RESEARCH and DESTROY
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While Research and Destroy has a few flaws and comes across as way better when playing in co-op, it can't be denied that it's still a great blend of action and strategy, one that embraces classic science fiction and crafts spectacular moments of action out of it, eight seconds at a time.
Despite those flaws, anyone looking for an entertaining mix of turn-based action will have a fun time with it. Just like the Saturday morning cartoons that inspired this game that you all enjoyed as a kid; they might not be the best TV shows, but they did the job of providing happy entertainment. Sometimes that can be enough to be satisfied for the day, and Implausible Industries has created something similar to that emotion with their game Research and Destroy.
In totality, Implausible Industries has put together a solid debut title in this game. Research and Destroy has fun aesthetics and the variety it possesses makes for many hours engrossing gameplay. As long as the player is willing to change their style, this game has a lot of replay value where no one battle is the same.
Underneath the humorous and colourful, comic-book like exterior of RESEARCH and DESTROY, lies a challenging, but at the very same time super-approachable turn-based strategy game, which also features a unique turn-based system, where everything you do spends actual, real-time seconds, forcing you to be quick on your wits, as well as your hands. Fun as it is, it suffers from repetition, with the constantly respawning monsters adding to that problem even more, marring the tactical aspect of it all.
RESEARCH and DESTROY is a quirky and fun turn-based strategy game but one that needs a bit more work fleshing out its ideas to be great. I really liked the cartoon horror vibe of it and planning out my moves but it just grew a bit too repetitive for me over time and having respawning enemies was a poor choice in my opinion. It’s perfectly playable solo but if you can this is one of those games best experienced in co-op.