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  • Summary: For as long as historians can remember, the ancient Dracul bloodline has ruled over the mysterious lands of Warmont -- Realm of the Bloodthrone. Inside the secluded borders of this land, an unholy court of vampires feast on the blood of their human subjects. And, as long as they give itFor as long as historians can remember, the ancient Dracul bloodline has ruled over the mysterious lands of Warmont -- Realm of the Bloodthrone. Inside the secluded borders of this land, an unholy court of vampires feast on the blood of their human subjects. And, as long as they give it willingly, a vicious peace between mortal and immortal is kept alive under the watchful eye of the vampiric rulers -- Vlad and Cecilia Dracul, forever bound by eternal love.

    To the east, a cold wind blows over the desolate planes of Mourterra -- The Land of the Dead. No humans live on this barren and cursed soil, and yet the land is far from deserted. Horrifying remnants of the ancient and corrupt Nosfernus bloodline stalk here in silence, patiently waiting for their chance to once again plague the lands of the living.

    Meanwhile, in Esain -- The Frozen North, another bloodline of vampires resides in solitude and isolation from the world. For the mystical clan of the Moroia, magic is blood, and blood is magic... and it runs thick in their cold, blue veins. No being -- living or dead -- dares interrupt their dark rituals and bloody soirees.

    Tonight, the smell of blood is strong on the wind, and a red moon lights up the dark sky. A new vampire war is imminent, and none will be spared from the coming horrors.

    Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars is an engaging strategy game set in a dark vampire world in turmoil, that combines empire management and turn-based combat with unique card-game elements. Descend into a mythical world filled with horrors and legends -- and hurl yourself into a compelling gothic epos paired with a challenging game experience.
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  1. Sep 23, 2020
    72
    Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars is an impressive title when you consider that it was created by so few people. However, the issues it has on Nintendo Switch in addition to the little content don't allow it to stand out. It's a very compact and simple game in terms of strategy, but it needs bug fixes as well as more content.
  2. 70
    For fans of the old Heroes of Might & Magic titles or Total War, Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars does a lot that is highly laudable; it offers a great concept, nails the aesthetics, and offers quality tactical and strategic action. In this way, it checks all the requirements of a good strategy game. The problem is that it's hard to see it as anything more than a foundation or a statement of intent. If this one is successful enough you'll see an Immortal Realms 2 that fully delivers on the concept, I suspect. For now, however, as much as you'll enjoy what this gothic nightmare strategy promises, it's going to be a real struggle to see it as more than a promise of what might come in the future.
  3. 70
    If you’re thirsty for a bloody, in-depth strategy title, Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars may just slake your thirst. That’s if the combat segments don’t put a stake through your heart first.
  4. Sep 28, 2020
    65
    Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars will keep strategy gamers busy for a while, so you get decent value for money. I think the experience would be much more enjoyable with some well-aimed tutorial, movement, and UI refinements. Hopefully, we will get some improvements with the next installment, as I’m looking forward to seeing where this story can go.
  5. Sep 10, 2020
    60
    Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars is a reasonably fun turn-based strategy affair with an excellent setting and some unique ideas of its own. The streamlined nature of its gameplay makes it pleasingly zippy stuff that's well-suited to strategy newcomers but a lack of real depth, a clunky UI and some dodgy enemy AI means the fun here is, unfortunately, pretty short-lived overall for anyone but genre enthusiasts and vampire fans.
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  1. Sep 2, 2020
    1
    I made the mistake of paying £34.99 for this so you don't have to.

    Pros: - very cool theme, I love vampire lore and games that flesh out
    I made the mistake of paying £34.99 for this so you don't have to.

    Pros:
    - very cool theme, I love vampire lore and games that flesh out these narratives
    - there are very few other turn-based, hex/square Civ type strategy games with a fantasy focus, so this game fills that niche.

    Cons:
    - Blurry graphics
    - You can't zoom in very far so you can never see the models of your own troops very well
    - Badly rendered models and animations (at least on switch) means there's not much to see anyway
    - Uninspired troop archetypes
    - Card system more of a PR stunt than an interesting gameplay addition
    - Voice acting lacking in emotion and variation. All your troops plainly repeat the two same lines like some community theatre actor.
    - Gameplay gets really repetitive really fast. No depth to battles, maps don't vary that much, no city management
    - No tutorial starting off
    - Poorly designed UI means that it's hard to tell what you're doing and very easy to misclick
    - There's no way to reverse an action like in Three Houses
    - These are all just from 1hr of playing the game...

    Honestly, all these negatives mean that this game is more like a cheap or FTP mobile game rather than a full-scale gaming that charges £34.99, which I have lost forever because of Nintendo's refund policy. If despite what I've said, you still want to try the game, I recommend you get it on Steam so you could at least get a refund after you see the mess for yourself.
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