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  • Summary: Netflix's The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance comes to life as a 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 beyondtheNetflix's The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance comes to life as a 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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Feb 4, 2020
    77
    Its beginning hours may not be exciting but once things start to open up, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics becomes a fantastic SRPG that allows for a great deal of party customization and offers plenty of varied battle scenarios.
  2. Feb 7, 2020
    75
    The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance nails the charm of the Gelflings and the world of the Dark Crystal, but fails to do anything even remotely new in the Tactics genre. Nevertheless, it’s a simple game that for a small price could be worth picking up for a quick blast of uncomplicated strategy when the strategy craving hits.
  3. 60
    The Dark Crystal fans will certainly be happy to leap back into the world originally created by Jim Henson once again with The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics, but those just looking for a new tactical RPG to play would be better suited looking elsewhere.
  4. Feb 10, 2020
    60
    The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics isn't a swing and miss, because there wasn't a swing. This is a quirky and strangely-charming world, but the game has dulled it to a bog-standard strategy game, leaving behind the technical prowess that made the show interesting, and playing it safe in a way The Dark Crystal creator, Jim Henson, never would.
  5. 55
    An okay strategy game that doesn’t take advantage of the fantastic world of The Dark Crystal. Dull missions and strange gameplay quirks make this game difficult to recommend.
  6. Feb 4, 2020
    40
    In a world where Jim Henson created lovable creations such as The Muppets and the cast seen in The Dark Crystal, it’s disappointing that their property has been wasted on a hollow combat-heavy video game.
  7. Feb 4, 2020
    40
    Someone looking for a playable, reliable turn-based tactics game will find one with The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics. It gets the job done, but does so in the most generic, unexciting way imaginable. It completely fails to take advantage of the Dark Crystal IP, and is simply not very fun to play.

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  2. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Feb 9, 2020
    5
    The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics is a Turn-Based action RPG depicting the Dark Crystal timeline during the Netflix show. MyThe Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics is a Turn-Based action RPG depicting the Dark Crystal timeline during the Netflix show. My excitement for this release slowly abated as I played the game. The Visual Presentation and Story Writing is absolutely stunning. Giving life to the Muppet filled world couldn't have been an easy task. The animations and graphics are pleasing and capture the Dark Crystal wold beautifully. Unfortunately, these became the only driving force after the first several segments of play. The story was the only thing that kept me around, as it goes into better detail about situations only hinted at in the show, and stays fairly congruent with the story presented there. The Action of combat never came to that apex, leaving you beating the same enemies, and achieving the same goals. The story progression gives you primary quests, that follow the story and optional encounters you can use to level and acquire more pearls, the in-game currency. These levels are a bit less than optional, as you will do nothing but struggle if you don't complete them, as you'll never keep scaling to the game difficulty, and you'll never afford to upgrade your gear enough. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics is a mediocre Strategy RPG wrapped in a glorious package, but it tells a necessary arc of the story. Major fans of the Dark Crystal universe need this game's story, but I don't recommend it to Strategy RPG fanatics, as it falls a bit short in gameplay. Expand
  2. Feb 16, 2020
    0
    Netflix never should have dipped their greedy child-grimed paws into the strategy game genre. What I want from turn based strategy is simpleNetflix never should have dipped their greedy child-grimed paws into the strategy game genre. What I want from turn based strategy is simple and easy to deliver upon: quick, responsive control schemes and a text based character driven story. Instead, we are given a canned world of warcraft level generic foot montage with cutscenes longer than any other and voice actors that will literally try and rip out their own hair to keep their jobs because their voice is so damaged from alcohol or other dessicant acid use. It is truly a game that seeks to be gory and lewd rather than actually strategic or fun, as it's gameplay bears no challenge or skill, and simply uses a grid mechanism because they wanted to try and get you to do team management, but the levels have no intelligent design and all the characters have mostly the same move points so you're just slamming them into each other and gaining experience. Might as well make a card game netflix, you're that predicative. Every sound effect is obnoxious and will leave you ashamed to have even booted this game up. Expand