Video game adaptation of the fantasy board game, Confrontation is definitely a game steeped deep in lore and fantasy. Considered a tactical RPG, Confrontation plays very much like League of Legends, so for those who love LoL, you might want to check Confrontation out. Combining elements from role-playing games and strategy games, Confrontation offers and interesting perspective on tactical gameplay. Here is a short blurb about the storyline in confrontation:
Foretold by many prophecies, the Rag’narok is the war of the age of darkness, the battle during which the gods will choose their champions before putting Aarklash to fire and sword. Nobody knows what will become of the world after this terrible war: pure and simple destruction, transformation or rebirth.
The Rag’narok began in the desert of the Syharhalna, when the Scorpion people allowed the god Arh-Tolth to return to Aarklash. The Scorpion army has set off on a long march to conquer the rest of the continent. This daring maneuver provoked a chain reaction, kindling the fires of war.
Now, if anyone understood that, that is great! If not, you won’t really need to understand what the hell is going on to kick some arse.
In Confrontation you lead a team through various landscapes while trying to achieve objectives. The objectives could be as simple as finding a location, or finding and destroying a target. The player can pause the game to strategize and position anyone of his or her four hand-picked characters to really deal out some damage. You can pick between 12 different classes each designed to give variety to your team and help in certain situations. You can definitely pick a winning team that will cut through your enemies like a hot knife through butter, but playing with other characters might be more fun for those interested in a challenge.
I found it very hard to get into this game, but that’s possibly because style of game isn’t really my pick. It plays very much like League of Legends and for those of you who like LoL, you might actually enjoy this game. The storyline is different but the mechanics are still there. The only difference is that instead of controlling an individual and a small army you’re controlling four people at once and have to pick between healers, tanks, etc. It can become a little confusing with the controls but after a while you learn. This game really is about strategy and tactics and knowing who to send into combat and who should hang back and keep an eye out.
Graphically, the game isn’t that impressive and reminds me more of free to play MMOS’s like Runes of Magic or Runescape. The user interface isn’t the best either, but then again since when has graphics been the sole purpose of games? If anyone is saying since BF3, get out. Now.
The voiceovers in this game are over exaggerated and unnecessarily dramatic, but I guess it’s a must when you live in a fantasy world, that all the men sound like they are on steroids and all the woman sound like Japanese children.
All in all, Confrontation isn’t a bad game for its genre. I imagine this game will be just as popular as League of Legends, while not as nice to look at.