Pit People is a turn-based strategy using hexagon shaped map tiles where you control the movement of your team of six fighters. You highlight the routes the fighters take and which enemies they attack. Combat is started when traveling on the world map (similar to the Pokémon games) or when in a quest. There are several styles of fighters that you can assemble for your squad. Some are ranged fighters that can be equipped with bows or mortars and can fire great distances across the map, while others are normal fighters that can be equipped with one handed or two-handed swords or shields/throwables and have a far range of travel. There are large beast characters that take up 2 of your fighter slots and are limited in their range of travel, representing a “tank” like style of play. Finally, there are cupcake healers that help regenerate your fighter’s health in battle. There are tons of fighters that are available to join your squad. You can add to your locker room of fighters by completing quests, buying them, or capturing them in battle with a net and cage. Each fighter and all the weapons have special traits that can allow for damage against other specific classes of enemies whether it be a fire sword against an ice character or agile characters against big slow characters. As you win more battles your fighters go up in levels and become stronger, gaining more health. Pit people does an excellent job at balancing all of the fighting and allowing you to set up your squad to be prepared against specific enemies.
Overall, I really loved Pit People, and it deserves to be a smash hit game. Everything about it, from the customization and loot system that allows you to upgrade you fighters and easily swapping them with fighters for the right battles makes this a great, easy game to pick up for anyone. The humor in it is golden, from the weird side quests characters that are making you do ridiculous things to the evil mean ass bear that steals your son and makes fun of you the whole time. Unfortunately, I did not get to play any coop multiplayer because I have no friends who own this (although I’m going to tell them this is a must pick up if you’re a fan of the past games from Behemoth or strategy games in general.) It’s a great game where you don’t even need to be a fan of strategy games to enjoy something like this. The controls are not complicated, and they explain how everything works with well laid out guides and helpful menus. I have nothing bad to say about this game and I think its perfect the way it is.
Note: A copy of this game was provided for the purpose of the review.
Final Score: 10/10
+Anyone Can Play.
+Customization / easy level system
+Tons of fighters / weapons available