Originally Posted by YianGaruga
85% positive reviews on Steam
and "scam collectors"? are you serious?
It saddens me that people [cough] will come into threads like this where someone is printing physical for those that love it and try to shit it up.
Anyway, unlike Man God, who consistently trash talks games games he hasn't played... I've actually played B&C... a lot. I've 5 starred most missions... not just once, but twice, first on Steam and then on Vita. And it's fun. Perfect? Nope. Slightly mobile and/or budget feeling at times? A little [maybe even more than a little]. Buggy? A couple crashes here and there [though it sounds like there will be a patch, which is nice). But it's fun. Fun enough that I've bought and played it twice, at least.
I've reviewed it in the PSN/Vita thread before, but basically it's a realistic-skinned Frozen Synapse with light RPG elements (you can pick classes each with a diverse skill set, level up your squad to lvl 30, put points in various stats, buy new weapons/gear.
Combat is turn based like FS is (all units move at once), though it's missing some basic features that FS and Door Kickers have (you can't sync units on a door easily, for example - units will move along the waypoints you set continuously with no way to easily time stacking them). But if you're into those games, and are looking to scratch that same itch, this is still worth a shot. Tons of content... if I remember correctly, there are 5 'areas' (Germany, Columbia, etc) each with... 5 maps I think. Each map has 3 different types of missions and difficultly ranges from easy to very, very difficult.
The game isn't perfect, and its brethren (Frozen Synapse and Door Kickers, specifically) are technically better games. But that doesn't mean this one isn't fun if you're into the genre and don't mind forgiving some of it's shortcomings.
For playing purposes, I'd recommend just getting it digitally. For collecting, well, obviously, that's why people are in this thread.