I know that whenever I’ve contemplated survival in the desolate wastes of a post-Apocalyptic world I’ve thought, “You know what would be really handy right now, a frickin’ tank!” If you’ve ever had the same thought, good news, because that’s precisely how this game rolls! The thing is, how well it all works is a bit of a tougher call. You’ll rove around killing giant bugs, sand sharks, metal monstrosities and other surprises, encounter a cute pup to help make the world a little better, work on upgrading your hardware to make it even more intimidating, and be compelled to explore areas on foot in order to find various hidden goodies. It has its charm, but it also feels like it plays everything quite safe and simple, which can make it feel a bit dull as you go on. Its combat is a little too action-oriented to really be strategically interesting, but it isn’t action-y enough that it gets exciting. There’s no doubt that it’s unique and has some appeal precisely for that reason, but that said it lacks the ambition to really make the most of its premise, so it isn’t the home run it could have been.
Justin Nation, Score: