Into the Breach
Release date27 Feb 2018
The remainders of human progress are compromised by enormous animals reproducing underneath the earth. You should control ground-breaking mechs from the future to hold off this outsider risk. Each endeavor to spare the world presents another haphazardly created challenge right now technique game from the producers of FTL. Key highlights: Defend the Cities: Civilian structures power your mechs. Protect them from the Vek and watch your fire! Flawless Your Strategy: All adversary assaults are broadcast in moderate, turn-based battle. Break down your opponent's assault and think of the ideal counter every turn.Build the Ultimate Mech: Find incredible new weapons and special pilots as you fight the Vek pervasion across Corporate-Nation islands.Another Chance: Failure isn't a choice. At the point when you are vanquished, send help back through time to spare another timetable!
About Into the Breach
Into the Breach is released by Subset Games in 27 Feb 2018. The game is designed by Subset Games. Into the Breach is a typical representative of the Role-playing (RPG) genre. Playing Into the Breach is a pleasure. It does not matter whether it is the first or a millionth hour in Role-playing (RPG), there will always be room for something new and interesting. Thrilling levels and gameplay Into the Breach will not leave anyone indifferent. The complexity of gameplay increases with each new level and does not let any player get bored.
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Into the Breach - Análisis
Into the Breach continues in the wake of the previous studio game, although it hides greater complexity and negativity under a first layer of accessibility. While in Faster Than Light we had a pressing need to cross the galaxy to save everyone as much as we could by becoming some kind of star hero in Into the Breach all is lost from the get-go. The image that opens the game is a solitary robot in front of a devastated city. The message is clear, humanity has lost the battle and we will have a new opportunity in another timeline. We literally start the game having lost at least once the game.
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Dan StapletonInto the Breach - Critique
Test translated from English by IGN France.
A simple grid of 8 by 8 squares is enough to offer a lot of tactical depth. Into the Breach , the new game from Subset Games - to which we owe the legendary FTL: Faster Than Light , revolves around incredibly varied strategic turn-based battles, pitting your trio of mechs against titanic monsters. Regularly, Into The Breach pushed me to my limits and made me think about how to come out alive from this quagmire. And during these occasions, succeeding in my mission was a real moment of exaltation.
With its subtly detailed animations aside, Into The Breach feels like a simple mobile game, with its colorful, pixelated graphics - though, to be honest, I wouldn't be against a port to smartphones so I could play it anywhere I go. . On the surface, it is only a matter of moving units to strike, bombard, push or shoot at waves of watches emerging from the bowels of the earth, using an XCOM-like movement system - one move or one turn attack - fairly common since 2012. But the way its myriad rules interact with each other makes learning its subtle combat system some of the most rewarding tactical experiences I've played in decades. years.
During the runs of Into the Breach, with Rogue-like inspirations (understand by this that it is not possible to save and reload a game in case of a problem), each choice you make gives the impression of be important, especially after playing for a while and unlocking new options. Each squad of three mechs has its own unique abilities: you start with the Rift Walkers which consist of a close combat robot with repulsive blows, a tank whose fire can also knock back the enemy, and 'an artillery unit that can attack enemies in a square while pushing back those placed on adjacent squares. Then you then unlock the Blitzkrieg trio, consisting of a mech decked out with an electric whip that hits anything that finds around its main target, another with a grappling hook that can grab enemies and move them on adjacent squares, and a third one equipped with rockets that deal heavy damage to their targets, push them back on the horizontal axis and can even block a square. Not to mention the Flame Behemoths and Frozen Titans , whose specialties you can easily guess, but which also come with some subtleties that we enjoy experimenting with in-game. You can even create your own squad by mixing the mechs unlocked during adventure, a practical thing to invent new strategies.
