Reverse Crawl claims to put us in the shoes of the king of the underworld. This is not correct; the player merely guides the dark spawns as they creep about a little kingdom being attacked by heroes. This does not change the fact that this basic game is quite popular.
Nerdook studio’s cartoon-like creation is a blend between strategy and RPG. We take on the roles of a resurrected monarch and his necromancer daughter. After the strong Red Queen invades their land, they strive to fight the enemy with the help of the undead, sorcerers, and all sorts of filth. The game is divided into several dozen small chapters and consists of a series of conflicts that take place around the region in which we aim to earn allies or unlock new talents or artifacts. Individual bouts last no more than a dozen or so minutes, and after each one, we can select one of three awards or, much less frequently, make a choice that alters the course of the journey.
Battles occur on tiny venues with only a few units on each side. Before each combat, the game generates many troops with randomly selected special abilities, allowing us to pick soldiers who are most suited to what the opponent is throwing at us at the time. The conflicts are divided into rounds; when all of our subordinates fall or we manage to eradicate the other side, reinforcements enter the fray. The last person standing wins. The whole battle system’s simplicity and clarity make the game extremely fun. The information regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the units, as well as the bonuses drawn, is provided in a straightforward, easy-to-understand manner, and the game’s fast pace ensures that we are never bored while waiting for the opponent’s move.
Reverse Crawl may not have particularly good visuals or an intriguing storyline, yet neither of these factors is depressing. The comical aesthetic makes the zombies resemble those from Plants versus Zombies, which contributes to the overall enjoyment of the game. The simplistic design makes it simple to get all of the information you need and is exceedingly simple to understand.
Nerdook’s game is ideal for a quick combat or two in your spare time. He can, however, stay at the computer for considerably longer. This little, decent production has the potential to be a lot of fun.