SKIDROW – Free download latest version Bastard Bonds v1.2.4 Full Version released on 22 June 2016 by SKIDROW Repacks. Bastard Bonds v1.2.4 Full Version is a mature, fast-paced tactical RPG with high-end pixel art and in-depth character customization, including built-in sprite mod support. Featuring more than 200 in-game locations, more than 1000 character sprites, an all-original soundtrack, and 40+ hours of gameplay.
Review Bastard Bonds v1.2.4 Full Version:
Bastard Bonds v1.2.4 Full Version is an indie, turn-based, tactics game where you control a party of up to four characters, exploring, fighting, and looting your way through many hours of content. You can have much larger armies of people to draw upon, recruiting more characters as the game progresses (including character you can make in the excellent character creator).
The combat system is fairly simple, but allows for a great deal of strategizing, and makes for some deep and difficult fights. It boils down to either taking a safe action, or a reckless action. If you use a safe action, your turn ends for the combat round, but you succeed at the action. If you use a reckless action, you can get another turn on the combat round, but you have a chance of fumbling, and exposing yourself to more damage. Every time you take a reckless action, your “risk” rating goes up, and the more risk you have, the greater a chance to fumble. Get enough risk however, and you get a combat advantage. It’s a simple but excellent risk/reward system that sees both sides of a conflict pushing their risk to squeeze in as many combat actions per round as possible, while trying not to fumble.
Bastard Bonds v1.2.4 Full Version feels like a mix of Japanese, tactical RPG (Final Fantasy Tactics) combined with 90s, Western RPG such as Baldur’s Gate or even older PC RPG, and a dash of rogue-likes. And I mean this in all the best ways as far as the game mechanics are concerned.
It doesn’t have a deep story, so if you’re looking for story driven games, you might want to skip this one. That said, it does have a lot of opportunity for emergent stories and story that happens mostly in your head with its large world and wide range of characters. What story and writing the game does have is solid, if nothing mind-blowing. I haven’t finished it yet though, so who knows where it might go.
Art style is definitely old-school, with a pixel graphic style. If you don’t mind that sort of thing, it’s very well done and looks great. There isn’t any animation, with characters being essentially fixed images on the screen, but it is a one person developed game, and the great character creation system makes up for the lack of character animation imo. If graphics are a big deal for you though, this might not be for you.
Music is also solid and really sets the mood. Not much more to say about it, it’s just very good. Again, a bit of a retro quality to it, but if that doesn’t bother you, you’ll enjoy it.
It’s rated “mature” for what is essentially pixel-nudity, with plenty of naked men and women in the game content. Not much more beyond that though, with only one romance sub-plot in the game. Oh, there is also swearing. Just stating for people who want to avoid that sort of thing.
Overall, this game came out of nowhere for me, but really hit the mark. I’ve been really enjoying it, and would recommend it to anyone who likes this sort of thing.
Game Title: Bastard Bonds SKIDROW
Genre: Indie, RPG, Strategy
Release Date: 29 Apr, 2016