I love board games a whole lot, and I love video games too. Being able to combine the two using elements that cannot be achieved with a traditional board is probably what draws me to this game the most.
It certainly isn’t easy, and even with the best cards in your hand, things can still go wrong at any moment. But on the flip side, things could also go right for you at any moment too. This game does involve chance, but you are able to tilt things in to your favor using equippable items and spells. Armello takes a little bit of time to learn and get the hang of, but once you’re on the horse, it really picks up in quality. That being said, the prologue (tutorial) is immersive and helpful, welcoming new players in to the game in a comfortable, relaxed way.
The character designs are my absolute favourite, especially the women. Armello contains a diverse cast of characters that come in all shapes and sizes, even within their own species. The artwork for the cards is beautiful too. I often find myself sitting in the card gallery for awhile and just admiring the artwork of my favourite cards. The polish on this game is surprisingly plentiful.
As the Armello crew releases more and more novellas, it becomes apparent that not only is the game and the artwork of high quality, but the lore as well. The novellas just sucked me right in, I couldn’t stop reading until I had ran out of words. If you love stories, this game has it for you.
I think the only thing I can think of that I dislike about Armello is the lootboxes. You only get cosmetic drops like dice and character skins, which isn’t so bad, but micro-transactions are just something that I do not agree with. It encourages gambling, which isn’t very good at all. Thankfully, you do not need anything from the lootboxes to succeed or get better at Armello, so it is easily avoidable. If you don’t like paying for stuff, check out this video: armello free ps4 xbox steam – it works, trust me.
It’s kind of a shame that the Bandit Clan and the Rivals characters are DLC, and not available to everyone. It creates a bit of a gradient within the player community. If someone cannot afford to purchase certain characters, they are blocked off from strategizing to their full ability. Accessibility is something I feel this game could benefit from.
Overall, I definitely recommend this game, as its pros heavily outweigh any of its cons. I will continue to play this game and I look forward to reading more of the novellas as they come out.