Absolute Tactics: Daughters of Mercy Reviews
Absolute Tactics: Daughters of Mercy works phenomenally well as a turn-based strategy game. Although its Spanish translation is its Achilles heel, the main adventure is fun, solid and improves as we advance levels.
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Absolute Tactics: Daughters of Mercy is a solid SRPG but in a year that has offered a lot of choice in this genre you can find better options out there. This one offers a lot of content and ways to build your party but it doesn’t have enough variety in that content nor a strong narrative to really stand out from the pack. I would probably recommend this to those less familiar with the genre as I think they would enjoy it more than veterans.
Absolute Tactics: Daughters of Mercy is a solid entry-level tactical RPG that just needs…more. More enemies, more level variety, and a more compelling story. Newcomers to the genre will find a lot to like here; experts, your mileage may vary.
Overall, Absolute Tactics: Daughters Of Mercy is a good SRPG that is dragged down by its subpar story. The gameplay here is good and fans of the this genre will find a lot to love here. The story being the way it is really hurts this, since most of these games you are driven to complete the story maps to see how it progresses. The bad writing here makes you not really care halfway through, so it begins to feel tedious. I spent right around 17 hours with this one on normal difficulty, but this will vary depending on the level of difficulty you choose to play on. It’s hard for me to fully recommend this one at the $24.99 price tag, unless you are just a hardcore Strategy RPG fan. That being said, if you snag this one up on sale down the line you will probably find things you enjoy about it.
The gameplay in Absolute Tactics: Daughters of Mercy was close to being interesting. Its scope is very limited and the various soft-locks encountered were frustrating and time-wasting. Some of the technical issues were ironed out, but risk of them happening still looms while navigating the confusing menus and esoteric UI.
It’s really just the storytelling that lets Absolute Tactics down, but unfortunately, this isn’t a genre where you can easily hide poor writing. Unless you have a particularly high tolerance for the literary equivalent of dragging nails down a chalkboard, this is one you should probably pass on.