From the screenshots, you might mistake Sang-froid: Tales of Werewolves for an action game. You can play it that way, but you’ll discover a not very good action game. You’ll get through a few early missions easily enough. But you’re Doing It Wrong. This isn’t an action game. It’s barely even a real time strategy game. This is mostly a cerebral strategy game about studying a map, considering your resources, setting up traps, and then executing your plan carefully. If you’re flailing around with your axe, it’s because plans A, B, and C have failed. Sang-froid has more in common with the early Rainbow Six games than with the typical tower defense game.
Tom, it's been quite a while since I posted a comment on here but I just couldn't help myself after seeing you review Sang-Froid. This has been a game that captured my attention when I first found it on Steam Greenlight and (as a Canadian and a gamer) I really appreciate that you took the time to talk about such a cool indie title.
Thanks for proving you're still one of the best. Cheers!
I'm usually more of a "platform games" kind of guy and I have never gotten into tower defence games or even most strategy games, but this one looked interesting and boy am I glad I bought it. Your review is very accurate. I wish the devs a ton of luck (and money). They mentioned on the steam board they already have many ideas for a sequel, provided this game is financially successful.
I first saw this advertised on the sidebar of Rock, Paper, Shotgun: a small video showing a plaid-wearing pioneer chopping away at wolves. There was a bit of text mentioning RPG elements. My overall impression was it being an action game. Thankfully, both Tom and Totalbiscuit have helped amend that impression, but I can't help but wonder if the strategy crowd will miss this one due to misplaced expectations. Not that I blame the devs - this is a damn quirky game that blurs a lot of lines.
One way or another, folks always seem to end up cussing at Tom.
I am in the same boat though. I had no idea about this game until Tom started talking about it and after some quick attempts at spoiler free research, I am now playing chicken with instant gratification versus steam sale. Steam sale looks to be winning for the moment, but it just looks... so... tempting. Darnnit Tom Chick!
Tom, I agree with you totally. I bought this game on release because it looked promising. It delivered for 15 dollars. I mostly dont like tower defense games (with Revenge of the titans and dungeon defenders being some of the few I own) but this game did it with style. Lets hope they make a decent profit and give us something more.