Into the Breach - Turn Based Strategy


#503

I’ve started to get the hang of this, and had my first victory using Blitzkrieg. So much fun. I’ve started a run using the Rusted Hulks now, and they are also quite fun. I love the Jet Mech.

My time traveller has +3 Grid Defense and +1 Reactor Power, which is really neat. I had one that reduced all damage taken, but he was killed in the final mission. This game is incredible.


#504

It really is. I am jealous of where you are on your journey with it!


#505

Pro Tip for the Switch version, in case there are others as dense as me: if you click and hold the right stick, it shows the order of enemy attacks. It’s a small thing that can be critical in some situations.


#506

Whoa, thanks! I’ve been in situations where I wanted that info.


#507

I’m baffled how anyone could have been playing without it. I use it constantly.


#508

If there is any indicator about this feature in the Switch version, I missed it.

I understand that the PC version has some sort of indicator that shows the order on mouseover, so it’s more obvious.


#509

FWIW I didn’t notice it for a while on PC either.


#510

Wow, yeah I can’t imagine playing without that. It’s crucial for orchestrating turns where the vek shoot each other.


#511

Admittedly, I knew it was a thing before I started playing, but it was one of the first things I made sure I knew how to do.


#512

#513

Quick question about the GOG version for Windows-- does it come with the OST as some GOG-sold games do, or do you have to buy it separately – it doesn’t mention anything on the store page.


#514

You can check that on their store page, under the “Goodies” category, they list what is bundled with the game. In this case, no OST (only wallpaper, manual and… “quickstart”?), but I confess I wouldn’t mind that, as I find the music very serviceable during the game, but not quite listenable outside of it.


#515

Already own this but am tempted to get it on the Switch as well now that we have one in the house.


#516

Thanks for the info-- I’m looking at the store page (browser version) and struggling to see where the “goodies” entry is, though.


#517

It used to be conveniently on the right side, but since their “redesign” (that’s what they call it), it’s lost along the kilometers of scrolling junk there. I think it is usually found between some marketing waste of text and the reviews.


#518

I can’t even…


#519

Weird. I’m looking everywhere on the page. Even temporarily turned off Ublock Origin and refreshed the page. Still not there. Maybe it shows up in GOG Galaxy.


#520

Here neither. I have no idea!
Edit: ah, I get it, GOG’s site being an horrible mess, it sent me to “Into the Stars” when I clicked “Into the Breach”.
No goodies for Into the Breach, at all, which is meant by having no Goodies category.


#521

I started this 3 days ago and somehow have 17 hours into it. I beat it once on Hard with a custom squad and uninstalled before it sucked away more time!


#522

I’m about 100 hours in. The interface is obscure in places, the retro graphics do nothing for me, and the randomness of incoming enemy movement can put you in an untenable situation depending on the loadout.

… and I am there for it. The game loop is smooth and it just excels with a simple rule set that gets you thinking creatively. I can do a really smart turn but end it nervously because I left a unit near a corner and maybe ineffective next turn.