Combining an RPG with a Strategy game is supposed to be difficult, almost impossible. The amount of care needed to make it interactive, voluminous, and yet still keep it simple enough for everything to make sense and have a certain flow to it... Putting all of that together is mind-boggling.
And yet, this game does all that and more, letting you sandbox matchups using a variety of different heroes (each with its own unique monsters to summon), and then covers it all with moving, very appropriate music. The RPG elements feel intentional and are tuned just right to give you a powerful feeling (but not too powerful), while the Strategy feel is strong.
Flawless game. Way beyond its time. Amazing experience.
Reviewed by: Nathan from Lubbock, TX on 5/25/2018