Story - 73%
Graphics - 69%
Audio - 60%
Gameplay - 76%
Replayability - 69%
Braveland Trilogy is an old school strategy inspired game developed by Tortuga Team. The game consists of three chapters or books, Braveland, Braveland Wizzard and Braveland Pirate.
The game is a turn-based strategy game that takes place on a hexagonal battlefield. You build up an army of warriors to take on enemies and each warrior type has different abilities and skills. With each book you take on the role of a different protagonist that leads the army and the story revolves around them.
In the first book you are a humble warrior’s Son whose which was recently raided, and you go on the path to avenge your village, along the path the soldier will learn to become an adept commander. In Braveland Wizzard, you take the role of a graduate of the Academy of Magic battling orcs, ghosts and nomads. Braveland Pirate concludes the trilogy and you assume the role of Captain Jim in search for the Eternal Treasure.
The story is cool but and I like that they have three different stories with different leads to make it more interesting. You build up your army by recruiting local warriors and each type of warrior becomes stronger depending on the amounts of recruits you have for that type. Along your path on the map you will get establishments where you can recruit more units and buy their special abilities. There is one catch though relating to the strength of your army, you can only take an army to the battlefield that amounts to 15 points. Each warrior type has a certain value, not related to their unit number but more to the type. For example, a normal warrior will have the value of 1, where an archer will have 2 and a top end knight might have 5 and so on. This is where some of the strategic element comes into play, so choose your army types wisely to complement each other.
The gameplay is very much linear, and you cannot venture off the main pathway except for a few optional battles but if you want to buy as much as you can in terms of units and equipment then you will take on every battle you can. Your main protagonist also learns abilities as you progress that can assist your army on the battlefield. You can also equip items to improve stats for your army.Braveland Trilogy is a cool little game that can keep you entertained for hours. AT some point it come become a bit monotonous but that is nothing new to these types of games. I enjoy turn-based strategy games and it is a nice way to casually play a game while doing something else.
Reviewed On: Switch
Publisher: Tortuga Games
Release Date: 7 March 2019
Likes: Great characters and cool little story
Dislikes: Some more customization would be cool