The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics

A quick look at the new game available on Xbox Game Pass, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics. This is a turn-based RPG based on the new series on Netflix. Some actual bad news, the new series was recently cancelled by Netflix. None the less, the new game is here. The game is also available on Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4 and also PC.

Mini Dark Crystal Game Review

This is an old school feeling game. If you played Final Fantasy Tactics way back in the day, then you know what you are getting here. The only problem is, those games are way more in-depth than this one. First, the graphics of the game fell like the game was developed for mobile originally. Then somewhere along the way, they switched it for the consoles. While it is not terrible looking it just is not on par with other tactics games like Gears Tactic or Xcom. The abilities and jobs of the characters are pretty standard, you have the soldier type, wizard/healer type, and the rogue/thief type. Each one with unique abilities and weapons

The gameplay is ok at best. It really brings nothing new to the genre and for many that is great. But if you are looking for something unique and new for a tactics game that is not here. Also another aspect I am not too high on, all the cut scenes where just types out stills. No animations or lip-synched voice acting, just text. At least they could have provided clips from the show for the cut scenes. If you are looking to waste 10-12 hours on a game then this is the game for you.  If you looking for a more in-depth tactics role-playing game look elsewhere. But for free on Game Pass or even just $20 you cannot beat the price.

6 out of 10