|Source: Country Games № March 2008|
|Source: Country Games № March 2008|
You start the way an unknown scoundrel without a family or tribe - and also so without a face and name. There is no choice, a favorite would have to create literally from scratch, and only then go to the nearest tavern, where people like you, adventurer - a dime a dozen. However, no counterparts on the craft (they are also competitors) should be interested in the newcomers at first - their way is straight to the bar, for an audience to the host institution. The latter is not only known for the whole neighborhood crappy beer and burnt lamb, but also acts as an intermediary between the mercenaries and prospective employers (ie Britain and France). Yes, the one-eyed rogue can show the shortest way to riches and fame, so listen to it carefully - let the landlord prepares lousy, but he has a good connection.
Do not neglect, and other interlocutors. Many of them have visited the battle and ready to share their experiences. Others are not averse to a permission or excuse latest gossip, and even give some political-military secret. Furthermore, among the assembled motley audience around you can meet friends and potential allies - although the friendship in the world of mercenaries was always a relative concept. Finally, in the inn there are merchants. And where is the merchant here and goods - from cheap leather armor "for the first time, to heavy armor, and (which is probably more useful) new knowledge about military affairs. True, the merchant, strangely enough, loves money, and to find a trader with a common language, they have to make a sword, then someone else's blood. Welcome to the war!
Yesterday - for today - againstCareful examination of sections Contracts - an important step toward a brighter future. Here are collected all the available jobs, the planned amount of the fee, the geography of the future battlefield and the likely complexity. Here, of course, specify who pays for dinner - English or French leopard lily. Should not be too long to ponder who swear allegiance: you - the sovereign masters of their own way and always has the right to change employer. So it's even better turn out: first, supported by some, then over to the other, later returned again to the first. The balance of forces met, the war continues, and certainly not the end in the near future. So, hired need not worry about tomorrow. Just to live up to it unharmed ...
One in the field - bomber... That is not so easy in a general mobilization. Of course, no one at first does not require the newcomer to get into the thick of battle - the use of untrained soldiery minuscule, but colleagues can spoil life for good living. Therefore, the primary mission of becoming a kind of test of aptitude: the enemy is not too eager to get into a fight, the screen constantly appear quite comprehensible and concise tips, but to mark time in one place does not allow - or can not see you the first royalties as their ears. And without them difficult to move on. However, let's all in good time.
To get started, remember a simple but nevertheless very important rule - in Bladestorm is not the place heroes lone. All attempts by his own sword to decide this battle in the spirit of the Dynasty Warriors intercepted strongly and firmly: Any mob armed with sticks peyzan minute whacks arrogant upstart not only hunt geroystvovat, but at the same time and kidneys, and liver and other internal organs, the existence of which the medieval doctors, even not suspected.What follows from this conclusion? O-che-form-LIMITED: once on the battlefield, immediately find yourself squad junior in rank, and willing to stand up for myself and for you. Those are usually around a dime a dozen - orphan archers, spearmen, and platypus, have lost their commander, the crowds strolling through the French forests, waiting for the emergence of a suitable substitute. And no one requires you to run once the selected squad throughout the game, or even before the completion of the mission: you are free to throw some wards and taken under the wing of other at will - just press the "A". Say more - the more often you change teams, the more diverse it becomes the protagonist and the freer you will feel by changing the infantry to cavalry, and vice versa.
Own battles boil down to capture key points on the map. One of them is usually required to win the contract for the rest, a change of ownership, provide you with additional experience, extra money (which, as popular wisdom, there are no superfluous), and a reputation - Another important parameter in the unpredictable world of mercenaries. Note that to perform the mission you are often given a few days - so do not rush headlong to carry out instructions of the authorities. It is better to organize within the allotted time a couple of raids in the rear of the enemy, repel as many settlements and then put an end to military operations. Oh, and do not forget to pay attention to special requests from friends and acquaintances: if successful it will bring additional profits are often greater than the official fee.
Gave a misty, forest thicketFrankly, the recent series of Dynasty Warriors, and if it was for that praise, it was only for the crowd rather briskly moves on the screen angular Pinocchio, whose population grew from game to game. The first images Bladestorm no optimism for the future of technical performance does not bode well - the same as Dynasty Warriors, but in the European middle lane, with faded colors, cloudy picture and not too detalizovannye three-dimensional models. Surprisingly, the final version leaves a much more pleasant experience. Soldiers superbly animated, picturesque landscapes in a measure, forbidding-looking castle walls instill proper respect. Some excess of "soap" on the screen is still there, and the enemy troops from time to time to materialize out of nothing almost under your nose, but these flaws can tolerate. But the audio component of the less fortunate - if a bit monotonous, but High-quality music is consistent with what is happening, then the work voice actor does not hold water. Well at least you do not often forced to listen to others' performances, to the same story scenes to save time allowed to pass - a mercenary, like a wolf, his legs are fed, and war heroes will not wait.