In addition to that, you have to choose a pilot among 13 different characters, to be unlocked gradually. Each comes with a unique ability, to assign to the mech of your choice and which allows you to boost your tactical combinations, even before you have improved the members of your team. For example, if you choose to place pilot Abe Isamu at the controls of a Charge Mech from the Zenith Guard (a robot that can attack from a distance), his special power negates the damage that your Iron Titan inflicts on himself. while attacking. Whereas if you place Silica in a Boulder Mech , you can launch two long range attacks during a turn which - if you are well positioned - can block two squares at once. (The other two pilots you start with are relatively dispensable, although it can be worth giving them some experience and upgrading them to unlock small bonuses.)
Then, you have to choose the island, among the four proposed, that you want to visit first. A decision not to be taken lightly. Certainly, the ground conditions on each are generally predictable: for example, you will always find ice storms and snowy expanses on the Winter Island, flammable water and foliage on the Green Island, dunes conducive to clouds of dust and thunderstorms on the desert island, or acid lakes lined with conveyors on the technological island. The enemies and other bosses that you will face on them are however renewed with each game, which forces you to study your mechs to identify which of them is the most able to counter-attack. I particularly hate enemies who throw spider eggs capable of paralyzing mechs located around the squares they fall on ... before turning into yet another target to knock out. Consequently, in order to increase my chances of survival against them, I was initially forced to flee from these formidable opponents until my team was strong enough. And if my team doesn't deal a lot of direct damage, pitting myself against bosses that can divide too early usually ends up in Game Over. Fortunately, you can increase your chances of success by avoiding the toughest fights while you're ready.
Once you arrive on an island, you must then choose the region on which you want to fight, and this according to the risks, secondary objectives and natural dangers, but also according to those you must complete to access the regions you want to fight. you are aiming (and for good reason: you can only attack the neighboring territories). Since it is only possible to participate in five battles on each island before the final boss leaves his cave, you must be sure to make the right choice: are you aiming for improvement points or wish- you only increase the power of your " power grid " (your life gauge) in order to better withstand future assaults? And is it really worth completing more complicated missions to achieve both of these goals at the same time?
Obviously, it's on the battlefield where things get really interesting. Enemies always move first and plan their attacks in advance. A situation that turns each turn into a real puzzle during which you must find the best way to prevent monsters from destroying vital targets, or deflect their attacks on their allies by moving them around the grid. The order of actions can help you, or on the contrary, disadvantage you; pressing the Alt key allows you to get information about the order in which enemies will attack, which allows you to create situations that suit you. For example, you will find yourself in a situation where your enemy will feel like they are in a strong position, knowing that on the next turn, another enemy that you have carefully moved will destroy them even before they are. time to move. Conversely, attacking an enemy will often move him to another square (which one? This depends on your type of attack) and if you have not taken this into account in your calculations, you may find yourself in a situation that prevents you to achieve your combo. And this kind of unfortunate situation often happens until you have mastered the combat system perfectly: for example, you will not have taken into account the dune of a square which, when struck, generates a cloud of dust which prevents attacking from this position.
Fortunately, it is possible to undo its various actions as long as you have not validated your attack. Also, once per mission, you are allowed to reset the turn (twice per mission if Isaac Jones is with you). This allows you to experiment with several tactics before engaging in combat, which makes learning some complicated mechanics much less painful than it should be.
Ensuring the survival of your mechs is not the most important thing during a run, however. Civilian buildings on the map represent your health - the generated power grid - and if they take too much damage, you can lose the game. It is therefore most often wise to take damage with your mechs , even if it means losing one of your pilots in combat - which is then replaced by an AI whose level cannot be increased ( increasing a pilot's level allows, among other things, to obtain random bonuses such as movement or additional damage points). Learning when to sacrifice a mech by placing it between a threat and civilians, and when to take damage directly, is part of the elaborate and balanced act of the game.
