We analyze the real-time strategy game Death Crown, where we will play as Death himself and we will have to destroy humanity
We start the week with an analysis of one of those titles capable of giving a lot with very little. Crown of death is a real-time strategy game with a very simple premise, a very original artistic section and demanding gameplay. This title was developed by CO5MONAUT Yes Stas pisarev and edited by the CO5MONAUT studio itself with the help of Badland Publishing.
In Death Crown, we will have the opportunity to embody death, who will have to exterminate humanity with its terrifying hosts. At our disposal we will have a board with hexagonal squares that remind us of table games such as Catania. At our disposal, we will have only three types of buildings with which to carry out our extermination. Of course, through its different game modes, we will find a large number of variables and gameplay of great difficulty that will lead us to give the best of ourselves.
All this wrapped up in an artistic style of a little in black and white, with a result as original as it is surprising. From modeling your characters or buildings to various animated scenes. In turn, accompanied by a great instrumental soundtrack composed by Konstantin Knerik.
Then, we will go into the details of its basic mechanics and its different game modes.
Have chosen death!
As we indicated in the introduction to this analysis, Death Crown gameplay is suspended three playable mechanics in its main premise, destroy humanity. On the board that we will find in each game, each faction, humans and dead, will have a base with which to start building and expanding their kingdom. The goal is to destroy the rival base before it destroys oursTo do this, we have to manage the three buildings that we can build.
The first building we can (and should) build in each game is a mine with which to obtain resources. Our base will generate resources from the start of each game, but at a fairly slow rate. Each mine we build will generate a little less resources than the last, it is therefore necessary to manage the construction order of each building so as not to be unprotected.
The main way to destroy the enemy base by Crown of death built fallen down produced by our skeleton hosts. When we build a grave, we need to assign the building we want our army to go to. The production of each horde of warriors is 10 seconds. If our skeletons destroy a building and don’t have an assigned order, it will be left doing nothing. To solve this, we can assign routes between different points so that our warriors are always busy.
Finally, we will defend against enemy units with the creation of torres, which will attack troops approaching from adjacent squares. Towers attack every 12 seconds, being of vital importance to locate them close to each other to be able to face our enemies.
And the crown of death, we can only build within our initial perimeter, that will get bigger every time we build a tower or a tomb. It is important to create our mines in areas that delimit the plateau or with obstacles that we cannot overcome, such as mountains.
The expansion of our perimeter is important for several reasons, on each map we will find three black crystals it will improve the whole production of our army. To control these crystals, it is necessary to build a tower or a tomb on the adjacent square in order to benefit from their improvements. If the opponent also builds on the opposite square, he will again be considered to be in neutral territory.
Within each board we will find different special cells with unique properties. For example, mountains prevent both the passage of our troops and construction, so surrounding them is the only option. Forests do not allow us to build on them, but they allow troops to pass through them. We will also see squares that will benefit or harm a faction, reducing or increasing the cost of building.
In the context of the campaigns that we will describe below, we will face some special buildings this will make us rethink our strategy. Since they can skip some of the basic game rules, we’ll always have a way to end them.
In terms of game modes, Death Crown has 3 different campaigns. The first and foremost, where we will control the guests of DeathWe have to destroy humanity by facing it in every game. Then we can play the campaign featuring the human, in which the leading roles will be reversed and we will be able to enjoy various advantages on the ground.
Finally, we have a campaign demo available with the army of demons. Today is a unique game, in which we will have this new army and we will face the army of death. During each campaign, we can improve our buildings
In the mode Domination, we will be able to play games in a kind of horde mode in which we will beat our rivals on different maps. This time we will have a stopwatch that will calculate the time of our games and we will have a final score after completing each fight. As in the countryside, we can also improve the productivity of our buildings after each match.
Finally, we will have a mode of confrontation to play fast-paced games and a practical mode. Death Crown offers local multiplayer with which to challenge our friends to these fun strategy games.
Death Crown Final Conclusions
In general terms, Death Crown was a pleasant surprise that I spent fun hours playing with. I must say that your the difficulty curve is quite high. At first, it’s relatively easy to figure out its basic mechanics and come out victorious in every match. But as the games progress, the demand on how to manage our resources increases dramatically.. However, if you are feeling frustrated, easy mode can be activated at any time during the campaign.
The game is fully translated into Spanish and has more than 60 color combinations if you miss her black and white style. Its visual and sound artistic part seems to me to be beautifully crafted and to perfectly accompany the high rhythm of the games.
If you like strategy games, you should definitely give it a tryBecause if he seems to have few playable mechanics, he knows how to use them perfectly. In addition, his reduced price makes it a very tempting option.
Crown of death
- Extremely fun gameplay
- High difficulty curve, with the option to use easy mode at any time
- Very good visual and sound artistic design
- Except in specific cases, all armies operate in the same way
- Unique save location for each campaign