Into The Breach: Is this game a bit perfect?

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Starting this thread because I picked this up for my daughter's Switch in the sale and am startled at how involving it is - even though I find it so tricky. It matched Trials HD in the "Fuck I lost again, let's restart" stakes, and seems so involving and perfectly balanced. Anyone else played/playing Into The Breach?

a based robot like Bender (stevie), Tuesday, 2 July 2024 17:04 (one week ago) link

I played a little bit and really liked it but stopped for some reason, maybe because I don't have enough big tactics brain to do well and felt kinda stupid? I should probably come back to it and embrace my stupid.

Ella Minnow Picaresque (Leee), Tuesday, 2 July 2024 17:35 (one week ago) link

I liked it and played it for a while, but it was no FTL.

vodkaitamin effrtvescent (calzino), Tuesday, 2 July 2024 20:30 (one week ago) link

it was top-five game in point and click '18, where calzino also said that it was no FTL ;-)

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 3 July 2024 02:16 (one week ago) link

I definitely don't have tactical brain and I am getting my ass kicked so much but it is so satisfying and also kind of chill in a way that I don't mind.

FTL looks awesome, and I am in some way glad it is not on Switch and I don't play games on my laptop as I could see it easily swallowing my life. I have played the phone version of the board game Galaxy Trucker at least once a day since lockdown and I could totally see FTL absorbing me in a similar way.

a based robot like Bender (stevie), Wednesday, 3 July 2024 09:37 (one week ago) link

This is an all time favorite of mine, even though I'm kinda bad at it. The design is just so clean. When I first started playing it I was so obsessed I would see the grid when I'd close my eyes--the only time in my life I'd ever had the "tetris effect" with a game.

feed me with your chips (zchyrs), Wednesday, 3 July 2024 12:37 (one week ago) link

I'd really love a new title from this studio

feed me with your chips (zchyrs), Wednesday, 3 July 2024 12:38 (one week ago) link

I spent much of yesterday recovering from staying up till 3am the previous night to hit a deadline and then getting up dead early to rewrite, and am shuddering to think how many hours I spent endlessly playing this game in that weird hinterland of exhaustion.

a based robot like Bender (stevie), Wednesday, 3 July 2024 12:45 (one week ago) link

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