Civilian buildings are also the only places where a random element comes into play during Into The Breach battles, since they have a chance to resist enemy attacks. The chances of resistance are initially 15%. A statistic that can be increased by building up power and filling up your power grid gauge. Everything else is concrete: there are no critical hits, no misses, or events that are not planned a turn in advance. There are no nasty surprises, the only unpredictable thing is the chance that some action will work in your favor.
The cards in Into The Breach are not randomly generated, but there are several factors that make them appear different every time. To begin with, there are various secondary objectives, such as protecting a train crossing the map, or even using an acid launcher to destroy all the mountains on the map. Other cards have natural hazards that you can use to your advantage, such as a tidal wave capable of ravaging enemies across a whole row of squares, thunderstorms that can destroy anything in four randomly hit squares, or ice storms that freeze anyone in their path. It also happens sometimes that a time capsule runs aground on the map. You can either collect them or prevent enemies from destroying them before the mission ends. Successfully completing any of these tasks earns various rewards, such as new abilities, additional resources, and even new pilots. Since a mission usually only lasts five turns, completing all of these objectives in a limited time adds extra pressure.
Since you can only have three mechs on the map (unless you equip a small deployable tank or, in some missions, defend weaker allied units), each part is not to be overwhelmed. by enemies that emerge from the ground continuously. If five enemies are attacking you and only three mechs answer the call, that means two of your mechs have to find a way to stop two enemies from attacking - and that's not an easy thing. This is typically the kind of situation that leads to complicated choices, such as saving a building full of civilians, finishing off an enemy, or preventing another monster from coming out of the ground by placing a mech on its spawn point. So yes, you might take a point of damage. But it's not expensive to pay to be able to start the next round with one less enemy to correct.
Some situations, on the other hand, make it seem like victory is impossible, especially when the enemy AI decides to ignore your mechs and focus their shots on buildings - which cannot be moved. During your turn, you can predict where they will move by clicking on them to take a look at their range, but sometimes they happen to do things you cannot predict. When that happens, the victory lies in your ability to limit the damage received as much as possible. And since partial victory is possible, even when you've failed an objective, it's ultimately not the end of the world. But more often than not it is possible to win a game, even when it seems lost in advance, and that is the best feeling I have experienced playing for the title.
At the end of each island, you can spend the collected resources on purchasing various upgrades that can significantly change the way your mechs behave in the field. Most of these upgrades are borrowed from other mech squads, allowing you to create hybrid units. To this are also added other powers, such as an ability that allows you to hit each enemy on the map once per mission, or a passive power that creates a dome of protection around buildings after having received a first hit (useful to prevent a second attack from hitting the target). Like FTL's virtual store, whose list of items changes randomly, this system forces you to rethink your strategies and improvise, rather than recycling the same tactics over and over again. This gives the game great replayability.
Into The Breach only misses one opportunity to offer a more dynamic storytelling, which here is limited to a few sequences of dialogue between your pilots and the governors of each island. Two parties that are content to celebrate your victories or lament your losses. When it comes to history, each part sounds the same, which - compared to FTL which is constructed a bit the same way - makes them a little less memorable. The possibility of making your pilots travel in time to include them in its next game (which you win or lose) brings a little originality to the universe of Into The Breach .
The final mission, which is divided into two phases, also lacks a lot of scope and struggles to distinguish itself from previous boss fights. This one benefits from a fairly linear construction, no matter how many times you play it. This mission is definitely not easy - it took me a dozen tries to complete it, and on several occasions I was only one lap away from achieving victory. But after playing it a few times, I really feel like this is the most routine part of Into The Breach . The game ultimately finds its salvation in the fact that at this precise point in the game you have collected so many different equipment and abilities for your mechs that the way you fight your enemies is very different.
I also have to talk about the soundtrack, written by FTL composer Ben Prunty, which features the familiar electro / low-fi style - which is not a bad thing. The composer is indeed very good at creating an SF musical atmosphere, and I could easily listen to his music every day without it becoming repetitive.
