Phoenix Point: Year One Edition

About

The highly anticipated new strategy game from the creator of X-COM. Fight tactical battles on procedural maps against a foe that adapts to your tactics. Manage diplomacy and economy on a global scale. Research, explore, overcome. Includes all previously released DLC.

Review

What the Game about
Phoenix Point Year one edition is a strategy game from the creator of the original X-COM series.

How it’s Played
It features turn based tactics and world based strategy in a fight against a terrifying, alien menace. For every mission will require you to deploy a squad of four or more soldiers in the battlefield

What do i do
Player building base around the globe, recruit and upgrade soldier ability, do research to get more advanced equipment, helping other from the enemy attack to get more support point

Story
The story begins with you as phoenix operative, an army trying to prevent an alien colony called Pandora from taking over the earth. To do your job, you can ask for help from 3 factions, which of course have different ideologies in dealing with pandoran army.
New Jericho believes in returning humanity back to its former glory through force of arms.
Disciples of Anu they are a religious order whose modus operandi is to control the mutation of the Pandora Virus.
Synderion trying to build a new utopian society, having learned from the past mistakes of Earth Societies.

Because of that you will see where they are attacking not only with alien but also each other, you can decide which faction you want to help
for example you can attack the facilities of one faction which results in them hating you but on the other hand the other faction will help you with your research. There are up to 5 different endings in this game, depending on which faction you choose to help.

Mechanic
For every mission will require you to deploy up to eight soldiers in the battlefield, every soldier class has their unique ability and to perform their ability you need to using their will points.
One of the highlighted features in phoenix point is that each soldier can do free aim at the enemy’s and disable their body parts or destroy their weapon.

Build and upgrade you base, manufacture aircraft and vehicle, recruiting the best soldiers or exploring and stealing resource is one of the tactics if you want to dominate in phoenix point
If your first time play this game, it’s feel really dificult, but after you know the game mechanic, it’s feel rewarding and easy to play
In terms of game mechanics, the developer continues to improve it to balance the game along with the addition of new content and DLC.

Graphic
From a visual perspective, phoenix point has really cool graphics, a map that represents the real world, and customize character models. Destructible Objects when vehicles pass through obstacles, the impact of gunfire and grenades makes the game feel more alive and realistic. also the meaty feeling when the bullet hitting the enemy is so satisfied
You can also change the costumes for each soldier as you wish, and enter codes in main menu to get more additional costumes

Summary
Overal Phoenix Point is one of the best strategy game i ever play in 2021, with a great story, challenging mission to tackle and really cool graphic make this game one of the most compelling turn-based strategy games i ever play.