Partisans 1941

14 Oct 2020

PC (Microsoft Windows) Mac Linux
8.1 rating
78 want
153 played
16 playing
4 reviews
Developer
Alter Games
Publisher
Daedalic Entertainment

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Partisans is a real-time tactical strategy with non-linear type of storytelling. This game is about soviet partisans and their activity during World war II. It’s focused on harsh reality in those times, when many people became reluctant heroes, and every feat required its price, and sometimes this price was extremely high. The game shows the war from a new, poorly explored angle. However, it is not a historical simulator, Partisans offers a unique interpretation of those times’ events. The game shows partisans’ everyday life, which is full of cold, hunger and wounds. Still there is a room for joy as well. Players would have to make tough choices, for example, they’ll have to decide whether to help civilians and betray their position or to walk past and stay unnoticed. The game give opportunities to prove oneself in a fight, to overcome the superior forces of the enemy using cunning and mother wit , and to leave the field when the situation is really bad.

The last couple of missions are a big jump in difficulty, there are a couple of annoying insta-fail objectives you have to get through, and it’s a modest independent project so performance wise it isn’t the most stable game. At least once I was stuck in a game-breaking glitch and had to replay a level from scratch, and they are not short.

That said, it’s another entry in the exceedingly small sub genre of isometric real-time tactics games. This is a type of game I love, and one that in recent years is really only being done by Mimimi, who did Desperados 3 and Blades of the Shogun. This takes that formula, slightly de-emphasizes the puzzle solving elements of those games, and adds in light RPG mechanics like base management, loadouts, skill trees, etc.

It’s flawed, but a great version of this game would have been fucking GREAT. If they made another one of these, it’s a day one purchase for me, because the potential is off the charts. Unfortunately these guys also made that terrible Gollum game that everyone dunked on earlier this year. I don’t know if the studio will survive as a result but here’s hoping.
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21 Aug 2023
want this for everything
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13 Aug 2021
Корявая, унылая. Сеттинг и посыл хороший, но очень скучная.
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19 Jun 2024
Best Desperados 3 look alike
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23 Dec 2022
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