Star Renegades, a roguelike tactical roleplaying game, is finally making its way to various consoles this month. Developed by Massive Damage, the same developer that worked on Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander, Star Renegades was initially a PC exclusive title. Starting on November 19, however, console users will be able to enjoy the game.
Star Renegades is a game wherein you get to control a team of rebels as they try to bring about the downfall of the evil group called The Imperium. Your squad needs to pass through various levels, each one bringing you closer and closer to the highest chain of command.
The combat and gameplay for this title is all about timing, as you have to wait for the right moment to use the squad members’ abilities in order to stop the enemies from finishing their abilities. After that, you can proceed to countering their attacks, which is called “Timeline Battle System” by the developers.
During every battle, there’s a timeline that’s displayed on the screen, and this shows when a character or enemy gets to make a move. If or when a character gets hit before their turn starts, they get pushed further back in the timeline.
If you get to knock back an enemy enough times during a turn, then they won’t be able to make a move at all. This is definitely one of the best ways to win in Star Renegades, especially if you’re facing an overwhlemingly strong opponent.
As you progress through the game, you will be able to unlock more characters, upgrade loot, abilities, and more, which will help you on your quest to overthrow The Imperium. In addition to that, the bosses you encounter in Star Renegades, along with the different environments you pass through, are procedurally generated.
Procedural generation has become more and more commonplace these days, especially in newer games. As a matter of fact, The Elder Scrolls 6 has been confirmed to make use of procedural generation as well in the creation of its expansive map.
Every stage is different and evolves alongside your team, so you definitely don’t have to worry about the gameplay getting repetitive. Even the different events and missions will have ever-changing priorities as you make progress.
What makes Star Renegades stand out is its outstanding pixel-art visuals. Massive Damage has created an aesthetically-pleasing title that mixed together both pixel art and 3D models to create a unique 2DX style.
Star Renegades’ map cycles through night and day. After hacking your way through different stages and the night catches up to you, your squad gets to set up camp somewhere and bond together by giving each other little gifts such as cards that will aid each other in battle.
These cards are pretty useful as well, since they can help you increase your health. Not only that, giving cards to each other allows the characters to form relationships. The more cards given to a character, the more the relationship will progress. This, in turn, will grant more benefits.
Star Renegades will be released on the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One this November 19, while PlayStation 4 users will have to wait until November 25.