My friends and I have been playing Wartales since it launched out of early access earlier this month. I’m having a blast. It has all sorts of stuff I love. Co-op, turn-based tactics combat, RPG choices and character progression, exploration, tradeskills, and the kind of sandbox freedom that really shows you which direction someone’s moral compass is pointing.
Want to survive by skinning and eating the corpses of the foes you fell? No problem.
Want to capture people in chains and force them mine ore for you? Go ahead.
Want to then sell those slaves to a prison or band of outlaws for profit? Sure.
How about selling everything you have to merchants for gold, and then just turning around and slaughtering those merchants to take your stuff back? Okay!
Want to go on a crime spree, and then when the law catches up to you, claim it was your alcoholic pony and stand by as they’re hauled off to jail? Go for it. After all, you can just go break them out of prison afterwards.
what is even this game???
I need it! 😛
I know Tim described the game in the description, but didn’t he used to put game titles in the margin of the comic to easily determine what it’s about?
Im sorry, I laughed harder at going on a crime spree and blaming the alcoholic pony than the actual comic….
And once you run out of bandits, there will be mysterious missings in the towns and villages of the area…
But…ey…probably is a cat thing!
Well then, time to start harvesting all the cats to prevent this from happening too often!
Add in the actual origin of motherf-ker and you’re all set for them to perpetuate the cycle.
sounds like the average The Forest playthrough right there
I only played “The Forest” a little, can you actually butcher killed people for meat and/or leather there? For me it fit RimWorld, cannibalism, slavery (with DLC), and more (like making slaves have kids, whether they want to or not, then using said kids for genetic research, organ harvesting, or just turning them into slaves, too) – it’s sometimes called “war crime simulation” for a reason. 😉 (I didn’t go as far though, I mean, slavery and cannibalism yes, breeding people for whatever, no. It probably wouldn’t be profitable anyway, with feeding them, pregnant slave not working as efficiently*, etc.… Read more »
1, yes, it’s a gruesome game series. Not for the faint hearted.
The way you can use human body parts is very creative to ‘survive’ against the enemies of the game series.
Never tried Rimworld. I thought it was more wholesome than that. XD
Rimworld can be wholesome: you can make an utopian colony in which people are eternally young and can pursue their passions, and where even the unfriendly neighbours that raid you are resocialized and redeemed.
At the same time, it is also the only game where the wiki includes a breakdown for the cost-effectiveness of growing children in cloning vats to harvest their organs for financial gain.
Is this a new Update of Rust ?
LOL wouldn’t surprise me any.
At first I thought this was going to be about Rimworld, but it sounds like Wartales doesn’t allow quite as many war crimes. The one with the alcoholic pony is definitely new, though.
This sounds like what you do in Rimworld on a regular basis.
I’ve been looking at this game and have been debating picking it up with my play group. I’m really glad you’re a fan of it so far, definitely pushing me in the try it camp.
Uh, this comic made me laugh the hardest of all of Tim’s I’ve seen in a long time. The enthusiastic smile on that player’s face as he conveys his well-thought-out but heinously eff’d-up ideas is priceless!
That actually goes a long way to describe the gameplay (or rather *a* possible) gameplay of Conan Exiles as well … 😉
I know, right? XD
Sounds like a game created by sociopathic children to me…pass.
Agreed, which is why it’s suddenly become a must-buy for me. 😀
yeah same, not my cup of tea
Sounds like a game made to train people to survive by any means if society does collapse.
Alcoholic pony to the rescue!
Why is this the first I’ve heard of this game?
I actually would’ve been fully on board until the guy brought up slavery. I mean, corpses are corpses: it’s not like they’ll care what one does to them, so why not use them for something?
It’s more about what it does to /you/. I mean, in the real world, prion disease is an effective limiter – most games don’t include that consequence, or at least not explicitly. But also whether or not viewing bodies as grist/fertiliser/meat bleeds into how you view the living beings around you and how pragmatic you become as a whole. For example it’s different to weigh up the ethical cost of fellow survivors starving versus the emotions, respect and memory of the dead – or keep frozen body parts on hand to use to treat injured living souls – than it… Read more »
I just got the game this week and been playing nonstop. Only just made it to Cortia or whatever. Frequent crashes though; my PC is a lemon so I can’t update my driver.
Yeah i played the demo and was quite intrigued. I will probably buy it as soon as I have time for it (and it’s on sale)
I found the combat pretty neat though I am more a fan of a more fantasy like setting
I’ve been playing Wartales for a couple weeks now. It’s quickly climbing the ranks of my favorite games. I haven’t tried co-op yet, but it seems fun.
This sounds absolutely brilliant!
This sounds like some of the D&D games I’ve been in…
How’s the single player on this?
I’ve played the Forest and yes it’s about the most gross game I’ve ever played. Besides, eating mutated flesh is a huge risk to expose yourself to those same forces that caused their mutation. Minecraft also lets you eat zombie flesh so yeah, not a new idea. I’ve pretty much played games as a “Chaotic Good” character, I’d never play a game like that. As far as slavery and cannibalism goes, yeah that would be just outside of how I’d play a game. Human skin is too thin to make leather with so you’d waste more than you could have… Read more »
In RimWorld at least human skin can be quite useful. Yes, it doesn’t make very good clothing (in terms of insulation, protection, etc.), but you can turn it into furniture (like armchairs for example) or clothes where the protection doesn’t matter (f.ex. for slaves), or just sell it.
And even if your colonist don’t like eating human meat, you may turn it into kibble (animal food), or just stick the corpses into a freezer and let your meat-eating animals have a go at them.
I’ve never played it so I’ll take your word.
for a second i thought we were talking about a certain zomboid mod, there
I thought you were describing Rimworld for a second there lol
EDIT: Many had the same thought apparently
Sounds like an average day in Rimworld! Do you have any idea how valuable human leather is? It’s, like, $3.30 a unit! XD
One thing that always bothers me about these “look at how evil you can be when we allow all these mechanical options!” games is that they don’t really model the actual downsides and externalities of being a sociopathic criminal. In any normal human society in history you wouldn’t be able to get away with this forever, keeping large amounts of slaves is something *societies* enable, not singular entities. You need so many guards enforcing and preventing escape/revolt it becomes unwieldy and eventually any organized society is going to come and bonk you on the head. Who’s gonna protect you? All… Read more »
Also cannibalism is bad beyond moral reasons. There’s health issues too.
Just make sure it is cooked enough to kill any potential infections that might introduce prions to your body. 😀
Hey man I can take whatever prions you throw at me, just you watch!
Many prions can’t be reliably defeated by heat. Cooking wouldn’t necessarily save you!
I love how much that first sentence sounds like battle tactics against aliens in a cheap sci-fi series.
Damn, sounds like a 3-D version of Rimworld. Or at least Rimworld-lite. I mean, all things considered, those are rookie things compared to the shit I’ve done in Rimworld. Nothing like fending off a raid, taking the survivors, harvesting their organs, turning their bodies into pemican and their skins in to extremely high-quality dusters – and then donating most of it to the tribe that raided you to boost your reputation with them. Only so you can stave off the next raid while you build the necessary resources to scour them from the planet with a sub-orbital launched MOAB.
No no, he’s got a point.
He just might, if the other two decide to shoot or stab him over it.
(I’m not sorry. 😉 )
Lotta people using the word “sociopath” here, when good ol’ “psychopath” is actually a better fit 🙂
debatable but I tend to agree https://www.webmd.com/mental-health/features/sociopath-psychopath-difference
So… It’s Rimworld. 😉
Like so many others I thought at first this was about an average game of Rimworld 😀