Damaso ScibettaInto the Breach - Review
Just spend a few minutes on Into the Breach, which arrived on Steam and GOG on February 27, to realize that the game packaged by the Subset Games guys is a stra...
In Into the Breach we will face different missions within four islands with very different environments and obstacles, and in those missions we will simply have to guarantee the survival of places and populations that are hung between life and death. They are in fact under threat from the dangerous invasion of extremely lethal creatures from the subsoil and very similar to giant insects. The invasion is controlled and slowed down by a series of buildings capable of fueling the resistance of the soil against uncontrolled spillage of creatures, and a first interesting focal point of the game lies in the fact that this resistance of the soil is, on balance, only victory condition.
Missions are not won by killing all enemies (who will attempt to destroy these defenses on the ground) or by completing bonus objectives (which, however, are very important in giving players small help, but we will be back). The only condition for victory lies in being able to keep the resistance markings offered by the buildings from falling to zero. These resistance notches, however, are common to the entire game and do not regenerate from one mission to another, which, in practice, requires having the main objective of each turn and every action to safeguard buildings in all missions throughout the game.
With this in mind, Into the Breach is a turn-based tower defense with a great tactical component, and it will not be uncommon to sacrifice the life points of your mechs (yes, humanity is trying to defend itself by using mechs from other timelines, but history is mostly a mere pretext) to save a building that could guarantee us salvation even five missions later.
Just to counter this constant feeling of danger, Into the Breach succeeds in the task of offering tactical field to the players, offering a very complex game system, full of facets and possibilities to face a threat in a given turn, and different weapons and mechs capable of operating in extremely different ways, to which are added the various pilots who can guarantee extra bonuses to their mechs. Some weapons can push enemies, or cause environmental damage, or prevent them from doing an action on the next turn, or block the arrival of reinforcements on the next turn, or a mix of all those things. In such a system, beyond the abilities of the soldiers and the situation, everything is in the hands of the tactical skills of the player, who, knowing the advantages and disadvantages of his troops, tries to decide the best tactics to save buildings in the best way. possible. A mistake can destroy one's own mech, or too many buildings, and this can easily compromise an entire game, leading those who are playing to face it all over again, in a roguelite mechanism of composition of missions, bonuses and enemies in the field capable of never making new attempts tiring.
A system of this type, in which tactics become fundamental and in which a single mistake can compromise an entire game, could never work if we had to deal with the odds, with the rng, and with the possibility that, if you have bad luck, even the best tactic can turn out to be nothing. Into the Breach, within the missions, is extremely honest. Bad, maddening, difficult (and playing on the maximum difficulty even completing the first of the islands is not a trivial matter), but honest in the way it allows the player to plan an offensive, to cure every aspect of his tactics and not to having to deal with simple bad luck. The bonus objectives, in this sense, allow you to obtain a reputation with which to buy weapons, upgrades and resistances, or reactors that you can use to enhance your mechs by increasing the attack, or the number of steps allowed, or other unique features, and being able to plan each of these details also allows you to feel within yourself the control of what is happening. It is very difficult, undeniably, but often the beginning of the defeat was a player's mistake in a turn or placement.
Unfortunately, the same feeling of having everything under control is not felt when you move to "macro-management" in the islands. The increase in difficulty between one island and the next is enormous, at least playing from the Normal difficulty upwards, and it is very easy, already on the third island, to be in conditions of very strong disadvantage, not only numerically. To stay competitive, upgrading mechs becomes an essential point, so you can damage enemies more or just have more life. Too bad that in an unfortunate game, while playing perfectly, you can get to the end of an island with only two reactors available, which often allow only one good upgrade to a single mech. This often leads to a gap between one's own forces and the enemy ones which, already between the second and third islands, is likely to become devastating.
