A unique combat mechanic. Within X-Tactics' combat engine, you have two factors that play into how well your attack works. There are boosts that you have to connect, and then you must tap the screen when the combat indicator is in precisely the right location. This determines how well your attack does, and can mean the difference between missing your target altogether and destroying it utterly.
You can defend yourself, of course. When you are attacked, you must defend yourself. You have natural defense capabilities, but there's also an element of skill involved. How precisely you can tap the combat slider will determine how effectively you defend yourself. It moves quickly, so you need excellent reflexes.
When all else fails, blow something up. For a potentially quick end to a battle stage, you can blow up some of the objects on the battlefield. This can do damage to you, of course, but it is very effective in wiping out several attackers at once.
What is it about?
X-Tactics, or "Cross Tactics," is a GPS-based episodic RPG with new chapters each week, that takes place in a world, similar to our own, but one where top-secret government agencies and secret societies, maintain the peace and world order by manipulating the truth, news and history. As the player, you are in charge of the X-12, one of the most influential secret organisations in the world, commanding a ragtag cast of secret agents, adventurers, and treasure hunters, dedicated to maintaining world order through suppression and control of the truth.
For those who...
- Think monsters might be real
- Love episodic games
Not for those who...
- Want the game to be done in a day
- Don't like roleplaying games
Why we love it
The gameplay is a fresh take on the RPG genre, as it blends traditional turn-based tactics with a bit of fighting game combat mechanics, placing player skill and tactical sense as key for victory. X-Tactics is also unique in it's use of GPS and local weather conditions to affect tactics, skills, and also to unlock secret treasures, and side quests, as you delve into missions of urban exploration to protect your hometown.
X-Tactics is $3.99 but there are more add-ons
App Store Description
Tokyo Game Show "Best Indie" Nominee, created by former developers of SEGA, Square Enix and Capcom, X-Tactics ("Cross-Tactics") is a full blown Tactical JRPG, with no timers or paid healing, that mettles your tactics and strategy skill. Combined with GPS-based real world weather and other small easter eggs, every day provides a different challenge!
X-Tactics is an episodic Tactical RPG updated weekly, which combines turn-based tactical gameplay with an original fighting game inspired puzzle/command skill input system, and team mechanics to create a new style of fast paced, yet turn-based, strategic gameplay.
In a world, similar to our own, but one where top-secret government agencies and secret societies, maintain the peace and world order by manipulating the truth, news and history. You are in charge of the 7th branch of X-12, one of the most influential secret organizations in the world, commanding a ragtag cast of secret agents, adventurers, and treasure hunters, and it is you job to keep the Truth behind the many Conspiracies, Paranormal Activity, Aliens and Cryptids under control so the masses can continue in peace with their daily routine.
=== X-TACTICS FEATURES ===
- Free to play as much as you want! No stamina or waiting on silly timers!
- An original RPG made by former developers of SEGA, Square Enix and Capcom.
- Turn-based tactical game with real time puzzle & fighting game elements.
- In-game battlefield conditions affected by real world location and time
- A wide cast of original characters each with their own special abilities and story arcs.
- Turf Wars mode where players challenge other players in PvP for control of real world “Turf”.
- Hundreds of missions within all difficulty levels, both for shorter and longer play sessions.
- Constant updates and themed events containing new characters, costumes, stories and secrets!
=== NEW CONTENT & IN GAME PURCHASES ===
Our goal is to reward player engagement by allowing a large majority of content in X-Tactics to be accessed for FREE by simply playing the game! Accessing special missions, character upgrades, boosts, and items is done by buying them using the in-game Cash, earned primarily by defending your town through GPS missions. We also constantly add new Agent characters. Please note however that all Characters are balanced against each other, X-Tactics is not pay 2 win. Premium Agents exist to bring new combat mechanics to the table. X-Tactics prides it self in not being a stats game, our expert testers can clear practically all missions with Level 5 Agents and their sharp Tactical skills, and the proper weather conditions!
Also unlocking Premium Agents opens up their own unique missions and storylines. To purchase new agents we now use the X-Coin system, which allows players to pay to directly unlock new Agents anytime, or to login daily to accumulate enough X-Coins to unlock the Agents for free. However your Purchases will also remove ads and help us keep adding new content for everyone on a weekly basis.
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