The Hand of Merlin

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About The Hand of Merlin

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The Hand of Merlin is a turn-based rogue-lite RPG in which Arthurian legend clashes with cosmic horror. Recruit a company of up to three mortal heroes and guide them in spirit on a desperate journey from Albion to Jerusalem. Explore a richly-imagined medieval setting on the brink of apocalypse. Trade with merchants, improve your heroes and unearth ancient relics. Search for the lost fragments of your soul, scattered across the multiverse - and save as many worlds as you can.

Enjoy a compelling story inspired by Arthurian legend, the Matter of France, and the history of Al-Andalus - with an unusual twist. Make choices in interactive encounters that change every time you play. Written by Jonas Kyratzes (The Talos Principle, Serious Sam 4) and Verena Kyratzes (The Lands of Dream, Serious Sam 4).

Master the tactics of squad-based and turn-based combat to conquer both human and demonic foes. Your enemies will be tough and ruthless; make use of cover, set up ambushes and coordinated attacks, harness synergies between different Hero classes and skills.

Carve a path across the lands of Albion, Marca Hispanica and Al-Andalus. Will you take a dangerous route, risking life and limb in pursuit of a legendary relic? Or will you choose a safer path? Plan and prepare. Negotiate, barter, fight. Tackle challenges. Suffer losses. Recruit new Heroes. Earn Gold, Supplies and Renown. Be careful: your choices are permanent, as is death. But don't tarry - evil never rests.

Use Renown to level up your Heroes, and choose between a randomized set of new skills or improved attributes. But choose wisely! Select skills with great synergy and balance your party for the road ahead.

As you jump from one parallel dimension to the next, history is reshaped. Different kings rule the land, changing the encounters, characters, and events. No two worlds are ever quite the same, and each journey will be unique. And should your heroes fall, remember: defeat is not the end, only a new beginning.

Seek out towns to improve your arms and armor, or stumble upon hermit artisans in the wild. With every day that passes, the world plunges deeper into darkness, and you will need all the equipment gold can buy.

From a peasant's humble luck charm to the legendary sword wielded by Arthur himself, items imbued with magical power are scattered about the world. Some you will be able to purchase from merchants and collectors, but others will have to be earned through acts of heroism - or displays of wit.

Rain thunder and brimstone upon your foes! Seek out and gather Soulstones to restore your power and unlock new Spells. Even if defeated, your spirit will retain all of your collected arcane knowledge as you jump into the next dimension.

There are as many worlds as there are stars in the sky. In each stands Camelot; in each there is a Grail. But there is only one Merlin, and his eternal burden is to stand against the horror from beyond. Each world that is saved is saved forever; each world that is lost is lost for good.

Game Details

Release Date:
May 11, 2021
Developers:
RoomC Games
Croteam
Publisher:
Versus Evil
Supported Languages:
English
Franchise:
The Hand of Merlin
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Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 with Platform Update (64 bit)
  • Processor: 3.0 GHz Dual Core
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 2GB, AMD Radeon RX 550 2 GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 5 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
  • Additional Notes: Requirements are based on 1080p rendering resolution at 60 FPS using Balanced presets. We also have a 3rd party account system that is optional as well as a EULA that accompanies that.

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 Creators Update (64 bit)
  • Processor: 3.0 GHz Quad Core
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 5 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
  • Additional Notes: Requirements are based on 2160p rendering resolution at 60 FPS using High Quality presets.We also have a 3rd party account system that is optional as well as a EULA that accompanies that.

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Jonlevir
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Great roguelike tactics game. Good atmosphere, good music, and good encounter design.
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A good tactical fantasy with nice roguelike elements

Jaktarus
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The Hand of Merlin take the classic turn based tactic formula adding a bit of roguelike in it. You have to travel across various region (known as "nodes" in game) everyone with his set of icons upon it in order to identify the kind of resources and threats you'll possibly face when you reach them. Every nodes open up the journal to tell you the implication of your decision based on the choices you make and possibly some hints about the enemies you will encounter. The story tells us of a post- Arthurian Avalon, devastated from the spawns of an otherwordly dimension, Merlin is on the brink of death and nowhere to be find, but he has stil enough power to give you a glimpse of the road you have to follow and help in combat with the use of his powerful spells that you'll find across your journey (be carfeul though, they are obtainable only via Soulstones and will cost you mana who is a rare resource). Every run is set in a parallel dimension in wich history has gone differently, with other kings who has succeded Arthur, different quests and nodes. The combat is turn based with a square grid (my favourite) every encounter starts with you moving first unless the events say otherwise (for example if you got ambushed by bandits), you have two action points who can be used to take a movent and an attack action, dash, make two attacks or use Merlin's spells. Each attacks or action other than movement and dash count as a skill use and it will have a cooldown, the tactical map's enviroment has a lot of elements to use at your advantage as cover (half and total) and it will be destructible. Leveling up your party members will require the use of "renown" to unlock the upgrade of statistics and the choice of one randomized skill on three (and later in game the choice of one of three randomized power ups of a skill if you prefer) and the equipment will must necessarily be improved in one of the major town by paying the blacksmith's services. In every town you'll be able also to buy provisions, who will be necessary to prevent maluses to your troops, start quests (some of wich will be able to reach on normal nodes also), heal your party members and take some earned rest. In conclusion: The Hand of Merlin is a game for people who like to take risky and permanent decisions, where the fights must be approched with tactical mind, where your party's skills must be the most sinergic you can in order to fight with the orrors who come from another dimension and the orrors of...
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