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Runes of Brennos

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In Runes of Brennos, you take control of a mighty druid seeking to seize power. Draw magical runes on the screen and see their power vanquish your opponents. Memorize and harness combos as you develop your skills. Understand the strengths and weaknesses of the runes to unleash their full potential. The road to power is a dangerous one, but with the right combination of strategy and skill the throne could be yours!The gameVictory requires mastering the runes, their powers and weaknesses, clever tactics and perfect timing. It's like playing a cool, expanded, fast-paced version of rock-paper-scissors. A detailed single player campaigns trains you in the skills of druidism, but you can also put your skills to the test in multiplayer combat. Runes of Brennos is currently available for PC and Mac.Features
  • Gesture based gameplay
  • An exciting single player campaign
  • Online multiplayer matches
  • 10 unique arenas
  • 15 magical rune powers
  • An extensive gameplay tutorial
  • Amazing graphics
  • High replay value
  • Steam Achievements
  • Steam Cards
Setting
As he looks out over the smoking ruins of the city of Rome, the Gaulish chieftain Brennos realizes that he has changed history in some unforeseen way. The young kingdom of the Romans will never rise to power. The magical runes to which Brennos owes his triumph clearly hold a strange and unpredictable power.

With his new sorcery Brennos builds an empire of Celtic and Germanic tribes that stretches across the continent. But it isn't long before the runes are abused by warlords fighting for power. The empire soon proves unstable and falls into chaos. The world is scarred by their constant conflict. To prevent further disaster, the druids ritualize rune combat and restrict it to sacred arenas.

You are a young druid, dreaming of glory and power. Can you best the other druids and assume the throne?
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Developer
LuGus Studios
Publisher
LuGus Studios
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://runes-game.com

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS: Lion
  • Processor: 2,8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro 256MB
  • Storage: 317 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Multiplayer requires an internet connection
Recommended:
  • OS: Lion or more recent
  • Processor: 2.8 GHZ Intel Core 7
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB
  • Storage: 317 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Multiplayer requires an internet connection

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Microsoft Windows XP (latest SP)
  • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 2.0 GHz (or AMD equivalent)
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT / ATI Radeon HD 3870 / Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 312 MB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX® compatible on-board
  • Additional Notes: Multiplayer requires an internet connection
Recommended:
  • OS: Microsoft Windows 7 (latest SP)
  • Processor: Intel Quad Core i5 @ 2.5 GHz (or AMD equivalent)
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 / AMD Radeon HD 7800 series
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 312 MB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX® compatible on-board
  • Additional Notes: Multiplayer requires an internet connection
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Warlord
Fight 100 rune battles.
20.00%
Balance of Nature
Perform the Energy rune combo.
20.00%
Heir of Brennos
Unify Gaul under your dominion.
20.00%
Vae Victis
Win 100 rune battles.
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Elemental Rage
Perform the Elemental Rage combo.
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Runes of Brennos reviews and comments

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Microsoft from French
Early access review runes of Brennos is a "historical" game about the Gauls which I liked from the beginning with runes of Brennos, is that it deals with a part of our history largely ignored by the middle of the video game: the Gauls. To be more precise, this story happens in an alternative world where it is the barbarian tribes who defeated and subjected the Roman Empire. Now he is a Gaulish Druid who governs France and Belgium. You play a young Druid who wants to take power. For this, finally, you will have to defy the Druids of the different tribes before confronting the one who governs all the tribes. The battles between Druids happen in an arena. You must send spells based on runes (runes linked to the elements: water, air, fire, electricity, Earth) to your opponent and when it attacks you, you must send counter-spells to avoid suffering damage points. By winning, you will unlock new knowledge in terms of spells but also in the history of the Gallic nation. This game is excellent and even if it is still in early access, there is something good to have fun with. In addition, you can notice the price which is very very affordable: less than 5 euros. To read my full impressions on runes of Brennos [www.graal.fr].
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Early Access Review Scissors, Stone, Paper + Fast Play Entry + Solid, Working Game Mechanics + Good Gesture Recognition + With Touch Control Playable ~ Average graphical Design ~ Very limited Soundtrack and Soundscape-Very Short Campaign- No Long-Term Motivation-Some Smaller Bugs In Detail The Game principle of Runes of Brennos is conceivably simple. Two Duelists face each other, the Player begins an Attack by Drawing Runes into the Air Using mouse Leases, thus hurling various Spells at the Opponent. This draws the appropriate Protective Runes to block the Attacks, after which it is changed, and so it goes back and forth until the Life Bar of a Duelant drops to Zero. There are 5 different Elements available and each element Offers 3 different Levels of complexity with corresponding damage output. So a Total Of 15 different Spells are possible in the Game. Minus the Tutorial, the Game consists of only 9 Opponents who must be defeated to complete the Campaign. The Game doesn't really offer more than 1 Game hour before it becomes a boring Replay. The only Motivation can then be drawn from the Achievements, which are not really difficult to achieve, but only cost Time. A nice Experiment was playing the Game with a Graphics tablet over Touch. This brought a little Variety to the Gameplay. Conclusion The Game itself is very simple and functional. It's a nice Gimmick that delivers short-term Fun but doesn't allow Long-term Motivation due to its very limited scope. For the Price, I Don't think the Game is worth it.
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