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Arma Tactics
Top-down letdown
by Chris Schilling 16/9/2013
Product: Arma Tactics
Publisher: Bohemia Interactive
Format: Android, iPhone, iPad
Genre: Strategy
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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Is this the start of a trend? Call of Duty: Strike Team repurposed a console FPS into a top-down strategy game, and now we have Arma Tactics, a turn-based take on another popular shooter series.

It does a little more than Strike Team to embrace its new genre: where that game was a curious hybrid of first-person blasting and overhead planning, this is a full-on TBS, albeit one that attempts to stay close to the Arma ethos of challenge and authenticity.

On paper, it looks like a smart idea. But as any good general knows, it's no use having a plan if you can't execute it well, and it's here where Bohemia Interactive comes unstuck. ...
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A fine idea, but technical flaws, uneven difficulty and an almost total absence of logic ruin what could have been a great strategy game
Audio/visual: 7
Gameplay: 5
Value: 6
Innovation: 5
Overall: 5
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