Real-time strat­egy done right in Bad North

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Plau­si­ble Con­cepts is a three-per­son stu­dio that has been able to dis­til the essence of real-time strat­egy into an ex­tremely pure form. In many re­spects, the team is fol­low­ing in the foot­steps of Sub­set Games here, a two-per­son out­fit that re­de­fined the genre with FTL: Faster Than Light and Into The Breach. There are, in some re­spects, some sim­i­lar­i­ties be­tween the stu­dios’ games, although Bad North’s fan­tasy set­ting keeps it feel­ing fresh and en­gag­ing. FTL fans may be par­tic­u­larly delighted to see that Bad North makes use of a map full of nodes be­tween each bat­tle as your troops get a fleet­ing mo­ment of rest; with an­gry Vik­ing warriors hot on your tail, it’s here where you can se­lect your next des­ti­na­tion as you at­tempt to make your es­cape for the area.

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