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Ironcast

Rating Summary

Based on 39 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

70%

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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Mar 1, 2016
Xbox OneMar 1, 2016
PCMar 26, 2015
Nintendo SwitchAug 10, 2017

Developer: Dreadbit

Publisher: Ripstone

Genres: Roguelike, Puzzle, Strategy

Inspired by Victorian era science fiction writers such as H.G. Wells and Jules Verne, Ironcast is set in an exciting alternative history; a time when refined men and women in top hats and bonnets commanded gigantic walking war machines, laying waste to the enemies of the British Empire! Take control of a 7 meter tall walking vehicle called an Ironcast and face off against an invading force of enemy Ironcast in order to defend 1880's Victorian England. Battles are fought by generating resource nodes which in turn drive the Ironcast's various weapons and systems. You must choose how to spend these nodes wisely, either offensively in order to cripple and destroy your opponents, or defensively, if they suspect a barrage of incoming weapons fire is due.

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Like most roguelikes, though, the true game is about fighting back against the randomness, and you do this with each lesson you learn about the sorts of augmentations to prioritise, and each trick you uncover for minimising battle scars and maximising scrap. If you've got the stomach for the learning curve, you can probably cut it in this army. And if you can, you'll discover a game that's tense and personable and clever.

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Ironcast is a smart and funny game that perfectly fit the Nintendo Switch library. Its roguelike mechanics, otherwise, are a bit dull.

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Ironcast is a solid strategy game, easy mechanics and a deep level of customisation makes it worth coming back to.

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A decent strategy puzzle-RPG that displays all the good bits and mitigates the bad ones, pip pip.

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