Masquerada: Songs and Shadows tells the tale of investigator Cicero Gavar and his return to Ombre. He is needed in Ombre to solve the kidnapping of Diplomat Razitof Azrus.
The game has a full voice acting cast from the likes of Jennifer Hale to Dave Fennoy. It adds to the game and with the mystery in the story, it feels like it needed a voice cast.
Masquerada is inspired by Baldurs Gate and Dragon Age and you can tell that by the graphics as it looks like it took inspiration from those games. As for a different note, the controls are a little tough to get use to at first but once you do, you’ll be killing enemy forces in no time at all. The tactic RPG allows you to pause during battle to set up your next move.
This could be the difference between winning and losing. You can also use this time to set up combo/element attacks. The catch is if you try to use element/spell-type attacks, you need to use them in the right order. For example, if you have an ice attack and a water attack, you need to use the water attack first before you can freeze the enemy with the ice attack.
You can attack multiple enemies at once if you set the attack up the right way but that’s what the pause feature is for. The positioning on the battlefield is key to victory. Some enemies can only be killed by certain attacks and certain enemies are wearing armor that you’ll have to deal with first.
You get the basics of the game down pretty quick but will need to practice the elemental combo attacks as well as the multiple-target attacks. Being able to pause during battles is a huge bonus and that will give you the upper hand so many battles. It adds a gameplay mechanic that hasn’t been seen/attempted too often.