Into the Breach for the Nintendo Switch is about the remnants of human civilization are threatened by gigantic creatures breeding beneath the earth. You must control powerful mechs from the future to hold off this gigantic creature threat. Each attempt to save the world presents a new randomly generated challenge in this turn-based strategy game from the makers of FTL.
Being a huge tactical RPG fan I was a bit wary of the hype surrounding this game. You command a 3 mech team, tasked with removing the Vek scum. You then pick an island to land on, and then pick the level. Each level consists of an isometric grid, featuring some obstacles, buildings, and of course the Vek themselves. The main objective is to survive each level and make sure not to lose too many buildings, this will result in too much power loss and a level loss.
Rep points can then be used between islands to buy upgrades and weapons for your mechs. So, the planning of levels can take some getting used to, the random generation of Vek means that to stop them from attacking the buildings requires some forward thinking. I failed the first level 10 times before I realised I can block the Vek with the mechs, allowing me to attack them, or take the brunt of their attacks.
Into the Breach – Nintendo Switch
Each kind of Vex has a different move amount and attack. The more you play the more you will find ways to make the Vek take each other out. Which is as satisfying as it sounds. The most helpful thing I can say is to make sure you are aware of the level objective. I spent to much time trying to save my mechs, where actually a sacrificed mech can save the level. As long as you have one mech, with one bit of life at the end you have won.
I found this plays best in handheld mode. Though it works fine in docked mode, the handheld offers a closer experience. Into the Breach is a fantastic game. It’s not for the faint of heart as it requires a lot of time dedication. Its such a fun game to play, and involves a lot of thinking. Finally, check out our other Gaming reviews.
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