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  • Summary: Iron Danger is a tactical combat game with a unique time manipulation mechanic. A never before seen combination that combines the tactical depth of turn-based games with the exciting action of real-time games.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Mar 24, 2020
    90
    Iron Danger is a fun game that takes us to fantasy Finland and lets us play with time. This is a surprisingly good combination before you take interactive environments and the vibrant art style into account. If you want to play a fantasy RPG that’s lighter on the RP and heavier on G(ameplay), try this one out.
  2. Mar 25, 2020
    83
    Iron Danger feels like a breath of fresh air for CRPGs. While not a perfect game, its unique, time-based combat system is a pure joy to play with and worth the price of admission alone.
  3. May 7, 2020
    80
    The battle system that allows you to turn back time and retry is well done, and once you manage to stylishly defeat enemies after a long session of trial and error, it feels great. While the game offers many different situations to keep things fresh, sadly its story is not as captivating as its gameplay.
  4. Apr 2, 2020
    74
    Iron Danger is based on an interesting time-traveling that sometimes works great, and sometimes doesn’t. If you like the genre, though, it’s worth a try, as it offers something hard to find in other similar games.
  5. Apr 8, 2020
    70
    Iron Danger is a fascinating game to try and assign a score to. It is really based around one core concept, and however far that concept takes you is how much mileage you'll get out of it. Jumping back and forth through time using mechanics reminiscent of audio or video editing software can be a unique tactical puzzle. That said, Iron Danger lacks the polish or depth to appeal much beyond that interesting concept. A lot of people will have fun with Iron Danger, but I could also see it being a game that many load up and ultimately bounce off of.
  6. Mar 28, 2020
    70
    Iron Danger has a couple of staggering flaws such as a lack of motivation, character progression or a good story. That being said, the well thought out battles and the rewarding challenge make the title a compelling strategy game.
  7. Mar 23, 2020
    60
    Iron Danger is a unique tactical game unlike most others out there. Clocking in at around 12 hours long, it doesn't overstay its welcome. It's an interesting take on a tactical style, but I don't think it will leave a lasting impression on me.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Mar 28, 2020
    10
    After half an hour, I was already hooked—great fun without getting frustrated, I can always fix my mistakes.
  2. Apr 5, 2020
    10
    Great game, music is awesome and graphics are good. The story is interesting all the way from the beginning to the end.
  3. Mar 25, 2020
    10
    Love the athmosphere. Some of the scenes seem breathtaking. The music and sounds fit well. Some scenes seem complex and start to annoy you,Love the athmosphere. Some of the scenes seem breathtaking. The music and sounds fit well. Some scenes seem complex and start to annoy you, but solving them is definetely worth it. I don't know if playing another round brings you anything really new, but gonna let my friends take a shot.

    I'd also like to see a game like this in a totally different age and world.
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  4. Apr 3, 2020
    9
    Adventure game that is heavily inspired by the TRPG and Puzzle genre, with a unique time-manipulation mechanic that is super rewarding andAdventure game that is heavily inspired by the TRPG and Puzzle genre, with a unique time-manipulation mechanic that is super rewarding and turns more interesting as you progress through the game and gain more levels.

    Characters seems interesting, though the dialogue is not always respecting me as the player to figure our what's happening as they are stating pretty obvious stuff. Most of the time it's entertaining and giving you some giggles.

    The combat takes away the "mistake" factor from the game, you can try and optimize your strategy until you find a way to get out of the situation without taking damage. At first it feels weird but you get the hang of it quite quickly and then it becomes super rewarding.

    You get upgrades to skills and characters after almost every level, so you have something new to bring to battle each level. I understand that this level approach is kinda weird and old-school for a modern game, but it didn't bother me and the length of the levels and phasing is good.

    Enemy variation is good, level design seems interesting and diverse, animations seem good and the game looks awesome in 4k with maxed out graphics.

    The music in the game is very good and brings a lot of atmosphere / character to the different scenarios of the game. I like that they gave the music a big role in this game to set the mood of an level with a wide variety of songs to listen to while finding solutions for your fights.

    Some people are complaining about lack of character levels and gear to customize and after 3 hours in the game i don't need it, the game has other systems to reward the player. I don't just expect it to be a full blown trpg, if you look at it as a adventure/puzzle game with rpg elements your expectations will more likely get.

    Highly recommend this game, first chance in a modern game to get a grasp of Finnish folklore and a great job from the studio.
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  5. May 24, 2020
    9
    Interesting combat mechanic, good story, great lore and awesome voice acting. It took me 17 h to finish it on high difficult. Sometimes itInteresting combat mechanic, good story, great lore and awesome voice acting. It took me 17 h to finish it on high difficult. Sometimes it harsh, poor optimized but for the first game in a new studio it's fantastic. Expand
  6. May 25, 2020
    8
    Iron Danger je v mnoha ohledech jiná hra. To ve skutečnosti poznáte už po pár vteřinách, kdy hlavní hrdinka , mladá Kipuna, zemře. JenžeIron Danger je v mnoha ohledech jiná hra. To ve skutečnosti poznáte už po pár vteřinách, kdy hlavní hrdinka , mladá Kipuna, zemře. Jenže dostane druhou šanci. Sice musí ve své hrudi nosit magický střep, ale odměnou se jí stávají magické schopnosti. To ovšem není jediné, co je na Iron Danger jiného a inovativního.

    Jak totiž zjistíte o dalších pár sekund později, hra nabízí neskutečně zábavný a originální systém soubojů. Úlomek, který Kipuně zůstal v hrudi, totiž dal jí i jejím blízkým možnost manipulovat časem.

    Hrátky s časem

    Co to v praxi znamená? V jakémkoliv souboji máte manipulační prostor 5 vteřin, během kterých můžete vracet čas. Možná to nezní tak úžasně. Ale úžasné to je. I když to s sebou nese i jistá negativa. Najednou se před vámi otevírají úplně nové brány. Hratelnost nabývá takřka gigantických rozměrů.

    Proč? Představte si to. Žádný souboj neprohrajete. Nikdy nezemřete. Tedy… zemřete mnohokrát, ale ne doopravdy, protože přece můžete vracet čas! Ano, teoreticky je možné z každého souboje vyváznout bez škrábnutí. Protože víte, kdy a jak váš oponent zaútočí. Kombat probíhá v jakési tahové variantě, ve které právě máte možnost manipulovat s časem.

    Celá recenze na https://gamesmag.cz/recenze-iron-danger/
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  7. Nov 23, 2021
    4
    La idea de Iron Danger de jugar con el tiempo es muy buena, sin duda... pero una frase que empieza así siempre llega a un pero, y en este casoLa idea de Iron Danger de jugar con el tiempo es muy buena, sin duda... pero una frase que empieza así siempre llega a un pero, y en este caso es que la ejecución no lo es tanto. A priori podría parecer un juego de rol o de estrategia con mecánicas de tiempo, pero el modo en que están implementadas, lo pequeños que son los mapas, etc. hacen que en realidad sea más una especie de puzzle temporal en el que cronometrar cada acción con cuidado para un resultado óptimo más que un juego de esos géneros. El resultado es que la progresión es pobre, la historia no tiene demasiado interés ni interacción y las mecánicas a mi se me acabaron haciendo muy repetitivas muy pronto.

    Gráficamente el juego es, en el mejor de los casos, discreto. Y lo mismo se puede decir del sonido. Eso sí, al menos en mi experiencia, me he encontrado pocos bugs.

    El resultado es una idea buena que, creo, no ha sido bien ejecutada para dar una jugabilidad rica. Un 4.
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