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Crying Suns

Developer: Alt Shift

Publisher: Humble Games

  • Price: $24.99
  • Release Date: May 27, 2021
  • Number of Players: 1
  • Last on Sale: Mar 7, 2024 [$7.49]
  • Lowest Historic Price: $7.49
  • ESRB Rating: T [Teen]
  • When it comes to strategy games, on a general level it feels like the Switch hasn’t been terribly well-represented as a whole, though there are some standouts. One advantage of the lack of competition is that when well-made entries show up, they should be able to hope to clean up a bit from people starved for a bit of a challenge. On pretty much all fronts Crying Suns should satiate that hunger, delivering an outstanding sci-fi story, some decent ship-to-ship tactical combat, and a bit of nail-biting suspense as your ground parties attempt to collect artifacts planetside while hopefully not being annihilated. With loads of potential encounters to either help or harm your efforts the roguelike elements really help provide some longevity as you try to make your way through each chapter, perhaps running into a bit of luck one time and crashing and burning the next. All in all, it feels pretty unique on the system and demonstrates the power of the roguelike formula to spice up just about any genre.

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Nindie Choice! [8.0]

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