Conquer the continent in this great strategy simulation game. The continent of Runersia is home to six major powers with over 40 bases, 100 knights, and 50 types of monsters. Select a faction, compose your squads of knights and monsters, and march to reclaim the enemy bases. The player chooses how they will fight, so come up with the best strategy to lead your nation towards continental conquest.
The six nations of Runersia are:
• Norzaleo Kingdom: an island monarchy established by the hero Adessa who follows the Mohana sect of the Rune faith and frequently clashes with Gustava. Wield the Brigandine of Justice. His troops are led by Prince Rubino IV, the uncrowned son of the late King Rubino III.
• Guimoule Republic: a nation founded by Mohana Carridine, the progenitor of the Mohana sect of the Rune faith, and the rival of Mana Saleesia. Wield the Brigandine of Glory. Its troops are led by Eliza Uzala, daughter and recognized successor of Guimoule’s 15th incapacitated president, Alden Uzala.
• Tribu Shinobi: an isolationist and matriarchal tribe born out of the former mercenary nation of Hazam, which was destroyed by Norzaleo and Guimoule. Wield the Brigandine of Freedom. His troops are led by Talia, daughter of the tribal chief, Della.
• Teocracia de Mana Saleesia:
• United Islands of Mirelva: a flexible alliance of seven pirate clans that came together to protect each other in the wake of Hazam’s collapse. Wield the Brigandine of Ego. His troops are led by the ambitious Captain Stella Hamett, daughter of the president of Mirelva, Ginium Hamett.
• Holy Gustava Empire: a despised nation founded by exiles from Norzaleo who follow the faith of Zoar, who worships the hero Zoar and considers the Rune God to be fallible. It lacks a Brigandine of its own. His troops are led by Tim Gustav, the 13th Emperor, who seeks to capture the Brigandines and demonstrate his clan’s innate superiority to the world.
In Brigandine: Legends of Runersia Each faction has its own personalities, their reasons for fighting, and how they approach battles tactically. The title is part of a turn-based tactical RPG whose map is divided into chessboard-like positions.
Each battle is divided into two parts, first the part of the preparations or organization. In this part we must organize and reinforce our troops and plan very carefully how they will be divided on the battlefield to have the perfect strategy. We can also summon monsters to accompany us in battle, as well as level up our fighters, build teams, and collect resources.
In the battle phase is when all these forces are deployed on the map and we have to control each group of troops and capture the enemy bases. Also, enemies can also invade player bases, causing us to have a battle anyway.
After completing the game, new modes are unlocked, making it more challenging and only allowing you a few seasons to conquer the region.
The battle system is quite satisfactory, even more so for those who are familiar with previous installments of the saga. It manages to maintain the essence of the deep tactical system that this series of games represents, but taking advantage of the full potential of the new consoles, improving mechanics and the visual aspect.
Something that could be improved is the complexity of the game system, at first it can be overwhelming to handle all the things we can do and for players who are starting in this world of tactical RPG games it can be somewhat complicated.
Likewise, the tutorials can become very confusing and in several cases we need to read them at least twice to definitely understand what it is about since they are mostly long texts that encourage us to learn by going directly to the battlefield.
With the release of the PS4 version, we also have a patch for both Nintendo Switch and PS4, which they called “Titans and the Iron Front”, which adds new content with custom difficulties and new monsters, changes in the quality of life to facilitate inventory management, camera sensitivity and a few other things that make the game experience better.
A combination of the feeling that the original version of this series conveyed, but with more contemporary graphic resources optimized for the Nintendo Switch and now the PS4. The maps, characters and monsters are very well designed.
In the sound section, Brigandine is stellar, each faction has its own theme of sounds, from background music, sound effects and even the way the voices are acted, it should be noted that the entire game has voice acting, although only in Japanese.
Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia It is definitely an excellent installment for lovers of tactical RPGs, especially those who enjoyed this style of games since its inception in the late 90s. You feel that nostalgia that emanates from the essence of the original installment of this series of games, but improving on the technical and graphic aspects.
Even with its small aspects to improve that we mentioned above, this game is exceptional, since it brings us a world in which we can be immersed for hours, where decisions matter, where each character and each faction have different characteristics and personalities. Which gives it a lot of positive points.
This review was conducted by Dewyn Liriano in a PS4, thanks to the code provided by ONE PR Studios.
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