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Iron Danger - Review @ COG

by Hiddenx, 2020-04-07 19:45:27

COG checked out the tactical RPG Iron Danger:

Iron Danger Review – A Perfectionist’s RPG

Iron Danger Review

If you’ve played a fair amount of RPGs you probably have abused quick-saving at least a few times in your life. Saving between every move, making sure everything is perfect, or reloading to just a few seconds prior when something goes wrong. It’s a little exploit-y but we accept it as part of playing hard RPGs. Well, what if I told you Iron Danger is a game built around that exact principle? With challenges balanced around your ability to rewind and without the annoying load times. No exploits here! Just good old perfectionist fun.


I feel like in many ways we’ve entered an era of meta-design, where entire games are built around challenging or redefining tried-and-true mechanics. I see Iron Danger falling into that legacy and, in such context, I think it’s a game that is easier to appreciate for veteran players of the genre. I don’t mean to say that this game is inaccessible to newer gamers. Certainly, the low-stakes nature of it can accommodate them quite well. However, if you are a lover of RPG games such as Divinity: Original Sin 2, and are a frequent abuser of the quick-save button like me, you’ll find Iron Danger quite fun and refreshing.

Score: 79/100

Information about

Iron Danger

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Steampunk
Genre: Tactical RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released