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Developer: Lightbulb Crew

Publisher: Focus Home Interactive

  • Price: $29.99
  • Release Date: Sep 10, 2020
  • Number of Players: 1
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  • ESRB Rating: M [Mature]
  • Tactical combat simulations have always been a genre I’ve had interest in since the early X-Com days but over the years that bar has proven to be a very high one to expect other games, especially indies to reach let alone surpass. Othercide takes a similar but slightly altered path overall, always a smart move to avoid too much direct comparison. It’s a strange mix of good and bad though. There’s no question that the aesthetic style it brings to the table is distinctive and quite attractive, and the various skills and attacks you’ll be able to cultivate in your warriors can be tactically varied enough to find a mix that suits your style. That said, there’s no getting around the fact that the UI is cumbersome at best and the console controls come off as clunky, and since there’s no escaping those elements as you interact with them constantly you can only learn to tolerate them. If you don’t mind the fact that in many ways periodically losing is the only way to ultimately succeed and are drawn in by the dark story you may find it worth your while but in general there are better strategy fixes available on the eShop.

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Fair [6.7]

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