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Softpedia reviewed the tactical RPG Wartales:
More information.Wartales Review (PC)
Wartales was born from the love for games like Battle Brothers, Kenshi or Mount & Blade. Shiro Games' title draws inspiration from all these games and many others. Described as an open world RPG in which you lead a band of mercenaries in their search for wealth and fame, Wartales sets the stage for a rather sandbox experience that encourages exploration and experimentation.
The game allows you to adjust the level of difficulty, which also coincides with two different playstyles. You can either opt to enable level-scaling or keep levels region-locked and explore to your heart's desire. Both are perfectly suitable for the formula, so it's more of what you prefer between exploration or a worthy challenge.
Wartales is the perfect game for those who love turn-based action and min-maxing their characters. The progression system is well-thought to keep you engaged while you explore each map. Combat and crafting are two other complementary systems that add extra layers of strategy.
The lack of a full-fledged story is probably the only thing that Wartales is probably guilty of, but so are Battle Brothers and other similar games, so it's not a real issue. The visuals and soundtrack are fitting for an open world RPG, but I would have liked to be able to zoom in a little bit more.
All in all, Wartales offers enough variation and strategy layers to make the journey not just enjoyable, but also challenging and rewarding. If you liked Battle Brothers, you're going to love Wartales.