War of the Roses Review (IGN)

Despite its name, the historic War of the Roses was a savage, nasty affair; a time of usurpers and betrayals, of massacres and sieges, and in the words of Shakespeare, it all took place in “a world grown so bad, that wrens make prey where eagles dare not perch.” What’s more, it also served as the inspiration for much of the storyline of George R.R. Martin’s brutal Song of Ice and Fire series, which perhaps makes this an especially good time to release a game based on the conflict. Fatshark’s War of the Roses does little to immerse you in this rich setting aside from snippets of text from Richard III and the white and red roses of the houses of York and Lancaster on loading screens, but the combat goes a long way toward making up for this oversight. It’s like a Battlefield mod that swaps out the guns for crossbows and longswords, and for the most part, it works.

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