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.
Tag: Turn-Based Strategy
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.
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LOW Some outdated graphics and unit models.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?!
The Real Terror From The Deep
HIGH Mutating my crew until they were as beastly as the enemies.
LOW The slow start.
WTF Random character generation can have unintentionally racist results!
If At First You Don’t Succeed, Jump To A New Dimension
HIGH Finishing a boss by forcing him to miss two turns.
LOW Not being able to fast-forward through easy fights.
WTF Watching the drone roast virtual marshmallows.
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: Wintermoor Tactics Club, developed by EVC and published by Versus Evil.
A Merry Nuclear Winter
HIGH The writing and worldbuilding is frequently fantastic.
LOW The bugs are bad, but the loading times are worse.
WTF One of the skill paths is dedicated to… repairing toasters.
Genocide From The Other Side
HIGH The crazy cool aesthetic of dark demonic warfare.
LOW I swear I clicked on that correctly…
WTF Standard missions are “Impossible” difficulty.
A Call To (Add) Arms
HIGH Clever systems, great customization, excellent use of the license.
LOW The first few missions before upgrades are brutal.
WTF The distasteful and incongruous “female port” joke.
The Abyss Also Gazed Into Me
HIGH A new spin on XCOM-style turn-based tactics.
LOW Hardcore mode.
WTF That Xbox cover art.