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NEKRO (aka Necromancer)

Legions of twisted abominations await your command in Nekro. Revel in the slaughter of the King’s corrupted lackeys as you uncover the alternately sinister and chuckle-worthy history of your creation. Manipulate the flesh and souls of those who have passed beyond the veil. Use the sins of the fallen to unlock new summons and customize their skills in an ongoing battle of supremacy between the Undying Legions and The Order. Further tailor your experience by equipping different Powersets for any of the four Necromancer classes, unlocking varied new Nekro abilities on your journey. Feast on the blood of the slain as you wade through their entrails, giggling quietly to yourself. 

NEKRO offers two styles of play, CAMPAIGN or SKIRMISH, though at the current stage of play Skirmish is greyed out and thus not available to me. There are also four character types, though like Skirmish, one of the four is currently unavailable, being just a blank square featuring a ?  I am not sure if this is because I need to get further into the game to open it (them ?) or it's because they aren't currently available.

The three character choices I had were: 
1. Alchemist - this is a weak character and thus best for the experienced player. It is a Healer and thus although it takes damage easy due to its weak armour it can also heal itself easy. It is an excellent character for players who can keep their distance and use the ranged weapons at their disposal.


2. Grimm Keeper - Lots of fun with this guy. As a Grenadier you have access to grenades and lots of things that go boom ! It is also the mid-range of the possible characters for Health (Medium) Armour (Medium) and just about every other statistic (Medium). Combat possibilities are also Medium. So I guess it's quite safe to say that the Grimm Keeper is for Medium players.

3. Outcast - This is the melee fighter of the bunch. He is an exceptional Brawler and has high health and high armour but is pretty poor when it comes to throwing things or any kind of ranged firing.

The titles for the various characters are not the only thing that are different - each character looks totally different as well, like different races or even species. There is actually very little to the character creation; no clothing changes, no weapons, facials, hair, eyes, not even the chance to name him. 

It plays and loads/installs via STEAM:


The main selling point to NEKRO is that your character is not the good guy in the game. It is up to you to have him cause as much chaos and havoc as he can. When you begin you are given a quest to remove 4 creatures from the environment, but this remit also allows you to destroy Farmers, Cute Bunnies and other Farm Animals as well as the target critters.

It's an okay game, funded well by Kickstarter, that has a gameplay seen in dozens of games but with slight differences that make you think a bit more than you usually might. It's normal in games where the Left and Right Mouse Buttons operate your weapons to click one or both of these as necessary. In this game clicking the button does no good, you have to hold it down for the weapon to be its deadly self.


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