Blood Of Steel Review (Steam)
Blood of Steel is an online competitive game. From Joan, Caesar, Alexander…hundreds of historical heroes all over the world. Lead them and your army of thousands of soldiers to defeat your enemies on the epic battlefield.
- Really good detailed graphics.
- Download size.
- Steam achievements.
- Free to play.
- Opening tutorial fight.
- Daily quests.
- Daily login bonus.
- Achievements tied to quests in the game.
- Battle pass system at play.
- Graphics-fullscreen, resolution, v-sync, max framerate, light shafts, ssao, depth of field, bloom, hero outline, graphics preset slider, brightness and render mode.
- Can rebind controls.
- Career profile-shows off earned medals, achievements, and stats.
- Four game modes-versus play, siege battle, ranked match, and campaign.
- Versus play-Legion war, hero arena, territory war, arcade, training, and versus Ai.
- Legion war has 3 game sizes- 7v7, 10v10, and 5v5.
- On screen matchmaking timer.
- Tutorial speaks when entering a mode and it will give a brief overview.
- Plays like an RTS in that you have your player and a team of Fighters that you can command and deploy.
- Visceral combat.
- Chucks you straight into the tutorial before you can change settings.
- Really small text.
- A very busy Ui with many levels of reward claiming and mission accepting.
- Very slow starter.
- No controller support.
- You have to unlock the campaign by hitting level 10 in multiplayer.
- Feel lost and confused all the time.
- So much to take in.
- Not suited to players using a big TV at any distance other than in your face.
It doesn’t happen often but every now and then a game will come along and just baffle me beyond anything. Enter Blood of Steel, a PVP strategy game with visceral combat and takes a roster of history’s most famous leaders and generals. You get to play as an individual character but you have an army with you and you can command them and deploy them to a particular space. It’s a game that boasts many online modes and a campaign mode mixed in with a battle pass and many many reward schemes. All sounds good, right? It does and at any time in my life I would happily sit down and plow hour after hour, it certainly has the unlock hooks and many modes. But for some unknown reason, I just could not get into it, I tried many times over the course of a month and it just wouldn’t click for me or even be absorbed. I saw all the satisfying feel-good pop-ups and rewards but once I hit the game itself it all fell apart. I couldn’t grasp the simple concepts and just get frustrated, I had to keep getting up to read the screen which didn’t help but that’s my issue as I game on a big TV away from it and the text is quite small. The game has a lot of good things going for it and I actually enjoyed watching games as it is a pulse-pounding experience but for me, I just could not recreate that and it’s all on me. I will say the game’s way of introducing you and guiding you is quite loose but the rest is generally on me. I finish up by saying it’s not much of a review and more a personal learning curve. I cannot get into this game!