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  • Summary: Netflix's The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance comes to life as a thrilling tactical strategy game!

    In The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics, lead the heroic Gelfling to restore light to the world of Thra! Experience everything the fantasy world has to offer by playing throughand going
    Netflix's The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance comes to life as a thrilling tactical strategy game!

    In The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics, lead the heroic Gelfling to restore light to the world of Thra! Experience everything the fantasy world has to offer by playing throughand going beyondthe events of the Netflix series. Encounter never-seen-before playable characters, stories, and environments.

    Over the course of 80 unique turn-based campaign battles taking place across the lands of Thra, recruit new allies and customize their forces by assigning them jobs and outfitting them with new equipment.

    Continue the Story in an Expanded World of Thra - Delve deeper into the legend of The Dark Crystal to learn more about the Gelfling clans and their histories across more than 5 diverse, modular territories. Choose from over 15 character jobs, play through reimagined and brand-new battles against the malicious Skeksis and help lead the proud Gelfling to victory.

    Gelfling Tactics - Devise unique ways for the outmatched Gelfling to fulfill their prophecy in multi-layered, turn-based tactical combat. Units can be customized for specific fights with gear, upgradable abilities and a job system. Use guile, planning and cunning to overcome superior foes!

    Highly Replayable - Replay finished battles to earn full marks or replay the entire game! Once completed, challenge New Game+ mode, keeping all progress from the first playthrough while facing more difficult versions of battles.

    Rich, Dynamic Environments - The world of Thra is a living, unpredictable environment as dangerous as it is beautiful. Dynamic events on the battlefield may create opportunities or put the Gelflings at a disadvantage, necessitating rapid changes in strategy.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Feb 5, 2020
    75
    It’s not going to rock anyone’s world, but for a cheap TV tie-in it’s a lot more engaging than it has any right to be, serving as a pleasant opportunity for any series fan to spend a few more hours in Gelfling company.
  2. Feb 11, 2020
    75
    The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics is a decent game despite some obvious flaws. If you compare it only to adaptations of movies and series - it's one of the best I've seen. The game is pretty, engrossing, reasonably priced - a must-have for all fans of the Netflix series, and a strong proposition for players keen on turn-based strategies.
  3. Feb 12, 2020
    75
    The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics ends up doing just enough for fans of both The Dark Crystal and fans of tactical RPGs. It has enough features that allow it to stand out when compared to other titles available. Sadly, the pacing of the story and battles are relatively fast, which means that you’ll continually feel rewarded, but you won’t have an attachment to the characters.
  4. Feb 14, 2020
    70
    The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance - Tactics is a fairly entertaining game, and if you’re a fan of the turn-based RPG genre or The Dark Crystal I think you would do well to give it a try. Players who have seen the Netflix series might be able to connect more to the game than I was. As a standalone game, I can only imagine the confusion that could go through a new player’s head if they hadn’t experienced any of The Dark Crystal franchise. At that point, I think it struggles as a standalone game.
  5. Feb 21, 2020
    65
    If you’re looking for a simple strategy game for your young one or a distraction from your daily life that doesn’t require your full attention, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics is the game for you but just ensure you watch the show first. If you were looking for a complex, intricate turn-based strategy RPG with a lot of nuance, story and character development, your money is better spent elsewhere.
  6. Feb 5, 2020
    61
    Solid oldschool turn based tactics game, based on the Netflix series. Lacks any highlights, both gameplay- or storywise.
  7. Feb 7, 2020
    50
    The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics is, at its very best, a mediocre game with some decent ideas - these primarily being the character customisation/job system and a few different types of battles thanks to map changes or interesting bosses that require tactical planning. However, any positives are bogged down by the silly decisions like requiring multiple clicks for every single action, even the basics, ignoring decades of turn-based tactics innovation and progression. Add onto this a barely-scraped story and an average, often lifeless, presentation and you have a game that can play well, but mostly plays slow.

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  1. Feb 6, 2020
    3
    One of the most boring turn-based RPG strategy games I have ever played in my life. I have see strategy games from 30 years ago with moreOne of the most boring turn-based RPG strategy games I have ever played in my life. I have see strategy games from 30 years ago with more substance than this. Expand