Gremlins, Inc. – Card Game
|a game by||Charlie Oscar Lima Tango Interactive Entertainment|
|Editor Rating:||6.5/10, based on 1 review|
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There was a time when board games were the king of the parties, and everyone enjoyed playing them together. But it’s obvious that they’ve been losing a lot of their popularity through the years, and now most of the ones that are still popular are more centered on their niche market. And most of these that are still popular have one thing in common, they are card games. And that’s also the genre of this video game we are talking about today, Gremlins, Inc. And please don’t get it all mixed with the Gremlins movies, this game isn’t about those fluffy and crazy characters, well, at least not the exact ones from the movies.
Developed by Alexey Bokulev, Sergei Klimov, and Charlie Oscar Lima Tango Interactive Entertainment, the game is now available. So, let's talk about it and see what it's all about.
About the game
We are transported to a fantasy Victorian world where some greedy and ugly creatures compete against each other, all of them hungry to make the most amount of money they can. Of course, to make the most amount of money possible, you have to play a little dirty sometimes, except if you want to win big time, then you have to play as dirty as possible. But beware, these gremlins are as greedy as it gets, and they are ready to play all the craziest and dirtiest tricks as they try to accumulate more wealth than the others.
From the beginning of each match, there are items and power abilities you can exploit to make sure your game is the best, by any means necessary. There are cards and a board in this game, but this is all a way to represent a series of events, kinda like the game LIFE. This is a political game, where you can bribe the police and other entities to allow you to commit any criminal act and go out impune. Here you really have to let the worst of you out if you want to win. Can you play as dirty as possible and be the most corrupt, and richest, gremlin out there?
Not your average card game
When you think of video games that are also card games, titles like Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Links and GWENT The Witcher Card Game comes to mind, but these two are based on more down-to-earth card games. With solid rules, where you have to use solid strategy to cleanly win a game.
But when it comes to games Gremlins, Inc. cheating is the trade of the game, and you need to be as malicious as you can to earn a victory. An online review even dared to call this game "the game that Machiavelli would have designed if he were a game designer".
To understand this game you need to see beyond what the card game mechanics it's composed of. The premise of "homo homini lupus" presented by the English philosopher Hobbes is really here, and that's to say that the human is a wolf for the human, or it's a dog-eat-dog world.
The concept is pretty well established, but the mechanics of the game and the “cheating” mechanics can get a tad complicated and confusing. It’s slow, but that’s how it’s supposed to be and the art department has a clear and interesting theme, but it can get a bit tiring after a while. Overall it’s not a game that’s really easy to enjoy, but if you like it then you’re gonna love it.
- Great concept
- Very original
- Interesting mechanics
- Solid art style
- It gets confusing
- Kinda repetitive
- Hard to enjoy
Download Gremlins, Inc. – Card Game
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP