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  • Summary: Armello is a swashbuckling adventure that combines RPG elements with the strategic play of card and board games, creating a personal, story-fuelled experience.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. 100
    Highly refined, beautiful to play, deep and intelligent, it's as endlessly replayable as the very best board games, and deserves to be respected as such.
  2. Oct 2, 2018
    90
    Armello is a beautiful, engaging digital board game that manages to ensure that no two games feel the same. The omission of local play is a shame, but it's one that can be mostly overlooked considering the sheer wonder that the rest of the game encapsulates so wonderfully.
  3. Oct 4, 2018
    90
    Armello has a level of polish and depth that is rare for an indie title, and especially for a studio’s debut. It’s truly another feather in the cap for the Australian gaming industry
  4. Sep 26, 2018
    80
    Armello is a great addition to the Switch library, delivering a tabletop experience on the go. Beautiful to look at, this title boasts deep, engrossing mechanics for those who are willing to stick it out through the rather steep learning curve. While you won’t be able to hop onto the couch and engage in local multiplayer with your friends, Armello helps make up for this with solid AI and an online multiplayer option.
  5. Oct 15, 2018
    80
    Armello picks and chooses a variety of elements from board, card, 4X, and role-playing games without demanding either a familiarity with or a fondness for any genre. It also leaves a lot of room to engage as deeply as you want with the game's guts without feeling like you're floundering if you don't. Whether you're bumbling your way to the top or playing all your cards right, Armello makes regicide ridiculously entertaining.
  6. Oct 4, 2018
    75
    When the dice settle, Armello’s quality shines through. This is a lovingly crafted game that manages to reconstruct the joy of a great board game.
  7. 60
    Armello is a game that has a promising concept and a top-shelf presentation but falls far short of its potential. Despite its adept systems the game often proves a slow, monotonous affair that suffers from balancing issues. Tabletop enthusiasts and strategy game fans may glean some joy from this game. However, your time would still be better spent playing a myriad of other games that offer more entertainment than Armello.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Oct 11, 2018
    10
    A totally addictive game. Relaxing too because you can easily do other things in between turns. You have to play several characters to get aA totally addictive game. Relaxing too because you can easily do other things in between turns. You have to play several characters to get a grip of the game and to master strategy next to dice luck! Expand
  2. Oct 5, 2018
    8
    Armello é uma obra de arte incompreendida, apesar de errar em alguns pontos simples. É incrível em suas mecânicas, mesmo que com um tutorialArmello é uma obra de arte incompreendida, apesar de errar em alguns pontos simples. É incrível em suas mecânicas, mesmo que com um tutorial fraco, possui uma ótima direção de arte, e mesmo parecendo ser de nicho, é muito bom e deveria ser testado por todos. Sendo o jogo de estreia de sua desenvolvedora, honra seus gêneros, assim agradando os jogadores mais antigos e os mais novos. Expand
  3. Sep 30, 2018
    0
    A mediocre board game disguised by pretty videos and art.

    This game is incredibly random, there is no depth and no story, everything is
    A mediocre board game disguised by pretty videos and art.

    This game is incredibly random, there is no depth and no story, everything is determined by random dice rolls, there are no strategic choices to be made.

    There are supposed to be various ways to win, but unless someone has a lot of blind luck, the game time will run out and whoever happens to have the highest Prestige value wins.

    You constantly have to wait for all your opponents and NPCs to take their turns and that takes a very long time.

    The supposed RPG elements are non-existent.

    The videos and artwork are very pretty but they don't make a good board game alone.
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