Northmark: Hour of the Wolf
Once you get the hang of this games card play based battle system it is really fun.
Because you need good strategies to win the card battles this is challenging and it has really fun side quests and good storyline.
Nice graphics and music give you a good all round experience without being intrusive or letting you down in any way. Definetly worth buying.
April 24, 2013
Fun and Entertaining
This was a fun game.
Does require some thought planning wise to play.
And dialog between the characters is worth clicking through for the laughs.
I highly recommend looking through all the help/info information first -- especially on how the card play goes.
Not all of the controlls are 100% intuitive -- but close enough.
Stragety tip -- selecting your battle deck. Don't get stuck playing the same cards, you will but and find new ones as you go along and will need them, and the enemies get harder and harder to beat. Anything that takes down the enemies defense is worth it -- War Cry card is probably one of the best in the deck I have found so far for that.
Overall -- enjoyed the game well worth the price.
I hope the compan creates another game like this one. I can see it in various genre easily from pulp 1930's cops and robbers to space opera.
April 28, 2013
Please make a sequel! (recommendations bellow)
This game is awesome. I didn't grow up with RPG's, so I don't have any nostalgia; I just like the game. I liked . . .
. . . the battle system. Once you get the hang of it, it really is pretty straight forward, and it offers a myriad of possible strategies and attacks. It's fun to try out different units and cards to see what works well against what. If you're having trouble, there's an explanation on the forums.
. . . the dialogue. It's hilarious. This is impressive because the developers are not native English speakers and subtle sarcastic humor is very difficult to translate. Except that the characters still talk to the female hero as though she's a man, I found few annoyances and lots of little laughs. If you are semi-illiterate or don't like reading through dialogue, this game is not for you. It is where half the fun of the game comes from.
. . . the visuals. They were very well done, especially for a small indie developer.
. . . the characters. THERE ARE HOBBITS!
The one thing that didn't meet my standards was the storyline. It was engaging enough that I wanted to find out what happened next, but it ended too soon and abruptly and left me feeling as though things weren't resolved.
As it turns out, the game was supposed to be about twice as long as it is. The developer is fairly small and the game proved to be more expensive to create than anticipated. They released it, hoping that initial sales would provide the additional funds needed and they could provide an update later. No such luck. Further fundraising efforts were unsuccessful. They have since added an ending of sorts that hints at a sequel, but no such game is currently in the works.
I'm still holding out hope. Please make a sequel! I want to fight a demon.
If you liked this game, you will have trouble finding others like it on BFG. However, the Tradewinds games are somewhat similar, so you might want to try those. Also, Tiny Token Emipres is very similar in spirit, if not in mechanics, and is very long. I've included the link at left.
July 5, 2014
I love this game! Great RPG card game.
This is such a fun little game! Had hours of fun playing it through the first time and going back to play as a diferent character class now.
If you aren't familiar with these types of games, give it a try and see how you do!
If you have played these games before you will love this one. Funny little twists in dialogue had me smiling as well as references to '42' and The Discworld.
I hope and pray to see more like this and maybe even a sequel!
Well done BF and Devs! Thanks for the great game!
April 25, 2013
Give this game a chance
I almost didn't try this game after reading 1 really bad review, but I'm glad I read the other reviews. A few minutes into the trial and I knew I have to buy it. It reminds me of Darklands, an old RPG game, but simpler (since it's casual game), and what I adore is the story telling (beautifully written & the unexpected humor). I had a lot of fun doing the quests, and I like the strategic thinking required to get the attack/defense cards that I want, and later on get to upgrade my team with higher skills and hit points. Give this game a chance. I thank the Indie developers for giving me this few hours of adventure & laughter!
July 6, 2013
Love a quirky game?
Loved this game. It has a great feel to it. Lots of dry humour and fun banter. Heaps of references to Sci Fi and fantasy books and pokes fun at itself and its limitations.
The only draw back is that it is very short.
All in all a very enjoyable game
May 9, 2013
A Refreshingly Different Game
What makes this game great is not only the engrossing storyline but also the refreshingly different style of gameplay. I would highly recommend giving this game a try.
September 30, 2014
Fun Card Battle Game
Greatly enjoyed the variety of battle cards and characters. Found it to be a fun game and was disappointed to finish it. Really wish their was another episode to play!
October 18, 2013
I really hope that more like this will be created, different, fun and just enough like an RPG to please. Worth the time to get into it.
May 13, 2013
I'm Anxiously Awaiting the Sequel!
I wasn't sure if I'd like the game set-up of Northmark: Hour of the Wolf - combining card play with a bit of rpg - but it turned out to be great fun once I got used to how it worked (which didn't take long#.
In this game, you get to choose the type of character you start out as #there are 3 choices I believe) - each with different assets that will help you in the game. Then, through doing tasks for people along the way, winning battles, opening chests, finding hidden stashes and making purchases, you create your "battle deck" - the deck of cards you can choose from to ultimately determine which types of cards you will be dealt during battles.
Overall, I found this to be a really fun game and I would highly recommend it to those who tend to enjoy the old-time rpg games. One word of advice though... don't start out as the druid - it can be very difficult to get a grasp of the game with the first cards you are given with this one.
November 9, 2014