Story - 75%
Graphics - 71%
Audio - 76%
Gameplay - 72%
Replayability - 70%
You might know Vile Monarch by games like Oh Sir! Insult Simulator or the Hollywood Roast, now you can enjoy their “rude/clever” writing in a strategy type game, Crush your Enemies!
The Barbarians are coming! They are red in colour, but they do not wear coats, these Barbarians are ruthless and luckily they are yours to command. You take charge of the Barbarians razing over the land and trying to conquer everything they can.
So how does it work? Every stage has a map laid out in squares that you need to take control of, some squares can be occupied by a building or resources to harvest. Occupying these squares will take control of the building or resource. Resources need some units to stay on the square and work while buildings can be left without units. Some buildings can change the unit type to a swordsman, shield bearer or an archer and other building can be a unit builder or something like a tower.
You need to use all these things to your advantage to try and achieve the 3 goals for the stage. Only one goal needs to be achieved for you to be able to progress but later on you might need to complete more to have enough heads to proceed. Heads? You might ask? Yes, every goal that you achieve, you will receive a head on a spike and to proceed in the game you need a certain number of heads on spikes to play the next stage.
The story is a lot of fun and well written, it is witty, rude and offensive but not to the player, rather it is rude to the AI. It is quite clever as, for a change, the player is not the one being bated instead you are the horde clearing everything in your path. Sometimes the game can start to feel repetitive but then it changes up something to bring in something different.
The graphics are the new trend of retro HD looking, which is fine for the type of game and it is also kind of cool because of the animation going on in the map when units attack others or take over squares.
Crush your Enemies is fun and can be picked up and play at any time and now that the game is on the Switch it does allow you to literally do just that. Definitely a great to have in your library for any gamer fan, not just fans of strategy.
Reviewed on: Switch
Available on: Switch, PC
Age Rating: Teen
Publisher/Developer: Vile Monarch
Estimated RRP: $8
Release Date: 2 August 2018
- Great Writing
- Can fee similar at times