Subsurface Circular Review
Many novels, films, and other media have explored the themes of the emotions, motivations and rights of sentient robots in humanity's near future. These elements drive the story machinery of Subsurface Circular, a text adventure/mystery that just barely qualifies as a game. Although it has stellar production values within its limited scope, the heart of Subsurface Circular is not combat or gameplay, but narrative.
Steamworld Heist is a ton of fun, and developer Image and Form are doing a great job of trying new things following the surprise success of Steamworld Dig. Perhaps a little on the easier side, it makes up for it by being a great playing and superbly produced tactics game with a lot of character, and loads or replayability. It's going to be ported over to other systems soon, but the 3DS version is fantastic, and you owe it to yourself to pick it up for some on-the-go bot blasting.
It feels like a game that was designed to challenge you more with its strategy elements, and less with its irritating control issues. The strategic part is still fun, but the action fails badly. With that said, I never wanted to walk away from the game completely, nor did I ever have to browbeat myself into playing it. The game works on some level, so you may get more enjoyment out of it than I did. I don’t wholeheartedly recommend that you avoid this game, but you should exercise caution if you decide to take on its challenges.