Excerpt: Prior to Cyanide's decision to develop the video game, Confrontation drew little attention to American audiences. Mainly popular in Europe, the tabletop version featured large and small-scale battles between the various factions coexisting in the world of Aarklash.
Summary: When I was kid there were no tanks or aggro or crowd-control specialists or any of that other new-fangled RPG stuff the kids have nowadays. You were a fighter, thief, magic-user or cleric, the way Gygax intended it.
Excerpt: There has been a rumbling, within the games industry and within it’s fans, that’s been hearkening players back to the days of pen and paper RPG’s. Those days where difficulty was high, resources were limited and strategy was all you had to fall back on.
Excerpt: Confrontation , for those who don’t follow the tabletop miniatures market at all, started off as a miniatures line from Rakham, a French miniatures company. The designs were unique, the quality of the miniatures was fantastic, and the actual tabletop gameplay for the set was a blast.
Excerpt: Overall, I just found Confrontation to be unremarkable. With a confusing storyline, some weak game mechanics and disappointing visuals, the game’s really only recommended for fans of the tabletop series.
Summary: Tabletop war games are law unto themselves. Despite almost every home sporting a gaming device of some description these expensive hobbies remain profitable for the companies producing them. It takes a certain dedication, patience and mental eccentricity to dedicate yourself to these tabletop games.
Excerpt: When genres combine to form new types of games, I get excited. The less a game falls into a specific class of game the happier I get because a certain amount of thought must have gone into the actual decision of what genres to mix.
Excerpt: You don’t have to like it, but it’s true. See, the idea of a role-playing game is that it’s a game in which you play a role. So, if you were being annoyingly pedantic about it, pretty much any game from Space Invaders on up is a role-playing game.
Pros: Imaginative world
Cons: Pathfinding is horrible, Looks out of date, Nothing really special