The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics
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Content Rating: Everyone10+
In The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics, you will lead a fledgling resistance of Gelfling against their oppressive overlords, the Skeksis, across more than 50 unique turn-based tactics RPG battles.
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When it comes down to it, I don’t really understand who this game is for because I can’t tell fans they’d love it and I can’t tell the uninitiated to pick it up because the story is baffling, and the gameplay isn’t great. So, even though there are aspects of the game that are solid, this one gets a hard pass from me. Hopefully, I have fewer nightmares about this game than I did about the Skeksis for pretty much my entire childhood.
With better tactics games on the market, The Dark Crystal’s foray into the strategy genre has a limited appeal. As one of the devoted franchise enthusiasts who are presumably the target audience, even I feel like it loses sight of the magic, narrative weirdness, and dark tone that makes the show so captivating. And without tactical sophistication or a meaningful engagement with the lore, I can’t recommend joining this resistance.
If you’re here for The Dark Crystal, it also doesn’t have enough love for the show to warrant slogging through hours of repetitive missions. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics isn’t fundamentally broken, and it isn’t a terrible game, but it commits the cardinal sin of simply being boring. The entire time I was playing, there was one thought that kept going through my head - I’d much rather keep watching the Netflix series instead.