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Confrontation | £7.49 | Steam | PC

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Confrontation, Cyanide Studios, PC games, Strategy games
Confrontation | £7.49 | Steam | PC

As part of a massive Focus Home Interactive promotion, Steam have brought Confrontation down to its lowest ever price point. Sadly, weak combat lets down a game based entirely on combat, and we have to wonder why they decided to dredge out the now-defunct tabletop IP in the first place. Also note: this is not an RPG. Even though it pretends to be. It's easier to forgive some of its missteps now that it isn't commanding a premium price, though, and enjoy it all the more.

Not One, But Two, Confrontation Follow-Ups Announced

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Aarklash: Legacy, Confrontation, Cyanide, Dogs Of War Online

Not One, But Two, Confrontation Follow-Ups Announced

Cyanide Studio has announced that they'll be creating two more games set in the gritty Confrontation tabletop universe, to which they now own the license. Aarklash: Legacy will be a squad-based strategy game, while Dogs Of War Online plans to go down the free to play route.

Considering that their first attempt at a Confrontation videogame was deeply mediocre in every conceivable way, the developers behind the Game Of Thrones RPG and numerous cycling sims will need to up the ante.

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Confrontation | £14.99 | Origin | PC

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
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Confrontation, Cyanide Studios, PC games, Strategy games
Confrontation | £14.99 | Origin | PC

Origin have matched Gamefly's recent Confrontation deal, bringing Cyanide's tabletop wargame back down to its lowest ever point. Sadly, weak combat lets down a game based entirely on combat, and we have to wonder why they decided to dredge out the now-defunct tabletop IP in the first place. Also note: this is not an RPG. Even though it pretends to be. Update: Credit to geebeegooner at HotUKDeals, who actually rounded up these deals a couple of hours ago.

Confrontation has held its price very stubbornly indeed, but I'd suggest hanging on a bit longer unless you've been desperately waiting for this one.

Confrontation | £14.99 | Gamefly | PC

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
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Confrontation, Cyanide Studios, PC games, Strategy games
Confrontation | £14.99 | Gamefly | PC

This is the cheapest we've yet seen for Confrontation: the tactical tabletop wargame from Cyanide (the developers behind that Game Of Thrones RPG). It's, erm, not as good. Sadly, weak combat lets down a game based entirely on combat, and we have to wonder why they decided to dredge out the now-defunct tabletop IP in the first place. Also note: this is not an RPG. Even though it pretends to be,

Confrontation has held its price very stubbornly indeed, but I'd suggest hanging on a bit longer unless you've been desperately waiting for this one.

Update: Gamefly are even cheaper.

Confrontation Review | Aarklash Of The Titans?

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Reviews
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Confrontation, Cyanide Studio, Focus Home Interactive, PC games, RTS, Strategy games

Confrontation Review | Aarklash Of The Titans?

Platform: PC

Developer: Cyanide Studio

Publisher: Focus Home Interactive

Warhammer isn't the only tabletop wargame to receive a videogame tie-in. Cyanide Studios, the developer behind Blood Bowl (a Games Workshop spin-off) and the upcoming Game Of Thrones RPG, has acquired the rights to the obscure Confrontation miniature skirmish game, and summarily designed a small-scale fantasy RTS around the experience. Range rulers and dice give way to standard isometric troop movements and pause-able strategic combat, but can Cyanide make Confrontation feel like an epic war rather than a disconnected series of tabletop scuffles?

Our fantasy setting du jour is Aarklash, which in predictable videogame style, presents a world of destroyed beauty riven by the war to end all wars. Rag'narok, specifically. The once peaceful nations have been shattered into factions in order to survive, chief amongst them the beleaguered heroic Griffon army and the nightmarish Scorpion technomancers. Players assume the role of an omniscient commander in control of an elite squad of Griffon troops who sally forth against the Scorpion hordes, hoping to cleanse Aarklash of cyborg clones and reanimated corpses for good. An unintentionally hilarious narrator and dramatic animated cutscenes do a reasonable job of imbuing the experience with a sense of urgency from the get-go, but it's just another cookie-cutter fantasy setting that acts as a vehicle for the combat.

Combat that needs to excel, because Confrontation definitely isn't an RPG. Despite Cyanide's best efforts to deceive us with a breathtakingly disingenuous product description.

Confrontation Review | Aarklash Of The Titans?

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Confrontation Launch Trailer

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Confrontation, Cyanide Studio, Focus Home Interactive, PC games, Strategy games, trailer

Confrontation Launch Trailer

Confrontation, the skirmish strategy game from Cyanide Studio, will release tomorrow via digital platforms. So here's a launch trailer.

Want more details? You're in luck, as our comprehensive Confrontation hands-on preview takes an in-depth look at the combat, characters and tactics involved with leading an elite fantasy killteam into enemy territory. We'll have a full review soon.

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Confrontation Gets Release Date & New Screenshots

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Confrontation, Cyanide Studio, Focus Home Interactive, RTS games, SRPG, Strategy games

Confrontation Gets Release Date & New Screenshots

Cyanide Studios has confirmed that Confrontation, their RTS/RPG hybrid based on the Confrontation miniature skirmish game, will release via digital distribution and retail outlets on April 5th 2012. To celebrate, they've also sent us a few new screenshots to show off the range of enemies and locations that the brave Griffin army will encounter throughout the campaign.

We were rather pleased with how the project is shaping up in our recent Confrontation hands-on preview, and we'll be sure to bring you the latest as we hear it.

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Confrontation Hands-On Preview | Off The Tabletop

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Features
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Confrontation, Cyanide Studio, Focus Home Interactive, RTS games, SRPG, Strategy games

Confrontation Hands-On Preview | Off The Tabletop

Platform: PC

Developer: Cyanide Studio

Tabletop war games can segue nicely into strategic videogames. Relic Entertainment succeeded in sensational style with the Dawn Of War series, converting the beloved Warhammer 40,000 franchise into an epic RTS and a more intimate, character-driven experience. However, Games Workshop aren't the only player on the field, and Cyanide Studio aim to accomplish the same feat with the lesser-known miniature skirmish game Confrontation. From the two levels I was able to play, they certainly have the basics down.

Rag'Narok has come to the world of Aarklash. In fine wargaming tradition, a once peaceful and generic fantasy world has been riven into factions by the war to end all wars, with the beleagured and righteous Griffon army under siege by an league of mechanical horrors. The Scorpion faction has unleashed a horde of nightmarish creatures onto the battlefield, clones and corpses twisted into a steampunk assault force by the Technomancers' dark arts. As an omniscent Griffon commander, players will lead small squads of elite soldiers against the Scorpion threat in pleasingly strategic skirmishes buoyed up by some slick RPG elements.

Confrontation Hands-On Preview | Off The Tabletop

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New Confrontation Screens & Details

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Confrontation, Cyanide Studios, PC games, RPG

New Confrontation Screens & Details

Cyanide, the studio behind Blood Bowl and A Game Of Thrones: Genesis, has released some new screenshots and details about Confrontation. The project will be a tactical RPG based on the Confrontation board game, tasking players with leading an elite team of Griffin warriors through the dangerous forests of Aarklash. It's looking pretty shiny - and here's hoping that Cyanide can deliver more visceral thrills than the lacklustre Game Of Thrones tie-in. Hit the jump for the new intel.

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