Symphony of War: The Nephilim Saga, which was designed to resemble classic TRPGs, has been a deserved recognition among fans of the genre. We’ve had the pleasure of playing this new release by Dancing Dragon Games and would like to share our impressions with you.
- Producer: Dancing Dragon Games
- Publisher: Freedom Games
- Publisher: Freedom Games
Release date: 10 June 2022
Symphony of War: The Nephilim Saga is a song of lyrical lyrics to classic TRPGs such as Battle for Wesnoth, Langrisser (Warsong) and The Fire Emblem Series. While at first glance, and especially at its beginning stages, it appears more like Final Fantasy Tactics: a group of heroes, enlisted to fight in the local war that is part of an empire is an bargaining chip in a backroom battle between fans and the powerful. New conflicts break out, villains and heroes change roles, and a relic of the past evil is gaining strength, which could rip Tanra’s world to pieces.
The story-based sketches that accompany battles also have a lot in common with the scenes in Final Fantasy Tactics, not just in the video games but also in similar animations. Even the local music has a resemblance to that of Hitoshi Sakimoto as well as Masaharu Iwata, at least in the overall mood. It’s also a bit disappointing to be forced to go back to the battlefield of the game after several cuts. That’s also where the real excitement that is Symphony of War happens.
The games’ battles take place on huge and squared-off maps. players and their AI adversaries moving around, but small groups of troops commanded by an individual leader. A leader is essential for the formation of a squad but it doesn’t need to be a character from a story.
Leader systems are linked to the aspects of squad formation and morale. Morale is a factor that increases the probability of more strikes on the enemy, whereas low morale can reduce damage and raises the chance that AI-controlled fighters surrender without warning. Morale rises when the team wins against the opponent (either in totality or with the total number of damage point) and decreases in the event of defeat, particularly if the leader is killed in the battle.
Within Symphony of War you’ll find more than thirty distinct and distinct classes Many of them are upgradeable. A normal soldier could, for instance, transform into an outlaw, archer or mage, scout or soldier. They can also become champion, guardian, or an equestrian knight. A girl warrior can transform into a swordswoman, priestess or, as an example an acolyte. She can then be a paladin or valkyrie.
Every unit gains levels, points for class and gain traits in combat. The weapons and armor of a unit are frequently defined by classes or modifiers, and dexterity, strength, leadership, and potential to be magical increase in random amounts with each level of experience. This is why each ward is unique. ward . A common archer hired by an inn may become a fantastic archery coach who could receive the leadership qualities as an archery Captain.
But, in addition to the skills that are learned but also inherent capabilities that come with your warriors. Some may be less expensive, while others could be more suitable for particular classes over others. In addition, each person who lives in Tanra was born with an association to one or more elements in nature, including earth or water, lightning, darkness, fire or light that affects their traits and can result in bonuses or penalties for certain weather conditions.
Warfare within a warband can be divided into squares, or placed in squares. In mixed units, the units with high levels of cover are placed in the vanguard. they absorb the damage and limit the damage that is incurred to allies that are on the flank. Their position, along to their luck, and capabilities, determines how damage is distributed among the entire squad.
The rock-paper-scissors strategy is applied in a certain way. In general, we are able to suppose that it is involving weapons that can penetrate armor, heavier and lighter armor. Everything else is a result of the particularities of certain kinds of weapons. For instance swords, spears and clubs can do “normal” harm to armored troops, however spears can be effective against mounted units, crossbows and bows against large troops, while magic is unable to penetrate armor entirely.
Alongside enemies, the tactical map also includes heterogeneous landscape elements and objects with particular characteristics. For instance forests and hills provide obvious advantages to fighters and archers who need protection from arrows, respectively. Forts offer two advantages in one roads improve range, and forts provide both.
Additionally, players can access the option of a three-branch tech tree to them. Each faction level players get scrolls that they can put into the Academy of War, Tactics and Command or in the Crafts or Tactics sections. The first is focused on magical skills and the other on strategies, and the third on troop improvement. The tree opens up new kinds of units, and new skills in addition to other. For instance, an order to concentrate the attack on those who lead the squad in front.
The game has only 3 difficulty modes available in Symphony of War, and at medium difficulty, it still plays very easy due to the inexperienced game’s enemy behaviour, while high difficulty just increases the amount of damages, which obviously increases the difficulty but does not make the computer smarter. I believe that an idea with this strategic potential can suffer lots of points when the AI isn’t able to implement it correctly. Every battle that results is a chore that could have been an chess match.
Symphony of War: The Nephilim Saga is a lovely tribute in its own unique way to a genre that is halted at the PC at a rate so minimal that it’s forgiven. If you’ve missed Shining Force or Langrisser, and always wanted to play something similar to the portable exclusives from Fire Emblem, be sure to participate however, with a basic understanding of English and only at high difficulty.
If you’ve never played Shining Force or Langrisser, and you’ve always wanted to play something similar to the exclusive handheld games of Fire Emblem, be sure to take part in the fun.