Have you ever played the tactical board game Reversi? This is a strategy game for two players, based on an 8×8 uncheckered gaming board. You’ve got tokens that are light on one side and dark on the other. The aim of the game is to have all of the tokens showing your colour. You may know this as Mattel’s Othello.
Pollyanna, Inc has released Yokogosystems’ digital take on this game, called RevErsi Quest, exclusively on the Xbox One, but at the moment, that only seems to be in the U.S.
Just like the orignal, the gameplay is simple, but tactically deep. You’ll not know who the winner is likely to be until the very last minute. The game will feature spells, which play a key role in the battles themselves. With these spells, you’ll be able to force the enemy to miss a turn or place a special extra panel on the board. Use these to turn the tide of the battle in your favour.
The battles are centred around a story, made up of nine chapters. You have the task of unifying Otherlia Island. This has been subject to two warring factions, the Subla Kingdom and the Reta Kingdom. You are a mercenary, coming in from an outside realm and discovered by the witch, Imogen. You must build your forces and carve peace into Otherlia Island by gathering powerful equipment, your own troops and if you’re lucky, special items.
Roll the dice on the Map to progress into the next battle and use your abilities and tactical knowledge well on the gameboard. Different things will happen depending on where you end up on the Map after your roll, so wish yourself lucky.
Untangle the ambition and emnity in the two kingdoms, defeat both sets of warriors and bring a lasting peace to the land.
RevErsi Quest is available now, exclusively on Xbox One in the US, here, priced $14.99.