“ Domina , Acquire, train, upgrade, and whip your brutish gladiators towards bloody victory in the ruthless arenas of ancient Rome. “
Imagine that you are one of the gladiatorial candidates in Ludus, ruled by a woman who fascinated the whole ancient roman with her beauty. Or imagine yourself as the woman who ruled that Ludus. Yes, as you might have guessed, the main character in the game is the woman who is the manager of Ludus (Gladiator education house). But all the events take place through slaves.At the beginning of the game you are given 3 slaves at random. In fact 2 gladiators and 1 slave. As a result they are all your orders and people under your training. Also given a doctore for training. With Doctore, you can direct your training as you wish. The better you set your training and strategy, the easier it is to win wars.
At the beginning of the game, you should make 100 people named “meditation training” for every man you give. When it is 100, the characters’ battle mechanism (AI) is better and they are fighting against many enemies better. After you have 100 points on the AI part, there are options on the page of each corpse. These; Agility, Weapon, Defense, Strength. Each one gives gladiatorial candidates different features.
Agility: Increased training to improve movement speed
Weapon : Increased training in Weapons to increase attack damage.
Defense : Increased training to resist attacks naturally.(Increases base defense points)
Strength:: Increased Hitpoints, Attack Damage and Defense Resiliance.
Meditate: Meditation provides greater AI attack efficiency.
Based on these attributes, you can improve your gladiators. Some of your guys just work at Weapon, others do defense training. Or you can run all of them equally. It’s just your choice. Remember, every new gladiator candidate, your slaves, must remember to score 100 Meditation points. There are also 3 different gladiator classes in Doctore that you can train for. These; Murmilla, Thraex, Retiarius. Thraex is taught to you at the beginning of the game and is very much a middle class. Murmilla, on the other hand, is a warrior class with no shields, a class fighting with two swords in hand, and a Retiarius with a mesh in one hand and another hand have a sword. You can train your gladiator candidates according to the training you want, in Domina.
When you are upgrading your characters, you will see Next battle and Days Left: xxx, on the top right. The next battle thing is that on certain days your opponent will come up with random opponents and you will beat one of your gladiators with that guy. If you win, you gain extra stat, gold, food, water, wine and slave. Sometimes it falls on the card. You can use these falling cards on your gladiators. If you use them, they will be stronger.
Gladiator trainings, battles won, increasing gold … You can use your gold for people to hire not only for food and water, but for your home as well. You can call an Architect, make work areas for your gladiators, buy a Medicus for healing and a Bard for morale. Every element you buy is a development tool for your home and your gladiators. You can also use gold in the equipment of your gladiators. By increasing the equipment, you can provide better defense and attack damage.
In Domina the game starts counting down from 365 days. You have 1 year to become the best gladiator school of antique novel. In this one year you should win most of the fight and beat 3 big bosses in the boss map. Do not forget to send your best men for these bosses and do your picks very well. Because these bosses are not like regular game bosses. It’s very powerful and sometimes 3 of your guys can not cut one. So you should train your men very well and wear them.
Domina’s game graphics may not appeal to everybody. Because 8 bit game and does not appeal to children too much. But 8bit game Domina is wonderful, I have to say because the game is really great. I do not say I writing your review, your music (i love the most part this, the soundtracks are incredibly good). Game musics super good. Events that develop in the game can lock you up for hours. So at least I spent the first five hours of the game, starting from scratch because either all my men were dying or my gold ended quickly.
I said things that are happening in the game. Yes, you are given some options in the game. These may be related to Legate or Magistrate, or they may be related to your Village. Here you have to read the options well and make the right decision. If you are a streamer, you should leave this decision entirely to the people in your chat. I did so in my own broadcast and the game became more fun.
I think you should break your prejudices and take a look at the game. You can find it on the Steam platform for $ 9.99. I am sending my thanks to the Dolphin Barn company for they are sending us to the game for review. You can find below the screenshots and trailer.