Kinda surprised there is no thread on this yet. Impulse bought this yesterday on steam while bored, mini review after 5 hours played:
Krater is a post-apocalyptic tactical arpg set in the impact zone of a nuke in Sweden, it feels like a mix of DoW2, Cannon Fodder, Diablo and a little World of Warcraft raiding.
Game still needs a lot of polishing but the core looks quite good, you are commanding a 3 man freelancer squad. Each squad member has 2 skills and a distinct role, you can hire more guys and different classes through out the game. There is death penalty even on the easiest difficulty in the form of permanent injuries (= - random stats) when a member gets downed, 3 permanent injuries and that guy is out if you don't play on easy. A wipe means you are back to town with reset of the dungeon.
There is crafting in the form of implants and boosters you can attach to your body and specific skills, random maps and loot and all that jazz you expect from a arpg.
Only single player atm, seemless coop patch is scheduled for 10th of july.
- quite unique take on tactical arpg
- fighting controls are fluid and fun
- music is really good
- still rough around the edges
- looting and ui in general are pretty tedious
- some of the worst font choices ever
Final verdict: for 14 bucks this is a steal, could get a gem when polished.