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  • Summary: Battle Brothers is a turn based strategy RPG mix which has you leading a mercenary company in a gritty, low-power, medieval fantasy world.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Apr 12, 2017
    92
    Battle Brothers immersed me more than what you would expect from “just” a turn-based tactical RPG. I love its artistic approach, its mechanics to every last bit, and of course its unforgiving difficulty curve. I would not have it any other way. In this reviewer's humble opinion, this is easily the leading candidate for indie game of 2017.
  2. May 26, 2017
    85
    Αn unforgiving and difficult to master Turn-based strategy RPG set in a low fantasy universe, that rewards the persistent and patient player. A perpetual battle for survival and the constant need for adapting new gameplay tactics is only held back by the total randomness in many aspects of the game. This randomness is at the same time charming and repulsive.
  3. Jun 12, 2017
    85
    Combat can often devolve into a straight-line slugfest at times, and at other times terrain can make avenues of approach somewhat unclear and adjacencies a little hard to pinpoint. But for the vast majority of the time, the feeling of leading a desperate crew of die-hard sellswords is captured better in Battle Brothers than in pretty much any other game I've played. A surprise hit.
  4. Apr 17, 2017
    82
    Battle Brothers knows what it is and doesn't try to be more than it should be, and that makes it so much better than other titles that strive for an epic or storied feel. What's accomplished here is a solid, honest package of thrills and strategic depth, though not oppressively so. In truth, the world can get monotonous and drags at times, but I also found myself losing track of time on several occasions as I told myself, "Just one more job." I dabbled in Veteran a bit before writing this review and couldn't get back into it — I just couldn't find the heart to jump right back in after I had developed such an incredible group of fighters who I got to know by name. One day I will likely pick the banner back up and I may just fall on the battlefield twenty hours in. And that's okay.
  5. Aug 25, 2017
    80
    An addictive turn-based strategy lets you manage a group of mercenaries. Occasionally it is hard and demanding, but it is a nice and unusual game for the fans of the genre.
  6. Apr 17, 2017
    80
    Battle Brothers may not be a game that I think about months from now, but in the moment I'm thoroughly enjoying myself. It's a break from the fast paced games constantly bombarding me. If that sounds like something that would be up your alley, then don’t hesitate and start building up a mercenary band for an adventure to call your own.
  7. Apr 10, 2017
    65
    While the visuals are sub-par at best, Battle Brothers is an interesting turn based tactics beast with a multi-faceted battle system but also serious balancing issues.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 32
  2. Negative: 8 out of 32
  1. Mar 28, 2020
    10
    I made this account specifically to review this game fairly with 500+ hours of play time.

    Battle Brothers at first dive seems like an RNG
    I made this account specifically to review this game fairly with 500+ hours of play time.

    Battle Brothers at first dive seems like an RNG riddled nightmare but as soon as you begin to understand the game its mechanics and its enemies you being to master the 'RNG'. You learn how risky fights are at a glance you can perceive threats you would have missed etc. Battle Brothers is not a game you go into expecting a storyline to carry you forward it is built of your own conviction. Your goals are as you set them, defeat a large monster? Good. Survive a Crisis? Great. Find the Legendary Gear? Amazing. Conquer all the challenges? Now you can say you've beaten Battle Brothers (And you still might comeback for more). Battle Brothers is hard and there is an element of luck but as your skill grows and you restart. You will lose less and less until you reach the point at which you can win every fight you take. You are rewarded and punished on your skill as a tactician and strategist, you make or break your brothers. Is it Frustrating? Yes, but learning and adapting to these problems is part of the experience. You can save scum through alt-f4ing but you will soil your own experience, Battle Brothers is a game for people who enjoy the challenge, if you don't want to be challenged at every turn you might be ill-suited.

    TL;DR: Battle Brothers seems RNG-Based but the breakdown is roughly 80% Skill 10% enemy composition and 10% dice rolls. You will win if you make the right decisions and are prepared, every time.
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  2. Jun 13, 2020
    10
    There are very few games that i can play again, and again, nd again. There is something about the texture, the feel, the challenge, theThere are very few games that i can play again, and again, nd again. There is something about the texture, the feel, the challenge, the replayability.

