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Alder's Blood is a wonderfully crafted game with an intoxicating story. Its missions are simple but your strategy can't be if you want to survive.
While it does show glimpses of its potential, the mixture of unnecessarily difficult gameplay and overwhelming management systems make Alder's Blood a game solely for masochists.
God has been murdered in this world, and I still feel compelled to understand just what that means. I’ll probably return to this world when the leaves are changing and I’m in the mood for an ethereal scare. I just hope I can remember to tread lightly and not have to reload so much.
The game often feels like a survival-horror experience with its sharp emphasis on the senses.
Albeit too punishing at times, due to some unjust RNG mechanics, Alder's Blood offers a unique take on the classic turn based strategy formula, mixing up elements taken from other games such as Darkest Dungeon, XCOM and Bloodborne.
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This is a substantial package of content that will be challenging to overcome. It won’t surpass similar games of this ilk, but is an interesting experiment in the genre that shows the possibilities of what can be done in turn-based gameplay.
However, the difficulty being tied so closely to RNG-based wind means sometimes it really blows to try and finish up a quest. Matching that with inconsistent AI and you have an overall package that falls a tad short of the high expectations. A few minor changes could make this a really special variation on the Bloodborne formula.
SRPG enthusiasts who like the idea of mixed in stealth and survival elements will have a blast mastering Alder's Blood.
If you’re looking for your next SRPG and love Bloodborne‘s themes and setting, then Alder’s Blood is the game for you. Just maybe not in its current state.