Swag and sorcery on steam

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At first, Swag & Sorcery seems like a streamlined version of your average đô thị builder, but it quickly proves you wrong. At its core, Swag và Sorcery is a more robust idle RPG experience than it lets on.

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Its story is nothing lớn write trang chủ about, though, & it knows it. Problems are arising in a faraway kingdom, & the king refuses lớn take his advisor’s advice. The king seems to lớn think that his great-grandfather’s “magical costume,” which was stolen years ago, will solve all the kingdom’s problems. His advisor, not very pleased with how his king is treating hlặng, decides that he would be a better ruler for the kingdom. The majority of the narrative sầu involves the advisor devising plans to lớn sabotage the kingdom so that he can be king.

It’s lượt thích a colourful, tongue-in-cheek Game of Thrones.

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Honestly, you don’t have to lớn pay attention to the story if you don’t want khổng lồ. It won’t take away from your experience. However, there are some charming bits & pieces here. The banter between the castle’s blaông xã mèo and the narrator of the story, who often breaks the fourth wall, offers a couple of good laughs. For some reason, only a few characters have voiced lines of dialogue & others only have sầu text boxes, which can be a little jarring. But the voiced lines that are here are pretty great.


Most of the gameplay revolves around purchasing new characters and sending them out inlớn the world in tìm kiếm of quest items and loot. As you cấp độ up your characters, they’ll be able to take on tougher enemies. And tougher enemies mean better loot. The mechanic of sending your soldiers out is entirely idle. All you have lớn vày it make sure they’re happy (by sending them to lớn your village’s spa) and make sure they’re healthy (by sending them to your village’s church) beforehand.

Lazy Bear Games & Uroboros Games absolutely nail the idle aspect of this game. The quest bits don’t take too long, so you won’t find yourself waiting around for your soldiers to come baông xã once you’ve sầu sent them out. As you progress through the story, the game opens up more characters & up to lớn three quest lanes, meaning you can sover multiple soldiers out on quests at once or stagger your questing so someone is always out collecting loot while you craft the materials you need back at the village.

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Crafting is also well-executed, but there are a couple of issues with it later on. Specifically, the tedium of gathering the items you need to lớn take on the almost overwhelming number of options you have sầu. A lot of the game’s beauty is rooted in how every nhà cửa has a use. It never adds something to your inventory that you don’t need. It’s simple—ores và wood are at the core of everything you craft. But that’s where it starts to lớn become overwhelming.

It never feels like you have enough items khổng lồ complete the tasks available to you, và the process of prioritizing isn’t very fun. It’s nice to consistently have sầu something to work toward, but that initial decision-making seems unnecessary. If there were just two or three few options at any given time, it would be a little easier to get past those bits & into the fun part of the game faster. However, these issues are easy to lớn get past once you get a handle on them. As you progress, you’ll start to lớn understand what your own priorities are, and these decisions become easier.

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So far, it seems like a lot of sorcery, but where does the swag come in? Well, right off the bat, you can tell the people of this kingdom are a little too concerned with how they look. Appearances are everything, hence why the king thinks a costume can help solve sầu all of his kingdom’s problems.

Early on, one of your tasks is to lớn build a fashion house. This allows you lớn compete in costume competitions where you can earn cash—used to tăng cấp your characters và purchase new ones—& fancy new loot. Your success in these competitions is dictated by your character’s clothing. Different competitions have sầu a different set of judges and each set has different preferences. Sometimes they prefer green clothing, others lượt thích a more casual look overall. The clothing items you have sầu equipped to your characters have different appearance attributes, so your best bet is khổng lồ align those to whatever the judges prefer.

This part of the Swag & Sorcery is just plain fun. It’s a little stupid và out of left field, but it’s really enjoyable và adds another layer of differentiation onto the entire package. It can take a while lớn craft the clothing you need to lớn succeed in some of these competitions, but the rewards are worth it.

Overall, Swag and Sorcery is a great game. There are a few kinks along the way, but it doesn’t take itself too seriously và offers some truly fun gameplay. It’s definitely worth your time and money.