SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition
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A score based heavily on the combat mechanics. If the art/writing had won me over, a very subjective point, it'd be breaching the 8s.
Ignoring that, the game is worth it alone for the battles. Its pool-like combat system is always entertaining and grows in complexity at a steady pace. Characters offer important diversity and new abilities allow for reckless and creative strategies. Different weapons have vastly varying effects, but after a certain point new weapons become a simple cycle of strict "+5 bonus" style upgrades.
Finding the right combo of crew mates and weaponry was where most of my fun lay, and at this the game was extremely successful. Beyond that, its up to your fledgling skills to execute on the plan - which led to many tense last-shot-or-die moments.
A fun game which didn't leave a strong mark on me, but a good game non-the-less.