Splicing dino DNA with a very old school style of RTS, Warparty has plenty going for it conceptually, but it comes up short. Even if the gamepad controls weren't an obstacle to your success, the three races aren't balanced and it's all too easy to fall back on massed army tactics. A refreshing setting is not enough to drag this tired old school RTS out of the past.
A simple and accesible RTS that tries to copy some classics but doesn't achieves greatness.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Despite not feeling very unique, mechanically, Warparty nevertheless delivers a great experience with a large amount of content, awesome visual style, and a setting unlike any other RTS.
Warparty offers the right compromise between the immediacy of the first RTS games and the depth of the last representatives of the genre, putting every element in the right place and carrying out its task in an excellent way.
Review in Italian | Read full review
With plenty of modes, options, and three mildly customizable factions, Warparty offers RTS fans a lot of content to chew on. Much effort was obviously spent building this unique world and its intricate mechanics. While the lack of multiplayer is disappointing, Warparty will keep fans busy with its blistering difficulty and fast-paced strategy action.
Overall, this is a pretty good step into the RTS realm.
Warparty is a fine game, but fails to differentiate itself in gameplay
While Warparty is a visually stunning attempt at bringing real-time strategy to the Nintendo Switch, it's lacking in understandable controls and small maps that make the overall experience feel restrictive and monotonous.
Warparty attempts to honor the glory days of the classic RTS, but various technical and design issues make it a lackluster game.
I can potentially see fans of RTS games loving this and enjoying it for what it is, but hardcore RTS fans will think this is just a dated attempt to bring the genre to switch. It could have been so much better. It should have been so much better!
Admirable as the attempt might be, though, the game is so unrelentingly unpleasant to play, and so limited in scope, that I think I'll be sticking to the plethora of superb turn-based strategy titles that are also available on the console.
Decent Age of Empire clone offers nothing new in RTS genre, but gameplay is good and dinosaurs are welcomed addition.
Review in Slovak | Read full review
Warparty reminds us right at the beginning of Warcraft 3 in the Stone Age look. It is a classic real-time strategy game, which is therefore more home on the PC. I looked at the port on the switch and whether the control was well adapted. Warparty has three factions with their own units and their own campaign. The story is completely unimportant and you notice that the focus is more on the multiplayer, which is also on the PC, but the blast is that was completely waived in the switch version. In addition, the controller was not really optimally adapted for the console, which other genre representatives have done better. In handheld mode, it is very tiring to play because the lyrics are tiny. But back to the game itself. I like the setting of the Fantasy Stone Age very well and is very innovative and nicely designed, there are also dinosaurs and dinosaurs are great. The three factions play a little differently. There are Undead, Wise and Wild, all leaders have their own abilities and spells, but the units are quite similar. In addition to the campaign, there is also the Horde mode, in which you have to defeat waves of enemies and the Skirmish mode as a free game against the AI. In the long run, but the multi-player mode is missing, because such games are simply made for this and always against the AI to play boring. In itself, Warparty is a good RTS game, which one should not play on the switch though.
Review in German | Read full review
I felt like I’d played this game before with a different skin on it, and its yet another case of a RTS game trying to jump from PC to console and being sold short by the inability to replicate the fluidity of mouse and keyboard in to play with a controller.
Crazy Monkey Studio and Warcave bring a worthy RTS that does not come to revolutionize the genre but if willing to give many hours of fun and provide variety in a genre in which console users are somewhat orphans. It brings with it some virtues such as its simplicity of use, a great replay and that being able to handle a T-Rex always cool a lot, unfortunately also brings some problems among which we must highlight a rather poor control. Even with everything if you are a lover of the RTS and you give him an opportunity, be sure that you will not leave disappointed.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Warparty still lives in the 90's, the so-called "golden era of real time strategy games", whilst ignoring the huge advances the genre made in the last 20 years. It should feel like a nice nostalgia trip, but it turns to be a game stuck in time, with little to show other than cool looking dinosaurs.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Warparty provides just enough fun for me to overlook some of its flaws to stay and play.
War Party might be the best designed and most polished indie RTS to come out in a long time. Its design is clean and overall it works well.
That’s not to say Warparty isn’t a competent, even downright blast to play more often than not, but it won’t soon be overtaking the leaders of the genre.
Warparty offers a likable and quirky setting for an RTS featuring dinosaurs and zombies but ends up being formulaic and repetitive, with broken AI.