March 26, 2013 by dracs
Welcome adventurers to the world of Myth, a world of epic fantasy where you create your own stories. To give you an idea of what to expect, MERCS Minis have sent us over their kickstarter vid, with all the details you need to know about this Mythical world.
So, we have had our first glimpse at this cool fantasy cooperative game, but what do we know of the world?
In Myth you and your friends take on the roles of adventurers within an epic story, the aim being to create a tale to tell over a roaring camp fire.
These heroes are mighty warriors, able to take down minions with ease and go toe to toe with the enemy captains. However, as their enemies increase in strength they must come together to take down the threat.
Your heroes stand against the Darkness, a malevolent and omnipresent force controlled by no one. In my opinion the Darkness is quite possibly one of the coolest aspects of Myth as it appears to be more a sentient presence, an all encompassing force, rather than a singular enemy, such as Sauron was in Lord of the Rings.
In this it reminds me a bit of some of the earlier Final Fantasy games. In these classic games darkness and light were often portrayed as too opposing forces which must be kept in balance, something which Myth also appears to use as the Darkness will press harder upon the heroes if they do not balance the use of their powers correctly.
It is often said that it is hard to be original in fantasy, especially for epic questing fantasy settings, but I think that MERCS Minis have succeeded in bringing their own unique style to some of favourite and most familiar fantasy tropes.