It is clear that with a little luck, or by creating a good team of mechs more useful than others, it is possible to remain competitive, and in any case the tactical component is predominant even in the most terrible situations. But with predefined or randomly obtained teams, or even just with a little bad luck, it is really easy to find yourself in a situation where the disadvantage becomes unbridgeable. It is not a big flaw, because the games are all in all short and the roguelite nature of the game gives excellent replayability, but you feel, several times, a feeling of helplessness that could be better managed with a little work on balancing, allowing you to bring reactors from one game to the next, for example, or by offering more bonuses to the liberation of an island.
On the other hand, I was deeply dissatisfied with the attention to audio detail, which is boring, insistent and not able to make more lively what sometimes become epic battles in which you can really survive because of the broken headphones. It is a dull and flat sound, even during the attack phases, and in such a static game, a better cure for the auditory stimulus received by the player would have helped to pack the game in a better guise. Something similar, among other things, could be said in relation to the graphic aspect of the menus, even though everything at stake is essential, fluid and clean also visually.
Subset Games, all in all, did a really good job, improving the roguelike components of the game that made them famous and inserting them into a good quality tactician that aims very much at replayability, at testing the teams, the pilots, and the situations, always keeping the tactical choices of the player very predominant.
I played Into the Breach on PC by downloading the game through Steam, and venturing around the guild islands for about 21 hours. In these hours I tried the three difficulties Easy, Normal and Hard, and I played about 20 games, winning three. In the matches I played I tested several Mechs, several pilots and I played and completed the four islands facing them in no particular order. The game ran on a PC equipped with an AMD Ryzen 7 1700, 16 GB of RAM, a SAMSUNG 960 NVMe SSD and a GeForce GTX 1080, and I used a 21 "Samsung SyncMaster 2243 monitor.
Daniel ZiegenerInto the Breach in the test - chess with mechs
The alien greets every day: In the round-robin strategy game Into the Breach, every mistake means the downfall of mankind - but thanks to the time machine, this...
Chess with premonition
A level of Into the Breach is eight by eight squares and is the same size as a chessboard. Not only is this reminiscent of the oldest strategy game in the world , the characters also follow similar rules. Enemy bugs can only shoot their poisonous secretions in a straight line across the map.
The fighter jet, on the other hand, has to jump over an adjacent enemy in order to carry out its bombing attack. The judo mech, on the other hand, simply throws the opponent onto another field.
The Vec are extremely aggressive and sometimes attack units and buildings at random. After surviving five rounds, the attackers withdraw and the battle is considered won, but until then new enemies keep moving up. Those who do not clear their ranks quickly will be overrun in no time. The small levels are turned inside out properly.
Proper positioning is everything
Mountains and houses crumble to rubble , forests go up in flames, floods wash away enemies and electromagnetic storms cause damage. Correct positioning is everything, but no position stays the same for long.
The highlight: The next attack by the Vec is displayed as a line beforehand. When the enemy giant ant attacks, you have one train to evade. The attack then takes place anyway, but leads nowhere - or hits a building previously protected by your own mech.
The supposed advantage quickly becomes a curse, because you can rarely save all targets. As in chess, sacrifices must be made to win. Maybe that's why the residents of a high-rise building are left to their fate so that the last 'Mech can protect the power plant that earns bonus points?
The big strategy
Perhaps it was worth saving the skyscraper after all, because with every civilian casualty, the global defense value falls. If this reaches zero, the timeline is lost and the story begins all over again. The campaign extends over four islands with different terrain, each of which must be freed from the Vec in several battles. After two islands have been played through, the way to the grand finale is clear.
Before attempting this, it is advisable to arm your troops. We can invest in upgrades by fulfilling optional mission objectives (for example "Kill seven enemies" or "Protect the power plant"). Here, too, Into the Breach demands a decision: Would you like to improve the protection of the civilian population or would you prefer to buy new weapons for yourself?
Each Mech also has a pilot who gains experience in combat and thus unlocks individual skills. In Game Over , you can take one of the surviving pilots into the next timeline in the time machine. If the battle is hopeless, you can voluntarily throw in the towel in order to save at least a few experience points.