    Battle brothers is easily teh most replayable game i own.

    And a new content release is iminent.
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  3. Apr 2, 2017
    10
    One of the best indie titles released in recent years. Considering it was made by a very tiny studio the game is really quite good. It wasOne of the best indie titles released in recent years. Considering it was made by a very tiny studio the game is really quite good. It was heavily influenced by Mount & Blade, X-COM and the Jagged Alliance series. It has a randomly generated open world, great music, and a very charming 2D art style with an incredible amount of detail on the models.

    It has a deep tactical level of play and you need to be able to react quickly to the changing tides of battle. Like with Darkest Dungeon, not every fight can be won and RNG is RNG. Sometimes you need to run away to save yourself. I guess some people can't handle that aspect of the game, just like some people can't handle Darkest Dungeon or the X-COM series.

    The game has over a 92% positive review score on Steam. Don't allow some people who are sour that they can't spam "X" to win at the game and upset that they actually have to do some tactical thinking keep you from giving a great indie game a try.
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  4. Mar 31, 2017
    8
    A very good game but not for casual gamers. You need to think really carefully what you do with your heroes and what weapon you choose againstA very good game but not for casual gamers. You need to think really carefully what you do with your heroes and what weapon you choose against a specific enemy. Nowadays, there are hardly any games like this one - games that demand from player to use his brain and not to just randomly hit keys like in AAA titles and spam an enemy to death. It won't work in here so any average triple A game fan might get lost in here.

    What I think is the best in the game is difficulty curve, which makes it real and competitive through all the gameplay. You can't just create immortal team of super-hero characters with legendary weapons all -around that hack and slash through everything. Every man in your team is a living being that can get killed just like any other man if you get a little too careless in a dangerous situation. This aspect of the game makes many fights puzzles where you have to think what to do; wheather to make a spear wall formation against dire wolves or take strategic advatnage of terrain and place your soldiers on grass tiles in a swampy area just to make the enemy come there and ... get stuck swamp.

    Economy is also nicely done as it gives you some options to earn money; you can either sell loot from defeated foes; trade certain goods in specific areas for bigger profit or get quest rewards. Generally, if you think you will have no economic problems in here.

    If you like to use brain in games and think of fights like of puzzles and you are looking for a virtual challenge then this game is for you.
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  5. Jul 4, 2017
    7
    Despite being a very good game, Battle Brothers has one major flaw - no goal. Yes, it's fun to develop your crew, gather loot and gain renownDespite being a very good game, Battle Brothers has one major flaw - no goal. Yes, it's fun to develop your crew, gather loot and gain renown in the land, but it really feels futile when you realize that it is all for naught. I really dislike endless games, since they feel unfinished. It sucks when you can't get a sense of closure. Many players asked for mod support and I really hope the devs will listen at some point, since the game still has a lot of unused potential. Expand
  6. May 25, 2017
    4
    The only thing keeping me from giving this game a 9-10 is the schizophrenic power creep. The game is fairly balanced early on but the battlesThe only thing keeping me from giving this game a 9-10 is the schizophrenic power creep. The game is fairly balanced early on but the battles either become far to easy or insanely difficult. This is exacerbated greatly late game, where you either win without taking a scratch in an insultingly easy battle or all your mercs are cheezed to death by completely overpowered end game enemies.

    Compound that with the fact that the game is extremely stingy with giving the player resources to recoup from losses it either forces you to retire early or constantly redo saves which reduces the game to random number generator. I think the endgame stuff (132 days) is designed to kill a handful of your veteran's (In my current save I have to take on 15 undead legionaries with necrosavants, honor guard, and undead priests in a god damn swamp) and I get it your trying to make it gritty, but if you give the player no/very limited options to recoup than its an arbitrary middle finger and turns an otherwise fun game into an arbitrary frustrating waste of time. "Rocks fall everyone dies" in other words.

    TL:DR its gritty low fantasy XCOM set in medieval not Europe, with same intrinsic problems late game XCOM has.
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  7. Sep 14, 2021
    0
    нет русского языка, не понимаю что в игре делать

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