Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: common screen / hotseat
game language: English
game release date for Switch:
Taern: Broken Ranks is a continuation of the browser game The Pride of Tearn, which takes place in the same fantasy world. The game was developed by Whitemoon. In contrast to the previous title from the team, Taern: Broken Ranks was also prepared for PCs and mobile devices with iOS and Android operating systems in mind. Taern: Broken Ranks is available in free-to-play model, so we can play it for free with optional microtransactions.
The action of the game takes place in the title kingdom of Taern, which was conquered by the troops of Utor Empire in the previous game. We are dealing with a dark fantasy world inspired by Slavic mythology, history and culture. The direction of the story in Taern: Broken Ranks depends on the players. The creators emphasize the non-linear character of the plot and its maturity, which should satisfy veterans of the MMORPG genre and slightly older audiences.
The game is based on RPG classics such as Fallout and Baldur's Gate, but also on the second and third installments of Heroes of Might & Magic. The gameplay was presented in isometric projection, and the tactical turn-based combat resembles that of the iconic strategies from New World Computing.
The world we are exploring is a very large one. During the adventure we visit over 300 different locations inhabited by NPCs and unique monsters, the number of which is even more impressive (400). The gameplay does not differ from the standards set by the genre. We talk to characters, perform tasks for them, gain experience, thanks to which we develop our hero and unlock access to better equipment, which makes it easier to fight more and more difficult opponents.
Taern: Broken Ranks was developed on a 3D engine, modified and modernised in comparison to Whitemoon's previous title. It resembles other isometric RPGs. During the game we are accompanied by atmospheric music.
Game score 8.8 / 10 calculated out of 100 players' votes.