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Despot's Game

Developer: Konfa Games

Publisher: tinyBuild Games

  • Price: $19.99
  • Release Date: May 12, 2023
  • Number of Players: 1
  • Last on Sale: May 23, 2024 [$9.99]
  • Lowest Historic Price: $9.99
  • ESRB Rating: T [Teen]
  • If you can accept that your control over your party is very limited as they battle through dungeons, you may enjoy this

    Of the subgenres that have been en vogue for a few years, a pure autobattler is one I don’t recall having encountered on Switch. While Totally Accurate Battle Simulator is at least somewhat in the same space, its overall style of play and ability to take control of units keeps it relegated into its own category. Instead, Despot’s Game is intent on truly testing your ability to be patient and carefully put together a resilient combat unit. Variety and experimentation are the keys to success more often than not, and I’ll at least give the game credit for being the type where you’re generally able to learn from your more painful mistakes as you’ll likely flounder a bit early on getting used to different weapons and roles your units can play. While I wish your units were a bit more respectful of your attempts to set them up in formations, and not simply quickly going right to doing things however they’d like, there is at least something rewarding about coming to terms with how best to make use of the equipment and troops you’ve got… or having a laugh as they get torn to pieces.

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Good [7.7]

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