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Trulon: The Shadow Engine

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Available on:PCMar 1, 2016
Xbox OneFeb 24, 2017
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020

Developer: Kyy Games

Publisher: Headup Games

Genres: RPG, Turn-Based Strategy

Enter a world of steampunk and magic by experiencing the debut title of the Trulon series. The adventure RPG is based on a new novel from Jak Koke, an award-winning author who is known from the best-selling Shadowrun trilogy, The Dragon Heart Saga. Featuring a unique card combat system that combines traditional deck management with random elements, the tactics are intuitively activated using over 50 cards in an easy to play way. This makes both RPG veterans and new players feel immediately at home. Unravel the threads of an insidious plot and meet many multi-faceted characters. Led by the enchanting Gladia, you take control of four characters with different abilities each. They team up to adventure through the Trulon Universe where a mysterious disease has spread through the kingdoms of Tripudia and Maelon. Using magical tactics, they try to survive the action packed battles against enemies mutated by magic and exciting steampunk machines. To let you enjoy the atmospheric music of the game beyond the game, its soundtrack will be included as a free download.

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Trulon: The Shadow Engine is an enjoyably fun RPG. It's a very likable game with its beautiful environs and will strike a chord with those who remember and enjoy the slower pace of turn-based RPGs of old. Additionally, the game's card-based battle system offers just enough luck and variety to keep battles from becoming stale.

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You can’t just go flinging cards about all willy-nilly and expect to win.

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Trulon: The Shadow of Engine offers a fun adventure, simple and full of things to discover. The combat system is very original because it offers you the possibility to create our own tactics. Unfortunately the bugs and their poor balance between easy and hard difficulty make the experience worse.

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Potential for a great, genre-defying game cut short just as this Steampunk adventure truly picks up any steam. Feels more like a demo of a game than the entirety of one, making the $20 price tag for the PC version a hard sell.

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