to be clever with your trap placement, or you will be quickly overwhelmed. The difficulty level feels about right. It may take a few tries to complete a level, but you will learn something every time so it doesn't get frustrating.
    The story is well written, and it get darker as the game progresses. One thing that really stands out is the music in the game. The terrific folk music fits perfectly with the game, as well as standing on its own as one of the best soundtracks I've ever heard in a game.
    The voice acting is a bit uneven. Some of it is pretty good, but some of it is not. The campaign, while decently long (it took me a bit over 12 hours to finish it), doesn't have a ton of replay value. It seems that just as you get all different toys and traps that the game has, it's almost over. There is a hard mode, but it's not that different from normal. A new game+ mode would have fit perfectly here.
    Overall, Sang-Froid is a great game that belongs in the collection of every action/strategy fan.
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  6. Jul 19, 2014
    8
    A Fantastic indie game! A fantastic story, fantastic gameplay, but poor on animations for the characters and enemies, hopefully Artifice Studios will fix that problem, also you will experience a certain amount of problems, like the game trying to verify the Steam integration which didn't work for almost 3 times and also you may experience cut scene problems that a certain Windows update causes, but overall a fun strategy game Expand
  7. Aug 23, 2013
    2
    Trash, complete and utter trash. The game starts off easy, then around level 6 (or whatever level ziplines are introduced) it gets impossible. Literally impossible. I'm a huge fan of hard games, but this game is so stupidly hard it's frustrating. I havn't seen this bad of a job at voice acting since my childhood school play. The gameplay is as repetitive as can be, and the graphics aren't even unique. Go buy something else, not this garbage. Collapse

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