First Impressions of Golem Gates Echoes of Battleforge

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In 2009, an RTS called BattleForge was released. He was a representative of a somewhat new concept in the RTS space: he introduced some aspects of collectible card games (CCG like Magic: The Gathering) into the Gameplay.

In BattleForge, players have assembled a Deck of units, towers and direct action spells. These “cards” were thrown differently on the battlefield, limited to the close sum of friendly ground units. Each card had a technical cost: there were questionable orbs on the card, and once each Orb was captured, it counted for the high level that a unit or spell could be called. But! In BattleForge, each sphere had to have an associated color or orientation: the cards were divided into shadow, fire, ice, plant (and others? It’s been a while since I’ve played) alignments, and many cards required a certain minimum number of balls of their color to be added up. So mixing colors could be very useful, but difficult to navigate.

Fast forward to the end of 2017. out of nowhere, a similar RTS/GCC hybrid called Golem Gates has been launched on Steam. This immediately reminded me of BattleForge – the premise of both games is quite similar. In both games, players call units, towers and spells directly on the battlefield. In both games, players bring a “Deck” of units into battle. But even though Golem Gates may seem superficially similar to BattleForge, there are also profound differences with the Gameplay, and some of them do not reflect the latter game as much. Let’s take a look.

What’s in a name?

When I got into the game, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Although the concept of a bridge-building RTS CCG is quite simple to describe, the real nuance of how this happens in practice is not really easy to understand: after all, each CCG has its own interpretation of the genre. As you can imagine from my introductory sections, visions of BattleForge (which I really enjoyed) were dancing in my head. And the name of the game doesn’t really offer much context – seriously. What are Golems in the context of the game? What are your doors? Maybe the plot revolves around an animated Simulation of the founder of Microsoft? Sorry, that was an attempt at humor. The art of the game does not pretend much either: everything seems to be made of metal or interspersed with metal: browns and grays abound.

With little enough to continue, I jumped into the tutorial. Unfortunately, there was no tradition and backstory, although the game itself is easy to learn. But I mean, come on! There is clearly an explanation of why things look the way they do in Golem Gates, an explanation of aesthetics and tradition, but that doesn’t happen in the game (at least not yet: It’s Early Access, after all).

Uh, let’s get back to the topic. The game is quite simple. The Player plays the role of a harbinger who widely presents these vaguely angelic robots throughout the game menu. The harbinger is a heroic entity whose passed away loses a player a Match. The harbinger, from what I have seen, cannot be cured and is not a particularly powerful chargeer, but calls a temporary flying reconnaissance unit at regular intervals. More than a MOBA hero, the Harbinger seemed to me to be commander units from the Supreme Commander game: mainly a responsibility that must be protected.

Over time, each player generates resources that are used to play active units, towers and spells on the map. The players go into action with a deck of cards – I currently have about 45 cards in my Deck – I don’t know how big the Deck is yet, but I doubtful it’s magic: the gathering has derived 60. We will start the construction of the bridge shortly. Well, it”s all been pretty similar to BattleForge or even AirMech so far, but this is where things are changing: unlike BattleForge, but like Hearthstone, or Petroglyphs Mytheon, or Duelyst, players are given random cards at regular intervals. You can have an active “hand” of about 10 or 12 cards, although the cards are allocated quite slowly and it seems unusual to have a full hand. Each card is discarded after being played, and players must stack a multiple of the cards that they hope to be able to use regularly. Do you like to use the fireball? Well, you’d better put 4 or 5 of them into action.

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