By: James Pisano
If you remember Jim Henson’s “The Dark Crystal”, then you had a fantastic childhood. If you also played Final Fantasy Tactics, or are a fan of the Final Fantasy universe, then your childhood was even better. If one or both of those statements applies to you, then I have AMAZING news for you!
On the same day that Netflix is releasing “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” prequel TV series, they’re dropping “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics”. Yep. It’s a Dark Crystal turn-based tactics game, borne out of a partnership between Nintendo, Netflix, and Bonus XP (The developer behind the Stranger Things games). You’ll be controlling squads of soldiers from the Dark Crystal universe, on a grid based map, and fight using a combination of swords and sorcery. The aesthetic, while simplistic, looks stylized and appropriate for the game. The animations also look a bit simple, but this was never going to be a graphics powerhouse. If it delivers a sound strategy game, dripping with personality from the world of The Dark Crystal, I think we will all be very happy.
Now, they’ve planted a flag in the ground by putting the word “Tactics” on the end of a game. That’s definitely a statement, and one that has not gone well for some other games. However, I have faith that they’re going to nail this. By the short trailer we’ve seen, and my gut instinct, I’m declaring this one a winner, sight unseen. Will I be right? Time will tell.
What do you think? Sound off in the comments and let us know your thoughts!
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