Every now and then, I get tricked into playing a puzzle game. It might be a Sudoku disguised as a seventeenth century duelling sim or, as with Slayaway Camp, a hot new VHS slasher flick sim that is actually a sliding block puzzler. A strong theme can override my fear of being puzzled to death.
Ticket To Earth [official site] is an isometric tactical combat game with a neat comic book aesthetic and a decent cyberpunky plot. It’s been keeping me company on my tablet during an internet-free house move, and I’m delighted to find that it’s also on Steam. But I’m slightly horrified to realise that, unwittingly, I’ve been playing a bloody puzzle game, haven’t I?