The War Will Win is a narrative driven medieval fantasy deck-building turn-based tactics game where you command your army in strategic battles that will determine the fate of the kingdom.
In The War Will Win you’ll choose a faction and a commander and embark on a branching storyline that’s affected by your actions. In your story you’re the hero, but there are two sides to every story. Your actions may not seem quite so heroic when viewed from the other faction’s perspective.
The current build of The War Will Win allows you to take control of one faction (the Astera), and follows the story of a knight who is sent to investigate a spate of mysterious disappearances that have occurred throughout the kingdom over the past year. It’s thought that this may have something to do with the Undead King or the zealots of Rivincia and on your journey you’ll meet new characters and learn more.
The gameplay in The War Will Win features an intuitive mix of deckbuilding and turn-based strategy. When the battle starts you can place your commander and then use the cards you are dealt to place units around them. Each turn you can move and attack with your units and you can use your accumulated energy to place more units. The commanders are powerful but you also need to protect them – if they die then you lose the battle. At the end of each battle you then unlock new cards which you can use to customize your deck.
It’s a great fusion of deck-building and turn-based tactical gameplay, with easily accessible, but satisfyingly strategic Chess-like battles. The pixel art visuals are also excellent and the characters you meet and the narrative that plays out ads a lot to the proceedings. Highly recommended.