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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics

En Masse Entertainment, BonusXP
Feb 4, 2020 - Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
Weak

OpenCritic Rating

62

Top Critic Average

22%

Critics Recommend

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75 / 100
IGN
5 / 10
Metro GameCentral
5 / 10
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6.3 / 10
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Critic Reviews for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics

This Netflix tie-in is an awkward adaptation, but a surprisingly smart strategy game.

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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics can be a passable, if bland, strategy RPG with great inspirations, but lacks the polish or depth to make a strong impression of its own.

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Metro GameCentral

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5 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A competent enough clone of Final Fantasy Tactics but unlike the TV show it lacks any real sense of imagination or invention.

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Too much grinding and a limited array of tactical options hold the game back

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An enjoyable addendum to The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, Tactics offers hours of strategic fun, though those familiar with the source material will get the most out of it.

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Ultimately, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics feels like two love letters in the same package. It clearly goes out of its way to deliver the narrative of the Netflix series in a reasonably solid fashion, and utilizes some of the best parts of tactical RPG games that came before to do it. That said, it misses the mark on certain elements.

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The Dark Crystal fans will certainly be happy to leap back into the world originally created by Jim Henson once again with The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics, but those just looking for a new tactical RPG to play would be better suited looking elsewhere.

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If you're a huge fan of The Dark Crystal you may get a kick from Age of Resistance Tactics, but it doesn't do nearly enough to stand out in a fairly busy genre

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