Iratus: Lord of the Dead, is yet, one of the many Role-Playing games we would be getting this year. Iratus: Lord of the Dead is developed by the Unfrozen studios, and is expected to be released on 24th April 2020. Iratus: Lord of the Dead will be available for the PC Master race only.
Here we have assembled a review on how it feels like while playing as the villain!
What’s it Like on the Other Side?
As you jump into the game you will find it very familiar. Is it something you have already played? Is it another remake of an old game that you are forgetting? When you are done scratching your head, you will know the game shares its similarities with the Dungeon Crawl. Even after you have figured out that Iratus: Lord of the Dead is very similar to the Dungeon Crawl, there will still be something bugging you. let me ease you out of your difficulty. Iratus: Lord of the Dead is the complete opposite of the Dungeon Crawl. This time you are not the savior, you are the mischief-maker, you are the villain Iratus.
As the story of Iratus dates, it is known that this villain had tried taking over the world several times and faced defeat every time he did so, this time he has been handed over to you. you have been charged with the mission of assembling an army from the dead, building your kingdom, and defeating your enemies.
Building an Army
The army that you build, is built from the leftover body parts of the dead. There are over a total of sixteen different characters, that you can craft from the dead, and they can possess almost a hundred different abilities and powers. Hence making an army and assembling them becomes a tedious job. You have sixteen characters, a hundred spells and you can only build a team of four. However, I might suggest that you go through all the options thoroughly before building yourself a team, because if you build a less efficient team, you will be constantly changing the characters once in a while and this could add to the frustration of the gameplay. A few of the characters are listed down below:
- Death Knights
- Skeleton Soldiers
Also, do not take your minion army for granted, in case you take a blow in the battle and lose a few of them, they are gone for good. Your army of undead can also be upgraded over time as you defeat more and more enemies and use their flesh to craft something better. It might be a shame if you lose a fully upgraded minion to a battle. Another thing that might be bothering you at the moment is that if the army of undead is built from the remains of your enemies, how will you be able to build an army in the beginning when Iratus has just escaped from the prison cave? Don’t worry, there will be a few dead creatures lying around you when the game begins to help you craft your very first army.
Minions are not the only ones who posses’ powers. Iratus too possesses four unique powers. They include Alchemy, Magic, Ire, and Destruction. These powers, however, cannot be utilized in the battle directly against the enemy. These powers are only used to raise an army of dead and they can be used and perfected over time.
Battles form the bulk of the storyline, yet they have their limitations. The first thing I noticed regarding the battles was that your minions go out of control. Their movement is not monitored by you and they are free to move about. Keeping this in mind, you are always on a lookout for your minions when you are about to attack. A sudden change in the minion’s position could lead to a wrong attack. The second thing that bugged me the most was that the enemy had an upper hand. There were times when the enemies would land you several blows at a time before you had your turn. This may have been a purposeful step by the developers to make the game more challenging, but, in my opinion, this is unfair and frustrating.
Other than that, there are several path options available for you as you explore the map, but mind you, once you have gone down the path, there is no going back. Build yourself an army, build yourself a kingdom, it’s not every day you get to play as the bad guy.