Narcos: Rise of the Cartels
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Developer: Kuju Ltd
Content Rating: Mature
Narcos: Rise of the Cartels will follow the events of the first season of Narcos, in a story narrated by El Patron himself, where players will take the role of the Medellin Cartel or the DEA in a tactical turn-based action adventure.
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Narcos is an OK game with few new ideas brought to the turn-based action strategy genre. But unfortunately, without difficulty tweaks or in-game saves this game starts off tough and just gets harder from there. When you can’t be too cautious or throw caution to the wind it really limits the strategy element and instead means the game relies on luck and repetition to progress.
A proper storyline from the perspectives of both the DEA and Narcos could’ve elevated the base game into something far more sumptuously involving too, but what’s here is serviceable and will readily satisfy anyone who wants to sink their teeth into a quick-fix strategy game. More disciple than patron then, but a good solid effort from Kuju despite the flaws.
All in all, Narcos is solid, but it's not a great game and it certainly had the potential to be better. It's one for the fans, and there are some good features in there (in particular, we liked the kill shot). However, strange AI decisions made the missions a bit too easy at times, and there was a lack of challenge on both a tactical and a strategical level. That said, we still enjoyed most of our time with the game, although with a few tweaks and it could have been great.