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Steamworld Heist

 

 

SCORE: 75

Steamworld Heist 

 

Image & Form has been making waves in recent years. Their most recent video game is Steamworld Heist. It has come out on the Nintendo 3DS first. Other systems will follow. I am very thankful Family Friendly Gaming was provided a download code for Steamworld Heist on the Nintendo 3DS. We were actually blessed with a code a week before it came out on the Nintendo eShop.

Steamworld Heist is a really interesting take on the turn based strategy role playing video game. Why is that? Because Steamworld Heist is in the 2D side scrolling visual look. There are plenty of doors and ladders in Steamworld Heist. Characters can hide behind barrels, barriers, and other objects. Characters can bounce their shots off of walls to hit enemies from behind.

There is violence in Steamworld Heist. The characters in Steamworld Heist are robots. They will fall apart when their health points are completely exhausted. Characters on your team will be fixed and return when you get back to your main ship. Which is really neat, and helps alleviate the violent factor in Steamworld Heist. This is one of the reasons Steamworld Heist is an 'E10+' rated video game instead of a 'T' rated video game.

The voice acting in Steamworld Heist is stellar. I love the intro commentary. It feels like a television show from the 1950s, or 1960s. That nostalgia factor is fantastic to see. I appreciate it. There are so many little innovations in Steamworld Heist that make me appreciate it. The unique game play in Steamworld Heist caught my attention and held it. The story line revolving around water is interesting. In fact water is the currency in this downloadable only video game.

Steamworld Heist is one of those video games that is so good that it deserves a physical copy. I hope to see physical copies of Steamworld Heist in the near future. The violence is the main factor in Steamworld Heist that will concern families. I like to see interesting ideas like Steamworld Heist. It works in so many ways. Note you will need to grind some to make it through certain hard levels, and you may want to play on Casual mode.
- Paul

 

Graphics: 65%
Sound: 80%
Replay/Extras: 80%
Gameplay: 80%
Family Friendly Factor: 70%

System: Nintendo 3DS
Publisher: Image & Form
Developer: Image & Form
Rating: 'E10+' -Everyone TEN and OLDER ONLY
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