Please the Gods Review

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Title: Please The Gods
Developer: Surma Games
Publisher: Spawn Point OSK
Website: https://teamsurma.wixsite.com/pleasethegods
Genre: Adventure, RPG
Platform: PC
Age Rating: PEGI 12
Release Date: 17/07/2019
Price: £6.99 – Rapid Reviews was very kindly provided with a review code for this title.

In Please the Gods, you play as a man whose family is slowly starving to death. In order to save them, you must find the legendary treasure, the Sampo: a treasure of endless riches and nourishment which can save your family.

Combat in the game is turn-based with dice elements. When you attack, you throw two attack dice and the enemy throws two defence dice. The base attack bonus gets added to your attack, while the enemy’s defence bonuses get added to their defence. If your attack is higher than the enemy’s defence, you end up “in the lead.” This results in you dealing damage. You then have the ability to use defence skills on your defence phase. Enemies have passive abilities that can improve their stats upon certain conditions being met (i.e. one of their die is guaranteed to roll as a six if their health is X or more).

You are able to gather food in some encounters, which is consumed when you travel to new encounters. Once you run out of food, your stats are reduced and you begin to take damage once you travel further. Getting food is also luck-based, as you may miss your target when you go hunting for food. 

In different encounters, you have several options. You can choose to attack, to perform a battle cry, to prepare your defences, or hand over some food. Unfortunately, after battle encounters your HP doesn’t replenish, so be careful. Your HP will only fully restore for the next quest. You’re able to restore one HP by using a campfire or restore some HP by offering some food to a person, but you must be careful with balancing food and health.

Your character gains skill points occasionally, by doing things like completing a quest. You don’t level up, unfortunately, which is something I wish was different. 

I quite liked the art for this game but disliked the fact that your success in battle depends on luck with the dice. The music is fairly generic. 

The game only took me about four or five hours to beat, and that was due to luck. The plot was fairly generic and bare bones. I was a little disappointed to be honest, as the game description says you’ll “vanquish deadly beasts of Finnish mythology and survive in the unforgiving wilderness,” as well as “earn the favour of the gods.” It sounded much better than it actually was: a fairly bland, luck-based experience.

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