Aces And Adventures Review (Steam)

For our Aces And Adventures Review, we play a deckbuilding RPG with poker-powered combat. Craft your deck, combining poker hands with powerful ability cards. Journey through 13 fully-voiced campaigns to save the Life Tree, or tackle procedurally-generated runs in this strategic deck builder unlike any other.

Aces And Adventures Review Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 1.9GB download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Graphics settings – resolution, v-sync, fullscreen, resolution scale, quality preset, particle/foliage quality, motion blur, depth of field, ambient occlusion, bloom, and volumetric lighting.
  • Game settings – language, main hand scale, tutorial messages, 3D tooltips, map tooltips, sync the narrative, hover for tooltips, show potential damage, auto select target, and quick mana vial animations.
  • Can rebind controls for the mouse.
  • The help section in the menu shows valid hands.
  • Card battler gameplay.
  • Four character cards to unlock – Rogue, Mage, Hunter, and Enchantress.
  • Fully voiced from character interactions to card descriptions.
  • Attack by selecting valid poker hands from your cards dealt.
  • Damage is calculated by how many cards you played and not the card’s value.
  • Defending attacks can be done by matching the number of cards used to damage.
  • Upon a successful defense, the attacker takes the damage.
  • Easy to control with just the mouse.
  • A card’s health is represented by a dice underneath.
  • Your story is told via cards and is determined by the story chosen.
  • Level up to get new abilities, rewards, and cards.
  • Opening tutorial with I going pop-ups.
  • Helpful text pop-ups, won’t let you do any card hands or play without an attack counter.
  • Get shield dice that absorb hits before your health dice.
  • You can fast-forward the dialogue.
  • Cool card art.
  • Traits change how a card works.
  • Guard is a trait that means that character must be attacked first no matter what.
  • Uses a standard deck of cards with special ability cards mixed in.
  • Cards can trigger pop-out animations.
  • Pick up and inspect any visible card.
  • Multiple choice encounters, especially choosing the route ahead.
  • Mama is earned at the end of a run and unlocks ability packs.
  • Sacrifice ability cards to buy new cards in the shop during a run.
  • If a damage and defense card value match then no one takes damage.
  • Fast animations.
  • It’s a very chilled game with simple controls amd laid-back combat.
  • Very well presented.
  • Full deck creator for each character.
  • 13 campaigns to unlock and play.
  • As you fill up a mana container, you can then use that to grow new leaves on the tree.
  • Handy save and exit option.

Aces And Adventures Review Cons:

  • The game just jumps straight in and starts a run with story cards etc.
  • No easy to access cheat sheet menu for legal card hands, instead, it’s a case of pressing a button and going to a menu.
  • Cards have a habit of repeating themselves a lot.
  • Doesn’t explain itself very well.
  • It feels like luck is the main thing, not skill.
  • Takes a bit of time to unlock a new character.
  • A lot of cards will shine and shimmer but it’s not always the ideal time to play them.
  • The defending part of the game takes the most time to learn.
  • No way to customize the play space.
  • It really is the first half a dozen runs or so that are the worst as you just play the same story over and over until you get unlocks.

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Aces And Adventures:

Official website.

Developer: Triple.B.Titles

Publisher: Yogscast Games

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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!