Camelot has fallen and the Round Table must rally to save King Arthur.  This Narrative Strategy game will take you back to the days of King Arthur – it offers a adaptive and unique story every time you replay the game.  Intrigued?  Read on….

 

About

Pendragon is a character-driven narrative strategy game from the creators of 80 Days and Heaven’s Vault. The journey of early Britain (AD 673) and the journey of Camelot’s fall. Camelot has fallen and the player will take control of one character of the Round Table and race to Arthur’s aid.

Each Character will come with their own backstory and each will alter the story in different ways.  All the stories are multi-choice and each decision leads to a different consequence in combat.

Changing the story path – changes your abilities.

 

“Secrets will be uncovered. Hearts will be broken. People will die. But maybe, just maybe, King Arthur can be saved…”

 

Gameplay

The gameplay is revolved around two key stages of action, on the board and on the map.

On The Map

Whilst On the Map, you will be exploring the Dark Ages era Britain where you will plan what route you will take to victory.

Those decisions can lead to additional resources, allies and bigger battles along the way.

It has a very “hilly” terrain but this is the map screen. Move character to unlock more of the story. The route is up to you.

 

On The Board

It feels a very board like game once you get to each level on the map. This is where the battles take and where the story will progress along too.

Think of it as X-Com on a un conventional sized Chess Board.

Rules on how to use your characters and their abilities can feel complicated but once you find that balance – the game evolves quickly.   Characters feel like chess pieces and enemies do too – making sure you do not leave your “king” open to die is important.  All characters can die to end the story prematurely – so be careful.

Overall

A surprisingly good game, that took the first hour to learn and we mastered it quickly.  It is a puzzler at heart with good turn based strategies to find.

The story is a classic twisted in the right ways and the unlockable characters will keep you coming back for more.  We have sunk several hours into it over the last weekend – we adore it.

4/5 – Love puzzling turn based games in a medieval setting – this is for you. 

For More Info

Released – 22nd September 2020

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