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  • Summary: Halfway is a turn-based strategy RPG which takes place a few hundred years into the future. Humanity has begun to colonise new worlds and until now, they were alone… In Halfway you take control of a small team of survivors faced with a violent invasion onboard the colonial vessel Goliath. AsHalfway is a turn-based strategy RPG which takes place a few hundred years into the future. Humanity has begun to colonise new worlds and until now, they were alone… In Halfway you take control of a small team of survivors faced with a violent invasion onboard the colonial vessel Goliath. As their leader you will guide them through the dark and cramped corridors of the ship to slowly take back control. Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Sep 24, 2014
    80
    Not the deepest strategy game around, but fast-paced, engaging and ultimately very fun to play.
  2. Aug 29, 2014
    80
    I really like Halfway. As a turn based strategy game with a great atmosphere that offers a steep but engaging challenge, it’s a good game. It’s still a bit limited, but I want to play it. Again. Right now. And that’s surely a good sign.
  3. Sep 5, 2014
    75
    It’s not a ground-breaking title, and those last few levels almost had me rage-quitting, but the traits allow for some fun strategies and if you’re wanting an enjoyable sci-fi story with your TBS/RPG elements, then Halfway is more than worth the miniscule price being asked for it. I look forward to the sequel (please).
  4. Aug 5, 2014
    70
    Halfway's environments, writing, and musical score convey a sense of quiet perseverance, but the gameplay doesn't communicate that feeling as clearly as it should.
  5. Aug 28, 2014
    70
    A good game to play between your XCOM or Xenonauts sessions, with interesting characters, a great setting and a simple but efficient gameplay. RPG mechanisms don't prevail on tactical choices, as the game make you face a growing threat. A pretty good job from Robotality. Not perfect, but worth the price.
  6. Sep 3, 2014
    69
    Solid turn based tactical ops with well-executed pixel visuals.
  7. Sep 5, 2014
    60
    What is good here is really good, but what is bad detracts enough that the entire package is a bit of a disappointment. A great piece of science fiction may ask a lot of hard questions and make the audience think. Halfway is not a great piece of science fiction, but it is a good strategy game for those willing to put some effort into it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Nov 9, 2014
    9
    If you like turnbased games and you are interested in scifi, you will love this game. The developer still provides updates, e.g. the "New GameIf you like turnbased games and you are interested in scifi, you will love this game. The developer still provides updates, e.g. the "New Game Plus", so I will soon play this game again :) Expand
  2. Aug 10, 2014
    7
    First:The game is repetetive, yes.The visuals are ok, but not great.Sound is ok.I like the backroundmusic, but there is just 1 track.TheFirst:The game is repetetive, yes.The visuals are ok, but not great.Sound is ok.I like the backroundmusic, but there is just 1 track.The gameplay is simpel.Youve got 2 skills(3 with health).You can pimp these skills with stimpacks, i think 5 stimpacks per character(after the 5. a message pops up that warns you about using more stims).Every character caries 1 weapon and 1 armor.You characters have up to 2 feats.For example one is very got with the assault rifle, others got a special shot or can heal more thanks to a bonus.Its not much diversity, but its enough.The story is interesting enough if you talk to everyone in you basecamp.Ive enjoyed the game, but the 12,99€ right know?Thats too expensive for that amount of gameplay.Wait for a discount. Expand
  3. Jul 24, 2014
    3
    This game is a disappointment. The idea is nice, the setting is nice, but it is just sooo repetitive. Select another mission, kill all thatThis game is a disappointment. The idea is nice, the setting is nice, but it is just sooo repetitive. Select another mission, kill all that moves, scavenge the map, move to next mission. That would be ok if there was a story to tell. Sadly & despite commercials, the story almost doesn't exist. The music is all the time the same & simply boring. Another problem is AI - enemies are simply dumb. The only tactic they know is: get in shooting range & shoot till death. That's pretty bad for a game, where 99% content is shooting enemies. Did I mention there is no possibility to set difficulty level?

    tl;dr: non existent story, repetitiveness, extremely dumb AI (in a tactic game!!). Not even worth your time.
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