Halfway takes place in the future. Humanity colonizes new worlds until the only remaining survivors are alone on a ship called Goliath. You take control of a small team of survivors as you fight against your own crew members to survive and take the ship back.
RPG style elements, upgrades to characters, weapons, armor, player abilities, and more!
Halfway is available only on Steam.
Content Warning: Violence
Halfway is an Indie turn-based RPG strategy shooter. It reminds me of Final Fantasy because you often have to wait for yourself to attack or move to a different area to defeat the enemy
Note: I only got halfway through the game because I often had trouble with some battles where I kept dying. I don’t end up beating the whole game, but with some knowledge I will do the best I can for this review.
Halfway takes place a few hundred years into the future. Humanity has begun to colonize new worlds. They were alone, until now…. In Halfway, you take control of a small team of survivors faced with violence on board the colonial vessel Goliath. As their leader, you gather up the remaining survivors to take back the ship.
Rating: 5 out of 10
You will often find yourself ducking through cover as you move your characters into battle! You’ll find yourself scavenging supplies for you team. You can click containers that blink a light blue color to get specific items. The items range to ammunition, armor, weapons, and items to upgrade agility, health, and accuracy for your character. There are these things called AP which basically allow the players to do certain things. You only have 2 for each character. You can do multiple things with the AP. You can use all of it to increase your accuracy and shoot the enemy, you can use a player’s abilities that they have, you can give supplies to other characters in your squad, or you can move around.
Rating: 6.5 out of 10
Graphics and Audio/Music:
The graphics for this game are pretty good; I enjoyed the pixelated graphics. The music in the game really made me feel like I had to move carefully because I thought at times that something was going to pop out at me as I moved my character, but it didn’t.
Rating: 8.2 out of 10
I like how there are a lot of resources in the game that allow you to get new weapons, armor, and upgrades for your character. Like in other RPG games, this is good.
Having to wait my turn to do whatever I wanted to do made it feel like I was actually playing an RPG game.
When it comes to shooting the enemies, it will say “missed” a lot. Even when it’s obvious that you can shoot him, it still says miss. It was frustrating because I would want to damage my opponent only to find that my character misses the shot, even in point-blank range.
The battles often last a long time, and I wish it could go a lot faster. A lot of the time it’s due to your character missing their shots. When the battle lasts a long time, I think I’m going to lose because my characters doesn’t know how to hit a target.
At some point in the game you’re going to keep dying and retrying the same level over and over again. The game is really difficult for me, and it might be for some of you. If you do decide to get this game, be wary that it may be hard to complete certain levels.
Conclusion: If you are into strategy RPG games and have the patience to go through the levels despite dying a lot, this is the game for you! Halfway is available only on Steam for $12.99.
Abundance of supplies
Has an RPG feel to it
Characters often miss
Battles can last a long time