Children of Zodiarcs
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As a story, Children of Zodiarcs is a little lacking, but if you don't mind some grinding the mix of combat, card and dice system is a delight. Although some characters are less useful than others, the fights are enough to pull you through if a tactical RPG is what you are looking for.
An enjoyable experience which seems perfect for any card games fan; like the old Metal Gear Acid and Final Fantasy Tactics: turns and lots of strategy to develop.
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An in depth RPG that brings together the best mediums within the genre.
Children of Zodiarcs is a charming little tale that fits very comfortably in the Venn diagram between tactical RPG's and games of luck.
Children of Zodiarcs is a great example of passion and innovation. A kickstarter that succeeded in funding and rewarded everyone in the process. A great example of what a studio can achieve when the right people behind it.
Children of Zodiarcs mixes a collection of disparate mechanics in just the right way. Coupled with an endearing story, fans of the SRPG genre will no doubt love playing the game's skirmishes long after they are finished with the story mode. However, an absolutely brutal AI will keep more casual fans from enjoying much of the story if they cannot come to grips with the game's systems. So, the difficulty is a double-edged sword, even on Normal. Still, for those of you able to weather the storm of the computer's assaults, the reward of developing a winning strategy pays off immensely. Children of Zodiarcs is a bargain at $17.99, and has plenty of content to sink your teeth into.
Children of Zodiarcs is the game that story-driven SRPG fans have been waiting for. It's evident when playing through that the developers at Cardboard Utopia are passionate about delivering a product that could potentially fall in line with some of the genre's greats. However, by adding unique mechanics and a focus on character growth, Children of Zodiarcs stands out as simply a great SRPG.
With deep mechanics offering a fun and refreshing take on tactical elements, this indie SRPG provides an overall satisfying experience for the genre's fans.
All in all, Children of the Zodiarcs is a handsome merging of two beloved game types and one that manages to capture the best of them.