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Developer: Foursaken Media
Content Rating: Teen
The year is 1896, and war has begun... To your right, Militia are cut down by saber wielding cavalry. In the distance, cannon fire echoes as a lumbering Steam Tank fires its auto cannons. Your Gatling Gun Team unleashes a salvo of fire, cutting down an enemy squad like wheat. Behind you, the drone of your Frigate Class Airship reassures you before unleashing its salvo of supporting fire.
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All in all, Nobleman: 1896 has an extremely unique blend of ideas and mechanics that show their potential at the beginning of the game but don't quite hit their stride until the latter half of the game. However, if you learn the game's various mechanics and press forward through its slightly repetitive beginnings, there is a unique and strategic experience to be had.
Noblemen: 1896 has some neat ideas going on in it, but all of its potential gets squandered in having repetitive levels and a grindy free-to-play loop. On the one hand, it's nice to feel that you can play this game without paying and not feel like you're at a huge disadvantage, but having design like this makes unlocking things also feel completely uneventful.
Yet, even the strong wrapper can’t overcome the lack of focus with this title. As great as the whole package sounds on the tin – shooting, strategy, historic gameplay, alternate realities – it just doesn’t pay off.