Today, the reviews have come pouring in for the Nintendo 3DS strategy title Code Name: STEAM. The game is available to purchase from retailers in the United States tomorrow and currently has a score of 73 on popular review aggregation site, Metacritic. Reviewers seem to be divided over the game which can be both brutal and rewarding. Will you be purchasing the game?
There are some things that drive me crazy about Code Name S.T.E.A.M’s mission design, and I really think the difficulty balance could have used another pass, but these issues are balanced by the excellent mechanics. Intelligent Systems know their way around the strategy genre, and it shows in Code Name S.T.E.A.M’s deep roster and intricate level design.
– US Gamer
Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. offers the most frustrating kind of steampunk: It brushes up against potent themes, but then turns its back on them in favor of pure aestheticization.