Into The Breach

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a game by Subset Games
Platform: PC
Editor Rating: 7.5/10, based on 2 reviews, 1 review is shown
User Rating: 9.3/10 - 3 votes
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Into The Breach
Into The Breach
Into The Breach
Into The Breach

Welcome to Into the Breach! You’ll never believe it but humanity is under threat yet again. Aliens have invaded us in the future and we have to use giant robots to beat them back into the stars and protect our planet. You must take control of legions of mechs and use them to defeat our extra-terrestrial enemies. Unlike what you’d expect, this is not a game where you must brute-force destroy everything in your path, but a careful tactical game that requires you to take on the enemy with thoughtful precision. If that sounds like a good time to you, then keep reading as I tell you all about it.

Gameplay

So, as you would expect from a turn-based strategy game, like Gears Tactics or Frozen Synapse 2, you have to defeat your enemy by taking turns to strike each other. Its you and your mechs vs the Vek, an alien race attempting to destroy us. This is easily one of the most interesting games around, especially in the turn-based genre. With some interesting mechanics like area of effect attacks and even a destructible environment.

I found the combat to be incredibly engaging and tremendously rewarding. This is closer to a new form of chess with excellent visuals than a standard turn-based battle game. There is something truly special about this title, which is to be expected as it is from the same team that brought us FTL.

Visuals

The visuals in this game are stunning. I absolutely love the way it looks. A charming art style that brings back memories of games long past but it doesn’t have any of the gameplay limitations that they did. The User Interface is super easy to understand, the settings are fantastic and each screen feels like it was hand crafted just for you. That’s a level of engagement that is nearly impossible to reach.

All of the Veks, Mechs and characters are fantastically rendered in this unique art style. There are so many effects and things to consider when battling the enemies, like damaged Ice tiles will turn into water and sand tiles turn into smoke. Each of these tiles and their effects are lovingly crafted for the player to enjoy and it always looks outstanding.

Story

You are a time traveler sent to help destroy the Vek, massive insect creatures, who are looking for a fight. You are tasked with fending them off and stop them from taking over. Interestingly you are able to jump back in time where you can try again if you fail. For obvious reasons, I can’t tell you much more about the story but it is present and doesn’t take up too much space around the gameplay.

9

A fantastic turn-based game that truly pushes the envelope. If you want something well-made and an all-round fun time, this is for you.

Pros

  • Great Visuals
  • Fantastic Combat
  • Fluid and dynamic maps
  • Intriguing Story

Cons

  • The story takes a bit of a backseat and I feel it could have been more prominent.

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

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