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Hard West - A Tactical Turn-based Western

by Couchpotato, 2014-08-10 08:26:49

Seems we another tactical turn-based game on kickstarter this week called Hard West. The games developer PlayWay is asking for $70,000 to get funded.

Here is the usual video, and short game description.

Game Overview

Times are hard, people are ruthless and the land is unforgiving in this tactical turn-based western with exploration adventure.

In a nutshell, Hard West is a turn-based squad tactical with adventurous world exploration. Think X-Com combat with Heroes of Might and Magic world map.

Combat Overview

The combat is fast. The whole combat encounter takes no more than 5-10 minutes. It’s short, bloody, and decisive. All it takes is one well laid shot. It’s just not that easy to put yourself in the proper position.

No peeling off HPs. HPs represent the ability to withstand a shot or two, alternatively to sustain a powerful blow.

There’s little randomization: you either make good predictions and good decisions to land a kill, or you die. There’s no victory without risk, but it’s a well calculated risk.

Exploration Overview

The world is packed with adventures, stories, treasures, hideouts, mysteries, secrets and surprises. It’s a box of gruesome chocolates. Events aim to astonish you with how bad or how good they are. There’s no mediocrity.

People are destroyed by each other, by the unforgiving land, and eventually by their own vices.

It’s easy to destroy and kill, and much harder to survive and build something. With long enough timeline, the survival rate of everything drops to zero. There’s a shortage of everything, except weapons. And yet the liquor and drugs are in the highest of demands, and can buy you everything.

Information about

Hard West

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Historical
Genre: Tactical RPG
Platform: Unknown
Release: Released