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Capes - Review @ PC Gamer

by Hiddenx, 2024-05-28 16:51:23

PC Gamer checked out the upcoming Capes:


Every hero has their unique super-strengths in this wonderfully intense turn-based strategy game.

All the best superhero teams have one thing in common: everyone has their role. While Wolverine's charging in, claws flashing, Cyclops is up on a ridge shooting down lasers, Iceman is zipping around freezing foes, Jean Grey is delving into a supervillain's mind, and Colossus is body-blocking energy blasts. 

That's what your squad of superheroes feels like in Capes as you're directing them in turn-based battles. From teleporter Rebound to psychic Mindfire to speedster Mercurial, each character is wonderfully distinct, and securing victory means combining their unique powers to enhance their strengths and cover their weaknesses.


Really, though, it's not the story that pulls you along - it's the depth of strategy on offer. The drama isn't in the cutscenes, it's in every nail-biting turn as you try and figure out the perfect combo to get you out of another fine mess. It can be a serious challenge - if you're the kind of person who hates the idea of reloading the same mission multiple times looking for the right approach, this probably isn't for you. But meet it on its own terms and Capes will give you 20-30 hours of wonderfully substantial and engrossing superhero strategy.  

An awkward story doesn't hold Capes back from being one of the best turn-based strategy games of recent years.

Score: 80/100

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Information about


SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Technofantasy
Genre: Tactical RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released