I just learned that Urtuk can die once (means he took an injury). If he takes another injury you lose the game. I know there is some type of healing process. I am playing on easy mode at the moment to get a feel for the game. In easy mode after Urtuk took the injury - he came into the next battle at full health. I am thinking that if he dies again you lose (but it doesn’t seem to punish you with a depleted health at least on easy mode).
I am guessing that if the other characters take two injuries they die. Will have to wait and see what happens when I run into that scenario.
One or two frustrating things due more to my lack of experience with the interface. I can level up Urtuk (it has an arrow indicating I can do so but can not figure out how to level him up (hitting the arrow doesn’t work - unless it is not in the game yet). Anyone figures that out please let me know.
The other frustrating thing is that you can play the game with just your mouse. You can select the normal actions when you pick the hex (shoot arrow, hit them with a sword, etc ). However, when you move using the mouse you have to hit the Steps button to complete the move. I am so used to just clicking on hexes/tiles in other games that i keep getting missing the steps button. This part does not seem as smooth to me (but probably just have to get used to it).
The game really does remind me a lot of Banner Saga. A lot of special moves to learn and than figure out the synergy.
For example, the Priest can place Aegis on the Berserker. If the Berserker has the mutant power of Critical Counterstrike; you get a good combo going. If you block all the damage than you get a critical counter-strike on the enemy. The Priest can use Aegis on the Berserker or the guardian can tank and protect the Berserker with his shield (triggering the critical counterstrike)
Another fun thing to do is to ram enemies. The Spear guy hits with a lot of force and you can use the environment to great effect too. Like push them into bear traps you can lay down, or spikes, or a wall and so on.
There is a battle guide built into the game - but I had to take pics of it and put it into OneNote so I can reference it to try and figure things out.
You do fill out your band of Warriors fairly quickly. I did not see any other Priests, Guardians, or Berserkers. These are the three types I started the game with. Not sure what would happen if I started with a different three types - would I run into Guardian, Priest, etc?