|Source: Country Games № 16 2009|
|Source: Country Games № 16 2009|
Will fight, there will be blood, will be fierce fun! "- These words lies the essence of what is Blood Bowl. The purpose of every single game is simple - to score as many goals the opponent and prevent him from doing the same. But if in our time, blood and bodies such as sports arenas are not honored (where you are, "blessed" the era of the Roman Empire?), The world of Warhammer - the most it. Can not run into an assist area (on the edge of the enemy half of the field) with the ball? What matters - build their gnomes (orcs, haositov) in a phalanx, click on the site, rolling to the ground anyone who threw away your athletes oblique view (as well as those who refused to look at these "stars") and then slowly and sadly establishments forward through the gate. Weak interactions in the force, as elves or goblins? What remains cautiously circumvent the control zone opponents, delicately fold stranded behind enemy lines attacking, and then rush to the gate without paying attention to what the rest of the team has "a pass". Caught Race-middling (the clearest example - people)? Well, it will be harder for all - will have to decide whom to go to the butt and when to stay away from sturdy rivals away, using the advantage of speed.
The main thing - remember, here in fact and can kill.Do you know how annoying to lose "runner" (which you brought up in dozens of games), running into a blunt Minotaur and obtained from this monster deadly slap? And do not know until you find yourself in that situation themselves. Although better, of course, if the minotaur is still yours, and "runner" - a neighbor.
All mentioned something similar? Who's there pulling out and trying to say: "A copy of Chaos League»? Admittedly, some truth in this assertion is referred to the game from the same office in many respects similar to our current patient. But the similarity of this came just because the "League of Chaos" too much, do not ask, borrowed from the desktop version of Blood Bowl (which the manufacturer - Games Workshop, firm in the world of gaming with miniatures for more than a well-known). Now all the "honest and concepts": the license is available, the publisher of nastolki "mentioned in the credits, race - are canonical, the rules - the latest edition.
If you remember, in Chaos League was the best mode, where the action happens in real time (with active pause or not). Here, RTS-fighting clearly inferior TBS-analog. No, we do not want to say that they are disgusting, turned out not too bad. But it was not "too much". The problem is that many of the skills and even the characteristics of heroes work as something wrong (or not working at all), one has only to start the match, not divided into courses. Suddenly it turns out that the balance between the races for some reason there is no ("security forces" clearly ahead of the "Sprinter"), and the score at the end of the match may be altogether unseemly - 15:4, for example. Try to achieve such incredible numbers at the default setting in the step form - will quickly realize the futility of their efforts. In turn-based game to win a crushing score by an order more difficult, because any serious error (and even occasionally turned out to be a fighter is knocked down your) hand over the course of an opponent. Yes, and artificial intelligence in the RTS-version is not simply "does not shine," he seems to have a rest while drinking beer gnome somewhere in the stronghold of Karak-Varn. Only a couple of matches author of the article was enough to see through all the "tricks» AI-rival, and it became clear that the same tactic can win virtually any team. One has only to take, say, the same gnomes to create a numerical superiority in the center, "compacted into the asphalt," those who opposed us there, and then disperse from the center of a fan, seeking rest.And to prevent the very nimble to run behind our fighting order, to get the ball quickly and make a touchdown (he is - a goal), rather a couple of blockers, which are quickly knock out the spirit of anyone who dares to oppose Podgorny people. You know, the commercials for the fifth match is just boring to watch the gap between you and the contenders in a dozen goals. It would seem the time to think about removing the game, but he pulls glance, what is this mysterious step mode, about which so little talked about in training (by the way, for tutorial developers would be worth to beat with sticks on the soles of his feet, he was too short and nevnyaten, as a result of the clarification of many points have to climb in the manual). And here it becomes clear - it is on TBS-part left the lion's share of time allotted for the development. Which is not surprising, reading a Blood Bowl - the game step by step all the same.
As we have said, mistakes are not forgiven, so best to perform those actions that do not lead to a loss of speed. If you want someone to hit (a Blood Bowl entirely without "knock" is unthinkable, even if the team goblin), in the course are blocks with special characters, thrown by the virtual hand. The result can be unpredictable - you knock the opponent off his feet, he sshibet you, someone else to postpone the cage back, both will fall down unconscious, or did some people have to say goodbye to life (though this is rare, but happens). However, to increase their chances of success is possible - enough to put next to an enemy of one or two of their athletes, and you'll be throwing more bricks. And then choose one of them, which fell out the best (in your opinion, of course) option.
Although if it all comes down only to the rolls of the dice (even with beautiful pictures), Blood Bowl would quickly bored. But you have your guys have options (power there or dexterity), characterizing their ability to thrash, to escape and contact with the ball. There are also special skills - from the simplest (to help her pass the ball or catch the leather "nesferu") to the original (when an athlete throws a fellow forward, for which both must possess certain skills). And over time, the men pumped, getting new abilities (Munchkin, roll Bay - a total of seven levels above the players will not be able to lift, although the smart approach to the specialization of subjects and this is more than enough). And yet here it is possible to bribe the judge (so he turned away, until you hit a man when he's down, which is usually not allowed) and use the spell (depending on race). Diversity adds all kinds of surprises: the ball does not fly there, if not on the field will run out angry fans of both teams and otpinayut anyone under the foot gets caught, not looking his own and others). Given the action quite decent AI in the single-step mode, the mass of the leagues that you have to go in the campaign, and eight races (each with its own set of players) will be enough entertainment for a long time.
Who's there shouted: "not enough to be"? Play on the same machine together or go online, where you can compete in the Private League (with a hard schedule of games and the playoffs) or the Public League (without schedules). Here are just in front of such a decisive step as the game on the web, we encourage (no, not even so: It is highly recommended!) To pass a campaign to study manual and strategic guidance to the Blood Bowl. Online, lacking those, who for years has honed skills in the desktop version, and a novice (if he's just not a favorite of Lady Luck) in the confrontation with the aces, as they say "no chance". But the practice a week or two "on cats (that is to say AI), so read carefully the rules and directions of veterans, you may perhaps be able to become their worthy opponent. What do you want, as they say, and wish.