Jagged Alliance: Rage!
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Developers: Cliffhanger Productions, HandyGames, THQ Nordic
Genres: Adventure, Strategy
Set 20 years after the first Jagged Alliance, this spin-off lets you experience a road trip into a jungle hell to test your mind and body to the limits!
This time it’s just you and a few allies versus an entire island ruled by a drug overlord and his crazed army.
Constantly on the brink of breakdown, faced with dehydration and no support from home, you lead a team of seasoned mercenaries against vastly outnumbering armed forces.
Use tactical brilliance and guerilla tactics to destroy their structures and strengthen the island’s population to take back what is rightfully theirs.
Do you have what it takes to rise to old glory?
2 Player online co-op mode
Deep turn-based tactical gameplay mixed with adventure elements
Choose a variety of tactics ranging from stealth to brute force
Strong character personalities with own skills, desires and personal conflicts
Rage skills: Unique character abilities that get more powerful over the course of the battle
Powerful Commanders coordinate enemy troops on the battlefields
Face terrifying experimental drugs and use them to manipulate your enemies
Jagged Alliance: Rage! - Gameplay Trailer
Jagged Alliance Rage! - Official Announcement Trailer
I found Rage pretty hard work to enjoy. Much like the mercs themselves, for every positive trait it may offer, there tends to be some frustrating problem to deal with too. The combat is rarely all that enjoyable and a game that requires so much inventory management should do so much more to make that process appeal to the player.
Jagged Alliance: Rage! is a small-budget project, which clearly lacks unique features, polishing, depth and good plot. The gameplay is too monotonous and needs elements from the first games of the series. Hopefully, THQ Nordic will allocate more funds and find professional developers for a full-fledged Jagged Alliance continuation in the future.
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