Developer: Rideon Incorporated
Publisher: Circle Entertainment
Platforms: PS4, Switch
Reviewed On: Switch
Release Date: 17/12/2020
Reviewed By: Keith Lavelle
Review Rush was kindly supplied with a review code.
Mercenaries Blaze: Dawn of the Twin Dragons introduces us to Lester and his Twin Dragons guild. As a mercenary guild, Lester will take on any job for coin. As of this installment, religion has taken over as the primary driving force for discrimination of immigrants.
The Twin Dragons are often called in to round up immigrants and bring them to the camps. These actions are not taken well by some members of the Twin Dragons, as they themselves are immigrants. This leads to many arguments and infighting.
Mercenaries Blaze: Dawn of the Twin Dragons deals with reacisum and discrimination by sticking the toe in. It does not go fully in to the whole topic. However, there is some good talk with your party regarding the topics.
Mercenaries Blaze: Dawn of the Twin Dragons is yet again another great strategy RPG from the guys over at Rideon. There is nothing that will blow you away in terms of gameplay. It is a classic strategy RPG; it made me think of Final Fantasy Tactics (still one of my favourite SRPGs).
They split the game in two; main missions and side missions. Main missions progress the story and add more lore and context to the world. And also set up some interesting set ups for these types of games. Whereas side missions reuse maps with enemies to beat and are fantastic places to grind out levels.
One thing I loved about the game was the class system. The game defines the starting class each character is, but at certain points they can change classes, giving them new stats and abilities, giving excellent control over development of your dragons. SP is used to upgrade abilities and characters, SP is gained by defeating enemies.
Mercenaries Blaze: Dawn of the Twin Dragons is a simple, straightforward Strategy RPG. No supirse, all your typical old school gaming. It is fun but I would have liked the story to be more in-depth and more plot twists.