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Brass Tactics

Rating Summary

Based on 5 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

60%

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Game Information

Available on:Oculus RiftFeb 22, 2018

Developer: Hidden Path Entertainment

Genre: Real-Time Strategy

The scions have fallen - master the table, or lose the war. Experience real-time strategy as it was meant to be: in full VR. From the lead designer of Age of Empires II comes a living tabletop battlefield, where your forces are always at your fingertips. - Customize your army with dozens of units and upgrades, each with exploitable strengths and weaknesses. - Embark on a 6+ hour story campaign. - Unlimited single player vs AI, online competitive, and online cooperative modes. - Discover something new every game with 20+ uniquely crafted, hand-detailed maps. - Test your strategies against three unique AI personalities, each with four difficulties. - Let the world fade away with intuitive, comfortable controls. Solo or with a friend, it all comes down to Brass Tactics.

The game looks great -- it's awesome to get down on the ground level and watch the little dudes duke it out. Even the maps themselves look incredible. But once the novelty of "it's in virtual reality!" wears off, you are left with a mechanically-solid RTS game with a poor story, that lacks specific commands veterans will expect, and has what is likely a very small community.

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Given the lack of a true competition in this area, currently Brass Tactics is simply the best strategic experience that can be tested in VR.

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GamingTrend

Silas Curren
80 / 100
GamingTrend

As I said before, the game itself isn't new but the variations of units you can achieve with the custom rosters and upgrades coupled with the VR experience of feeling like you are part of the action really make Brass Tactics an enjoyable time. It would be nice to create larger armies and one way to accomplish that is with the tier 3 units as they do not count towards the unit cap. However, once you are able to construct those units you have effectively reached the end game of a given match. The maps are well done in terms of immersion for the VR element but they are rather straightforward in terms of "there is the enemy, attack". Having more in depth maps that boast tactical positions that could be fought over whether it would provide a resource or military advantage would add another enjoyable element to the game.

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While Brass Tactics doesn't break new grounds in the RTS formula, it stands as the best of its kind in VR today.

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