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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Imagine a game that's been to little avail. Now you've been introduced to Confrontation. The game's interesting ideas are unfinished or misapplied, traditional gaming mechanics do not work and if they do they are dull. Multiplayer is just a padding here. Even if you had been lucky and the game had entertained you for a while, you would still do better for yourselves to find your entertainment elsewhere.
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.
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.
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.
Characters I didn't care about wandering about in a world I don't believe in. Much like reality TV really. Yeah, it tries to be an updated old school RPG but it feel more like a poor strategy game set in an ill thought out world with bad voice acting. I really wanted to like this more but didn't.
SummaryThe 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...