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Masquerada: Songs and Shadows

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Navigate the masked deceptions and deadly magic of a vividly Venetian city in this fully voiced pause-for-tactics RPG.
In the turmoil-ridden Citte della Ombre, religion holds no sway. Only the songs sung of one’s deeds will carry an Ombrian’s legacy beyond death. Those who hold even the smallest morsel of power will make every effort to ensure their songs live on. Enter the Mascherines - masks that grant their wielders the power to channel the elements and cast destructive magic.
The Mascherines have perpetuated a culture of inequality between the power-hungry guildsmen known as the Masquerada and the impoverished lower classes, the Contadani. A prolonged civil war, ignited by Contadani rebels who steal Mascherines from the Masquerada, has only drawn scars of mistrust across the Citte since.

One of Ombre’s finest sleuths, Cicero Gavar, was exiled for a crime against the state five years ago, but he is now summoned back to Ombre to solve the mysterious kidnapping of the diplomat Razitof Azrus. As other members of the Masquerada join his investigation, all having their doubts about one another within this culture of deception, their faith will be pushed to the limit as a deeper conspiracy lurks in the shadows of Ombre.
Your Fight, Your Pace: Use the tactical pause to control the rush of combat, position your party and plan their attacks by the second.
A Game of Tag: Lay elemental magic tags upon your enemies, and activate the tags with another element for crowd-controlling status effects!
Vivid Comicbook Art: Feast your eyes on dreamy colours and environmental linework inspired by French comic artists, blended with stylized 3D characters for a timeless aesthetic.
A Fully Voiced Tale: The drama at the heart of Ombre unfolds over 12 hours of narrative, fully voiced by VO heavyweights like Matthew Mercer and Jennifer Hale.

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Witching Hour Studios
Ysbryd Games Worldwide Limited
Ysbryd Games
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Not rated

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: Mac OS X Mountain Lion
  • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 320M
  • Storage: 16 GB available space

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: 2.4GHz Intel Core i3
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4400
  • Storage: 16 GB available space
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Masquerada: Songs and Shadows reviews and comments

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Where should I just start ... This Game is simply enchanting! The Graphic Style looks great and the Effects are lovingly designed. The Story quickly captivates you! You empathizes with the Heroes and can understand their Choices. All Conversations between the Heroes and in the Cutscenes are very well set to music! (English) The Backstory and Thoughts of the Main Hero, as well as the Story about Places, People and many Things more in the World, is told through Diary Entries. What a lot is to read, but is definitely worth reading through. But You can play the Game well even without the Entries. To Gameplay. The abilities of the individual Heroes are balanced and varied. You can pause any Time in Combat and give each Command what as long as the AI is unfortunately only working semi well, as the Heroes quickly turn away from their Target again and attack another Target. But luckily you can exhibit the AI, but you have to tell each Hero individually about what to do at any Time. I even preferred to play it that way because I had complete freedom and always could determine who, what Attack, when. There is also the Function to jump from the Main Menu into already played chapters around vlt. Missed Items or History entries. Which Is a useful feature for Collectors and Success Hunter. I can only recommend the Game to The warmest! I had a lot of fun with it and for the Prize you get a super game that maintains a 10-20 Hours, depending on whether you read the Entries, best.
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Product received for free Storyload and something very entry-boged-friendly Iso-RPG Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is certainly no Match for everyone. The Game definitely puts its Focus on the Plot, Characters and sagengut lyrics. This even goes so far that The reading in The Codex is absolutely necessary in order to be able to reasonably assign the entire Foreign Terms, for example. But the Story is also very exciting and the Characters grow close to your Heart. And thanks to the successful audiovisual Presentation, these Advantages are even multiplied again! The Gameplay, on the other hand, offers nothing really significant away from the RTwP battles and even the Battles can't last long Due to the lax difficulty. If you are into story-heavy Games and are also looking for an Entry-level title into the Genre of isometric Role-playing games with RTwP combat system, you should keep An eye on Masquerada. Pro and Kontra:-Exciting Storyline with human Characters and heaps of sagengut lyrics-excellent Soundtrack and Voice output-clean Control and comfortable Handling-Game + mode for some Long-term Motivation Neutral:-lower The difficulty of the RtwP battles, is therefore more of a Case for Beginners-no complex level-up or Equipment Systems, the RPG aspect is Kept very simple-extremely linear counter:-the Mass of Codex entries seems overwhelming, especially since the reading in The Codex duty Is, for example, to be able to Assign the numerous Foreign Terms-Graphics, objectively, definitely do not tear anyone off the Stool-at Lower Levels of difficulty, the game seems downright absurdly simple The full Review: http://www.gamecontrast.de/masquerada-songs-and-shadows-review/#more-72782
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