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Turns out the chalice is neither massive nor especially deep 1

Alternate Title: "Games I should like, but don't 2: With Apologies to Brad Muir"It's weird to think that around two years ago I seriously considered backing this game on Kickstarter, but didn't. A turn-based tactics game with Crusader Kings-esque dynasties of heroes? That sounds like a thing I might have given my money to! But I didn't. By June of 2013, when this game was funded, I think the initial hype machine surrounding Kickstarter as a way to make games had started to die down a little. I ...

10 out of 10 found this review helpful.

A little something to scratch that X-Com itch 0

Massive Chalice isn't afraid to tell you where it comes from. Light strategy base-building combined with small team, class-based tactical combat? The abilities and equipment of your warriors is determined by research and training performed at the base and each action takes a certain amount of time to complete, during which you might be confronted with a number of attacks, only one of which your elite team can confront face to face? In all of these respects, Massive Chalice is a very similar gam...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Massive Chalice Review 0

Double Fine has created a game that is a combination of XCOM-style tactics games, and Game of Thrones-style bloodlines system. The game switches between those two parts throughout the game as you are constantly trying to ward off “The Cadence” and keep your several families’ bloodlines alive and ever growing. The Cadence is a hoard of decay that has surrounded your kingdom. They will attack sections of your land a few times every decade. And most of the times they attack, you h...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Generational warfare masks repetitive situational combat 0

When I started playing Massive Chalice, I really fell in love with the concept; family based warfare in the vein of HBO’s flagship program, Game Of Thrones, meets an XCOM inspired combat system. As a huge fan of the XCOM franchise as a whole, this naturally popped up on my radar and on paper, this game has potential and more or less works. With that being said, my optimism wore off after I was about 5 hours deep.Before I continue, I should say I did not purchase this title through Double ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Massive Chalice, fails to keep the tension throughout the experiance 0

You should try massive chalice if you're a XCOM fan or strategic/tactical RPG fan. I played through and beat the game on normal difficultly. I only made use of Hunters & Alchemists and their derivative class of warriors, completely sidestepping the caberjack class as I did not need it to effectively fight the Cadence over the course of the game.While Massive Chalice starts off challenging, it does not scale as your family bloodlines and hero pool gets better. I found myself being careless ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Video Review - Massive Chalice 0

Massive Chalice represents the marriage of two great concepts: Turn-based Strategy and an ancestry system. The former will be familiar to fans of XCOM and Fire Emblem where the latter isn't quite as well-represented. The only example that comes to mind being Rogue Legacy, but the basics are easily understandable: Pair your heroes together and they will have children who are a combination of their parents classes, skills, and traits. For more information, check out the VIDEO REVIEW....

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

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