This week, a collection of gifs enticed me to try Totally Accurate Battle Simulator, a recreation that appears like what would possibly occur if the solid of Morph determined to begin doing medieval reenactments. Amusing because it seemed with its googly eyes and shonky physics, I will admit I got here to it with a healthy dose of scepticism – the time period simulator usually being synonymous with ‘a bit garbage’.
I imply no disrespect to the Farming Simulators or hardcore flight sims of this world, after all – I am speaking in regards to the stripe of video games like Goat Simulator that depend on being simply the precise facet of damaged and hoping the one gag stays humorous for longer than ten minutes (a lot of them wrestle).
By distinction, there’s nearly sufficient of a recreation to Totally Accurate Battle Simulator’s absurd marketing campaign to carry it away from the competitors. While it is hardly going to interchange Total War any time quickly, there’s one thing compelling about its mission construction; one which presents you with the enemy ranks and grants you a set variety of factors with which to buy and area an opposing power. As with any technique recreation, choosing your models fastidiously is the important thing to success, solely on this occasion you end up asking what number of mammoths you wish to area, or whether or not a big unit of halflings is preferable to a smaller power of farmers.
It’s daft within the excessive and, being in early entry, it is also fairly tough and prepared proper now. Nonetheless, there’s a vein of technique to be discovered and loved right here, even when it is not the richest expertise you will have this 12 months.