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The elements at play in ArmaGallant

Each element in ArmaGallant, a deck-building, real-time strategy game, has its own unique synergies, combos and play style.
Each element in ArmaGallant, a deck-building, real-time strategy game, has its own unique synergies, combos and play style.PHOTO: ROCK NANO GLOBAL

ArmaGallant is a deck-building, real-time strategy game for the PlayStation 4. Before each round, players craft a deck of 40 cards, drawing on five elements: Light, Dark, Water, Fire and Earth. Each element has its own unique synergies, combos and play style.

When the battle starts, players draw a hand of random cards and select which ones to deploy at their spawn point.

They then control their units in a real-team strategy fashion, to capture points called monoliths to drain the opponent's life.

Each player starts off with 100 life points. In addition to capturing monoliths, you can reduce your opponent's life by collecting crystals that randomly spawn around the map, and destroying their units. The first player to deal 100 damage zero wins.

When The Straits Times reviewed the game in May this year, we noted that the game was a complex, ambitious effort, but was let down by the difficulty of handling so many elements with the PlayStation controller.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 23, 2016, with the headline 'The elements at play in ArmaGallant'. Print Edition | Subscribe