For a Vast Future from RedDeerGames and Retreaux Games offers an old-school infused turn-based RPG on Nintendo Switch. Learn more in our For a Vast Future review!
For a Vast Future from RedDeerGames and Retreaux Games offers an old-school infused turn-based RPG on Nintendo Switch. The game takes place in a dystopian future setting in which humanity is not doing so well. The people of Seralia find themselves between a rock and a hard place, fighting for scraps as they try to survive. The corrupt government is up to no good, and it’s up to you and a group of heroic outlaws to find a way to fix things before it’s too late.
The first step will be to select the color palette for the game. Along with the default one, there are 10 more to choose from: metal, GB green, DK blue, red, pocket, mint, sand, aqua, gold, and tea. After that, your new adventure will begin. You’ll first control Chel, who is trying to scavenge some supplies. It’s then that she finds an old tablet, as well as a message talking about an old biomech facility on the outskirts of Hogtowne.
Chel will eventually be joined by party members Darris, Tarnstrom, and Penton, who will fight by her side. Each character will have a series of potential actions to perform in battle. They can attack with their weapon, reload so that they don’t run out of ammo, or change the ammo type to use. There’s also the wargear option which gives you access to the items you’ve collected. The game will have you try this out by using a fire extinguisher to put out the fire in the aforementioned biomech facility. Be sure to search everywhere for items and equipment to help your party members. You can never have enough first-aid kits to heal your wounds!
The money you obtain can be spent at vending machines to purchase additional ammo types to use in battle. Along with the basic ammo type, there are piercing rounds that ignore defense to deal considerable damage; critical, which boosts the critical percentage; venom, which has a chance to inflict poison upon an enemy; shock, which deals shock damage to the target; and burn, which deals fire damage and has a chance to inflict burn on an opponent.
Battles are not of the random encounter variety since you’ll be able to see enemies running around each area. Your characters will gain experience points from the many enemies they defeat. When they gain enough, they will level up, which will increase the values for their hit points. They will also gain Skill Points which can be used to increase dexterity, marksmanship, armor, luck, and evasion. Dexterity will affect the effectiveness of using wargear. Marksmanship affects the effectiveness and accuracy of gun attacks. Armor is directly tied to the defense against physical attacks. Luck will increase the odds of drop rates after battle, as well as add a chance to make it so that ammo or items are not consumed after being used. Evasion will increase the evasion percentage for physical attacks as well as the resistance percentage for status effects.
Each character’s main weapon can be upgraded up to six times. You’ll have to search every nook and cranny in order to locate the upgrades for all of their weapons. Each upgrade will provide you with a pair of boosts, and you could end up with a boost to base stats to unlock new abilities that could prove to be very useful. Having an upgrade for your weapon that makes regular attacks 100% accurate can certainly make a difference.
For a Vast Future offers an old-school infused turn-based RPG that offers a comfort-food type of experience on Nintendo’s console. As you work your way through the dystopian future of this world, you’ll scavenge scraps to try and make ends meet, as you use all of the tech you collect and the abilities of your party members to save the day. For a Vast Future is out on Nintendo Switch with a $14.99 price tag. If you act fast, you can get the game with a huge 86% discount for only $1.99.
This For a Vast Future review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by RedDeerGames.