First Impression: BlackGuards 2 (Steam)
|Game Name:||BlackGuards 2|
|Platforms:||PC, Steam, MacOSX|
|Genre(s):||Adventure, RPG, Strategy|
|Release Date:||January 20, 2015|
I’m always really happy to get the chance to test out a new product for game developers. Sometimes though, real life gets in the way and sets you back on your original timeline. I recently got the chance to try out BlackGuards 2, available on steam. I was originally going to get my first impressions done several weeks ago, but real life got in the way (It does that when you work 2 jobs) and had me delay my chance to actually sit down and play this game.
Blackguards 2 is a turn-based strategy-RPG, with a hex-field play surface where you have a certain amount of spaces to move your characters. In your turn you can attack, interact with objects and explore around. While these types of games are not my favorite, BlackGuards 2 offered some very unique story-telling, and has a very good story that starts you off interested in learning more. The first intro cinematic is very gripping, and builds up the initial start of the game quite nicely.
You start the game playing the character of Cassia, a noblewoman of great beauty, who is married to a ruthless man, yearning for great power. Cassia is banished into “the Labyrinth” where she has to either survive or die…that is up to you.
I am looking forward to trying this game out in more depth over the next few weeks, which will allow me to write a full review, so stay tuned!
Here is a full trailer for you to enjoy!
About Daedalic Entertainment
Headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, Daedalic Entertainment is a developer of multiplatform narrative-driven games. The company employs a staff of approximately 100 people, and its famed Writer’s Room, with its cadre of authors, is a unique feature in Germany’s media industry. Since May 2014, Daedalic Entertainment has been part of the Bastei Lübbe group of companies, and in August 2014, Daedalic opened another development studio in Düsseldorf — dubbed Daedalic Entertainment Studio West.
Over the last few years, Daedalic has earned 21 German Game Developer Awards (incl. “Studio of the Year 2009, 2013”), five German Computer Game Awards (incl. “Best Game 2011”), and more.Upcoming Daedalic titles such as “Silence – The Whispered World 2” and “The Devil’s Men” will raise the bar for the adventure genre. With “Blackguards” and “Blackguards 2” the company has also set itself up as a key RPG developer. As a publisher, Daedalic entertainment publishes uncommon and remarkable games like “Divinty: Original Sin”, “Oh my Gore” and “Randal’s Monday.”