Jagged Alliance Back in Action is a contemporary remake of the latest title in the much-loved Jagged Alliance series of turn-based mercenary-themed strategy games.
Designed from the ground up to offer a modern gaming experience, Back in Action showcases an updated isometric 3D look and interface, highly detailed character models and a variety of new gameplay features.
Back in Action takes players to the fictitious country of Arulco, where a ruthless dictator has seized power and only a small group of rebels stand to resist her. Tasked with freeing the island from the dictator's iron grip, players will command rebel and mercenary forces while using tactical, diplomatic and economic tools to keep troops supplied and ready for the next flight, all while commanding them directly in nail-biting battles.
Back in Action's innovative "plan & go" combat system combines real-time strategy (RTS) with turn-based elements to guarantee that the intricacies of tactical warfare are rendered in dynamic, exciting gameplay. This challenges would-be commanders to master not only strategy and tactical combat, but also to maximize their team's capabilities through RPG-like character advancement.
Jagged Alliance Back In Action is a remake of Jagged Alliance 2, using the same plot and style of map locations but replacing the complicated turn based and action point system with the ability to pause the game to map out orders at anytime before watching them in real time. The gameplay is closer to Frozen Synapse, only on maps and with AI that is less supportive of it and that seems to get easily confused and that can take far too long to react to things. You can end up shooting enemies while other targets that are fairly close don't notice anything, this allows you to use more cheap strategies and gives the game more use for stealth and melee weapons than the previous games but seems out of place for the genre. Most of the more detailed commands have been removed but you can still choose to shoot at different parts of an enemy soldier's body. As a remake it adds nothing positive to the setting, mechanics, or location, not even having the cutsenes or some of the more amusing interactions that gave the game its personality and that gave character to the mercs and your allies, even opening with a hilariously bad cutscene that would looks like it should have come from the original game released over 10 years before this. The actual gameplay isn't bad and you can find something to enjoy from the micromanagement, mercenary variety, and strategy but there are better real time and turn based games in recent times and it can't compare to the games it is based on.
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