Plague Road

Publisher: Arcade Distillery
Developer: Arcade Distillery
Release Date (US): 2017-12-07
Site Ranking: #72
Type: Strategy RPG (#12)
Tags / Compare to: Tactical, Tactics, Turn-based
Game File Size: 179MB
Players: 1 Player
Game Length (Avg): 10 hours ($1.5 / hour)
Length & cost per hour are subjective to play style
eShop: eShop Page
ESRB: T
Views: 3312 (6 today)
OpenCritic Score: 62.3 (Based on Switch Reviews)
Updated Tuesday April 17, 2018 10:28:20 AM:
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Game Description

Set around a city being consumed from within by a disease, Plague Road tells a story of a lone doctor who once abandoned their home and now returns to learn the fate of those they left behind. Travel from the safe refuge of your farm through a series of regions progressively more affected by the infernal plague.

On the road, rescue survivors and choose whether to use them as traveling companions or to improve the Doctor's farm and gain access to new abilities. How your farm progresses depends upon where you assign survivors to work.

Some survivor types are more valuable in certain jobs, but may be more useful still if kept available for expeditions. Surviving the road will rely on your ability to fight horrors created by the plague, in combat encounters featuring grid-based positioning and turn-based strategy mechanics.
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Price History

2018-10-03$15.00
2018-09-13$0.99
2018-08-12$15.00
2018-07-24$1.00
2018-06-28$15.00
2018-06-14$1.00
2018-05-29$15.00
2018-05-23$1.99
2018-03-15$15.00
2018-03-08$6.00
2018-02-02$15.00
2018-01-27$12.00
2018-01-13$15.00


Reviews

Plague Road Review via Nintendo Insider

Unless I’m missing something integral, I can only say that Plague Road became boring and repetitive. I wouldn’t mind so much if I was grinding mobs to level up or mapping areas, but after so many deaths I found I just didn’t want to play any longer. Which is annoying because the game has a great aesthetic appeal, some interesting options and when it flows, it does so with verve. If I did miss anything, I can only lay blame with the tutorial system, because it doesn’t really do enough to paint a full picture for players.

60
Review: Plague Road (Nintendo Switch) via Digitally Downloaded

For a game made by such a small team, Plague Road drips with genuine quality.

70
PLAGUE ROAD NINTENDO SWITCH REVIEW via SwitchWatch

Plague Road feels like a case of a great concept but poor execution. I would love to see Arcade Distillery make a sequel or spiritual sequel to Plague Road but invest far more resources into it to make a truly memorable experience. It has all the elements that could make it great: a lovely art style, a tactical grid to move your characters on in the turn-based battle system, a variety of great characters to recruit, an interesting setting and a great concept for the story. However, it doesn't deliver on most of these elements as they don't feel very fleshed out and start getting repetitive. I personally love grid-based battle systems such as Fire Emblem, and I really like it when developers integrate that concept into regular RPGs such as in Koudelka on the PS1 or Ash: Archaic Seal Heat on the Nintendo DS. As a result, I got a decent amount of enjoyment out of this title, but if you don't already have a predisposition to such games, then you might want to steer clear of this one.

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Review: Plague Road (Switch eShop) via Nintendo Life

Plague Road is a valiant attempt at combining divergent concepts into a cohesive and interesting package. But as interesting as it may be to make the first roguelike base-building strategy RPG, it's missing a layer of depth to drive it beyond curiosity into the realm of compulsory design. There's plenty to like here, and if you're in the mood for a morose adventure down a bleak path to a ruined world this may be for you. If you're just looking to casually save the world from an outbreak, however, you may want to think carefully.

60


Comments

juntaru
July 25, 2018 08:22:21 AM
Oh god my eyes O_o
What the hell is this art style ? Is it relevant to the gameplay or story ? I'm so confused.
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Jeremy Rice
June 30, 2018 08:11:55 PM
This art style is jarringly busy, and kinda ugly to boot.
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McWhoopass
June 29, 2018 03:16:21 PM
I bought this for a dollar! I don't have high hopes but I'll play anything for a dollar...even if I'm the one paying.
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BubbaWashington
April 30, 2018 10:13:40 PM
In this game I ran around the woods looking for generic helpless survivors which I then forced to work in various random building in my village, encampment, random meddow, or whatever the hell that place was. When I did reveal who the survivors were they turned out to be anyone from a farmer to a freaking robot, because that makes a whole lot of sense. Oh yeah, I died a lot. Yes, this game looks good, but.... See I couldn't even continue on with that sentence, kind of like this game. I wouldn't recommend this game, but what I know?
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