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JA: Back in Action - Review @ GameSpot

by Dhruin, 2012-03-08 22:35:44

Jagged Alliance: Back in Action has been reviewed at GameSpot. They weren't terribly impressed, as witnessed by the score of 5.5/10, but do acknowledge there's potential in there under some "aggravation":

Going back to improve on older games can sometimes muck up what worked rather than fix what was awry in the first place. That's partially the case with Jagged Alliance: Back in Action, a remake of the second game in the series that attempts to freshen up the old-school formula. It still looks and plays like a relic from the past, which may be a selling point for some, but the transition from turn-based strategy to quasi real-time combat is a bumpy one. Back in Action can be fun to play, despite the fact that it bogs you down in excessive micromanagement and bludgeons you with some mind-boggling design choices on the battlefield. It's a game that longtime PC purists will want to love, and you just might if you can tune out the frequent aggravations it throws at you.

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JA: Back in Action

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Modern
Genre: Strategy-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released