Into The Breach Reviews
The follow-up to FTL is just as punishing - and just as elegant.
The wide variety of mech and pilot abilities make Into The Breach's tactical combat deep, satisfying, and replayable. Every turn creates a new complex puzzle, and though sometimes there's no perfect solution, finding the best way to minimize damage creates frequent eureka moments as you learn to make the most of the abilities you're given to work with. It's a small-looking tactics game that's kept me playing more intently than most big ones.
Exacting, agonising, challenging, and intensely rewarding, Into the Breach delivers in the tiniest package the most perfectly formed tactics around.
An almost perfectly formed strategy game, that hides near infinite variety and depth beneath its deceptively simple presentation.
The simple presentation belies a deep and engaging gameplay loop that unfolds over multiple playthroughs, as new unlocks completely change required tactics
Subset Games' FTL follow-up is a pristine and pragmatic tactical gem with dynamic conflicts that will inspire you to jump Into the Breach again, and again, and again.
It may be a hard game, but the temptation to improve was irresistible. I didn't want to stop playing.
I enjoyed my time with Into the Breach, and it's a great game to pick up and play for a few minutes at a time. I hope that it finds its way to mobile devices or the Nintendo Switch because it would be perfect for playing on the go.
Into the Breach is a mechanically perfect game that is surrounded by mediocre design decisions. I absolutely adore the tactics-style gameplay and how simplistically the game can convey so much information. But with the only run variance being the three pilotable mechs and the potential upgrades, things just start to feel "same-y" after not too long. For those, like myself, who can easily fall in love with intelligently designed mechanics, there is a lot to love about Into the Breach, but it's not as well-rounded as it could be.
Into The Breach is a fantastic example of how you can play around with an established genre. Taking turn-based strategy and letting you see what is about to happen changes everything about what would normally play out. The feeling of intellectual superiority you feel when you outsmart the aliens is incredible and will keep you playing through every loss you will experience. Best of all the bite-size maps fit onto the Switch so perfectly that the idea of playing it on a PC is absurd. This is a game made for a handheld, and damn is it good.
I enjoyed my time with the game well enough -- just don't expect to be converted if you're not already into these types of adventures.
Into the Breach sticks with you even when you're not playing it. You rewind every step you'd made thinking about differents solutions while you reset once more the time line thinking "this time will be the good one". Spoiler: "it won't"
Review in Spanish | Read full review
A good roguelite strategic game with focus on tactics and on the rise of the personal ability. Unfortunately there are same balancing problems, but nothing that could ruin the experience.
Review in Italian | Read full review
If you play PC video games at all whatsoever, buy Into the Breach.
One of the best strategy games on the market, bringing a unique sense of fun to the genre. A must-play title.
I cannot currently think of any reason why I would ever uninstall Into The Breach
Pitting giant mechs against alien bugs, this winningly focused post-apocalyptic spree eschews resource management in favour of living moment by moment
It may not consume your whole year like FTL did, but Into The Breach is a tighter and more concentrated experience that's well worth the money.
Subset Games are the leading authority of addictive puzzle games, and Into the Breach is their magnum opus: game over after game over, you'll discover a puzzle game capable of keeping you engaged and entertained. Into the Breach needs to be slowly savoured, tasted and finally loved. Unless you hate the genre, that is.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Into The Breach blends turn-based strategy and puzzles games on such a tiny, yet perfect scale that it has raised the bar for both genres at the same time.