This is a transcript excerpt covering the score awarded to Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope on the So Videogames podcast, episode 307: The Worst Way To Run.
Tag: Turn-Based Strategy
Dark Deity Review
HIGH The gameplay loop and level-up system are addicting.
LOW Who are these people I’m fighting with now?
WTF I mean, it’s basically a Fire Emblem game.
This Is Not A Review: Phoenix Point Behemoth Edition
Welcome to This Is Not A Review. In these articles we discuss general impressions, ideas and thoughts on any given game, but as the title implies, it’s not a review. Instead, it’s an exercise in offering a quick recommendation (or dismissal) after spending enough time to grasp the ideas and gameplay of a thing without necessarily playing it from A to Z.
The subject of this installment: Phoenix Point: Behemoth Edition, developed and published by Snapshot Games.
Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector Review
Purging Xenos, One Turn At A Time
HIGH A combat system that rewards aggression.
LOW Two factions are not enough.
WTF Please let me cleanse heretics too.
Fort Triumph Review
People In Weak Houses Shouldn’t Throw Fire Arrows
HIGH The fusion of two strategy types is a joy.
LOW A 97% chance to hit means nothing.
WTF Goblins of the world unite.
King’s Bounty 2 Preview
King’s Bounty is one of the oldest names in computer strategy gaming, with the first edition released 31 years ago. Its mixture of RPG-style open-world adventuring and grid-based combat found great acclaim, although not as much as it would after being adapted into Heroes of Might and Magic. That series pivoted towards the grand strategy genre, with the player focusing on controlling resources and building epically-huge armies.
Dark Deity Review
I Can’t Believe It’s Not Fire Emblem
HIGH Classic TRPG gameplay without the fat.
LOW A barebones tutorial.
WTF Boob plate armor — are we still doing this in 2021?
Project Triangle Strategy Preview
The most recent Nintendo Direct contained many exciting announcements, but few caught my attention as much as Square Enix’s surprise reveal of Project Triangle Strategy.
The Wind And Wilting Blossom Review
A Medieval Yokai Cure
HIGH Unlocking several new characters and weapons in a single run.
LOW Finding out new weapons only show up randomly.
WTF Being forced to forfeit a battle because of a glitch.
Brigandine: The Legend Of Runersia (PS4) Review
Measure Twice (Or Better, Trice) Before Cutting
HIGH Deep and satisfying turn-based tactical action.
LOW Some outdated graphics and unit models.
WTF There’s no way to select more than one unit at a time?!