Solasta’s storytelling may not be up to much, but its tactical combat and accessible approach to D&D rules make it worth considering for CRPG fans.
What is it? Authentic D&D RPG with great dungeons but dodgy writing.
Expect to pay $40/£31
Developer Tactical Adventures
Publisher Tactical Adventures
Reviewed on AMD Ryzen 5 3600, Nvidia GeForce 2080 Super, 32 GB RAM, caffeine and late nights.
Link Official site
Whatever else Solasta may be, you can’t fault its authenticity. Tactical Adventures’ RPG is the truest virtual representation of a D&D ruleset since Neverwinter Nights. Armour classes, spell preparation, wincing at a bad dice-roll, it all brings back fond, occasionally agonising memories of BioWare’s early games. The Fifth Edition rules form the backbone of this sprawling RPG, filled with giant, puzzle-y dungeons and challenging tactical combat. It’s a decent first effort from the small French studio, albeit one that suffers from clumsy and derivative storytelling.