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SteamWorld Heist takes elements of tactical strategy and blends it with skill-based combat. The resulting combination is (like the robots it features) more than the sum of its parts. On top of that, Steamworld Heist is polished to a gleaming shine. Do yourself a favor and play this game.
There's a couple of ways of playing Stories: The Path of Destinies. One way is to enjoy an 8-hour, narrative focused action RPG with some really cool art, sound, and game mechanics. You'll see maybe a half dozen of the stories and have a good time. The other is to go for broke and spend dozens of hours trying to get all 24 endings. Down this path lies a lot of grinding and repetition, but a heck of a lot of replay value. As with most aspects of Stories: The Path of Destinies, the choice is yours.
Kingdom is a truly beautiful game that takes the core concepts of strategy games and cuts the genre's mechanics to the bone. This minimalism cuts both ways, leaving some parts of the game obtuse or frustratingly uncontrollable. Despite this, Kingdom is relentlessly addictive and replayable.
Even though Limbo comparisons don't hold up, Feist is excellent in every way that it is different. With sticks swinging and pine cones flying every fight feels hectic, but your feisty "fuzzball" is just tough enough to get your adrenaline pumping. Narrow escapes from dark menaces will keep you trying 'one more time' until you get scared of the dark… or you need a change of undies.
Read Only Memories is an outstanding game that seamlessly blends 30 years of adventure games and interactive fiction to tell a compelling cyberpunk story. It handles delicate social issues without being condescending or preachy. The fascinating characters and well-written plot keep the game interesting from the opening cutscene to the closing credits.
The bottom line is that Syndicate isn't as ground breaking or entertaining as Black Flag was, but it's not the mess that Assassin's Creed 3 or Assasin's Creed: Unity were. Do you need your yearly Assassin's Creed fix? Syndicate will do just fine. If you're sick and tired of the formula, though, there's nothing new here that's going to change your mind.