Sentinels of Freedom is an journey RPG from Underbite Video games the place you’ll be able to create your individual hero inside the Sentinel Comics universe. A easy financial institution heist turns into a lot extra inside this turn-based technique sport. There’s rather a lot packed into this primary chapter, however is that sufficient for it to be attractive to its viewers?
There are 4 issue modes to select from primarily based in your expertise with turn-based technique video games. I selected straightforward mode for my first playthrough as a result of I used to be uncertain what to anticipate and, reality be informed, I don’t play turn-based technique video games usually. I used to be glad I selected that setting as a result of the controls have been iffy to get used to.
For me, controls are a serious make-or-break level in relation to me having fun with a sport. If I can’t perceive the controls or it takes me a very long time to know them, my pleasure for a sport dies down shortly. With that stated, I spent a justifiable share of time contained in the tutorial at first.
The tutorial throws you into the sport straight away however with the gameplay mechanics written within the nook of the display screen, popping up as you come to these elements. Nevertheless, the textual content on the display screen was so tiny that I had issue studying it. That is one thing I want I knew earlier than I had determined to obtain the sport onto my Nintendo Change Lite. Over time, I figured issues out alone. Nevertheless, I skipped elements of the story and lore due to the small textual content. After some time, the squinting and straining my eyes took a toll.
You possibly can create your individual character from background, look, powers, and extra. It’s undoubtedly a enjoyable addition to any such sport. As an avid participant of The Sims, this was one thing I loved doing.
Every character has three completely different factors as effectively: well being factors (HP) which speaks for itself, particular factors (SP) that are used for sure talents, and motion factors (AP) which let you transfer and assault. I preferred that half concerning the turn-based technique. As a substitute of getting one motion the place you progress a certain quantity of areas and assault (if somebody is in vary), you’ll be able to transfer and assault primarily based on what number of AP you may have.
Every assault and talent is value a certain quantity of AP or SP. Every transfer is value one AP as effectively. So, for instance, if in case you have eight AP and an enemy is three areas away from you, you should use three AP to stand up shut and private with them. You’ll have 5 AP left over to assault as many instances as the rest AP will enable. In some circumstances, particularly at first, your hero is fairly overpowered, so it doesn’t take a lot to defeat the enemies round you.
The gameplay and controls apart, the story was fairly attention-grabbing from what I used to be in a position to learn from it. Nevertheless, this sport is simply chapter one. There was an honest quantity of content material inside chapter one, and I put in fairly a number of hours, however I nonetheless want I may proceed with extra. The asking worth of $24.99 isn’t unhealthy for the content material, however realizing there’s extra to return it makes me marvel simply how a lot the sport’s entirety will value ultimately. Whereas I loved the sport’s idea and had enjoyable with it, I don’t know if it intrigued me sufficient to spend extra money on chapter two.