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Post-Apocalyptic RPG Encased Launches Today: Why is this Game Worth Buying?


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If you’re a fan of retro isometric RPGs with near limitless choices and the sense of humor of Wasteland or Fallout, you’re going to love Encased.

Encased is the product of Russian indie developer Dark Crystal Games and today marks the game’s venture out of early access and into official retail launch!

Encased is described as “a tactical sci-fi RPG set in an alternative 1970’s, where an enormous and inexplicable artifact –the Dome– is discovered in a remote desert. Fight enemies, explore the anomalous wasteland, level up your character, join one of the forces in the ruined world.”

If you’re still not sold that this is a special game, check out the latest trailer below that describes some of the choices you can make in the game. “The smarter you are, the easier problems are to solve,” the narrator advises while showing a high intelligence character build. “Making yourself as thick as two short planks feels counterintuitive, but that’s the point. Play as a moron, and a whole new storyline opens up.”

The trailer goes on to describe situations where you can dance instead of fight your enemies, avoid all lethal force, use ONLY lethal force, or even avoid all human contact through the whole game. Each of these styles has its own unique endings to boot.

Encased is currently only available for PC on Steam, GOG, and the Epic Games store with future console play coming to the Xbox One and PS4 in the future. A special reduced price of $23.99 USD is available during launch until September 14.

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Shawn has been infatuated with the post-apocalyptic genre since he wore out his horribly American-dubbed VHS of the original Mad Max as a child. Shawn is the former Editor-in-Chief at Joystiq's, creator of the Aftermath post-apocalyptic immersion event, and host of the Through the Aftermath podcast for over 11 years. He currently resides on top of a mountain in the middle of nowhere with his wife and four children.

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