So I just finished the game in Hard. I´d give it an 8/10. So it´s a solid game and I enjoyed it. A bit too short, though (steam says 16h).
But the thing that bothers me the most is that the skills are kind of boring. Also, a couple skills are basically mandatory (Puppeteer, Twitch Shot, Hog Rush) while all the others are either extremely situational or just plain ´meh´.
I ended up finishing the game with quite some unspent points, and spending a lot on the HP and movement buffs, cos at least those are always on and extra movement is always useful for positioning.
In this game you have freaking MUTANTS, so I cannot understand why the devs have not gone crazy with the skills and instead we have the same old boring snares and buffs as in every other game.
And the other problem is that the game basically forces you to save scum. It does not give you the tools to deal with a high number of foes in open combat. You´re supposed to kill as many enemies in stealth as possible before going loud. But if RNGJesus decides to hate you the moment you need to rely on things like Twitch Shot or Skull Splitter to deal 24 or 26 dmg in a single round, then you´re suddenly facing 8-10 enemies and it´s gg.
So I feel the game should give you more tools to handle things in open combat, starting with a 4th squad member or at least some more AoE attacks or Crowd Control skills.
Also, putting the BEST upgrade in the game (Ranger) behind finding enough artifacts… not a good decision. It would have been better to just have some damage modules for the guns that enhance regular damage (not critical) to have a similar effect.
But again, 8/10 so even if I may seem to be complaining a lot, I actually liked the game quite a bit