PC Gamer’s Fraser Brown is well on their way to enlisting 30-50 feral hogs for war in Wartales, a medieval open-world tactical RPG following a mercenary warband, bringing joy to all who remain ungored by boars. Developer Shiro Games provides enough systems in Wartales to entertain people in even the bleakest of war-torn landscapes:

Wages swallow up most of what I earn pretty quickly, even now that I’m actually trying to turn my loot into profits and not just relying on quest rewards. This is one of the reasons I’m a big fan of critters, as they don’t even know what money is. Sadly, they don’t know what tactics are, either, and just do their own thing during fights. That’s why my little wolf pack didn’t last for very long. But I wouldn’t let that setback stop me from living out my dreams.

Following the death of my furry friends, I mixed things up a bit by capturing a bunch of boars. They don’t seem to be much more effective than wolves on their own, but now one of my humans has learned how to command beasts, designating targets for them. Things are starting to come together. Many bandits have been gored by boars. I don’t know if there’s a limit to how many animals you can keep—I’ve managed to capture five so far—but I ain’t stopping until I reach it.

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