Play as a trained assassin on the epic mission of infiltrating an orbital weapons platform to avert an all-out nuclear war. Make decisions in the multi-choice dialogues, take on story-driven missions and quick events, and engage adversaries in one-on-one battles.
A cinematic, interactive action game
A movie-length story with complex female characters
Simple combat mechanics for touch-controls
Character level-ups for more new abilities
Free try before purchase
July 22, 2014
Revolution 60 is a sci-fi action-packed RPG that is featured with quality graphics, an intriguing espionage story and diverse gameplay. It sees a small squad on the secret and fatal mission to infiltrate an orbital weapons platform coded N313 and prevent an all-out nuclear war.
Revolution 60 stars a team of four female members each with their unique abilities and personality. In it players will play as Holiday, a professional assassin with some quick sarcastic remarks sometimes. As she takes on the mission, she will also converse with the other three characters: the bossy leader Minuete, the perky engineer Amelia and her best friend Val who is seriously damaged in the brain and rendered cybernetic in the beginning of the story.
An interactive RPG, Revolution 60 features a story with a great espionage vibe. It is seemingly a non-linear story that offers multiple choices in the dialogues among the main characters. But many of the choices won’t affect the plot much. Rather, it looks like only one or two options will drive the story forward with the rest serving mainly to reveal the character personalities or histories. And most often these choices are non-exclusive and can be all checked out. Simply put, it is more of a linear story albeit the multi-choice and story branches.
Besides story, action-packed battle is another important element in the cinematic gameplay. The combat mechanics turns out to be simplistic, rather typical in many of the iOS fighting games. Touch the button and slide it along the track, draw a circle/square, or press the button when it hits the green zone. These mechanics will randomly show up under different circumstances in battle (and even cut-scenes). While that is generic, it works for the touchscreen.
The combat in Revolution 60 merges the tactics of turn-based battles and the quick response of real time. On the one-on-one encounter, players can freely move at different stances across lanes and fire at enemies, moving randomly as well, when they are face to face. The Needler gun has reloading time; so make every shot count. The normal ranged attack charges up an Energy meter. And players can use Energy to unleash special attacks in close-quarter confrontation via the aforementioned combat mechanics.
Players also need to respond quickly to the enemy moves. With progress, adversaries in battle become stronger and usually have one special weapon-based attack such as grenades and multi-shots in addition to the basic assault. Defeating more foes levels up Holiday, allowing for boosted health and damage and new combat abilities like double-shots and reduced reloading.
In the middle of battles, there are tons of cut-scenes with quick time events. Players can explore many locales interacting with the environments and triggering new story objective. Revolution 60 conjures up a vast world with diverse and beautifully rendered scenes with a strong sci-fi style. While the characters look a bit stiff, they move and battle smoothly on the whole there. And the great voice acting further deepens the immersion.
It is hard to believe Revolution 60 is free. Actually, it isn’t. It just offers a free version that has the beginning of the story and a glimpse of the world and combat mechanics. Try it before purchasing. It costs $ 5.99 to unlock the complete contents including hours of play and 24 ending variants. [App Link]