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ATOM RPG

Rating Summary

Based on 3 critic reviews
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65

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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchSep 4, 2020
PCDec 19, 2018

Developer: Atom Team

Publishers: ATENT GAMES, Atom Team

Genres: RPG, Strategy

In 1986 both the Soviet Union and the Western Bloc were destroyed in mutual nuclear bombings. You are one of the survivors of the nuclear Holocaust. Your mission - to explore the wild and wondrous world of the Soviet Wasteland. To earn your place under the sun. And to investigate a shadowy conspiracy, aimed at destroying all that is left of life on Earth. ATOM RPG is: • A powerful character creation tool, aimed at making the wasteland hero you want to portray! • A balanced roleplaying system inspired by tabletop RPGs. Each stat combination provides a unique gaming experience, unique dialogues, and new ways to solve some of the quests! • Dozens of skills, from lockpicking to gambling! • Many hours of gameplay on all sorts of locations. Meet the other survivors in a brave new settlement, built from the dust of the old world. Venture into the wilds, where mutated creatures and savage bandits lurk. Work out the secrets of an old military bunker. Or simply lose yourself, fishing at a scenic pond... • Turn-based combat inspired by classic RPGs. • Random encounters with the dwellers of the Soviet Wasteland - both friendly and dangerous. Sometimes all at the same time... • Many deep, multiple-choice dialogues that feel like real conversations with the unique NPCs of the game. • Nonlinear gameplay! Dozens of quests, each with many alternative solutions. Play the game like You want to!

ATOM RPG Critic Reviews

In my two saves, I spent enough time to acquaint myself with the systems, understand the way the world works, and became a better survivor in the world of ATOM RPG. What makes it special is the world building through the character dialogue, learning how to play characters against each other to meet your needs, and leaning into your character strengths to uncover the outcomes you're looking for. ATOM RPG isn't going to make you a cult follower in the church of CRPG, but those who are already ordained there can likely overlook its dated look and flaws to find an enjoyable experience on the Nintendo Switch.

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Fans of old-school RPGs will get a kick out of Atom RPG and its Fallout-inspired campaign but it's best to stick with the PC version.

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While Atom RPG does capture the essence of the Fallout series this console port seems to fall short of the exceptional ratings it's seen on Steam. The unintuitive controls take some guesswork, almost to the point of being frustrating, Combat feels slightly awkward as well. The RNG gods seem irritated as trying to get through a battle, early on, unscathed is a challenge. On the flip-side, it is quite playable in undocked mode (on-the-go) but be prepared to read a "lot" of small-ish dialogue text. Nevertheless, characters are filled with engaging and witty dialogue to tell a great story.

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