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The Mad-Max-meets-FTL concept is entertaining for a bit, but the constant and unwavering combat gets repetitive fast – even with the customization
I'm frustrated that there's a great game here, laid a little low by grind, by sub-racing game insta-death factors and irritating, quote-drenched dialogue. This is, at heart, a small and simple game which tries to make itself bigger with unnecessary frippery rather than expanding its worthy core. It's perfectly serviceable as a land-based remix of FTL, but your next great, chaotic adventure Convoy is not. Yet.
'Convoy' may stick a little too closely to the roguelikes it aims to emulate, but it is nonetheless an enthralling and addictive indie title with plenty of challenge.
Convoy is a decent game with a very clear vision in its design that will no doubt appeal to players who want a randomised tactical experience but unfortunately doesn't do enough with its systems to keep the game from turning into a repetitive, visually bland grind.
Convoy name-checks some heavy hitting properties, but manages to be more than the sum of its parts.
Whether you end comes in 15 minutes or 2 hours, Convoy lets you tell your own story of hardship on the uncaring tarmac of this turbulent world. Whether you face off against a clandestine corporation or pistol-waving loon, your own story has the timeless value that any anecdote can carry.
Convoy's motor knocks and the suspension is a little stiff, but that doesn't stop it from being an enjoyable drive.
Convoy is a great idea executed with mixed success. Visually and aurally, it's pretty gorgeous, but the gameplay feels too unpolished and simplistic to do justice to its scenarios.
Retro minimalistic titles with great soundtracks and gameplay gimmicks were a fresh breath of air just two years ago, but since then the mobile and download markets have been weighted down with them. While Convoy could easily and mistakenly be wrote off as another 'clone', one of the most challenging and grittiest indie titles of the year would be missed out on. If Mad Max: Fury Road turns out to be half this good, I'll be set for life.