Phoenix Point: Behemoth Edition
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On paper it does everything XCOM does and more, but poor balancing and overcomplicated rules means it's just not as much fun.
An SRPG big hitter just got bigger, but did it get better? If you are up to the challenge, this is the best the genre has to offer on PS4.
Phoenix Point: Behemoth Edition offers the same wealth of content available on the PC, and the controller support is good enough for those willing to overlook some fiddly inventory and menu management. However, the technical performance is far beneath what it should be, so your best bet is to wait for the promised patches to arrive, or simply enjoy a smoother ride on PC if you can.
The changes that have been to the formula that was created for XCOM are welcome ones, and hopefully this isn’t just a one-off adventure into this universe.
Phoenix Point manages to blend the very numbers-based approach of classic X-Com with some of modern XCOM's streamlining. The result is a colossal, cavernous tactical strategy game that struggles to hold its shape at times. Its wealth of information and systems requires patience, but if you can persevere, it's very much worth the time.
I had been waiting for a long time for the launch of Phoenix Point on Xbox, and as I said at the beginning of this analysis, the wait has been worth it. Phoenix Point is everything we could expect from a new installment of the mythical X-COM saga, the only thing that instead of being called X-COM 3, is called Phoenix Point.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Phoenix Point can be hard to even start up on the PlayStation, but there is still the potential of enjoying the game for how the story plays out. In the future, I hope that many of the bugs for Phoenix Point on the PlayStation 4 are fixed.
Phoenix Point is a good game, but marked by a series of issues that truly limit its quality. The technical issues make it so even the most hardcore fan has a hard time enjoying the many good ideas it has.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
I'm sorry to say that Phoenix Point: Behemoth Edition is a good game in a bad edition. A lot of problems here. If you have a high tolerance for any shortcomings, you can try. Otherwise, wait for corrections, but these will need a lot.
Review in Polish | Read full review
It definitely has its issues but I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Phoenix Point: Behemoth Edition. From its clever battle mechanics to its depiction of a world at the brink of utter annihilation; it's one immersive and exceptionally rewarding SRPG.