Wargrooveby Aethyna Feb 21, 2020 | 1 Votes | 92 Played | 0 Reviews 10 rate Set in a world embroiled in war, Wargroove is a turn-based strategy/RPG that puts you in the shoes of newly-crowned Queen Mercia of Cherrystone. She’ll need your help to keep her people safe from enemy forces while seeking the aid she needs to defeat the necromancer behind the undead army and reclaim her kingdom. Play Now Similar Games Played
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Set in a world that’s gradually being invaded by the undead led by a powerful necromancer, Wargroove is a turn-based strategy/RPG that puts you in the shoes of newly-crowned Queen Mercia of the Kingdom of Cherrystone after the untimely demise of her father, the King. She’ll need your help to keep her people safe from the overwhelming enemy forces while seeking the aid she needs to be able to defeat the necromancer and reclaim her kingdom.
Following the assassination of her father, the King of Cherrystone, Princess Mercia… no, Queen Mercia… is thrust headfirst into a war she never wanted. Now, it is up to her to stop the invasion of a never-ending armies of the undead led by the powerful necromancer, Valder and his lackeys, and to save her people from getting slaughtered. However, to do so, she will need help…
In this game, Wargroove puts you in the shoes of the newly-appointed Queen as she journeys to secure the help she needs to defeat Vargas and reclaim her lost kingdom.
Wargroove is a pretty straightforward turn-based strategy/RPG where the goal is to complete the missions in each level without getting either your crucial structures captured or your field commander killed. The game offers lots of nuances that are often associated with turn-based games, including being able to use terrain to gain a certain advantage over your opponents, namely extra armor in exchange for slower movement speed, as well as needing to use the correct counters when facing certain types of enemies.
All unit types also come with special unit bonuses that, if you know how to make full use of, will grant you critical hits and other bonus stats. These bonuses are crucial to the gameplay There’s no extra flanking damage, however.
Unlike most turn-based games out there, Wargroove has something that’s rather unique – injured units deal comparatively less damage than a unit with full health. This isn’t exactly something that’s completely unique since this kind of gameplay mechanics were made popular in specific gaming niches by Advance Wars, but I think it’s safe to say that it’s fairly rare among more modern games. It’s a rather ingenious concept really. I mean, you can’t expect injured soldiers to do as much damage as soldiers who are at the peak of their health, right? It’s so “common sense” and yet it’s quite rare to see in turn-based games.
Not to mention, the heroes in this game not only can deal extra damage on most grunts; they have their respective charged skills that are called Grooves as well. Using your Grooves in a timely manner can turn the tide of battle. Due to this, you might want to plan your moves just so your hero can get the final blows he/she needs so as to charge up their Groove.
Now, besides its intriguing and fun gameplay, Wargroove also provides a lot more value for your money by adding in multiple game modes in addition to the story campaign which ranges between 20 to 30 hours of playtime. The other game modes include a multiplayer mode where you can play alongside or against your friends, a puzzle mode in which you’ll have to end the game by making a single move only, and of course, the “crown of replayabilty” – a level editor.
You can use the level editor, along with the game’s numerous existing graphical assets, and create challenging levels of your own and share them with the Wargroove community. Even if you’re not particularly creative or enjoy creating your own levels, you could still have fun playing levels created by others. This game mode alone can give you almost infinite replayability… as long as you fancy playing some Wargroove, that is.
As aforementioned, although you can play the story and puzzle mode entirely in single player, Wargroove also includes a multiplayer mode where you can alongside or against your friends. The game also has a level editor that allows you to share your creations with the Wargroove community and play the community’s creations in return.
I find that the game features cute-sy, colorful pixel art fits really well with the game’s slightly anime-like theme. The sound effects and animations are all very well-done too. However, I’ve got a bone to pick with Ragna. I’m not a fan of her random outbursts that seemingly attempt to blow out my eardrums.
If you love playing turn-based tactics games, Wargroove is one of the most entertaining – not to mention, worthwhile – games you can get. Besides its adventure-driven story mode, the game also comes with a level editor so you can create your own adventures, multiplayer modes so you can play with or against friends, puzzle mode, secret content, and of course, adorable pixel art. We truly can’t recommend Wargroove enough!