Research is one of the big aspects unique to Western Saga mode. There are four different categories with multiple trees in each. The categories are Posse, Weapons, Production and Strategy. With dozens of different choices, it’s up to you to determine what you think is the best path to victory.
Some of the things you can dramatically affect are hired guns, weapons, resources and map visibility. You can research a line of weapons like Long Rifles or Pistols to add extra benefits to having those weapons. If you want to specialize in tougher hired guns that panic less and don’t die as often you can invest in posse improvements.
One of the most interesting categories is Strategy which allows you to unlock map abilities. This includes things like protection for resources and being able to delay or distract enemy posses. However, one of the most exciting is enabling bank robberies which lets you to deploy a rough and tumble group of hired guns to attempt to rob some resources from your enemy which is played out on the strategic map.
Overall, we wanted lots of choices and a variety of different things for you to try each time you play Western Saga. In one game you could go with full resource production while in another focus on strengthening your posse or find a split of research between the categories that gives you a unique advantage.
We’ll explore more of the aspects of Feud in future updates. This week we’re researching how to get the most out of a thanksgiving turkey.
The Feud Team