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Massive Chalice (pc game)
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300 hundred years is a long time...

While the idea of a mix between strategy games like Deponia, X-Com and Rogue Legacy sounds like a highly appealing experience, in reality Massive Chalice doesn't quite live up to expectations. It's not a bad guy, it's just terribly average and despite having some interesting mechanics, you're likely to end up feeling a bit let down. You take the role of an immortal ruler of a nation with grand designs. As its leader, it's up to you to guide your people through history, which basically means stomping on everyone. The main focus of the game is on turn-based battle sequences, which play out in familiar fashion, as you move around small squads of troops and attempt to take out your enemies. There's a range of heroes to make use of, and permadeath rears its ugly head and which forces you to really think about who you're willing to sacrifice. Another interesting idea comes in the form of the Bloodlines mechanic which allows you to pair off heroes in the hope of producing an even stronger hero many years down the line. Massive Chalice is certainly a handsome enough game, with an unusual, stylized look that is very eye-catching. There's a good range of customization options and the Bloodlines concept does offer some interesting choices, as you decided who to pair off with who. However, for a game whose main focus is combat, the battle scenes here are remarkably bland. The scenarios are generally lacking in challenge or interest, with AI that doesn't put up much of a fight, and repetitive scenarios. Overall, this is only really worth checking out if you're desperately in need of another strategy game.

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