The Funny Thing about Sacraboar is that it's got all the ingredients to make a really fun RTS game, except it isn't a really fun RTS. It's actually a bit dull if it doesn't strike you in the right way.
First of all, it looks pretty awful. This shouldn't make that much of a difference, but it does - especially as this isn't a budget buy. Then you've got the problem of a huge number of options available for players - leagues, cups, dozens of challenges and skirmish modes - and that's before mentioning the multiplayer side of things.
Why more choice and loads of options is a problem comes down to the fact the meat of the game is repetitive. In basic terms, two sides go up against each other and attempt to steal the other team's flag, which in this case is a big floating pig symbol. Return the pig to your own base and you get a point winning the match (usually) when you've done this three times. Beyond building spell towers to give you extra abilities (shields, healing, damaging spells) that's pretty much your lot Makivision have tried to give you more things to do in the challenges section, with a bountiful collection of different modes to try out. There's a mode that focuses solely on attacking, one for defence and so on. Our favourite is Instability, which throws a spanner into the works by eroding structures over time, eventually destroying them, making you work faster to achieve your goals. But again, it's still just doing the same thing again and again.
If the game had been less than a tenner, it might have been worthy of your time, but at nearly $20, it's not worth bothering with, unless you're absolutely obsessive about cartoony RTS games or pork.
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP