Steamworld HeistOfficial Waldo Score 8.4/10

8.4out of 10
Official Waldo Review

Steamworld Heist is one of those console indie games that was ported over to a mobile device so you already know first hand it's going to come fully packed with content. Right off the bat it starts off with a stunning cinematic introduction and a simple to understand shooting tutorial. I'm not a huge fan of RPG's but this turn based strategy shooter is a fun game to play on mobile devices. Being able to easily pick it up and put it down while still advancing in this vast space world was important to me. They ask a hefty price for a mobile game at $9.99 but I was able to catch this game at a 50% sale. I would say the asking price is fair based on the shelf life and amount of attention to detail, but I know that a price point like that would deter a lot of my followers from downlading it.

Rating Summary

UI Design
UX Design (UX)
Game Design
Learning Curve
Difficulty Progression
Playtime Longevity
Sound Design
Fun
Concept Originality
Post Production

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Steamworld Heist
Steamworld Heist
Steamworld Heist
Steamworld Heist

Game Description

In SteamWorld Heist you command a steam-driven pirate crew in a series of epic tactical shootouts. It's turn-based strategy with an action twist: You manually aim the guns of your robots, allowing for insane skill shots and bullet-bouncing action!

As the captain you will board, loot and shoot your way through enemy spaceships. Overcome the challenges of the vast frontier by upgrading your recruits with unique abilities, weapons - and even stylish hats!


Rating Breakdown

This game was given a score of 8.4/10 which is good. Anything above a 5.0 is considered a great game. Below is a breakdown of the elements that were factored into the rating for this game. Even though Waldo's reviews are based on personal opinion, each game's rating follows a strict confidential rubric system for fairness.

User Interface Design (UI)
Cool cinematic introduction, but then the actual menu is a little stale. No movement, not really designed for a mobile screens. More thought could have been put into this.
User Experience Design (UX)
I can see this game being great for consoles, but it could have been better optimized for mobile touch screens. As a mobile gamer, you have different expectations for games then you would if you were holding a controller.
Game Design
Perfect.
Learning Curve
Took me a minute to get the hang of things.
Difficulty Progression
Difficulty progression was smooth yet challenging.
Playtime Longevity
Enough entertainment to last months or longer.
Sound Design
Music and/or sound effects fit the theme, but did not add value to the game.
Fun
The slow based turn strategy was not enough fun for me to keep playing more than a day or two. I wish there more action or I wish it picked up the pace faster. Again I feel like mobile games have less of an attention span then a console game. They need to have a high impact of energy or people are going to get bored.
Concept Originality
Uses a concept that has been seen or used before but adds a very unique twist to that concept that makes it original on its own.
Post Production
Post production contains a well written description, screenshots, video and icon design.
Steamworld Heist
Strategy RPG
$9.99
Version: 1.1

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Andrew "Waldo" Webster

  • Programmer, Creator, Designer
  • Lefty Games
  • From Savannah, Georgia

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