While it gets off to a bit of a light start, Nova-111 is the sort of game that’ll sneak up on you with its challenge as it continues to add more complicated enemies, environmental threats, and varied tools to help you survive the further you go. Finding a space that’s less onerous than something like a tactical combat sim, but elevating the challenge beyond your typical light and breezy strategy title, depending on your level of experience and confidence you may get pretty deep before things get messy for you but I’d wager most people out there will feel the sting of a challenge at some point as complexity continues to get piled on the further you go. Where, when, and how you move in relation to what’s around you, and making the proper use of the weapons and abilities you have available, is vital to your success and the further you go the more even small mistakes or hesitations can cost you. Nova-111 may not be without its flaws, but if you’re looking for a mix of some action and strategy that doesn’t carry a terribly high cost this is well worth your consideration.
Justin Nation, Score: