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  • Summary: Become The Baba Yaga. John Wick Hex is a fast-paced, action-oriented strategy game that makes you think and strike like John Wick, the professional hitman of the critically acclaimed film franchise. Created in close cooperation with the creative teams behind the films, John Wick Hex isBecome The Baba Yaga. John Wick Hex is a fast-paced, action-oriented strategy game that makes you think and strike like John Wick, the professional hitman of the critically acclaimed film franchise. Created in close cooperation with the creative teams behind the films, John Wick Hex is fight-choreographed chess brought to life as a video game, capturing the series’ signature gun fu style while expanding its story universe. Players must make quick decisions and choose every action and attack they make, all the while considering their immediate cost and consequences.

    Featuring a unique blend of strategic time-based action, John Wick Hex captures the feel of the tactical combat from the films and blurs the line between the strategy and action video game genres. Perform well and progress in the main story mode to unlock new weapons, suit options and locations. Each weapon changes up the tactics you’ll use and the manner in which you’ll play. Ammo is finite and realistically simulated, so time your reloads and make the most of weapons you scavenge on the job.

    Experience an original new story set prior to the events of the films which sees John on a desperate mission to rescue Winston and Charon from a dangerous new adversary seeking his birthright. This story is brought to life by the world class voice talents of Ian McShane and Lance Reddick, reprising their iconic roles from the films, and voice acting legend Troy Baker, joining the stellar cast as the game's eponymous villain 'Hex'. John Wick Hex compliments the style of the films with a unique graphic noir art design and an original score by renowned composer Austin Wintory.
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  1. Dec 13, 2020
    73
    John Wick Hex tries to put us in the shoes of John Wick, but it succeeds partially in this: while the timeline-based gameplay is great to make us experience all the choices John faces every single second during a fight, we've got too few tactical options. The clunky animations don't help to reproduce the trademark fights choreographies, too.
  2. Dec 4, 2020
    70
    You’ll emerge from John Wick Hex on the Xbox bruised and a little scarred, but ultimately satisfied. It ambushes you with more randomness than you might like and then kicks you while you’re down, but you’ll dust yourself off and get into a flow that makes you feel like a badass. It may not be the game you expected from the John Wick universe, but it’s got enough peaks to make it worth a shot.
  3. Jan 25, 2021
    70
    While not the best movie based game out there, John Wick Hex is far from the worst as well. It’s got an interesting story that is cannon within the movies’ timeline, and some of the actual actors, aside from Keanu, reprising their roles adds some authenticity to its commitment of being more than just a simple cash grab most movie based games tend to be. While you might not feel completely like the deadly Baba Yaga from the movies, you’ll still feel like quite a badass hitman once you learn John Wick Hex’s intricacies.
  4. 65
    A movie tie-in that thinks outside of the box, John Wick Hex is an unexpected and unique strategy game with more than a few neat ideas up its impeccably tailored sleeve. Yet, a steep difficulty curve, some fiddly controls, and a frustrating sense of repetition cramp its style. However, cool heads and sharp wits will prevail.
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  1. May 24, 2021
    8
    Schnelles rundenbasierend-ähnliches Taktikspiel...ich seh's gerne als eine Mischung aus XCom und Superhot, wer die beiden Spiele mag wird auchSchnelles rundenbasierend-ähnliches Taktikspiel...ich seh's gerne als eine Mischung aus XCom und Superhot, wer die beiden Spiele mag wird auch mit diesem zufrieden sein
    Schwierigkeitsgradsoptionen gibt's im Grunde keine, nur einen "Speedmodus", oder wie der heißt, der Unterschied ist, dass man immer nur 7 Sekunden hat zu entscheiden
    Grafikstil ist schlicht, aber stimmig
    Animationen könnten abwechslungsreicher sein, stört aber nicht
    Solider Titel mit relativ einfachen Erfolgen zum Freischalten
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  2. Jan 27, 2021
    7
    John Wick Hex is a fast-paced, action-oriented strategy game that makes you think and strike like John Wick, the professional hitman of theJohn Wick Hex is a fast-paced, action-oriented strategy game that makes you think and strike like John Wick, the professional hitman of the critically acclaimed film franchise. If you’re used to turn-based strategy games, then John Wick Hex immediately pulls the rug from under you. It was always going to give you control of lone-wolf Wick rather than a squad, but it didn’t stop it from feeling alien to move one solitary unit around a map in a turn-based tactics game. Turn a corner to find yourself ambushed and there’s no one else to cover you’re back – you’re going to stay ambushed. Find yourself low on health, and there’s no opportunity to push up a different unit. John Wick Hex forces you to own your mistakes, and you will make plenty of them. The story that's told here ties nicely into the events of the John Wick movie franchise, and fans will no doubt be pleased to see the likes of Ian McShane and Lance Reddick reprise their roles as Charon and Winston, with Troy Baker also joining in the fun as the titular Hex, an angry man with a bloody score to settle. It's all told through graphic novel-style cutscenes that bookend each of the action-packed levels and, although it doesn't particularly go anywhere interesting or throw up any real surprises, it certainly gives proceedings a nice air of authenticity having the actors from the movies lend their voices to the tale – and Austin Wintory's score does a wonderful job of setting the right mood. Expand