Numantia Review

Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on Numantia by RecoTechnology.

Disclaimer: I receved a copy of the game for review purposes but like all of my reviews, this had no effect on my thoughts and experiences.

Numantia is a turn based strategy game that’s inspired by a true historical event that took place during the time of the Ancient Romans. The game puts you in the role of either the Spanish city of Numantia or the Romans. Each faction has their own unique story and campaign to play through.

During the game’s story, your actions have an effect on how it’ll all play out. Friends can become enemies, enemies can become friends, and heroes can fall in battle. You’ll frequently be given the opportunity to choose from a list of options on which actions to take. These actions can have positive or negative effects on the game so it’s a good idea to save frequently and in multiple save slots so you can easily go back and choose a different option.

The game’s overworld is split into two different areas. The first is the world map which allows you to view all locations across the region of Numantia. The second is Numantia itself where you can manage your army. Events will pop up on both the world map and inside Numantia. Some events are tied to battles which will need to be fought after you make an option on how you wish to proceed.

Battles in Numantia are pretty straightforward. They’re setup in a tactical fashion and you’ll need to use your wits to come out on top. During battle you must keep an eye on your troops’ morale. If their morale drops they’ll do less damage and be more vulnerable to attack. If it’s high, the opposite will occur. Killing an opposing unit will fill their morale bar completely. To do the most damage to an enemy, it’s recommended that you move your units behind the enemy instead of attacking from the front. Doing this also has a chance of lowering their morale so it’s a good strategy to use. The battles are pretty easy to win in truth and they don’t require a whole lot of strategy either. Just have multiple units attack a single unit and you’ll whittle them down easily enough.

Overall, Numantia is a pretty good game but it’s far from the best strategy game that I’ve ever played. I did find the story to be pretty interesting though because I’ve always been a history buff. Combat wise, it felt like it could have been better designed as it’s a bit boring. The game’s controls weren’t the best either and you could clearly tell the game was designed for consoles instead of PC because the keyboard and mouse controls are pretty terrible. In the end, I’m mixed on the game. There are certainly a lot better options than this out there so I recommend picking it up on sale if you’re really interested in it.

Thanks for taking the time to read my review folks. I’ll be back with my next review soon, until then, happy gaming folks!

Shaun Meyers Out!

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System Requirements

MINIMUM:

OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2 GHz or equivalent

Memory: 6 GB RAM

Graphics: GeForce GT600 Series or equivalent

Storage: 5 GB available space

RECOMMENDED:

OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10

Processor: 2.5+ GHz Quad core

Memory: 8 GB RAM

Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 760 or higher, AMD 270X or higher

Storage: 5 GB available space

Numantia

$19.99
7.1

Story

8.0/10

Gameplay

7.0/10

Audio

7.0/10

Game Quality

7.2/10

Replay Value

6.5/10

Features of Interest

  • Intersting Story
  • Lots of Choices That Impact The Story
  • Can Play As Both The Numantians or The Romans

Worth Mentioning

  • Combat Feels A Bit Lacking
  • Graphics Could Be Better
  • Animations/Gameplay Could Be Smoother
  • Keyboard and Mouse Controls Are Terrible
  • It's An Obvious Console Port

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