The incredible baron is a bragging, posh, and quite self-absorbed gentleman, a big-boned shrieking bat of a lady, and a pint-sized big-eyed boy on a journey into the unknown. On a trek to discover new creatures and document them. After all, a true man has to leave a legacy. Unfortunately, the Baron has a bad habit of being a braggart, who likes to take the honor of other people’s ideas. Only the Baron himself is capable of making these robotic units. But when they go wrong, they suddenly belong to his assistant again.
While the story is fantastic and very fun, with colorful characters and lovely artwork. The Incredible Baron gameplay itself is a bit dry and boring. There is nothing inherently wrong about it, I just find it dull. On the left side is my base, where I can build rooms. These produce units for a cost. Money slowly trickles in and can be gained by besting the incoming enemy. However, the units themselves can only walk one way and that is toward my enemy. Unfortunately, I have no control over these little buggers at all; which means strategy comes from what order I buy them in. Eventually, I got several support abilities to use as well. Such as the flintlock pistol, which provides extra research when dealing with the killing blow. When the dead bugger is researched I’ll know what the weakness is and can pick units accordingly to color and gain new units. Each one has a unique color. Some colors beat other colors, while some units I unlock with enough research. Before each mission, I had to pick what units to have available in combat. Now that is well and all, but at least the keyboard layout works. The incredible baron uses a keyboard-mouse combo, it mostly works, but the cursor will go outside the border and onto my other screen. Replayability comes from unlocking more units, getting a better score on previous levels, and leveling up. Even when losing a level, the research progress will slowly rise.
As stated earlier, even if I don’t enjoy this kind of gameplay much. Mostly because I like a hands-on approach. There are two fantastic things about this game though. The music is fantastic, it’s full of life and quite in theme with a Caribbean palm-covered pirate island. The other thing is the graphics, which are vibrant and colorful, with a lot of charm, not to mention they are well drawn. Meanwhile, the plot of The incredible baron is a weird tale of exploration, science, and a bucket load of puns. Regardless I will not tattle the tale, because that would be a spoiler and that is not what I’m about. Most people will enjoy it more than me, but all in all, I would recommend trying the incredible baron; on Steam, IOS, or Android.
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