Post by KostaAndreadis @ 04:07pm 11/07/18 | 0 Comments
August 14 for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. As per our recent hand-on preview, this is one to definitely keep and eye on - doubly so if you're a fan of the XCOM series. In Phantom Doctrine you get a lengthy single-player campaign that features turn-based missions across the globe, a cinematic story, and being able to manage a team of spies.
Here's the conspiracy-filled launch trailer. Where a wall filled with face, places, and string is pure espionage. And not Charlie Kelly level insanity.
Players lead The Cabal, a secret organization fighting back against a global conspiracy trying to control the world at the peak of the Cold War. Command your base of operations in the shadows: recruit and train agents, investigate cases, forge documents and identities, research new tech and biochemical engineering, and interrogate and brainwash enemies to gain a tactical edge.
The campaign, which is touted at running over 40 hours, let's you play as either a "a KGB counterintelligence operative or a renegade CIA wet work commando". Trust the American to get the over-the-top one-man army description. Oh, and as an added bonus the soundtrack was composed by Marcin Przybylowicz of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt fame.
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:32pm 05/07/18 | 1 Comments
Ahead of E3 we got to check out a new turn-based tactical strategy game in development. That, based on the presentation, immediately reminded us of XCOM. But the setting of the Cold War and the 1980s immediately made Phantom Doctrine feel like its own thing.
By taking control of individual spies working in the shadows, for and against government agencies, and outside of the laws that govern everyday civility, the Cold War might just be the perfect setting for a tactical game of this nature. At its core, spy-craft and espionage are intricate and often convoluted games played by government agencies outside of the scope and visibility of a country’s politicians. Getting to run your own spy headquarters and pick and choose how to decipher intel and how best to approach a mission feels authentic, even though the story being told feels like a blend of classic and purely fictional spy thrillers from the world of movies that focused on shady organisations with a dash of realistic geopolitical events.