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- Command a star-spangled strike team against an alien threat
- Harness the power of steam to strategize and annihilate
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Command a star-spangled strike team against an alien threat
Command a strike team of unexpected heroes - assembled by Abraham Lincoln himself - to defend Earth against an alien invasion. Harness the power of steam to scout, surprise, and annihilate enemies in this star-spangled blend of turn-based strategy and action gameplay. Only you can outwit and outgun this otherworldly threat. Take ‘em out, agents.
From the creators of the critically-acclaimed Fire Emblem and Advance Wars series comes a new take on tactical strategy. Battle through globe-spanning, alien-infested battlefields using a customizable four-member team comprised of diverse characters including folk-hero John Henry, adventurous Tom Sawyer and, the lion from Oz? Each character has a unique weapon and ability, so you’ll have to strategically manage their steam gauges as you take cover, set up ambushes, and unleash powerful counter-attacks. It’s up to you to decide the best way to use your available steam power to perform heroic actions. It’s Lincoln versus aliens and I wouldn’t want to be the aliens.
By tapping an existing Fire Emblem amiibo character like Marth or Ike, or an upcoming one like Robin or Lucina, on the touch screen of the New Nintendo 3DS XL system, players can enlist their help in battle as playable characters.
Use planning and strategy to outflank and outsmart the enemy in fully 3D battlefields. Send an agent to higher ground to get a better vantage point, but be careful not to spread your team too thin.
Battle through alien-infested maps by choosing using a four-member team comprised of diverse characters that have unique abilities and weapons, including folk-hero John Henry, adventurous Tom Sawyer, the lion from Oz and more.
Experience a new turn-based action strategy game from Intelligent Systems, the company behind the critically-acclaimed Fire Emblem and Advance Wars series.
Launch S.T.E.A.M., an elite team of steam-powered special-forces soldiers, to save the world from an alien menace. In this new blend of action and strategy, our commandos use steam power stored in special backpacks to move into position and fire an arsenal of distinct weapons. Pick your team members and load out, then use strategy to decide the best way to approach this steampunk-inspired battlefield.
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Still, I enjoyed it enough to play through, and once you figure out how to work with the limitations of the system it's not so bad.
The game is a turn-based 3rd person shooter/strategy. You aim and fire manually for your characters, which is much easier if you have a *new* 3ds with the second thumbstick or a circle pad pro. If not, you use the touchscreen or (try to) use the a/b/x/y buttons to move the camera. Once your turn is over, the enemy has their turn. It takes awhile and you are restricted to what your characters can see (no map) so it can feel like you're just waiting. There is an update available that speeds it up and it makes the game flow a bit better. It's a challenging game, much like it's cousin Fire Emblem, sometimes you're one bad call away from losing. Mentioning F.E.: if you're lucky enough to own the Marth, Ike, Robin, or Lucina amiibos they unlock that character in the game.
I think it's worth saying that the characters and story are absurd and there will probably never be another game story like this again. President Lincoln runs an organization consisting of famous literary characters who use steam-punk technology to fight an invasion of Cthulhu aliens (all of which is depicted in a comic-book art style). The story won't win any awards, but it frames the action perfectly.
The game has flaws but if you like strategy games Codename STEAM is a steal at it's current price of $16.
Perhaps for a TLDR summary that's a bit off-color, if you enjoyed the movie Inglorious Bastards for it's rewriting of history, I can imagine that you would enjoy this game. ;)