Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia

Happinet, Happinet Corporation

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
76
Top Critic Average
59%
Critics Recommend
Based on 37 critic reviews
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Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia

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Based on 37 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

59%

Critics Recommend

Based on 37 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchJun 25, 2020

Publishers: Happinet, Happinet Corporation

Genres: RPG, Simulation, Strategy

Conquer the continent in this grand strategy simulation game The continent of Runersia is home to six major powers with more than 40 bases, 100 knights, and 50 types of monsters. Select a ruler, compose your platoons of knights and monsters, and march to claim enemy bases. The player chooses how they will battle, so devise the best strategy to lead your nation toward continental conquest. How will your legend unfold? Simple yet deep war simulation game with unit growth and map-based platoon battles Time passes on Runersia in seasons, each one consisting of an Organization Phase and an Attack phase. During the Organization Phase, knights and monsters with various classes and skills are organized into platoons in preparation for the upcoming battles. During the Attack Phase, turn-based platoon battles take place on a map made up of hexagonal spaces. Make use of unit skills, elements, enclosure effects, terrain advantages, and other battle tactics to lead your side to victory! All nations, knights, and monsters in the game will continue to battle and grow as you do. The game is also packed with other ways to grow your armies such as class changes, equipment, and various items. Immersive gameplay with high replayability Enemy nations aim to conquer the continent as well and will attack your bases to do so. The battle for the continent will differ with each playthrough. Accumulate stories and events from the six nations in the Records. After clearing the main mode, The Legend of Runersia, the Alternate Chapter challenge mode will be unlocked, allowing for even more replayability. World settings Runersia - a continent blessed with mana showers from times of old. Five Mana Stones discovered long ago have been embedded into special armor called Brigandine, each one representing the ideology of the nation possessing it. These have come to be known as the Brigandine of Justice, Sanctity, Freedom, Glory, and Ego. The time now is Runersia 781, and a war looms on the horizon for five nations and a small tribe with incompatible ideologies. Six rulers and their rune knights will throw themselves into the conflict, each with their own hopes and expectations. Once the land has been unified under a single banner, memories from The Legend of Runersia will be reclaimed and the truth of what happened here on Runersia shall be revealed.

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Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia allows you to see your influence and dominance grow across its vast world, but isn't varied enough to keep you invested

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Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia is a wonderfully crafted grid-based strategy game with plenty of planning needed. Some battles will be tough, but winning is rewarding every time. There are times when you'll be frustrated by your units missing attacks while the enemy beats you down, but that just forces you to adapt.

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With two distinct but well-integrated strategy modes, Brigandine offers a huge amount of gameplay that feels both old school and fresh at the same time. A fantastic tutorial eases new players into the game with little friction, and the seeming complexity becomes quickly manageable. While the graphics are nothing to write home about, the care taken in each story thread is evident, and the tactical gameplay offers a ton of replay value. Brigandine is an utterly unique offering on Switch, and should appeal to RPG fans and strategy buffs alike.

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Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia takes the exact same core gameplay of its 1998 predecessor and transports it into a brand new storyline whilst giving the whole thing a modern lick of paint in the process. The story, although an improvement on the original game, is still pretty bland stuff for the most part and battles are certainly where this one finds its main groove. Those fights may be a little on the slow side and are inherently repetitive affairs, but they're still rather enjoyable nonetheless and give you a reasonable amount of choice in how you take on your enemies and evolve and upgrade your troops. There's a ton of content here and, in the end, the whole thing feels like a pretty successful celebration of what made the first game a cult classic in the first place. It's not going to be to everyone's tastes, however, and if you like your strategy action to be a little more intense, you might want to stick with something like Wargroove or Fire Emblem: Three Houses instead.

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