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Into the Breach Review

Into the Breach

Release: 28/08/2018
Publisher: Subset Games
Developer: Subset Games
Genre: Genres, Indie, Nintendo Switch Categories, Strategy, Switch Reviews
PEGI: 10+
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I love turn-based strategy games. And amazingly, the Nintendo Switch has a bunch of them. Another one was added to the list last week: Into the Breach! I received a review code of the game and have been playing it. What do I think of Into the Breach? Here’s my review!

There is sort of a story in Into the Breach: basically some creatures are coming up from underground and your timeline jumping crew has to stop them. If the creatures beat you in one timeline, its game over and you jump to another timeline to try and save it. Its a pretty basic storyline. The gameplay itself is where the true fun of Into the Breach is found.

If you’ve ever played Advance Wars or Front Mission, then the gameplay of Into the Breach will look familar. This game plays a lot like those games, just without the closeup view of combat. Thats not to say that Into the Breach is just a ripoff of those two games. Into the Breach does bring to the table some very interesting new gameplay mechanics.

Into the Breach provides the player with only so many turns and the enemy with only so many turns. Theres no actual time limit, but there are a number of turns that you have to make it through to survive each battle. You also only have some much health for your mechs and you have to be careful or your squad will be defeated. And most important of all, you have to make sure that not too many buildings on your map get destroyed.

The power grid is a unique concept to Into the Breach. You are given only so much power overall. Each building that is destroyed on a map takes away more power with it. This carries over from one map to other map. Once your power grid is all gone, game over and a new timeline is started.

There is a ton of strategy to be found in Into the Breach. You have to be aware of enemies attacking not just your mechs but also the buildings you are protecting. Add to that enemies popping out of the ground all the time, extra objectives for each map, and you have a pretty complex turn-based strategy game. The game may start out a little easy but it gets hard very fast.

And another great thing about Into the Breach is that the missions are all randomly generated. So whenever the timeline starts over, you get new missions and objectives to check out. If thats not enough, there are other islands and mechs to unlock too. There is a lot content in this game!

Into the Breach’s controls, meanwhile, are very straight forward and easy to learn. The game will give you tutorials early on to help you learn the ropes of the game.

Overall, Into the Breach is an excellent turn-based strategy game. It has nice graphics too!

Into the Breach is a very simple, yet very nice looking game. Its possible that this game could’ve been on the 3DS. It doesn’t use the power of the Switch at all. Simple and nice do not equal dull though. Into the Breach is a good looking game. Its another example, though, of how gameplay is more important than graphics.

As for the music in Into the Breach, its pretty good. The sound effects in this game are even better though.

Into the Breach is a great game. If you love turn-based strategy games, then you need to check it out now!

If you haven’t downloaded Into the Breach already, then you must not be a turn-based strategy fan. This game is absolutely great, with plenty of content and a fun battle system. Sure its graphics could be better, but the gameplay is so much fun that you won’t be too concerned with that. Check out this game!

Thanks to Subset Games for providing a digital code for this review. Into the Breach is currently available on the Nintendo Switch eshop.

 

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Daniel Fugate has wanted to be a writer since he was seven years old. He has a bachelor's degree in English and he's a huge Animal Crossing fan. The Wii U and 3DS are currently his favorite video game systems!

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