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What can it be? A turn-based plan variant of the Netflix TV show.
Expect to pay: $20/#15. 49
Developer: BonusXP
Publisher: En Masse Entertainment
Reviewed on: Intel i5-3570K, Nvidia GTX 970, 16GB RAM
Multiplayer? No
Link: Steam

I like games, and that I really like The Dark Crystal, but going right into this adaptation of the Netflix TV series, I was fairly skeptical of this notion of squishing both together. It is a joy to report, then, that although Age of Opposition Techniques never completely justifies the mix, it is a much richer and more significant sport than I anticipated.

For those unfamiliar, the series (itself spun from a 1982 cult film ) occurs in a strange dream world, represented mostly through puppetry and animatronics, in which the small and calm Gelflings are obscured from the parasitic, parasitic Skeksis. The game broadly retells this story, with a couple brand new diversions of its own, however in a sense jumbled and short enough that anybody who has not watched the series will probably be completely missing from begin to finish. 

With a small explanation for the uninitiated, and not enough new elements to please any enthusiast searching for important improvements to the canon, the storytelling mainly falls flat. However, where the game excels is in its own action.

(Picture credit: En Masse Entertainment)

As you advance upon the campaign map, you set together parties of personalities –by a full roster roster of characters in the series and new developments –to combat in turn-based conflicts. Due to clear demonstration, a very simple interface, along with a generous reverse button, the plan is pleasingly available, while still complicated enough to maintain its amazingly chunky 20 hour ). 

A point challenges you to line up boulders and whack them to burrows to stem a wave of enemy beasts, such as a giant game of Gelfling snooker.