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  • Summary: A stylish blend of deck-building, turn-based tactics, and thrilling animated fight sequences in classic action-movie settings. Learn to balance your hand, momentum, and positioning to overcome the odds to defeat your adversaries. Build your deck, control the space and live to fight another day.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Jan 10, 2022
    90
    We’re only a week into 2022, but I’m extremely happy to be starting my year off with a game as fun and well put together as Fights in Tight Spaces. Though it occasionally feels like a bit of a grind, the focused gameplay and pleasing visual style make this a great game for players to come back to over and over.
  2. Dec 2, 2021
    90
    Fights in Tight Spaces is a really unique and stylish take on the deck building genre with a level of strategy on offer that will be enough to keep people coming back for a long time. Fights in Tight Spaces is worth your attention.
  3. Dec 2, 2021
    90
    The best thing I can say about Fights in Tight Spaces is that it's so easy to get lost in a run. You can start this game at 7 or 8 p.m. and it'll be midnight before you even know what's what. It takes a special kind of game for me to lay in bed overnight thinking about what my strategy will be the next day, but this one has done that. It's one of the best indie titles this year and will probably go down as one of my favorite roguelikes ever by the time this secret agent sits down to have his martini.
  4. Dec 3, 2021
    80
    Fights in Tight Spaces is one of my favourite strategy games of the year. The compelling blend of action movie sensibilities and big-brain strategic overtures means I’m struggling to put it down, and if you’re a fan of Slay The Spire or Monster Train, this is every bit as bruising a strategy game, and easily as replayable.
  5. Jan 28, 2022
    80
    Fights in Tight Spaces is an easy recommendation to any kind of gamer. It’s perfect for those new to deck-builders or for genre veterans who crave something with a different flair. Fighting game enthusiasts will enjoy the take on strategic brawls that don’t skimp on the style. As for everyone else? Who can say no to glorious aesthetics and surprisingly cerebral gameplay in a bloody beatdown package? Definitely give Fights in Tight Spaces a shot — it’s a knockout!
  6. Dec 6, 2021
    80
    Fights in Tight Spaces places itself in a unique position in the roguelike-deckbuilder genre. While the influence of games like Slay The Spire is apparent, the combat resolves in a very different way thanks to the introduction of a grid system and other turn-based tactics elements. The presentation is phenomenal and makes for an overall great game that is going to please fans of deckbuilders, tactic games and action movies buffs alike.
  7. Edge Magazine
    Dec 30, 2021
    60
    Think of it like fast-forwarding through an action movie past all the poorly written dialogue to get to the good bits. [Issue#367, p.112]

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
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  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Dec 7, 2021
    8
    Excellent and refreshing surprise, easily the best rogue like of the year (looking at you roguelords and driftlands).
    Blends Slay the Spire
    Excellent and refreshing surprise, easily the best rogue like of the year (looking at you roguelords and driftlands).
    Blends Slay the Spire (deckbuilder/path choice) and Into the Breach (positionning and tactics), and manages to make its own original game that feels/plays like neither of its models, while being just as fun and addictive. Be warned : this game is a time sink. It's hard to let go of it even though runs can be really short.
    The graphic style is simple yet very effective and stylish.
    The mechanics aren't really intuitive, but once you get them, you realize the depths of the possibilities this game has to offer (a LOT of different, balanced, and well thought out cards).
    The different decks add to the already near infinite replayability, and feel really different from one another.
    A must play for any fan of tactical roguelikes and quite possibly one of the best games of the year.
    Truly a gem in the roguelike catalogue, what an excellent surprise for a game that came out of nowhere !
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