Are road trips even fun? It’s certainly a nice thought, tearing down a sunlit road with your mates, chugging brews in the back and tunes on the CD player. But I can’t think of any I’ve been on that aren’t outright misery, crammed in the back on a family jaunt across the country, parents arguing over a map while the sausage rolls start stinking up the cab. Still, could be worse. Unlike Overland‘s unfortunate nomads, I don’t recall ever fending off wild dogs with a 2×4 every time we stopped for petrol.
But Finji are finally ready to make the trip. Fill ‘er up and pack your bags, Overland hits the road.
Overland is a bit like Into The Breach, if you swapped out giant robots for a Fiat Punto with a Labrador riding shotgun and traded big bugs for small bugs. Rather than a series of tactical mech puzzles, however, you’ve got a drawn-out road trip where each diorama-like rest stop could punch you in the gut and leave your posse for dead.
Finji’s road trip has been pottering along for a while now, and I’ve been quite looking forward to it. I’m always up for a dreary road trip with a dog at your side, but I’ve heard Overland might just be a bit too punishingly minimal. Our Alec (RPS in Peace) felt similarly at first, but had a less positive outlook by the time of his early access review.