SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition
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SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition is a fantastic port of a fantastic game, and it fits perfectly on the Switch. Deep, engaging gameplay and stylish presentation combine to make this one of the standout indie releases of the year; this is a great example of a well put-together game. If you are at all a fan of strategy games, or are just looking for a fun diversion to occupy your time over the next couple weeks, pick up this game. It puts a neat twist on standard turn-based strategy gameplay, and stands as another fantastic entry in the SteamWorld series.
SteamWorld Heist bought me after fifteen minutes of fun, and regret after turning off the console compensated for the launch of the edition on PlayStation Vita. I do not regret a single penny spent on this small, but unusual work. That's my best invested money in June.
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Image & Form would have committed an unforgivable crime to deny the joy of playing its Steamworld Heist even to all the owners of Playstation 4 and Vita: after all, we are talking about one of the most eccentric and entertaining turn-based strategic of recent times.
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SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition executes tactical, turn-based combat well and greatly improves on the original, all while adding the latest DLC into the equation, which is essentially more icing on the cake.
SteamWorld Heist has always been a great game and the Switch version might just be the best way to experience it.
SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition brings together everything that made the original release such a breath of fresh air in a crowded turn-based strategy field, and adds in all the post-release content to well and truly make this live up to its name. With perfect touch-screen controls throughout in handheld mode, added to the already excellent controller support from other iterations, this is easily one of the most accessible games in the genre, and definitely one of the most enjoyable on Nintendo Switch, full stop.
Despite having an art style similar to the SteamWorld games, this is a completely different take on the SteamWorld series with a focus on turn-based strategic battles offering a good amount of challenge with procedurally generated levels.
With five difficulty levels and randomly generated ships, I can honestly recommend SteamWorld Heist to anyone. The world is rich, the combat is engaging and the portability of the Switch pairs perfectly with the short missions (even if the game is beautiful on a big TV). Plug in your headphones and play this game.
SteamWorld Heist is a must-have game on the Nintendo Switch, and since it's available as SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition, you get the main game and all DLC in a single download for a very affordable price. If you're a fan of SteamWorld Dig, or of its sequel (the aptly named SteamWorld Dig 2), and want to dive into an adventure that is different but just as fun, and set in the same SteamWorld universe, then you should download this game today. I highly recommend it since you'll be spending dozens of hours completing the whole game and its DLC missions. And once you've finished the game, you can dive right back in thanks to its New Game+…
SteamWorld Heist is a decent length when factoring in the wide range of difficulty settings, and the fact you will be playing some missions a few times. Essentially, this is a well-made squad-based strategy that gives a choice: go in guns blazing…. or go in gun blazing. While the game is heavy on the tactics, it's never heavy on subtlety. It's nice it wastes little time, but it also suffers from a lack of diversity because of it. It's thus probably better for those looking for a game to play on/off rather than binge over.