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This is a game by Daedalic (known for their point and click adventures) that I feel could need some more attention. Blackguard is a turn based fantasy tactical roleplaying game that is based on the same German RPG (and RPG-world) as Drakensang or the Realms of Arkania Games (the original, I prefer to think that there was no remake).

It is basically a set of tactical encounters (hex-map-based) with interactive cut scenes. The early access game didn't work well with my PC, but the final game is out now, it works great and I am having a blast.


feytharn wrote:

This is a game by Daedalic (known for their point and click adventures) that I feel could need some more attention. Blackguard is a turn based fantasy tactical roleplaying game that is based on the same German RPG (and RPG-world) as Drakensang or the Realms of Arkania Games (the original, I prefer to think that there was no remake).

It is basically a set of tactical encounters (hex-map-based) with interactive cut scenes. The early access game didn't work well with my PC, but the final game is out now, it works great and I am having a blast.

The game is 50% off on Steam this weekend. I'm still on the fence about getting it or not.


Well, I just went and had a look at some reviews. It looks kind of like Kings Bounty: The Legend to me, with some interesting tactical variations (the explosive swamp gas mechanics etc), but it's not enough to get me to rush out and buy it. When it comes to turn based strategy games I'm more into Age of Wonders style games, and if I want a tactical RPG or strategy RPG, I go for games like Final Fantasy Tactics and Fire Emblem.


Blackguards, the expansion, and Blackguards 2, are now on sale on steam for $8.24. 85% off the full price!

I picked it up yesterday, and have only played a couple of hours, but it seems fairly close to the old Atari Temple of Elemental Evil game, (except without the bugs). It's not "D&D" but it seems based of of a euro version of D&D that is close enough.

Anyone played this much? Any advice? Any similar games you would recommend?

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