Bad North is a strategy created by Plausible Concept. The product came out in 2018. It is available on PC and various consoles, including Nintendo Switch. The game has many positive reviews and had a warm reception from the gamers' community.
When the king dies
The story of Bad North starts when the king is dead in the hand of Viking invaders. You need not only to wear a crown but to beat those who came here to occupy your lands. This battle is not about glory but about survival.
How to play Bad North 5/5
The game may seem primitive at first glance, but it offers many opportunities to you as a player. You are going to control your kingdom and troops. Northern invaders are at the gates, and you have to command your soldiers to defeat those who came to enslave your homeland. You will plan battles, find ways to retreat, create various traps to ambush the enemies, and many other important things.
You do not need to make micromanagement here. You are working at a strategic level. Just give commands to your soldiers, and they will do the rest. There are plenty of upgrades in the game that you are going to unlock while completing various tasks.
What about graphics? 5/5
The picture looks great, allowing you to feel the whole atmosphere of the game. The game interface is made in a medieval style (like the most popular games such as Medieval Total War or Crusader Kings). In-game graphics has its own style, which is unique for the moment. You have never seen anything alike.
Controlling your army 5/5
If you are playing Bad North on your Nintendo console, you will use a gamepad. You may think that playing strategies with gamepads is ridiculous, however, here you don't need to micromanage your army. You are going to send your troops general orders, which can be easily done with a gamepad.
Replay value 5/5
It is hard to complete all the missions and to see the final words. This means you are going to start the game again and again.
Bad North is a great real-time strategy that you will find very interesting and captivating. You can download it from the Nintendo Switch official website. The game costs $14.99.
Pros : Beautiful, stylish graphics;
Simple controls are allowing you to use a gamepad;
Unlockable upgrades that will add interest to each mission.
Cons : The strategy has no tutorial levels;
You can win some battles using patience, not smart.
Replay Value 5