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  • Summary: Set in a grim land plagued by war, Tails of Iron is a hand-drawn RPG Adventure with punishingly brutal combat. As Redgi, heir to the Rat Throne, you must restore your broken Kingdom by banishing the merciless Frog Clan and their ferocious leader, Greenwart. As you explore the deceivinglySet in a grim land plagued by war, Tails of Iron is a hand-drawn RPG Adventure with punishingly brutal combat. As Redgi, heir to the Rat Throne, you must restore your broken Kingdom by banishing the merciless Frog Clan and their ferocious leader, Greenwart. As you explore the deceivingly charming world, you'll encounter a cast of unique companions, ready to aid you in your adventure. And you'll need all the help you can get, whether that's new meal recipes, blueprints to forge deadly weapons and armour, or even a land-chugging, armour-plated mole mobile! Overcome your fears. Rescue your brothers. Restore Your Kingdom. Your tail has begun. Master Brutal Combat: From frog zombies to gargantuan grubs - and everything in-between - the Kingdom is awash with danger. To overcome each perilous encounter, you'll need to study your opponent's attacks and react accordingly! Thankfully, there's a range of deadly abilities at your disposal, including parry bashes and fatal executions, not to mention ranged attacks with your nifty bow and arrow. Explore a Treacherous Kingdom: Fully accompanied by the deep, raspy narrations of Doug Cockle (voice of Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher), prepare to embark on an epic adventure across the mediaeval-fantasy Rat Kingdom. Complete side quests and faction hunts for some additional gold-on-the-side, or join forces with a sharp-eyed companion to help even the playing field. Customise your Attack: Adapt Redgi's combat style to the task at hand. Heavy armour may provide better protection but can you really afford to slow down your dodge-roll? And then there's the question of weapon; axes pack a punch, while spears are quick and nimble. Perhaps you'd prefer the all-round performance of a trusty broadsword? Expand
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  1. Oct 4, 2021
    90
    I’ve reviewed a fair whack of games so far in 2021 and Tails of Iron is easily the best of the bunch. Addictively deadly difficult combat, a wonderful game world to explore and a compelling story all add up to having a very good time indeed. At the end of the game, Odd Bug Studios tease a sequel, to which I say ‘Yes please!’ as this is easily the best Rat ‘em up I’ve ever played.
  2. Sep 21, 2021
    80
    While it may not wholly lean in on its RPG roots enough, Tails of Iron is an indie to squeak about. Its combat is punchy, and the charm of its striking art style is nigh-undeniable. Odd Bug Studio seemingly includes a tease for a follow-up at the game’s end, so I hope Tails of Iron does not end up underrated—it deserves a sequel.
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  1. Sep 19, 2021
    10
    Хроники Рэдволла в мире темного фэнтези, игра бомба!!! Красивая графика, проработанная боевка, милые мыши.Хроники Рэдволла в мире темного фэнтези, игра бомба!!! Красивая графика, проработанная боевка, милые мыши.
  2. Sep 25, 2021
    10
    Very cool atmosphere in this game. God design, god combat system and i like many equipment in platformer games.
  3. Nov 26, 2022
    10
    Increíble juego con una dificulta muy elevada donde se nota que toma nota de la saga soul con una historia muy bien contada y el narrado deIncreíble juego con una dificulta muy elevada donde se nota que toma nota de la saga soul con una historia muy bien contada y el narrado de geralt dando su voZ Expand
  4. Dec 31, 2021
    9
    Okay number one thing for me is fun to play. Yes many games have fancy graphics or deep rpg systems, but that just peaks my eye. It's like aOkay number one thing for me is fun to play. Yes many games have fancy graphics or deep rpg systems, but that just peaks my eye. It's like a pretty woman, her attractiveness gets you to talk to her but what she is on the inside and what she has to say determines whether you stick around.
    And this game wants you to stick around. I got into the game for the sleak medieval hand painted (on a tablet) graphics, the cool little animal world, the brutal medieval setting, and the general description and reviews.
    Whether or not that's a game for me depends on the gameplay and the gameplay loop. While it isn't the deepest RPG out there (in recommend the newly released and underrated Astria Ascending, which has a patch that fixes most of its issues now), this action adventure (not an rpg like I initially hoped for) has a lot going for it gameplay wise.
    The "feel" of the game is immediate. There's some weight and jeft to it, but not too much (thank god). Like dark souls, and more specifically Salt and Sanctuary in the weight of the character and movement response.
    But here's the kicker. Here's why you should by. Personally, I'm playing this a stonedypoo (lgl here). And I wanted a game that wasn't too hard to grasp, to pull off, but still with consequences, strategy and skill. You will die, but it's not a 3 hit game like dark souls, and you can heal quicker and easier, but it's still easy to get out of rhythm or pace and youll take some serious damage. Block, counter and dodge are the name of the game. And the graphics are bloody, sharp, and generally interesting. It feels heavy slightly but still fun. With a general equipment and upgrade system. Nothing too deep but not bad either. It's easy to grasp at least.
    For 25 bucks i paid full price. I'm glad I did. Especially when it's cheap I like to give the developer the full cost to support them, although I do try to buy all my games on sale a few months after they are out and patched. But some are so cheap and I think I'll like do buy "new". That's the best way to vote for a sequel, which I want. This and darkest dungeon 2 please.
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