I have to say, I don't often play games like ToI. I don't mean souls-likes, or RPGs or Indie Games. I mean games that I excitedly yell at people about. Tails of Iron wasn't a transcended experience, it won't revolutionize the gaming industry or anything. It is, however, a well-designed, fun and charming game. It's something I simply need you to experience, and if it can make me feel that way, it deserves some praise.
From milking bugs to slaying frogs with jetpacks, Tails of Iron is an off-the-walls, brilliantly intuitive sidescroller, but it has a heart and keeps you gripped from start to finish as you slaughter a conveyor belt of would-be challengers. It’s not about avenging your father, not entirely - it’s about family and community. Vin Diesel would be proud. Sadly, it’ll probably get lost in the busy end-of-year shuffle among the triple-A powerhouses. But in the downtime between releases, make some room for Tails of Iron - it’s one of 2021’s best.
What a great adventure. I don't remember the last time when I spent 2 days in a row playing some game morning till night, something beautiful, history, lots of weapons, interesting Souls like mechanic, just a great game
Thanks to its enchanting art, well written story, heroic rodents and satisfying combat throughout, Tails of Iron stands apart from the seemingly endless wave of Soulslike ARPGs. It modifies the combat formula just enough to make it interesting and couples it with characters that are full of warmth and wit, battling forces that are competent yet fairly matched foes. Not every task and mission is equally interesting and some of Tails’ movement mechanics feel slightly unresponsive, but those are small dings against an otherwise very enjoyable rat-centric game, and we don’t have nearly enough of those.
Although Tails of Iron is made with care, exploration and player freedom could be emphasized much more. Thrilling combat, meagre optional content and some simplified quests strewn over a small gameworld comprise a game of contradictions. We hope it is successful enough so that we can see a more ambitious sequel at some point.
Tails of Iron offers challenging combat along with some exploration touches with a shy metroidvania personality and some 2D platforming. And despite its little variety and a guided narrative, it offers an enjoyable game experience with some peaks in difficulty that represent quite a challenge. All this with an absolutely charming audiovisual presentation.
Even if Tails of Iron has some flaws, starting with its back and forth and its combat system that lacks evolution, the title is simply charming. Helped by its panoply of charismatic characters, its sumptuous visuals and its successful fights requiring precision and coordination, the creation of Odd Bug Studio offers a magnificent journey that we can only recommend ... at least, if the difficulty does not suit you. Don't be afraid.
Charmantes Metroidvania mit paar Schwächen, die aber wiederum durch die relativ kurze Spielzeit nicht so zum Tragen kommen.+ Hübsches Design+ Erwachsene Story+ Man möchte wissen, wie es weiter geht- Kein tiefes Kampfsystem, eher flach- Kein Crafting bzw. nur simpel implementiert- Metroidvania nur rudimentär eingefügt- Mobs geben keine EP, daher wird häufiger mal durchgelaufenInsgesamt aber trotzdem spaßiges Spiel
I am not a fan of rats, platformers, soul games, but this is a very beautiful story, diluted with a fairy tale story about the king of rats, the boss system is interesting, but the game is for once, there is no desire to play the second time, play is linear, there is nothing to explore in it.
Imagine Salt and Sanctuary but with really simplistic equipment, no character customization, and clunkier combat. Enemies do an absolutely insane amount of damage and armor is almost pointless. It looks cool, but is more style than substance.
SummarySet 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 ...