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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Sep 17, 2021
    95
    Backed by a stunning art style and the voice of Geralt of Rivia, Tails of Iron is an excellent action-adventure RPG that offers a challenging yet satisfying Souls-inspired experience in a captivating medieval world.
  2. Sep 20, 2021
    90
    Tails of Iron is a fantastic, brutal, and gorgeous game. Placing rats at the forefront of an adventure game was a bold move, and serves the world that Odd Bug Studio has created immensely. The battle between the frogs and rats is intense, the combat is challenging - yet fair - and the wide variety of equipment is sure to make any RPG fan excited to experiment with new loadouts. I enjoyed every moment spent in the Rat Kingdom, and can only hope to see more from Redgi, his brothers, and this fantastic world.
  3. Oct 27, 2021
    90
    Tails of Iron is a charming and often brutal Souls-like adventure, with some wonderful combat mechanics and a gorgeous hand-drawn world.
  4. 80
    Odd inventory design niggles aside and shopworn concepts aside, Tails of Iron is beautifully presented and a roundly entertaining, surprisingly grim action RPG that boasts a grandly enjoyable combat system. Fans of punishing action RPGs and grimdark fairy-tales will find much to love here.
  5. Sep 17, 2021
    80
    Tails of Iron isn’t the biggest adventure in the world – while it has numerous maps to explore, they’re not particularly expansive – but it does have a lot of heart. It’s easy to warm to Redgi despite him not having a voice, which is quite an achievement in itself, and as you travel around his kingdom, fighting off bugs, frogs and other pesky creatures, you’ll come to care about his fate. It’s the combat that’s the real star of the show here though, encouraging you to keep an eye on the various quest boards even when the tasks they offer only send you to the same few locations.
  6. Sep 17, 2021
    78
    This is an enjoyable Souls-like that simplifies the formula but focuses on the right elements to make it work.
  7. Sep 17, 2021
    60
    While it never totally fails to be an acceptable action RPG, most of Tails of Iron’s initial appeal doesn’t outlast its humdrum gameplay.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Sep 19, 2021
    10
    The only flaw is how long it lasts, you'll end up wanting to have more. You'll love this game.
  2. Sep 20, 2021
    10
    Redwall meets Game of thrones meets Skavens from WH. Game is beautiful. Best PS game in 2021 IMHO.
  3. Jan 30, 2022
    10
    Non of you young gamers have ever heard of the old old BBC children's program 'the clangers' have you. If you did. You would understand my 10 score.
  4. Oct 1, 2021
    8
    An unexpected delight, this RPG souls like has beautiful hand drawn art style with weighty combat that has enough diversity to keep youAn unexpected delight, this RPG souls like has beautiful hand drawn art style with weighty combat that has enough diversity to keep you wanting more within the 10hour story line.

    It was on my radar but very glad I purchased on release and couldn’t stop playing this game after the first hour.

    Finger crossed they release more content, which seems to have been teased by the devs already!
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  5. Oct 1, 2021
    8
    It's a Very good game that has to be shorter.
    I really enjoyed the combat, controls, lots of fights with bosses. Visuals, animations are vеry
    It's a Very good game that has to be shorter.
    I really enjoyed the combat, controls, lots of fights with bosses. Visuals, animations are vеry enjoyable.
    But within 6,5 hours i finished the game, I saw some locations for 10 time. Make something, go to your palace. One more time. One more. Go to that location 10 times to earn gold in reperirive side quests to continue you journey. But I still enjoyed it a lot. It deserves 8.
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  6. Sep 21, 2021
    7
    + Graphics are wonderfull
    + story is great
    + fights/feedback is great (if you like soulslike) - nearly all weapons do the same and feel the
    + Graphics are wonderfull
    + story is great
    + fights/feedback is great (if you like soulslike)
    - nearly all weapons do the same and feel the same
    - quests/tasks are nearly always the same and very repetitive and often not optional (would have expected more for this).
    - no real items to use except heal/poison and ranged attack (like bomb or whatnow)
    - kind of short (played through it in 6 hours 20 mins)

    I would have wished for more variety and more interesting quests.

    Overall a nice experience 7/10
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  7. Jul 29, 2022
    5
    Poorly designed 2D "souls like". It tries to take art style from Darkest Dungeon, gameplay and some enemies from Hollow Knight and fails inPoorly designed 2D "souls like". It tries to take art style from Darkest Dungeon, gameplay and some enemies from Hollow Knight and fails in every aspect. Fighting is boring and unbalanced, bosses are faceless and give you no challenge, world is empty and has nothing to explore, side quests are
    nonsensical and exist only as a reason for backtracking. Avoid.
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