The interaction of these interlocking mechanics creates new tactics even after hours and gives Into the Breach an incredible depth. Every decision, no matter how small, influences the course of the game and always feels important. If the skyscraper had been saved in the last round, the defense value might have been high enough to survive the last attack.
Pragmatic graphics and dramatic sound
Into the Breach is more pragmatic in terms of graphics. From diagonally above you can see small pixel dioramas. Decorative backgrounds or other frills are avoided. That has charm at first, but runs through the entire presentation.
Landscapes are a gray-brown monotony , and the design of 'Mechs and Vecs doesn't care about the creative free pass that »robots« and »aliens« would have allowed. The look is more reminiscent of cheap no-name action figures that compete against defenseless insects in the sandpit.
But the soundtrack by Ben Prunty is on a par with Hollywood spectacles like "Pacific Rim", which inspired Into the Breach. The cellos roar threateningly, the drums resound powerfully and the creaking electric guitar oscillates between adrenaline-pumping motivator and melancholy apocalyptic mood.
Godzilla in the head cinema
What graphically lacks details are filled in by your own head. Each round could serve as a storyboard for the action scene of a Japanese kaiju flick. When a plan works, it creates a perfectly choreographed combo that looks like the interplay of a wrestling team.
The tractor beam pulls the Vec into position, a shot from the armored tube weakens its defense, and the 'Mech's fist makes a final blow. The monster that is about to attack a hospital is defeated at the last second!
You know whether a round strategy game is really good at the latest when the words "Just one more round!" By that standard, Into the Breach is great. The constant thrill makes it hard to stop. One mistake is enough to tear down the fragile house of cards of human defense.
And even on the twentieth failed attempt to save the world, no two games are alike. Visually, this drama cannot be fully guessed, but in the end it is the inner values of a game that count. And they can compete with the best in the genre .
Adam ZechenterInto the Breach review - a small strategy, a lot of fun
The review was based on the PC version. Also applies to the Switch version
After years of undisturbed development, mankind has faced extinction. The earth was attacked by giant kaiju-like creatures. If nothing prevents them, building-sized insect monsters will scatter our race. The mighty mechs and their brave operators are the only chance for mankind - if they manage to destroy the underground hive of invaders, they will save the world. What if they die? Then a rift in time will open and the pilots will return to the beginning of their mission, richer in the experience of the failed attempt.
This is not the plot of the next installment of Pacific Rim or any episode of Doctor Who - this is the story of Into the Breach , the new game from the creators of FTL: Faster Than Light . An independent turn-based strategy that forces gray cells to work intensively, draws in a cool achievement system and delights with nice and banal ideas.
Mania of thinking
Into the Breach is a turn-based strategy that is something like a minimalist version of XCOM . We command three mechs in it, and clashes with giant kaiju-insects are fought on tiny boards, consisting of 64 fields. During the game, in which we have to reach the enemy beehive and destroy this breeding ground of the insect lump, we fight from 10 to 20 such clashes, and one successful playthrough takes from one to several hours.
The basic rules of combat in Into the Breach are very simple. Here we come across a pocket map with several opponents. After selecting the starting points for our mechs, the enemies move and mark their targets - our machines, points to defend, or residential buildings (which I will mention later). Then we have a chance to react - each of our steel monsters can move and attack, and the player's actual goal is to survive a certain number of turns, e.g. 5.
This is where the thinking begins, because the mechs' attacks, apart from dealing damage, also cause various additional effects - and this moves the hit enemy one square, and this cancels his planned attack or rearranges objects located in the fields adjacent to where the projectile fired. At the end of the turn, the insects that have survived to this point finally start their attack, carrying out attacks planned at the beginning of the turn. If we moved them wisely, they can shoot, for example, at their insect companion or off the map.
