LifeisXbox’s Battlecruisers review |Some of us are still stuck at home and would fancy having a little blast, right? Here I am to present you with a great alternative to watching yet another series: Battlecruisers is this exceptional Real-Time Tactics/Strategy game made by the lovely people over at Mecha Weka. But how short and how enjoyable is this game? And is it worth the 5 euro price tag? Let’s figure that out together, shall we?
We played Battlecruisers for 3 hours on PC.
What we liked!
- Little story: There isn’t much to say, but Battlecruisers gave me some laughs in the short dialogues presented every time you start a new battle. They are just one of a kind, and quite a few people in the review section enjoyed it too, so if you are looking for a laugh, you will probably find some joy here!
- Sound: Battlecruisers comes with their own music tracks, which you can buy separately if you want to have them available to you offline. That being said, the music is excellent. It isn’t too distractive, nor is it repetitive. It also feeds into a mood which is required to play the game: tactical planning.
- Graphics: Battlecruisers looks absolutely stunning on my ultrawide monitor. Yes, it isn’t that hard to do so. Still, Mecha Weka has made great use of their available spacing on my display to fill it with significant looking effects and a good-looking cruiser!
- Potential: It may be controversial, but one of my biggest problems with Battlecruisers is that it is short. You have 25 different levels, each fighting an AI with a different ship/strategy, but that’s it. The game is excellent, but it can be so much more. For example adding a multiplayer mode? It has this cool mechanic of stealth tech to hide your ship, so your opponent can’t see what you are doing. This screams for a PVP DLC, but there isn’t one yet. But I must say it already quite a good game.
What we disliked
- Slow ramping: The game felt just a little bit slow at the start and overly simple to defeat until you got to boss 5+ where they actually build against you. That is where it got interesting. It’s a shame since there are only 25 levels so far.
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