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Bomber Crew may look like a children’s game, but there’s real depth under its cartoonish facade.
Bomber Crew is an exciting, in-depth management sim with a charming style that offsets the occasionally brutal difficulty of keeping your crew alive and trying to hit a target, all in real time. A rewarding upgrade cycle makes some trial-and-error frustration worthwhile, and once you get into the groove you can lose hours to its enjoyable rhythm.
Challenging RTS game works well overall and brings you back for more, but is bogged down by some design flaws.
Overall, Bomber Crew is an awesome game. While the graphics aren't exactly the best and the gameplay can get repetitive and boring, it's still a good game to walk away from and come back to again after some time. The customization in the game is pretty advanced giving players all kinds of options and setups to go with for varying situations.
Bomber Crew takes the FTL formula to WW2, but it can be a bit of a bumpy ride.
It's cute look hides a deep and thought simulation game which will force us to be focused and to have fast reactions if we want to succeed every mission we afford. Patience and good decisions will be rewarded with flights where everyone comes back home safe. A surprisingly good game.
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Missions tend to be repetitive, but the thrill of executing them flawlessly is equally as satisfying as it is devastating when a crash whips out your entire crew. Roguelite elements throw a great wrinkle to the gameplay, but do come at the expense of light grinding when losing members of the crew or plane. Although not without blemishes, it presents an interesting and challenging take on simulator that requires quick thinking and even faster reactions.
Bomber Crew is a chaotic strategy game that puts your mental skills to the test. You will be tested often, and beating the mission is extremely satisfying. It runs great on the Nintendo Switch, although the controls are a bit harder than the mouse and keyboard. Don't sleep on Bomber Crew if you have a Switch. It is well worth the price.
Despite its unyielding nature and curiously juxtaposing approach to its characters, Bomber Crew is a sometimes thrilling and constantly rewarding title. Favouring roguelite progression, strategy and resource management over frantic arcade-style combat, if you can get past the simple, cute visuals and steep learning curve you'll find a rich, intense and satisfying experience here.
Minor gripes aside, the best way to describe Bomber Crew is (if you'll forgive the attempt at period-accurate officer-class patois) bally good fun! There's a pleasing amount of depth to the game's equally impressive array of systems and mechanics, hidden behind a charming, low-res visual style and sense of humour. While the sheer range of customisation options gives players everything they need to put their own, unique stamp on each save file. Hectic, tense, and ineffably satisfying, Bomber Crew is certainly one of the more original and entertaining indie games currently available on PS4.