Each encounter in Into the Breach is a little logical puzzle - like chess in miniature. We keep trying, because we still lack moves - we only have three mechs, there are more enemies and, depending on the type, they can attack several targets at once or immobilize them with their spider webs. What seems simple on the first few maps quickly becomes more and more complicated as our machines gain additional weapons, and enemies appear in ever more powerful varieties.
From time to time I would freeze in front of the computer for a few minutes trying to figure out how to avoid excessive losses in a given turn. I moved the mechs "dry" and tested new solutions, having a great time. And that's the best thing about Into the Breach - the difficulty level turns out to be really high, but not frustrating, and it can forgive a few mistakes . Not too much, because I happened to fail because of one ill-considered move. However, it forces you to think hard and even though we lose every now and then, it's hard to break away from the fun.
I mentioned that some insect cells are buildings full of defenseless inhabitants. During the game, we cannot allow too many of them to be destroyed, because losing all of them means failure (it is not without reason that the bar symbolizing buildings resembles the life bar of our ship in FTL ). The fun is about resource management (in this case - the movements and attacks of our mechs) so as to defend the buildings (i.e. life points), mechs (because after destruction we lose a valuable pilot), and the objectives of the mission (because we get points for them) prestige necessary to develop our "armored vehicles" and to cope with increasing levels of difficulty). And sometimes you have to choose what is better to lose, e.g. a valuable life point or a pilot in the mech.
The elegance of simplicity
In addition to the purely tactical gameplay layer on pocket maps, Into the Breach also contains some interesting strategic elements . Each attempt to defeat the insect invaders begins with selecting one of the four islands - this is where you first have to complete 4 boards, then face the boss of the area. It is a more powerful enemy whose attacks are particularly dangerous.
After dealing with the first boss, we can buy new types of mech weapons or strengthen them by using a simple development tree with prestige points gained during the battles. We get them for accomplishing goals indicated on a given map, such as defending specific buildings or killing a certain number of insects. Then we choose another island to bounce off the insect legs, and after liberating it, we can go straight to the hive or to the next island. The difficulty level of the final fight adapts to our decisions - after two islands it is lower, after four islands it is much higher. So the fun is about developing your skills, choosing your weapons appropriately and trying to defeat insects in all possible configurations.
Everything I have written about the gameplay so far is just its basic rules. The game is complicated by many other elements, including:
Into the Breach delights with the simplicity of the rules, and at the same time is a game that gets more and more complicated over time, while still being a well-thought-out and understandable position. I haven't seen a production so well constructed for a long time. A perfectly designed interface plays a big role in this - although the maps are small, the number of dependencies that must be taken into account, the opportunities are huge. Fortunately, all this is very clear, and information about, for example, enemy or mech attacks, in case we forget something, is right in front of our nose and it is difficult to ignore it. The game tries - and it works great - to make us focus on having fun.
FTL: Into the Breach
In the case of Into the Breach, it's hard to escape comparisons with FTL: Faster Than Light . The previous game of the independent studio Subset Games turned out to be a huge and still very popular hit: it has sold 3 million copies, and today - 6 years after its premiere! - 2 thousand plays it every day people. So I am even more impressed by the approach of the creators who - instead of making a safe continuation - decided to prepare a new proposal . In times of domination of franchises and subsequent-hits-recognized-series, it is a bold and worth appreciating step.
Into the Breach is , in my opinion, distinguished from FTL by less randomness. It was this feature that many considered the biggest drawback of that game - a few unfortunate encounters in outer space could ground even the best prepared crew. On the other hand, this element was behind the constant desire to get back into the game - it was never the same, we never knew what was going to happen in it. In Into the Breach, the player sets the difficulty level for himself - deciding whether to attack the hive after liberating two islands or not. Randomness is minimized by the fact that we choose missions ourselves (so we can avoid those in which a specific set of mechs will not work), and the aforementioned combat system, in which enemies signal their targets at the beginning of the turn, giving us a chance to react.
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