Natural Doctrine is a Japanese RPG directed by Atsushi Ii, director of Patapon and featuring music by Noriyuki Asakura, who has previous composed for Rurouni Kenshin. The game also features an ending theme song by King Crimson.
Natural Doctrine follows the main protagonist Geoff, and his companions Vasily and Anka. The game is set in a universe in which humans combat other races with magic and swords. The humans built the fortress city of Feste as their home as they fought against species for survival. These other races include minotaurs, goblins and orcs. Geoff, the player character, is a guard solder dispatched to clear out goblin dens in order to grant access to resources that are crucial to mankind’s survival. Over the course of his adventure, Geoff meets other allies, such as Zekelinde the warrior, or Mel, a young girl able to control giant stone golems. The game is focused around the concept of natural selection.
Combat in the game is based on a turn-based battle system, and features vast numbers of allies and enemies on a single, gigantic battlefield. Time can be dynamically controlled in the game. Units that are in combat against each other have the ability to form encampments, where they can return to at the end of the turn. The encampments are, however, destructible. Units can also hide behind objects.
Natural Doctrine features a singleplayer mode alongside a multiplayer mode, which has versus and co-operative play available. Furthermore, the game’s online mode also has a card battle game, in which players compete against each other using their formulated decks. The game also notably features cross-play and cross-save across platforms. Following an update well after release, the game also includes an easy mode and a more detailed tutorial, as well as other difficulty-reducing enhancements, such as increased save points and strategy hunts in-level.
- Developer: Kadokawa Games
- Publisher: NIS America
- Genre: Tactical role-playing
- Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
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After the beginning tutorial in Natural Doctrine you can enter the Pisces Goblin Mine. Starting here will get you a feel for mines and net you a couple of levels in the process. This guide will…
The Serpens Goblin Mine in Natural Doctrine is the second mine you can explore at the start of the game. Goblins aren’t the only enemies you will be dealing with in this mine. Use this guide to…
The Ursa Goblin Mine ins Natural Doctrine is the first mine you will have to worry about traps in. One wrong step in here means hordes of enemies swarm you and escape becomes impossible. This…
Natural Doctrine Review
Natural Doctrine is a tactical RPG that brings a major challenge to even the most skilled players in the genre. Is the game worth the challenge or should you skip over it? Check out this honest game review and decide for yourself