We’ve talked about X-Com creator Julian Gollop’s wizardry tactics game Chaos Reborn before, but we’re going to talk about it again because it hit Kickstarter yesterday, and because we never pass up an opportunity to talk about wizards.
Well, actually, we do. Under normal circumstances, we can take or leave the magic-dabbling old Gandolfs, but this isn’t normal circumstances: this game has some truly spectacular fucking wizards. They can summon a legion of wingmen—from rock-wielding rock-people to manticores; spread viral ooze across hexagons; and you know they’ve got some magical wizard missiles.
What’s exciting about all this, aside from the wizard-on-wizard action, obviously, is that you can detect a sense of inspiration in Gollop’s mannerisms and tone, like this is the game he’s been wanting to make for thirty years and he’s finally getting the chance to do it thanks. Considering X-Com is the strategy RPG of the forever, that’s truly promising.