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The Great Whale Road

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Available on:PCMar 30, 2017

Developer: Sunburned Games

Genre: RPG

The Great Whale Road is a story-driven RPG set in the Early Middle Ages. Travel through an ancient world, sailing along the North Sea and battling foes in turn-based combat. Interactive historical fiction comes to life through its digitally hand-drawn art, colourful characters, atmospheric soundtrack, and deeply researched lore. Fight, trade and discover the story of your village and its heroes. Are you worthy to lead them to renown and riches? Gameplay is split into two seasons. Winter to manage and plan for the year ahead and summer when you sail the whale road and visit other towns and villages. You and your warband have to fulfill a quest each year, while ensuring that you have sufficient food to feed everyone through the long months of winter. Digitally hand-drawn locations are connected by an atmospheric side-scrolling sailing mode. Grid based tactical combat means that Valhalla can be just a warcry away.

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The Great Whale Road is a good first step for Sunburned Games. Although they fail to achieve a complex game they settle the possibilities for the next campaigns. But, for now, we just have a simply, but nice, game.

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The Great Whale Road is a unique and ambitious game that will enthrall fans of historical fiction and turn based strategy. However, with its disjointed gameplay elements, it doesn't quite succeed in simulating the life of a 6th century Viking

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The Great Whale Road is an adventure made by turn based strategy, RPG and management of an ancient Danish clan, but in almost evry aspects there is a feeling of lack of depth.

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The Great Whale Road manages to balance its many moving parts just fine; it's just that one of those parts doesn't hold up its own weight very well. When it's about progressing the story, or keeping your village going, this game feels really good. Combat doesn't manage to hold itself up to that same standard, and fails to feel like anything other than an add-on.

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